Thanks for the prompt reply.
I'm not sure what devices you are referring to. I'd imagine that most folks using jitsi would either be using them hands free (using a mic like you recommend and computer speakers) in the privacy of their homes or with an analog or usb headset in more public places. In my case I'm using a headset that looks like the one in the following link.
I would be really surprised if any of the common consumer grade computer headsets have incorporated integrated sidetone, but I'd like a link to a set if you have one. I would suggest that jitsi could use a sidetone feature to provide a more professional user experience.
You may want to have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidetone for some more info on sidetone. The site seems to be rather out of date but there are some nuggets of insight there.
On 01/31/2014 05:32 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Message: 5 Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2014 01:47:47 +0100 From: Emil Ivov <email@example.com> To: Jitsi Users <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: [jitsi-users] Does jitsi provide sidetone? Message-ID: <CAPvvaaJ2N1s1jiVDktHPD2AfvCKqDFcFJNY+LkZV-Wjq8+YenA@mail.gmail.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1 Hey John, Jitsi does not do this as it is most often left to devices: Here's one great example that I highly recommend: http://bluemic.com/yeti/ Emil On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 10:57 PM, John R. Moseby <email@example.com> wrote:
>I've started using jitsi with a pair of nice full cup headphones to cut down
>on the office background noise. Currently I don't hear any sidetone in this
>arrangement and I haven't found any mention of it on the web site. I am
>looking for a way to turn it on or adjust the volume. Does jitsi provide
>For those that don't know what sidetone is..... It is customary in phones
>to route a portion of the mic input back to the ear piece so that a person
>talking can hear themselves. By adjusting the level that the person hears
>the telephone engineers can modify how loud the talker speaks. In a old
>analog phone sidetone level is tied to loop current, so that folks on long
>loops talk louder to overcome the wire loss!
>I don't hear myself currently and I find it distracting, not to mention that
>I am probably talking too loud which adds to the amount of office hubbub.