ixradio.com - ear bone mic model XEM98D with remote PTT
Posted 11 September 2006 - 01:08 PM
This is the XEM98D model from ixradio.com and is inexpensive. I spent $50 for the mic and the remote PTT.
The construction is a little better than average. The length of the wire from the in-line PTT button to the ear piece is very nice, should accomidate anyone. The PTT button is very large if you decide to use it and has a clip bult into it so you can connect it where ever you want. From the in-line PTT button to the radio connector is a coil wire with a 90 degree connector. All wires and connectors are well made. The ear piece is very soft and does not dig in like other ear pieces do! Even after three to four hours! The remote PTT plugs into the in-line PTT assembly using a S-Video style male and female connectors. The length on the remote PTT is very nice, anyone no matter how long your arms are will not have any issues. There's also a volume control on the in-line PTT assebly.
One of the first things that I noticed is that I needed to pause for a second or two before I spoke, otherwise the first word or two would not make it. The clarity was extremely good! Once you learn where to position the ear piece, the quality of the sound is outstanding! Those that I communicated with said that I came across crystal clear without any background noise! All they haerd was what I said and nothing else! The remote PTT allowed me to keep my hands on my marker, which in the first game I used it was critical at points.
Here's a simple explanation of how the ear bone mic works. It has pic up that is in your ear that pics up the vibratations from the bones inside of ear. The rest is just like a normal mic as far as converting and transmitting. So the mic and the listening piece are one in the same.
Well worth the money!
Posted 14 December 2006 - 08:10 PM
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Posted 19 July 2007 - 01:11 PM
The concept of an ear bone microphone intrigues me. Nothing but an earpiece to wear. I don't like having anything press into my throat so I hope this works. I will be attending a large scenario game on Saturday so I will wait until then to comment on how well it works.