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Martel Electronics' headset equalizer - sm

Posted By: Now I can't live without one! on 2007-07-18
In Reply to: headset question - walk the dog

Check out www.martelelectronics.com, under transcription accessories or headsets or something like that.  Adjusting the mid channel on the equalizer helps take out a good portion of the background noise.  Hope this helps.

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Disappointing service at Martel Electronics

How disappointing to have received such poor service from Martel -- a company we all rely upon for their great products!

The new headset I ordered arrived damaged/defective with an improperly coated wire making the headset useless.  When I called I was informed that not only would I be charged a restocking fee, I would have to pay to have the defective product returned.  Only after inspection would a new one be sent -- and that would be another wait of 10 to 14 days.

Repeated requests to speak with a supervisor got me nowhere.  I ultimately disputed the charge on my credit card and wrote to the Better Business Bureau. 

How unfortunate that the only supplier of the Lanier headphones is so unresponsive to their customers!

Have you checked out Martel Electronics website for equipment to help with this process?
I would think that if you rerecorded at a faster speed, the sound quality would be compromised. I think it was on www.martelelectronic.com that I saw equipment for this. Good luck.
EQ 50 equalizer
Did anyone buy the EQ 50 equalizer from Martel?  I did and cannot figure out how to hook it up.  I am using it for ExText dictation on computer using speakers.  I had my headphones plugged into speakers and instructions are not clear at all.  Does anyone know how to do this?  Please help!  TIA
piece of junk. I got mine today too - same way - plugged into speakers, etc, and it had a loud buzzing noise. I am sending it back. I tried not sendnig it through speakers, just computer, etc and I know it was the piece because my ear phones had no static unless hooked up to this.
As I said, it is an equalizer. (sm)
The boost in sound is just an added bonus, for me anyway, as sometimes I receive dictation with a much lower volume than normal, and can have any and every volume control involved set at full blast on high and still cannot hear. The equalizer is the really cool part. I already had a sound booster before I bought the EQ-50. It enables you to actually reduce bothersome noises, such as the static you mention as your main problem.

Does anyone know if you can use the EQ 50 equalizer with ExText.  I cannot get it to work (I did install new batteries) but no sound at all!


I use Endust Electronics spray...
Look for a blue can. I'd never use anything else. It's also antistatic.

Other than that, you can get those special LCD cleaning kits (they come in packs of wrapped towelettes)-just look in the Office Depot catalog.
J &R Electronics discount 83.00 with free shipping. sm
Not a bad deal.  just wondering about quality with just voice and not music. 
? don't know, but check on line electronics store.
try local waste mgmt co., they can usually tell you who recycles electronics. nm
Someone might recommend a type of equalizer. Headphones with a sound control on the line help, too.
Need help with headset
My headphones are louder on one side than the other. I have tried different headphones, so I know it has to be the computer. Any ideas on how to change that? TIA!
actually it could be the headset as I have had this
happen before.  If the wiring in the headset gets messed up for some reason it can cause this.   Have you tried more than 1 headset? 
Hello, For excellent sound quality I would suggest the SPUSB headset which can be found on our website at www.tvps.com.
also....about the headset
I quit playing CDs on my computer because it was such a hassle to swap out the headset for the computer speakers. I had to pull the computer away from the wall and bend and stretch as far as I could and then use a flashlight to find the hole to change change them. Plus, I had very little slack in the headset because my hard drive sits on the floor. I solved 2 problems at once: I went to Radio Shack and bought an 6-foot extender for 7 bucks. One end fits into the back of the computer, and the headset attaches to the other end. Now I can even leave my headset on when I stand up at my desk to reach the very top shelf to reach some of my more obselete references. In addition, I just swap the headset cord for the speaker cord to play CDs. Makes me a happy camper for sure!


Please help... need to know where to buy a new headset as I lost the paperwork for this pair.. my ears are killing me!!!!  Help!!!

I have tried so many, and I think the absolute best headset is made by Lanier Healthcare.  They have been purchased by Medquist, and you can either go online or call 1-866-542-7253 to order one.  The clarity is wonderful and they are very comfortable.
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I have tried a few different brands, but out of all of them my Koss DC/10 is the best. Good quality sound, light and easy on my ears for comfort.
OM headset
Thanks for the help. I had tried transcriptiongear.com but couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. If I can't get that particular one from OM I'll call customer support at transcriptiongear and talk to them. Thanks again!
Do you use an 'adapter' to connect your footpedal to the modem port? Sometimes this minimizes the volume.

You might try to install to install a soundblaster

Did you try transcriptiongear.com

or Google lanier headsets


Headset adapter
I have a stethoscope style Dictaphone headset with a dual-prong plug in.  I no longer need to use my C-phone, but love my headset, so I am looking for an adapter to make the dual-prong a standard single-prong plug in.  Dictaphone of course does not sell such a thing.  Does anyone have one and if so, where did you get it from?  Thanks!! :)
Looking to replace my headset.
I'd like to hear what everyone prefers for these.  I've tried all kinds but am not sure what I think are the "best."  I want good sound quality whether it's from my computer or C-phone and will be using them for both (unless I should have 2 different kinds).  At any rate, I'm curious what you all use or what you think are the absolute best.  Thanks.
Lanier Headset

Does anyone know where I can get a good price on a Lanier Stethoscope style headset (metal) - LX-10-35???   I have found these for $70, but maybe you might know of a better deal.   THANKS....

Usually when you plug in the headset
that automatically send the sound to the headphones instead of the speaker. This could be a DAC with a problem unless someone else knows a secret that I don't. Try a different headset and see if the results are the same.
Best place to buy headset

dictaphone headset
First hit top row keys, left(program), left again (keys), then select the key you wish to use from whatever is available.

Hit keys in this order: pound key (#); star key (*); 1; and 1.

Then hit the multiplication key (x) on the right, then the stop key at the bottom. I hope these instructions are clear enough.

I have never replaced my headset -

When I worked in someone else's office, rarely but occasionally a headset would/might break.  However, since being at home doing same work 10 years, I have never had to replace my headset (the one that came with a transcriber years ago); however, I have had to replace several transcribers over the MANY, MANY years and think I'm on my 3rd one now......finally got a Lanier (they are the best in my opinion for transcriber machines).

You would use the code *11 for the headset
Koss DC-10 Headset
Do any of you use the Koss DC-10 headset?  How is it?  I need to replace my headset and I want to invest in a good new one.  Can you tell me . . . are the ear inserts foam or a plastic-type material?  It is difficult to tell by the picture on the web-site I have looked at.   I perfer the plastic insert to foam.  :-) I think they last much longer and seem to block out the outside noise.  Your opinions please! Thanks!!!!!!!!!
New to WAV files. How do I use a headset..sm
and still be able to use my speakers?  I can hook a headset up to the back of my computer but it means disconnecting the speaker wire that goes to my speakers.  Is there some kind of splitter or connector or certain type headset or something I can use? 
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C-Phone Headset

Try re-programming it using one of the black buttons above the number pad.  I do not use the speaker/mute button for my headset but programmed it using the first black button at the top of the row on the left-hand side.  Try that and it should work without disconnecting you every time.  Hope that makes sense



Hit the program key at the top then keys, then pick the key you want then the code is #*11 then hit the select key and then stop key....good luck, I had this problem as well and do every now and then when I unplug my equipment.

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I've purchased them on ebay from Universal Audio Visual, Inc., out of East Orleans, MA, and have been very happy with the price, quality and speedy service.
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i usually work online with everything.  i'm filling in using a c-phone for a friend.  i can't get the headset to work.  it's just speaker phone and nothing else.  seems like i remember having to program my old one.  anyone know?
I need headset sound help....SM

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Headset volume

I don't know what version you have, but with mine I do this with my "mumblers"...

In Express Scribe:

Go to File, then Special Audio Processes, and then Extra Volume Boost.

It will load and only takes a few seconds.  I think you may have to do that for each file or you may have to do it again if you close out Express Scribe; haven't figured that out yet.

Hope this helps.... 

headset question

I guess we're all going through the same thing.  I also asked the same question with a couple of responses.  Is there really a good headset out there that will sound somewhat decent with my speakers ?  This is just nuts, it sounds like my docs are dictating in the bottom of a tin can.


Best headset is a USB. No noise but the

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I used to use a headset by Lanier that was white and had tiny white round things that fit very nicely in my ears.  They recently broke and I cannot find them for sale anywhere.  I have tried all the others available and they all hurt my ears.  There are black ones out there that look just like these and they hurt because the black circular knobs that go in your ears are just a tad bit larger than these white Lanier.  Any suggestions as to where I can find these, or are they no longer available.  Strangely enough, I had the original box laying around for years until just prior to them breaking..... I threw it out.  ROTFLMAO.......  Go figure...

Lanier headset
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I know that a lot of people have recommended the Radio Shack/Koss headsets.  I was wondering if these same headsets also block out a lot of external noise (like one's husband hammering in the next room, etc.)?  Could really use a pair that changes mono to stereo but, more importantly, has the noise reduction.  Thanks for any and all help.
Can you just plug the headset into the speakers?
C-phone headset question
Thanks so much!  With your post and the help of others we did figure out that I needed a phone splitter.  I plugged the splitter into the internet modem, dial out with a land line phone until I get a connection, pick up the C-phone, place the call on hold, and then hang up the land line and I'm in.  My next question is "How do you get your headset to work without the line being disconnected"?  I've already programmed my headset as #*11, as per the C-phone manual.  But when I select speaker/mute and press the program key for my headset the call is disconnected.  I guess I asking for the sequence of steps after my call is connected in order to get the headset to work without the call being disconnected.  Thanks!
C-phone - How do I get the headset to work?

Hi all!

My question is "When my C-phone call is connected what is the sequence of buttons that are pushed (in what order?) so that connecting my headset doesn't drop the call?"  I have a program button set up as #*11, as per the manual for my headset.  However, when my call is connected and I press speaker/mute and then the headset program key, or when I press the headset program key first, either way, my call gets disconnected.  Any thoughts of what I may be doing wrong?  Thanks so much!