Countryman Associates has introduced the H7, a headset microphone designed to deliver wide dynamic range and a precision cardioid pattern to shut out surrounding noise, and engineered for comfort as well as durability.
The microphone’s slim side-address capsule is intended to shed sweat and moisture while maintaining a low profile, fostering reliable performance and easy placement.
At less than 7 grams (0.25 ounces), the headframe easily adjusts to fit different head sizes. The mic boom slides independently of the earloops to place the mic right at the mouth, and it flips for left- or right-side placement. The H7 is available in four color tones—light beige, tan, cocoa, and black.
The microphone also utilizes an advanced water-resistant connector that detaches from the microphone and provides more than 5 ATM of ingress protection. Special attention to the aramid fiber termination in the connectors also gives the H7’s detachable cable more than 35 pounds of tensile strength. An H7 snap-on cable attaches in seconds to adapt the headset for virtually any wireless system or powered interface.
Chris Countryman, President of Countryman Associates, states, “The team set, and then met, aggressive targets for acoustical and mechanical performance and made sure to incorporate some of our top customer requests, including making the microphone easier to configure and use. It’s a perfect addition to the line.”
The H7 ships with a 5-foot snap-on cable, carrying case, windscreens, black and white collar clips, and protective caps. It carries a U.S. MSRP of $599.