ProSoundNews reviewed d:fine™ Headset Microphone
Written by By: Strother Bullins
What really separates DPA from its competition, especially in the realm of headset microphones, lies in design and materials.
Designed for hands-free operation, headset microphones—with or without a built-in in-ear monitor—have become quite popular beyond their original, most common applications. From mundane cubicle jobs to glamorous stage work, wearing a microphone on your head provides significant benefits over using microphones attached to stands, podiums or clothing—or, of course, employing handheld models. Most importantly, a headset microphone’s diaphragm will remain a precise distance from its sound source (the user’s mouth) at all times; a turn of the head or even a gymnastic cartwheel won’t change that, thus headset microphone input will always be the most consistent signal possible in vocal tonality, timbre and volume.
DPA Microphones’ d:fine™ Headset Microphone Series is, for many reasons, the best I have found on the marketplace for no-compromise vocal transduction, whether spoken or sung, male or female, amateur or world-class sources. The unit I was provided for review from DPA—the d:fine™ Directional Headset Mic
—comes in a variety of forms and skin-matching (or at least complimentary) colors; adapters abound for connectivity to a variety of wireless manufacturers’ products; and single- or dual-ear models are available.
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