After hearing Dr. Bob Heil speak at HARC, I decided to upgrade my computer’s microphone. He joked that a lot of people use microphones that they say cost $40, and he responded that they sound like they cost $20. My microphone fell into this category. My ham radio station has a Proset 7 and an HM 12. Ham Radio Outlet had a good deal on a PR 20 utility microphone, so I snagged one. Listen to the difference! And no, the color of the mesh does not Affect the audio.
I immediately noticed that my voice sounds much fuller and brighter. I also noticed far less background noise. Incredible!