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HGM-2 Court Reporter Microphone w/Battery Tester Built-in

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  • New Court Reporter microphone with hearing aid technology
  • Court Reporter Microphone with battery tester for Computers and Steno writers
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  • Court Reporting microphone
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Just like the HGM-1, the HGM-2 has extreme pickup range and quality in addition to a built-in battery tester. This ensures you a worry free day of crystal clear audio. Never again switch out that battery just because you are unsure of its charge.

As the most powerful microphone in the world for Court Reporters, the HGM-2 will get you at least triple the audio pickup of any other microphone being sold today. Most computers and digital recorders come with an inexpensive microphone that will only pickup voices from 2 to 3 feet. There's a number of reasons for this, such as lack of power to the jack where you plug the microphone in. If your microphone doesn't use a battery, then its made for dictating (speaking within 2-3 feet of it). The HGM-2 utilizes a hi-power battery which lasts 600 hours and allows the microphone to actually track voices up to 75 feet away while filtering out background noise such as air conditioning & paper shuffling.

What makes the HGM-2 court reporter microphone so special? The court reporter microphone utilizes a hearing aid IC chip to actively track the human voice making it the #1 selling court reporting microphone in the world. The software in this court reporter microphone raises the human voice and lowers the back ground noise. This is extremely important when you are scoping to understand what is being said.

In the past couple of years there have been a lot of cheap copy cat microphones from other companies, Martel microphones are the best and the original. Martel court reporter microphones are manufactured in California just like Apple products with cutting edge technology, designed for reliability and sound quality.  If you need a microphone for a steno writer or laptop you will be amazed by our sound and more importantly be part of our Martel family for life.    

Still on the fence please click the product reviews button and read what real court reporters are saying about our microphone!

Compatible with:

  • Eclipse
  • Case Catalyst
  • ProCat
  • SmartCat
  • AristoCat
  • Diamante
  • Luminex
  • Stylus
  • Elura
  • Elan Mira
  • Fusion
  • Stentura
  • Stenoram
  • Stenocat
  • Merit
  • Baron
  • Wave
  • SmartWriter
  • Many many more...

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Warranty Information

  • HGM-2 Court Reporter Microphone
  • Carrying Case
  • Duracell PX76A battery
  • Mounting Clip
  • Foam Wind Screen
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Additional Information

Microphone Range:
95 feet
Background Noise Filtering:
Active Voice Tracking:
Battery Life:
600 hours
Cable Length:
5 1/2 feet
Plug Size:
3.5mm (1/8")
Pickup Direction:
Omnidirectional (360°)
Works with Steno Machines & Computer:
Built-in Battery Tester:
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58 Reviews

  • 5
    Keith L.

    Posted by Keith L. on 20th Sep 2019

    The HGM-2 is the best mic out there for the Luminex. Audio is crystal clear. I can monitor using this combination with earbuds for better-than-room clarity. My only choice by far!

  • 5
    HGM-2 Court Reporter Microphone

    Posted by Carol A. Official Court Reporter on 17th Sep 2019

    This is an excellent microphone. It is the third one I have purchased over years of reporting because the range of audio is amazing and very clear. It’s an expensive microphone, but to me it’s worth every penny when you depend on clarity. I also enjoy having the battery tester attached. If you don’t see the red flash, it’s time to change your battery. Very easy to monitor the battery level.

  • 5
    So Powerful

    Posted by Jen T. on 27th Aug 2019

    I was amazed how clear this microphone sounded. I was picking up attorneys at the end of a 30-foot table. I would recommend it to other court reporters.

  • 5
    Superior sound

    Posted by Meredith H. CSR Official Court Reporter on 28th Jun 2019

    I had the HGM-2 and traded up for this one. While it is a bit pricy, I feel it is well worth the cost. The sound is really clear. It's better than the HGM-2

  • 5
    I’ve been using this microphone for over 15 years, and it is hands down the best mic in the industry. I will never use anything else

    Posted by Cheryl M. Official Court Reporter on 27th Jun 2019

    I’ve been using this microphone for over 15 years, and it is hands down the best mic in the industry. I will never use anything else

  • 5
    Court Reporter Microphone HGM2

    Posted by Joan on 13th Jun 2019

    If you are a court reporter and never have bought a Martel HGM microphone, you are in for a huge treat. This is the best of the best. Once you have heard it, this is all you will buy from now on!

  • 5
    The top of the top court reporter microphone

    Posted by Sarah M. on 30th Apr 2019

    If you are a court reporter and you have never owned a Martel HGM2 court reporter microphone. You are in for a wonderful treat. If you buy this microphone you will be spoiled, forever! Not only can you hear everything but the background noise is taken out for you. Treat yourself. You won't be disappointed.

  • 5
    Court Reporter mic

    Posted by Aleshia N. CSR Court Reporter on 3rd Dec 2018

    This is the best microphone I've ever used. Very happy with it.

  • 5
    Simply the best court reporter microphone

    Posted by Joy T. on 30th Nov 2018

    I have always bought the Martel court reporter microphones for the last 20 years. I use the HGM2 with my Luminex and also with the older Diamante and the pick up of voice is clear. If you have not experienced a Martel microphone I highly recommend it to you! You will spend less time editing.

  • 5
    Microphone records really well in court

    Posted by Rose S. Official Court Reporter CSR on 10th Aug 2017

    Microphone records really well in courtroom. Playback sounds clear. I work in older courthouses with bad acoustics and having this microphone sure does help sound quality. Love how I can check the battery.

  • 5
    Best Court Reporter Microphone

    Posted by Olivia A. on 5th Aug 2017

    When I got out of court reporting school a couple of years ago, I bought a inexpensive microphone from the east coast. Let me tell you it awful. I have a court reporter who suggested I call Martel, because she has been using the Martel court reporter microphones for years. She said they are the best. She lent me her HGM-2 and I was shocked how clear and loud my recording where. I immediately bought 2 of the HGM-2 microphones one for my Luminex writer and one for my laptop. Awesome! Court Reporter microphone problem solved!

  • 5
    HGM-2 Court Reporter Microphone with battery tester

    Posted by Terese V on 6th Jul 2017

    I have been a court stenographer for over 30 years, I go back to the time when audio recording was frowned upon and we dictated our paper notes into a cassette recorder and drove the cassette tape to a typist who typed each page out on a TYPEWRITER with sheets of carbon paper. Back then, computers were not available to us. So, since steno machines have been able TO record, I have used probably five different microphones, with and without battery. This model or some version of it has been out since my first steno machine with audio became available, maybe 20 years ago, give or take, and this is the second one I have purchased. Having tried other mics that are cheaper, with and without battery, this one is the only one I will use. It may seem expensive to some, but you get what you pay for. TIP: Someone told me the battery tester cannot always be trusted, so keep that in mind and use an alternate battery tester if you are inclined to do so. I like to be sure, so I test everyday with an old school portable battery tester.

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