Audio-Technica has debuted three new models of broadcast headsets including the BPHS2 Stereo and BPHS2S Single-Ear Headsets with dynamic microphones and the BPHS2C Stereo Headset with low-profile condenser mic design that is less visible in on-air situations.
Audio-Technica announced the BPHS2 Broadcast Stereo Headset for news and sports broadcasting. The BPHS2 is based on the new ATH-M60x On-Ear Professional Monitor Headphones and uses the same proprietary 45 mm large-aperture drivers. This rugged stereo headset offers a low-profile, closed-back, on-ear design with broadcast-ready vocal reproduction.
The headset is available in three configurations: the standard BPHS2 stereo and the BPHS2S single-ear versions both with a hypercardioid dynamic mic and the BPHS2C stereo with a condenser mic. Premium memory foam earpads and headband provide exceptional comfort for extended wearing and durability and detach for easy replacement.
The standard BPHS2 features a high-output, hypercardioid dynamic microphone mounted on a rigid boom with a strong, flexible gooseneck section. Created especially for news and sports broadcasting, this rugged stereo headset offers intelligible and commanding vocal reproduction, along with a comfortable fit and excellent sound isolation. The headset’s hypercardioid dynamic microphone keeps the pickup focused on the broadcaster’s voice, even in loud environments, and is tailored to reproduce that voice with a rich, broadcast-ready sound.
The microphone sits at the end of a rigid boom with a strong, flexible gooseneck section that allows the microphone to be easily adjusted and then stay in place. The boom is also designed to swivel forward and back so that the headset can be worn with the mic positioned on either the right or left side. The BPHS2S is a single-ear version of the dynamic-mic standard BPHS2 – offering added comfort and less isolation.
Both headsets come with a 10 foot, eight-inch detachable cable (BPCB2) with a TA6F connector at the headset and, at the output end, a three-pin XLRM-type connector for the microphone and a ¼-inch connector for the headphones.
The BPHS2C is nearly identical to the standard BPHS2, but with a sleek, high-output, cardioid condenser microphone rather than the hypercardioid dynamic mic. The condenser mic provides a lower profile design with added articulation and fidelity. Each headset is available unterminated as the BPHS2-UT, BPHS2S-UT and BPHS2C-UT.
The BPHS2 Broadcast Headsets will be available in July, 2018. The BPHS2 Broadcast Stereo Headset with dynamic mic is $349; the BPHS2S Single-ear Broadcast Headset with dynamic mic is $329 and the BPHS2C Broadcast Stereo Headset with condenser mic is $399.
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