Looking for USB headset microphone recommendations for Camtasia 9

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Hi, I am facilitating a small training for staff in my office on the usage of Camtasia 9 (Windows).  As an incentive for signing up for class, I want to give staff who attend a USB headset (w/ microphone) to use for Camtasia recordings.  Looking for a low-cost option that provides decent recording quality... Any recommendations? :)

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Joe Morgan

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I've had good service from this Andrea Electronics headset.

You get what you pay for. I've been using the same headset for over 4 years now.
I recently replaced the earpiece foam pads because they wore out.

I  wear glasses and there comfortable to use over long periods of time. It's a stereo headset with pretty good sound.
They have noise cancelling software that you download. I've  sat in a room with a window air conditioner running and it does a very good job of not picking up that noise.

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My "good friend" the Captioning Fairy Godmother likes to share USB headset microphones, too! She even includes a list of her favorites in her presentations. A few of her top reasonably priced choices for newbies that she's tested and owns herself are:
Andrea NC181VM USB Mono headset/mic
Plantronics Audio 610 Mono USB headset/mic
Logitech 350 headset/mic
She and I (teehee) create a lot of videos and do a lot of captioning, so we've graduated to a Blue Yeti Mic on a boom with a shockmount /popper cover and Sony MDR 7508 Pro Headphones.
Have fun!
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I miss my Yeti. Actually, it's in a closet.
But I move around too much, and spent hours adjusting audio levels after recording each video. I had to give up the sound quality and go with the Plantronics Blackwire 435 so that I could move around.