Countryman Debuts the H7 Headset Microphone

Countryman Associates has introduced the H7 Headset Microphone, featuring wide dynamic range and a precision cardioid pattern that effectively shuts out surrounding noise.

Countryman said the H7 is a comfortable yet rugged microphone that makes an exceptional choice for broadcasting, location sound, theatrical and presentation applications.

The H7 has extended dynamic range and a precision cardioid pattern that remains consistent across the audio frequency range, ensuring uncolored on- and off-axis response and broad reduction of feedback and surrounding noise. Equally important, the microphone’s ultra slim side-address capsule sheds sweat and moisture while maintaining a low profile.

The result is reliable performance and easy placement — enabling broadcast professionals, performers and presenters to achieve clear, natural sound quality that is free from ambient sound sources.

Because of the petite, lightweight nature of a headset microphone, Countryman engineers paid special attention to making the H7 Headset Microphone robust and rugged to withstand the challenges of location sound use and theatrical environments.

From the cable to the connector to the capsule, the H7 is Countryman’s strongest, most water-resistant and most resilient directional microphone yet. Equally important, the H7 is light and comfortable. Weighing less than 0.25 ounces, the headframe easily adjusts to fit different head sizes. The mic boom, which slides independently of the earloops to place the mic right at the mouth, flips for left- or right-side placement.

To ensure discreet placement, the new Countryman H7 is available in four color tones — light beige, tan, cocoa and black — to virtually disappear against skin. The microphone also utilizes an advanced water-resistant connector that detaches from the microphone and provides more than 5 ATM of ingress protection.

Special attention to the aramid fiber termination in the connectors also gives the H7’s detachable cable more than 35 pounds of tensile strength. With other microphones, a worn cable necessitates the purchase of a new microphone. By contrast, an H7 Snap-On Cable attaches in seconds to adapt the headset for virtually any wireless system or powered interface.

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