Having to don the headset has always tended to discourage me from using voice recognition software like Dragon Naturally Speaking even when the software performs well, so when I purchased a tablet PC with phased array mics a few years ago the completely adequate performance was like a breath of fresh air. This year though I put together my own desktop, so I reverted to the dreaded headset that came with my new(er) version of the software. I could hardly believe a mic costing less than $40 could handle the task, but the Andrea Array 2-S convinced me otherwise.
You plug the mic into an included USB sound card. I plug my speakers into the card too. I still do not understand how to use the audio software that comes with the package, but neither do I seem to need it.