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XPS 8300, power output from the 3.5mm mic jack using the tru sound integrated?

I see a lot of USB microphones, but less of the 3.5mm ones in the budget range (<$25). Wondering which would be the better choice for a more powerful mic? My child needs to be clearly heard while the mic sits on the desktop and his current one isn't very good.

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8 Krypton

The 8300 is a 10 year old model so might not support recent devices. Specs here to check-- 

XPS 8300 Setup Guide (dell.com)




  • Sensitivity: 48db
  • Impedance: 850 ohms
  • Directivity: Unidirectional
  • Connector: 3.5mm stereo plug
  • Cord: 7 feet


Califone AX-12 Computer Microphone - Walmart.com

8 Platinum

Most people prefer a headset because the mic is closer to the person's mouth. They also pickup less ambient noise (and things like keyboard noise).

Anything USB-based has it's own "sound card" and drivers built-into it.

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