This is my friend Erica.
This is Erica’s phone. It’s a T-Mobile Nokia 2610 phone. This is a ringtone she made with her cell phone: Erica’s Dude Ringtone. The quality of the mic on her phone is great! Her Dude Tone is way better than the tone I recorded recently with my LG eNV in New Mexico at the Jemez Springs Bath House (of water coming into the tub). I call it the Jemez Springs (Failed) Ringtone. Unfortunately, the recording is not so hot!
When I took the audio file into Audacity, the wave file was tiny-tiny. The mic on Erica’s inexpensive 2610 Nokia phone is much better than the mic on my expensive LG eNV. But comparing the sound of a voice to that of water coming into a tub is like comparing a person to a frog, so let’s compare two voice tones–Erica’s Dude Ringtone to this Awesome Ringtone I recorded with my Neat Series‘ collaborator, artist Ines Salpico. My phone contract expires this summer. I will most certainly conduct some mic quality/audio recording tests when I’m selecting my next cell phone.