Re: [103attendees] A/V in Bangkok (was: Re: [Thanks, Bangkok !)

Jared Mauch <jared@puck.nether.net> Sun, 11 November 2018 18:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: [103attendees] A/V in Bangkok (was: Re: [Thanks, Bangkok !)
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> On Nov 11, 2018, at 1:38 PM, Michael Richardson <mcr@sandelman.ca>; wrote:
> 
> Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se>; wrote:
>> On Sat, 10 Nov 2018, Michael Richardson wrote:
> 
>>> People need to learn the value of an $80 gamer headset (over ear
>>> cushions and boom mic), over trying to use their iPhone ear buds, or
>>> worse, their laptop built-in mic.
> 
>> Actually the iPhone ear buds provide excellent value and experience at
>> both ends of the conversation. There is zero reason to choose the gamer
>> headset.
> 
> So, why do I see people holding the mic on the cord up to their face,
> so that we can't see their face half the time?

Perhaps the lack of experience with it and thinking they need to hold it up?

I work remotely and spend hours upon hours on the phone and remote video
Systems per week.  With the diversity of systems there’s usually some quirk to each.

> I suspect that the ear-bud+mic headsets are simply not of equal quality.

I suspect most people are not accustomed to such remote participation, are used
To something else like hangouts/skype/webex/slack/.. that works differently than
Meetecho and just don’t know how to troubleshoot it.

We also have more FreeBSD and Linux users than average which I’m sure makes it
A bit trickier.

>> But +100000 on not using the built in laptop mic or even worse, not
>> wearing headset at all. Echo or feedback is really annoying, and the
>> biggest problem is that it doesn't affect the person causing it.

This is usually a good way to find out who is causing it because they are like
“Sounds fine to me”.

- Jared