Turn off the background learning. Start -> Control Panel -> Speech -> Settings -> Unckeck Background adaptation and retrain it. Also do the MIC wizard.Originally Posted by WhiteRabbit
I use it while driving, but I have to yell. I havent been playing music at all. its all road noise im trying to overcome. I have the mic sitting in teh gage cluster, but moving it closer has no effect. I think teh computer is trained to have the volume too low, but I dont know. ive owned the mic for a sum total of a few hours. its amazing in a quiet room, its sensitivity and ability to pick up articulated voice. but in the car it seems finicky. I trained only three times though, and only two of those times were with the motor on idling in teh driveway. so road noise might be a big big part of my problems.
if I figure it out, or get improved response over time, or something, ill post here. if you guys wanna post other suggestions too, im open to try anything.
yeah, I think the mic wizard helps
I got the Logitech noise cancelling mike (non-USB since I don't want any more contention for USB bandwidth) and cannibalized it for the CarPC project. The mic is great - it picks up my voice at almost a whisper and even when I have to almost shout over the wind or the music playing. The only problem I've had with voice recognition is when I had a male voice configed in NaviVoice. The voice recognition thought it was me talking and responded accordingly. I changed to the Neospeech Kate, an excellent sounding SAPI 5 voice and it doesn't affect the mike.
The Logitech is about 10" long and curved so I was puzzled where to mount it. I finally clenched my teeth and took a grinder to the casing. I made several deep grooves around the case near the wire end so that I wouldn't cut the wire. I then broke that little piece off and worked my way up to just about 1/2" below the switch. That left about a 3" mike with a slight curve to it. I slid some shrink tubing over the bare end and melted it down. Finally, I tucked some velcro tape under the trim at the top of the windshield pillar and attached the mic there. Its curved shape actually fits in nicely with the curve of the roof and it's only about a foot from my mouth when I'm driving.
Here's a photo of the mike on the pillar:
Here's one from the outside also showing my Xenarc installation.
I'm going to have to go the USB route, since the Audigy NX will not allow line in and mic in to be used at the same time
I have the NX as well, and I'm looking for a replacement. I got the NX because I have XMpcr Toslink going to it along with a Dlink FM tuner in the line-in jacks. The NX is virtually worthless to me because it won't play the line-in or Toslink-in over my 5.1 speakers. Worse yet, it splits the bass off to the subwoofer so all I get from XM/FM is thin sound. Even if this all worked as I would assume it should, the NX DOES NOT control mic and line separately as you say. What a POC! Anyway, I have the mic plugged into the mic-in but I keep it muted and never use the FM. I can barely tolerate the XM now.