Audio-Technica has announced the release of the new 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.
It 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 a headband provide 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. 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. Created especially for news and sports broadcasting, the headset offers highly intelligible and commanding vocal reproduction, along with a comfortable fit and impressive sound isolation.
The BPHS2S is a single-ear version of the dynamic-mic standard BPHS2 – offering added comfort and less isolation. Both headsets come with a 3.3 m (10.8′) detachable cable (BPCB2) with a TA6F connector at the headset and, at the output end, a 3-pin XLRM-type connector for the microphone and a 6.3 mm (1/4″) 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.
The headsets will be available from this summer.