Sennheiser has released the latest product in their Ambeo range. This time, it is a set of earphones that have microphones built in so you can use your own head and ears to record binaural audio straight into your iOS device.
This Headset Has Ears – Yours
Now owners of iOS devices can produce binaural recordings just by wearing a headset. To achieve that, the microphones are positioned to pick up the sound just like your ears would. With the Smart Slider you can adjust the mic sensitivity to normal or loud, i.e. concert, environments. This results in a three-dimensional and immersive sound experience, which can be enjoyed with any headphones on any stereo-capable device, allowing the listener to experience audio as if they were actually there.
Apogee Tech Embedded
The Ambeo Smart Headset features Apogee’s proprietary Soft Limit and mic preamp, plus A/D and D/A conversion, and an Apple MFi-certified Lightning connector, the headset has been designed to integrate with all compatible Apple iOS devices. A version for Android will also be available at a later date.
Aside from its 3D audio recording capabilities, the Ambeo Smart Headset is also a pair of in-ear headphones. The Ambeo Smart Headset delivers the sound quality you expect from Sennheiser and provides comfort thanks to a special ear hook design, while the in-ear fit is designed to minimise structure-borne noise. An additional built-in microphone lets you take calls and operate voice control on your iOS device.
The earpieces of the Ambeo Smart Headset possess a unique feature Sennheiser call Situational Awareness. Using the rocker switch, you can either make the outside noise fade into what you are listening to on your iOS device, which lets you stay safe when you are on the street, or you can enable the active noise cancellation feature designed to block out your acoustic environment to listen to your audio undisturbed. Situational Awareness also works when you are recording or making a call and can, of course, also be turned off.
With a special dedicated app you can program the Smart Slider of your Ambeo Smart Headset with various functions (default function is mic sensitivity control), adapting it to your individual requirements.
Ambeo Smart Headset Supports These iOS Devices
iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 1st generation, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 2nd generation, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPod touch (6th generation)
iOS Version: 10.3.3 or later
$299.95 plus applicable sales tax with free shipping