Scansoft Informative - Cheap and shoddy headset included
OCEANSIDE, CALIFORNIA -- I recently purchase the Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.5 Preferred package speech recognition software that include a microphone and headset of the style used by transcriptionists. The small picture of the headset looked like it was a professional piece of equipment that would enhance the program and permit it to be used "right away," according to the box blurbs.
It is not. It is too small for the normal head (my hat size is 7 1/2) and it is made of hard plastic with no ear or head cushion. I felt like my ear was clamped to a 2 X 4. Also, the microphone was substandard with a low signal to noise ratio producing a high rate of errors.
The program (with another headset) works well, but I would advise against the package with the headset.