Isn't that fun? My hum was hiding for six months. Normal human ears auto-filter room noises. It's only when you hear your environment playing back to you does it occur to you how noisy everything is.IT WAS THE HARD DRIVE MAKING THIS HUMMING NOISE!!
That is ideal, but it only happens when you throw money.there is still some white noise when I turn the mic on, and ideally there shouldn't be any difference between mic off and on...
Once you pass convenience of operation, clarity and quality of sound, the next important Microphone system consideration is noise.
Everything makes noise. When you talk into a microphone, your electrical voice isn't very loud. It's competing directly with the atomic-level noises inside the microphone or USB digitizer. It's rain in the trees. FFFFFFFFFFFFF. That's the noise you hear, right?
That's normal. Hopefully you have to turn the speakers up a bit to hear it? Only when you get up into the multi-thousand dollar systems can you listen and not realize it's on. So we can lower it and manage it, but a home system isn't likely to make it vanish.
Shoot another 20 second voice test as you would perform normally. Read the gas bill.
"Melbourne Gas and Electric would like to remind you...."
http://www.kozco.com/tech/audacity/Test ... _Clip.html