I use Skype a lot these days for keeping in touch with family and friends around the world. Computer to Computer calls are free so it makes a lot of sense to use it
However are you getting the best from your Skype set-up?
Because of the small delays in transmission across the internet it is possible that you might get an ‘echo’ coming back to you, which can be quite distracting.
Whilst Skype works with nearly all computer set ups. I don’t recommend using the built in microphone and speakers on your laptop. You can improve the performance of your set-up by just plugging in some earphones/headphones in to the speaker out socket (normally the green socket) on your laptop or computer. This will isolate the incoming audio from your outgoing audio via the microphone.
I’ve just bought some new headphones for my iPod they are Sennheiser PX100’s, not very expensive ones, but having tested to quite a few pairs of headphones in the Apple store at Bluewater recently, these represented a good price/performance compromise. I can blank out other noise and concentrate on what I’m listening to better with these.
The bass reproduction is excellent with these as well. A ‘rich’ tone across the whole frequency range…
I bought them from Amazon, good price and free postage. Don’t get tempted with similar ones on EBay, they tend to be more expensive…
They came in a natty carry case which is going to take some working out to get them back in to again!! They fold up quite compact.