I have spent a lot of time on video-conferencing calls these past 12 months.
I am generally aware of how lo-fidelity communication over Google Meet/Zoom/etc is.
As a result, I’ve found entertainment in trying to improve the fidelity of my communication with coworkers.
I conducted a simple test comparing 3 different microphones:
- the built-in mic on Macbook
- iPhone earpods
- Zoom H4N Pro
built-in mic on Macbook
Zoom H4N Pro
I used these instructions from YouTube on how to connect the Zoom H4N as an external microphone on my Macbook.
Zoom H4N Pro can be picked up on B&H Photo for ~$220 USD.
I think it’s undebatable: the Zoom sounds better hands-down.
However, this is recorded locally on my computer–not as it sounds to someone on the other end of a Google Meet/Zoom/Skype/etc.
A more authentic test would capture the audio as it sounds over the wire–apologies that I did not do that!