Wedemark, Germany (May 3, 2021)—Sennheiser has launched the HM 200, a new headmic that brings its MKE 1 lavalier microphone into a headset configuration. Taking note of the MKE 1’s popularity in customized headsets for broadcast applications, the HM 200 formalizes it as a series product.
“The HM 200 has had an immense success as a custom-made product in our home broadcast market,” said Tom Vollmers, manager, Professional Portfolio at Sennheiser. “It was about time that we turned this top-of-the-range headmic into a series product and brought it to broadcasters as well as theatre and musical sound designers everywhere.”
The HM 200 uses the capsule of Sennheiser’s smallest lavalier mic, the MKE 1, which features an omni-directional design, thus providing lower susceptibility to wind noise while still putting an audible focus on the speaker’s voice. The metal frame of the headset microphone is roughly 13 grams when including its fixed cable, which is fitted with a 3-pin connector. The boom arm is shorter than with other models, aiming to make the headset inconspicuous.
The HME 200 can handle SPLs up to 143 dB is silver-colored with transparent ear-bows and a beige cable. It comes with a beige foam windshield, one large and one small protection cap for the make-up artist, six attachment clips and a transport case.
The headmic will retail at $549 USD.
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