Re: Microphone suggestion?

Georgina Joyce


I found this post very interesting but could not find the recommended set. Google and Amazon came up with Sennheiser products like this one for £79.

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Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset
Looking at the Ambeo Smart Headset, you see the world’s first intuitive, mobile recording headset for immersive 3D sound. It is fitted with microphones that capture sound just like your ears do. Thus, this unique headset produces fascinating spatial recordings. For sound experiences that make you feel as if you are there and listening live, which can be enjoyed with any pair of headphones connected to stereo equipment. This makes the Ambeo Smart Headset ideal for vloggers and other creators, who want to dazzle their audience with audio just as immersive as their pictures. The Sennheiser Ambeo Smart Headset – which is also a full-fledged headset, delivering high-quality Sennheiser sound – is for use with iOS devices only.

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Unique 3D recording capabilities

Immersive audio on every headphone

Seamless iOS integration

Unique 3D recording capabilities
For the first time ever, as an owner of an iOS device you can create videos with a high-quality binaural audio track just by wearing a headset. Binaural means, the two omnidirectional microphones located in the earpieces of the Ambeo Smart Headset pick up the sound just like your ears do. The Smart Slider allows microphone sensitivity adjustment to optimise recording performance in loud environments like concerts.

Immersive audio on every headphone
Thanks to its binaural microphone setup, audio tracks made with the Ambeo Smart Headset virtually put the listener in the place where the sound was recorded – be it a noisy street corner, a ride through a stunning countryside, a road trip, a concert event, and more. These authentic spatial sound experiences can be enjoyed at playback with any headphones on any stereo-capable device.

Seamless iOS integration
Featuring Apogee’s proprietary Soft Limit and mic preamp plus precisely tuned A/D and D/A conversion, as well as a Lightning connector, the MFi-certified Ambeo Smart Headset integrates seamlessly with Apple iOS devices.

Just plug and create. An Android version will be available at a later date.

Situational Awareness

A full-fledged, easy-to-use headset

Dedicated app for additional functions

Situational Awareness
The earpieces of the Ambeo Smart Headset possess a unique feature: Situational Awareness. It offers two functions, which can be controlled using the rocker switch.You can either activate the Transparent Hearing function to fade the outside noise into your personal programme, which lets you stay safe when you are on the street. Or you can deploy the active noise cancellation, blocking out your acoustic environment to enjoy your music undisturbed. Situational Awareness also works when you are recording or making a call and can, of course, also be turned off.

A full-fledged, easy-to-use headset
Beside its unique 3D audio capabilities, the Ambeo Smart Headset is also a high-quality headset, offering intuitive handling and great Sennheiser sound. A special ear-hook design combines low structure-borne noise and ultimate wearing comfort with an extremely stable in-ear fit. The headset’s lightweight in-line remote with an additional built-in microphone optimised for speech makes taking calls and voice-controlling your iOS device a breeze.

Dedicated app for additional functions
With a special dedicated app the smart slider of the Ambeo Smart Headset can be programmed with various functions (default function is mic sensitivity control), adapting it to your individual requirements.

Is this the product you were recommending?

On 14 Apr 2020, at 19:42, Steve Matzura <> wrote:

I recommend you continue saving until you get to $300, then buy yourself a set of Ambeo binaural earbud microphones. They're the best for the money, you can use any application that can record using other devices besides just the iPhone's microphone, and they make fantastic recordings. The Hooke Audio binaurals are cheaper, but they're Bluetooth, and their implementation of high-end audio over Bluetooth is frankly terrible, with lots of dropouts and disconnects. You'll be instantly disappointed in them.

This will annoy you, but I figure if it happens once, it can happen again. Recently, the Ambeos were offered for one hundred pounds in the UK. Some folks I know who didn't own them yet took advantage of this by contacting UK friends, sending them the equivalent of one hundred pounds (about $140) plus a few more dollar for shipping, and their friend took care of getting them a set. So, just remember, what goes around, comes around. If it happens again, you'll probably hear about it and will take advantage of it. In the meantime, keep up the good saving work and you'll have a set soon enough.

On 4/14/2020 2:17 PM, Anders Holmberg wrote:
I would like to record environmental recordings with my Iphone but i would like to record instereo.
Any good tips on a good but not expensive, like $100 or 200 is what i may be able to afford.
Thanks in advance.


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