PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE LARGE DEMAND FOR THE ELITE USB COURT REPORTER MICROPHONES WE ARE EXPERIENCING SHORTAGES. CURRENTLY WE HAVE STOCK.
Don't ever worry about batteries again! Ok we already know that Martel's USB court reporter microphone is the best in the world. Here is the next step in court reporter microphone evolution. The HGMUSB is Windows 8, Windows 10 & all versions, XP 32 bit & 64 Bit compatible, Vista 32 bit & 64 and Also the new Windows 7 & Windows 8 32 bit & 64 Bit Compatible. The HGMUSB uses a hearing aid chip and other electronics to actively filter out back ground noises such as air conditioners and paper rustlers. If you are a court reporter you need the Hearing Aid IC chip filter to get rid of back ground noise and track human voices. Now you never have to worry about batteries running out on you during that important depo or murder case. Designed with the elite career court reporters day in mind, we have made the perfect Audio Sync laptop microphone.
|Sample Audio from the Official USB Court Reporter Microphone|
I am a licensed court reporter for both Utah and California. I am currently a working reporter in the State of Utah. I can't speak highly enough of the Martel products and their ongoing support for court reporters who purchase their products. I purchased both the hand held recorder and the USB external microphone. Was it an expensive investment? Compared to the cost to purchase my writer and Case Catalyst software, NO. I use the hand held recorder as my backup. The USB external mike is synced to my software. Fellow reporters: If you don't have a Martel product and you feel you have "the best quality" external mike and recording equipment, I can tell you without hesitation that you are wrong. I tried a cheapie external mike that I purchased from Amazon, and I was assured it was great quality. There is NO COMPARISON to the quality of the Martel products. NONE. Any time I need help, the staff at Martel are amazing. They go out of their way to make sure everything is working properly, and their recording equipment is designed especially for the court reporting industry. I can't speak highly enough of their products and their support. Do yourself and your work a favor -- get their recording device and external mike. You won't regret it.
Rose-Marie Robinson, Utah CCR, California CSR
The HGMUSB has improved audio quality and increased the pickup range to over 6 times that of an average court reporting microphone. During the last couple of years major laptop makers have continually lowered the standards of built-in sound cards, resulting in sound quality problems for our reporters. If your career is counting on the right equipment, you can't afford to be without a HGMUSB Audio Sync microphone!
There are 2 Questions to ask when buying a Court Reporting Microphone:
Is this microphone made in America and does this microphone use an expensive Hearing Aid ultra sensitive IC chip?
The Martel HGM-USB is exclusively made in America and does use a very expensive Hearing AID ultra sensitive IC chip + Noise Canceling technology made specifically for court reporting.
Notice: Official HGMUSB microphones are sold exclusively through authorized dealers.
Accept only the real HGMUSB, it is imprinted on the unit.
NEW Windows 7 FEATURE - Live Monitoring, you now can listen through your headsets with the HGMUSB even if you are not recording. Boosting you own hearing by 351%.
The HGMUSB Court Reporter USB Microphone has a GREEN LIGHT indicator light that tells you that your microphone is working and recording. This is the only microphone in the world that has a recording indicator light.
The USB microphone goes around the sound card, so if you have a poor sound card it does not matter. 100% digital audio replication. Saving precious processing power for your court reporting software. Martel spent years developing a solution that exceeds the pick up range of the HGM-1. The HGMUSB has a pick-up range of up to 133 Feet (adjustable).
The Martel HGMUSB Digital court reporter microphone has a very special performance advantage. Since the HGMUSB microphone is already sending a digital signal, your laptop wont need to use its Intel processor to change the audio signal to a digital signal. This will save precious computer resources and make your computer faster and more reliable. Especially if you are a real time reporter. Our microphone is compatible with USB 3.0.
Superior Court Reporters in Tucson Testimonial
Jason was professional and was great to work with in ordering the Court Reporter microphones for many Superior Court Reporters in Tucson. This microphone will be an excellent tool for us here. I'm sure we will be back to work with Jason and Martel again. Thank you for working with us, Jason.
Official Court Reporter Arizona Superior Court
National Court Reporter Testimonial
Love this USB Court Reporter microphone. It works great in depositions and well in court, especially with the microphone stand (Included). No battery headaches (do I have an extra battery with me) or battery ulcers (is the battery going to go out during this job that is killing me). I can determine from looking at a popup on my software that the sound is coming through. (The HGMUSB microphone has a heads up Green light indicator on it that tells you it is working) This is my second HiGain court reporter Microphone. I love it and am getting another.
Kerry McFadden (Atlanta, Georgia)
Professional Court Reporters
Kerry is a Certified Court Reporter (CCR) with the State of Georgia and a Registered Professional Reporter (RPR), a national certification. Kerry has been appointed to serve her second two-year term on the Board of Court Reporting and is the Board's Chairperson for the Certification Committee.
NCRA National Court Reporters Association Martel Electronics is a Lifetime Member!
Benefits from buying from Martel
-PCs Windows 10, Windows 8x, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me (Millennium), Windows 98 SE (Second Edition). Mac compatible.
Posted by Marsha CSR COURT REPORTER on 18th Apr 2017
Thanks, Jason! In just 30 seconds Jason was able to resolve my microphone issues and get me set up properly. I appreciate it! Stenocat user.
Posted by Ann Crowe, CSR on 19th Jan 2017
Jason helped me get set up (took only a couple minutes). Have tried other microphones, but the Martel microphone for court reporters is the best bar none! No regrets.
Thanks Jason and Martel.
Posted by Rita on 5th Jan 2017
I got this court reporter usb microphone because it was recommended to me. Jason followed up he got in touch with me (which I greatly appreciated since I'm a bit of a procrastinator.) The laptop court reporter microphone works great now and the customer service was awesome!!
Posted by Debbie Official Court Reporter on 19th Dec 2016
I called Martel during a court break, and Jason trouble-shooted my court reporter microphone court reporter prob, and he fixed it within a few minutes! He is so awesome! Martel is definitely a good friend to court reporters!!!
Thank you, Jason, and Martel!!!!
Posted by M. Ree on 13th Dec 2016
Jason was the best! I recommend Martel to all court reporters out there. Their knowldge of the court reporting industry is so comforting. I just purchased the Court Reporter USB external microphone and the audio is so crystal clear. I should have done this years ago! Thanks, Martel
Posted by Lisa M. Official Court Reporter NCRA on 17th Nov 2016
This is the second one I have bought in 20 years. It is a quality reporter microphone and easy to set up. Highly recommend. Longevity is a bonus.
Posted by Mona Official NCRA Court Reporter on 11th Nov 2016
The Elite court reporting microphone solved my sound card issues. Recording is very clear. Jason is fantastic and willing to assist in every way he can. He goes over and above.
Posted by Debbie CSR Court Reporter on 19th Oct 2016
Thank you, Martel,and Jason for your awesome tech support. Jason was able to trouble shoot my issue with my court reporter mic quickly and instantly got it working!!
A million thank you's!
Posted by Linda Court Reporter on 12th Oct 2016
Thank you to Jason for your very prompt service with tech support to fix my settings for microphone.
Posted by Sally NCRA Certified Court Reporter on 6th Oct 2016
Jason is the best!! He got my mic all set up in no time. His knowledge is amazing!!
Posted by Debbie Marotta on 12th Sep 2016
had trouble installing a court reporter microphone and Jason helped immediately and efficiently.
Posted by Donnalee Cotone on 7th Sep 2016
I have used Martel for ten years now. My last microphones lasted six years. - How about that? I wouldn't suggest that though. I called and spoke to Jason who was so very helpful and gave me personalized attention and tweaked all my settings. I feel like I have my own built in recording studio now thanks to him.
Posted by Pamela D. on 6th Sep 2016
The Court reporter microphone works great -- only one I found that works on my new computer.
Posted by Monica H. on 10th Aug 2016
I couldn't believe how patient and accommodating Jason was during the set up of my HGMUSB-Mic. He didn't rush me or make me feel inadequate for my lack of knowledge. I learned so much about microphones during that setup. I wish I could go to him for all my technology needs. He's the best!!!
Posted by Official Court Reporter on 18th Jul 2016
I use these microphones plugged into my Diamante steno machine while in court and they produce crystal clear sound. I'd highly recommend using these reporter microphones!
Posted by Official Court Reporter on 11th Jul 2016
I had a question regarding setting up the court reporter USB microphone I purchased through Martel, and Jason from Martel was very good to work with.
Posted by Grant M. on 1st Jul 2016
As a court reporter, a good .wav file is an essential tool. This mic gives me the clearest sound I've ever had. Plugs into the USB port and needs no battery. Highly recommended.
Posted by Devonna S. Official Court Reporter on 25th May 2016
I bought a new laptop and the recording quality on it was awful. I was desperate for something. This court reporter usb microphone was the answer. Pricey but worth it. And the support I received from Jason at Martel in adjusting all my laptop settings ensured that recording quality was the best it could be.
Posted by Tami V. Court Reporter on 25th May 2016
Love my new microphone. Has amazing sound, and I love that I don't need a battery for it!
Posted by Kimmel M.Certied Court Reporter NCRA on 1st Mar 2016
It's a little pricey, but worth the money! It makes a very clear recording. This is my second one. I bought it so I'd be sure to have a backup, although my first one is still working just fine. In fact, I just recommended it to a new Official Court Reporter who bought one exactly like it.
Posted by Carol W. on 21st Dec 2015
highly recommend. love you don't have to worry about batteries. very clear! worth the money.
Posted by Debbie Mixon on 2nd Nov 2015
I have been using CaseCatalyst audio sync since it's creation. NEVER have I gotten a recording this good! This mic is simply awesome!!
Posted by Bebe on 3rd Aug 2015
This microphone works beautifully with Case Catalyst. It makes me very, very happy. :)
Posted by Patty Redd on 20th Apr 2015
I just got a job as an official court reporter. I was having a hard time because the judge that I started working for had all the attorneys come to his bench for all hearings. He speaks with a very low voice and trails off as well. It was very hard for me to hear what the attorneys and the judge were saying because they had their back towards me. I bought this microphone and I am able to hear crystal clear. I do put the earplugs in my ear so I can hear both the judge and the attorneys live.
The audio sync is great as well.
Posted by Ron on 16th Jan 2015
I have used it on a couple of jobs and the audio
on CaseCatalyst is superb.
Would recommend to my colleagues in the profession.
Posted by Kim W. on 15th Oct 2014
It took some work, but it works. It works really well. Very sensitive.
Thank you Jason. Even when he was sick, he called and helped me.
Posted by Early L. on 2nd Jun 2014
No battery. Automatically turns on. Quality is excellent.
Posted by Sammantha M. on 27th May 2014
I have used the HGM-USB for the past week and thought it was awesome and then today happened. A meeting in a lecture hall at LSU. I'm at least 50 feet away from everyone speaking and even with the use of the microphone system, I can barely hear them. The HGM-USB picked it all up, blew my mind. It's not as crystal clear as my regular depos, but I can hear it and make pretty much everything out. Thank goodness because not only did these people talk fast naturally, but they read super fast. I don't know how they did it because quite honestly I never heard them breathe.
Posted by Adel on 14th May 2014
Great stenograph microphone. I should have bought this microphone years ago instead of struggling through my depositions.
Posted by Carla Sims on 23rd Apr 2014
I just bought a new computer and wanted a new USB court reporter mic with no battery to deal with. I found this new mic on Martel and my searching stopped. I can't wait for it to ship!
Posted by Cheryl Rooney on 23rd Apr 2014
Just ordered my mic today - looking forward to using it and not having to change batteries or worry about it!
Posted by Katherine Brookbank on 23rd Apr 2014
The HGM-USB microphone is astounding -- as clear as a video recording. I love that it needs no batteries. Wouldn't use anything else with my court reporting synced software. CSR
Posted by Alonza Morton on 23rd Apr 2014
I purchased this microphone for my girlfriend after she became certified in December, and she was blown away by the clarity of the recordings. If you were looking for the best microphone on the market, you just found it.
Posted by Anna M. on 23rd Apr 2014
I have had this court reporter USB microphone for over 2 years now and my Case Audio is perfect. Some of my friends bought low quality microphones and they cant even proof read there transcripts with their audiosyc. Most of them however, now have the Martel USB Court Reporter Microphone and they are loving life. I would plunk down the extra money to get the perfect audio I need. I have been a Certified Reporter over 33 years now and a customer of Martel's since 1983. I only use their equipment.
Posted by Kay T. on 23rd Apr 2014
USB COURT REPORTER MICROPHONE INFORMATION. I have searched for a special USB court reporter microphone for over 2 months now. I have tried cheap microphones with my audiosync and my laptop and they have all sounded bad. COURT REPORTER/CAPTIONING MICROPHONES. The I tested the Martel HGMUSB, Wow. I have noticed that almost all the Court Reporters in my agency are using Martel microphones and I should have trusted them in the first place. I would recommend the Martel Court reporter microphone to every real-time reporter. Court Reporter microphone for Steno machines and computers with microphone inputs see code 91 HGM1 Court Reporter microphone.
Posted by Mike M. on 23rd Apr 2014
I have had this microphone for over a year now and love it. I was in court yesterday and dropped it in my glass of water. I let it dry for a day and plugged it in and it works. Wow, Martel wasn't kidding about made in the USA. Its rugged and the sound quality is superior to anything I have heard before in court reporter microphones. I would definitely buy another when I need it.
Posted by Tom M. on 23rd Apr 2014
Best windows 7 court microphone for reporters. I love the sound quality. It makes my depo's pop. I can even distinguish between fast talkers. I wish this was available years ago with my old laptop and AristoCAT software. I now do realtime and count on my audio recordings. This court reporter microphone is worth every penny. The best court reporting microphone to use with windows 7.
Posted by Jennifer N. on 23rd Apr 2014
I just ordered the Elite Court Reporter Microphone HGM-USB HiGain Microphone HGMUSB (NO BATTERY!) Elite Court Reporter from Martel. I am very excited about the fact that it does not take batteries and plugs directly into my computer. I have purchased from Martel during my nine years as a court reporter and have had excellent results with their electronic devices and was worth every single penny. I'm sure that I am going to be 100% happy with the purchase of the Elite Court Reporter Microphone for my AudioSync program on my computer and wonder why I didn't buy this microphone sooner for my AudioSync program. Thanks Martel!
Jennifer N. Kansas CSR, RPR
Posted by Karla S. on 23rd Apr 2014
The Martel HGBUSB special court reporter microphone increased by voice pick up range by 50 feet. I now do not have to get up for side bars I just listen through my transcription headsets. The green light indicator on the court reporter microphone lets me know its working right, its a great feature. Keep up the good work Martel.
Posted by May M. on 23rd Apr 2014
Special court reporter microphone. I have been a realtime court reporter for 15 years. I had just bought a Toshiba Laptop with Eclipse software. I tried 3 other so called court reporter microphones before I bought the Martel HGMUSB court reporter microphone. Believe me there is a huge difference with the Martel microphone. It also has a green light indicator showing you that it is working properly. I now can pick up voice up to 100 feet, tested. It has an hearing aid ic chip that filters out the back ground noise. Do not waste time or money buy this court reporter microphone, its worth every penny.
Posted by Jennifer K. on 23rd Apr 2014
The ultimate court reporter microphone. I have tried every court reporter microphone in the past. One of fellow court reporters recommended the Martel HGMUSB court reporter microphone. I was skeptical. Wow, It seriously is 10 times more powerful than anything I have ever used. The court reporter HGMUSB even makes my computer run faster. The green light on the microphone was a great idea I just take a look and know it is working right. This should be part of every NCRA member tool box.
Posted by Amanda Y. on 23rd Apr 2014
Since I switched over to the Martel Digital court reporter microphone, my case catalyst is running much faster. Now I can move quicker between programs. I should have listened to my firm by always buying Martel products. I know now quality makes all the difference in court reporter microphones.
Posted by Mr. Weir on 23rd Apr 2014
I should have bought a HGMUSB Court reporter microphone a year ago. Now that I have one I dont have to get up for the side bars. I can hear them from my desk with the Martel HGMUSB court reporter microphone. Picks up over 100 feet. Qoute Me.
Posted by Sam P. on 23rd Apr 2014
It has been nearly 3 decades I have used Martel's Special Court Reporter microphone and I would not trust any other microphone. I have been a NCRA member for all that time and I have recommended it to every court reporter who uses audiosync or who it recording under pressure. Best Court reporter microphone hands down.