6 Audio Options for Google Meet

Updated: April 27, 2020

Google Hangouts Meet Screen
Google Meet, which is available to all users of G Suite, is an easy to use online meeting application. As do all meeting apps, Meet supports camera, audio and screen sharing.

As far as audio hardware goes, there are a number of options. Some work better than others, depending on the environment the meeting host or attendee is in.

Keep in mind that just one attendee who introduces too much ambient noise can degrade the meeting experience for all attendees.

1. Computer microphone and speakers

This is a viable option if you are in an office with a closed door. Computer microphones can pick up a lot of background noise. Using your computer’s mic and speakers in a coffee shop will likely create a distraction during a Google Hangouts Meet.

2. Apple AirPods & Google Pixel Buds

Apple AirPods can be paired with any bluetooth compatible computer or mobile device. The microphones in AirPods tend to not pick up as much ambient noise as a computer’s microphone. Google has released Pixel Buds 2 – here’s a review.

3. USB Headset

A USB headset works across PCs, Macs and Chromebook. A headset with a noise cancelling transmitter will block out ambient noise.

An excellent business headset and one that has come down in price since it was first introduced, is the Plantronics Savi 740 Wireless Headset System. This headset has USB, bluetooth and desktop phone connections.

4. Headphones and a USB Microphone

This combination is effectively a podcaster’s setup. If you want your voice to come across clearly and authoritatively, this is a great option.

A dynamic USB microphone like the Rode Podcaster is a good option. A desk boom for the mic is a plus as it lets you view your screen from a natural position.

5. Dial in from a mobile phone

All the options above are VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), which means audio and video is on the same connection.

While dialing in from a mobile phone means that an attendee will have two connections to the meeting, this may be the best available audio option in some situations.

6. Join the full meeting from a mobile phone

If you don’t need to view a screen share, you can attend a Hangouts meet from your mobile phone using the Google Play app or the iOS app.
 

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