Great for Broadcasting, Announcing, and Interviewing
The Audio-Technica BPHS1 is a terrific stereo headset for broadcasting, announcing, and interviewing. It sounds great, delivering excellent intelligibility and isolation from outside noise. Experience long-wearing comfort, thanks to a cushioned headband and lightweight design. The BPHS1's built-in dynamic mic is optimized for voice, so it yields top-notch vocal reproduction, and its cardioid polar pattern offers outstanding off-axis rejection of unwanted sound. The mic's flexible gooseneck boom makes positioning easy. With solid build quality and user-replaceable earpads and cable, the Audio-Technica BPHS1 broadcast stereo headset is ready for anything you can throw at it.
Circumaural vs. supra-aural
In layman's terms, these terms simply mean "over ear" (circumaural) and "on ear" (supra-aural). In the case of headphones, this refers to the design of the earcup, which is the cushion that sits between the headphone's speakers (drivers) and your ear. Here at Sweetwater, we rarely use supra-aural headphones for professional applications; although, they're great for casual listening — especially if you need to be aware of what's going on around you. On the other hand, an over-ear headset like the Audio-Technica BPHS1 offers excellent attenuation of external noise.
Closed-back vs. open-back
Also referred to sometimes as simply "closed" and "open," this distinction addresses the design of the part of the headphone that covers the area behind the driver in a straight line away from the side of your head. A closed-back headset like the Audio-Technica BPHS1 prevents sound from escaping and leaking out. The downside of this design is that it traps pressure inside the headphone, which creates false low frequencies. These false low frequencies are fine for most professional uses (and even desirable in consumer products), but less desirable for critical listening and mixing.
Cardioid polar pattern
The built-in boom microphone on the BPHS1 features a cardioid polar pattern. Cardioid mics are very directional. They're sensitive from the front, less sensitive on the sides, and offer excellent rejection from the rear. Because these mics reject sound from the rear, they do a great job of eliminating feedback and unwanted background noise.
Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset Features:
- Headset tailored for broadcasting, announcing, and interviewing
- Cushioned headband and lightweight design ensure long-wearing comfort
- Circumaural design provides excellent isolation from outside noise
- Built-in voice-optimized microphone yields top-notch vocal reproduction
- Cardioid polar pattern offers outstanding off-axis rejection of unwanted sound
- Flexible gooseneck boom can be positioned on the left or right side
- Rugged design with user-replaceable cable and earpads
- Fit Style:Circumaural (Around the Ear)
- Driver Size:1.57" (40mm)
- Frequency Response:20Hz-20kHz (headphones), 40Hz-20kHz (mic)
- Impedance:65 ohms (headphones), 560 ohms (mic)
- Microphone Type:Dynamic
- Polar Pattern:Cardioid
- Cable Length:10.8 ft.
- Cable Type:Straight
- Replaceable Cable:Yes
- Plug Size:1/4" TRS (headphones), XLR Male (mic)