Yesterday, I ended up on a skype conference related to Westercon 65. It was fine when I was using the speakers and (I presume) the mic on my camera. However, when I tried to switch to my USB headset – the audio was being broken up badly – not that different then when my voip line gets broken up by other traffic.
I’ve done some playing. I can get good audio from the mac (iTunes for testing) at least plugged into a port on the body. But nowhere have I been able to get good audio from skype. The calls sound OK, but the return is broken up. Which means I cannot use this headset from my computer to make conference calls without distrubing the rest of the family.
For now, I’ll just have to plug in regular headphones and rely on the camera’s mic (which I hope stays active when the camera isn’t active).