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adssolsn wrote:My laptop came with an internal microphone, but I had to buy an external since there was a problem; people couldn’t hear what I was saying over Skype. I never took the machine to a technician, so I have never really known what the problem was. Sometimes I think maybe internal microphones are just not that good: which microphone do you use, external or internal?My laptop has an internal microphone and it's not very good as well, so I had to buy an external one. I remember that my laptop came with windows vista, if I'm not mistaken and I used to use skype and people didn't complain about my mic. The problem started when I changed to windows 7, it could be coincidence, because by the time that I changed to windows 7 my laptop was 4 or 5 years old and the mic could have become broken. Other thing that could have caused that was the sound drivers maybe.. I dunno. check the sound drivers! Update them and see if that does any difference at all..
pwarbi wrote:A lot of manufacturer's will try and keep the costs down as much as they can, and often you'll find that the speakers and the microphone are areas they try and do that in.Yes that is true! I have a cousin that works on an electronics store and he says that usually the costumers tend to buy laptops and buy an external microphone at the same time. Of course he was talking abot costumers which purpose to buy a computer is to use it as a device to work at home.
While an internal microphone might be just about good enough, if your going to use it a lot then buying an aftermarket one will probably be better. A lot can be picked up fairly cheaply and you'll instantly be able to tell the difference.
pwarbi wrote:If your using it for anything like that, then I'd definitely buy an external Mic. You don't even have to get an expensive one to be able to hear the difference in quality, and if your using it for a YouTube channel then quality will be important.Yes of course! Nowadays people are really exigent with audio and visual quality in Youtube videos, if you don't have the best devices you are less likely to succeed and have big numbers of viewers. Anyways, for me what it's more important than the quality it's the mobility, of course it depends on your purpose and what kind of videos you are doing. So if I have an internal mic with 6/10 quality and I had the chance to buy an external Mic with 5/10 quality I would definitely go for the external one, it provides much more mobility than the other and I lose little quality!
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