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> Microphone for Zaurus 5500, Where to buy
dtarrant
post Sep 30 2004, 05:50 AM
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I just bought a high quality miniature electret microphone on ebay from a supplier called microphonics who has a number of these listed.

It seems to work fine on my Zaurus 5500.

Price is competitive.

Tip: ebay has a feature that enables searching by seller.
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post Oct 26 2004, 03:23 AM
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Interesting, what sound quality / levels of noise do you achieve with that? I always thought a good microphone wasn't really worth it since the Z's A/D converter is not exactly a 112dB job. It would be brilliant if you could post a recording somewhere.

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post Oct 28 2004, 02:51 AM
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That's a fair point about dynamic range. The Z5500 has a 16 bit A/D converter, which would only give 48 db dynamic range compared to 72db that you might get from 24 bit technology.

But hey, the microphone only cost about £10 and sounds great for speech.

I'll try to attach an audio clip to this post.
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post Oct 28 2004, 06:53 AM
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It does sound better than I expected. I use my headphones for the occasional recording (I simply take the ear bud and talk into it). They work OK for voice but I was at a concert recently - trying to record a particular piano riff - and while nearby noises (coughing & talking) were picked up very well, the actual music was barely recorded at all. The recording was completely different from what I heard with my ears (the music sounded loud & clear to my bare ears). I was quite surprised. Specialised tools are hard to beat, I guess.
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post Oct 30 2004, 04:39 PM
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What is the Ebay seller ID for microphonics? I can't find them (on ebay.co.uk). Thx.
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post Oct 30 2004, 04:52 PM
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The ebay seller ID is microphonics.
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post Aug 3 2006, 12:38 PM
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I recently bought the microphonic black microphone for my C1000
from ebay.

My take on it ....

Its not the best quality microphone (you can't expect that much in such a small package). The one positive thing is it goes well with the black exterior of the zaurus and looks like a small antenna on a "Zaurus phone" wink.gif

I wanted to record my baby's sounds and I needed to keep my zaurus away from her - since if she sees it in front of her face - she starts screaming for it - and I didn't really want to record screaming sounds smile.gif , I just wanted her normal voice sounds as she cooed and spoke strange gibberish in the mornings.

But keeping the zaurus a few feet away (4 feet) doesn't record very well.
Instead if its near your face (like < 2ft), then the sound is pretty reasonable (mono), provided you adjust the gain to high on the sound recorder settings.

Its an OK quality microphone - I had thought about buying the Sony DSP Stereo Micmic but that would have been a waste of money since the Zaurus only record in mono.

Anybody esle had any better experiences with a mini microphone for the zaurus ?
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