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

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The Ultimate Court Reporter Microphone in the World!

 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 pick up voices from 2 to 3 feet away. There are 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 it's made for dictating (speaking within 2-3 feet of it). The HGM-2 utilizes a high-power battery that lasts 600 hours and allows the microphone to actually track voices up to 85 feet away while filtering out background noise such as air conditioning and paper shuffling.

Once you've experienced the quality of this microphone, everything else simply pales in comparison.

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 background 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 copycat 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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Specs + In the Box

  • 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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63 Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5
    Excellent quality Court Reporter microphone

    Posted by Sylvie G on 15th Jun 2017

    Clear and excellent quality sound recording.

  • 5
    Super Court Reporter Mic

    Posted by Lisa Short on 13th Jun 2017

    I have used Martel's court reporter mics HG higain for years and now I don't have to check my battery every day!

  • 5
    Wonderful sound Court Reporter Steno machine Microphone

    Posted by Lindsay P. on 29th Apr 2017

    I've used the HGM-2 for years, in my laptop and writer, and the sound is fantastic - and I've tried a lot of mics.

  • 5
    An excellent microphone for court reporters.

    Posted by Terri O. Court Reporter CSR on 15th Mar 2017

    Microphone when used with either a steno writer with on board audio or a laptop has very good range and quality recording.

  • 5
    Awesome Customer Service!!!

    Posted by Alan S. on 8th Nov 2016

    The support from Martel is awesome. I have a PMD661 with the transcription kit. I was having trouble getting the sound to play on my computer and Jason took the time to access my computer remotely and get the problem fixed. I never could have done this myself. At the same time Austin figured out that I had bought the wrong headphone adapters which was causing only mono sound from my machine on playback. Fifteen minutes, both problems solved, and at the same time Jason recommended an amazing backup recorder, which I purchased immediately. Forget Hillary and Donald, I vote for Jason and Austin for President and VP!!!!

  • 5
    great service

    Posted by Kathy T. on 18th Aug 2016

    I have to say that Martel Electronics is great in their customer service. They were very knowledgeable with not only their product, but my CAT software. They knew the proper settings to get me up and going. I would recommend them to any court reporter who wants to start using their software audiosync.

  • 5
    Elan Mira Court reporter Microphone for Steno writers

    Posted by Janet Arledge Offical Court Reporter NCRA on 1st Jul 2016

    I have a élan Mira A3 and I had to turn my mic gain down from high to low. It was distorted on high but sound quality is excellent on low. Great mic!

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