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Audio-Technica debuts stereo broadcast headset
Audio-Technica has introduced the BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset, a new headset especially designed for sports broadcasters.
The company said this rugged stereo headset offers natural, highly intelligible and focused vocal reproduction, closed-back circumaural (around-the-ear) ear cups to seal out background and crowd noise, and a high-output dynamic microphone mounted on a flexible gooseneck boom.
The headset’s microphone has a cardioid polar pattern tailored for pickup of speech with maximum voice intelligibility over a wide range of frequencies. It is more sensitive to sound originating directly in front of the element, making it useful in reducing pickup of unwanted sounds. The flexible gooseneck boom swivels for easy positioning on either the right or left side.
The headphone design, at 20Hz-20,000Hz, includes a user-replaceable cable and ear pads. The boom-mounted microphone, at 40Hz-20,000Hz, can be positioned on the left or right side. Adjustable and lightweight cushioned headbands are designed for long-wearing comfort.