Microphones matter

Thursday February 18, 2021

MacBook Air built-in mic Apple wired headphone mic
Bose QC35 II wireless headphone mic Blue Yeti USB mic

These sound different! The laptop mic has tons of room noise. I think the Bose headphones are trying hard to do clever signal processing which reduces background noise but also makes my voice more muted and a little robotic in places. The Yeti is pretty good but still picks up some unintended nearby sounds despite being in directional mode.