Revered manufacturer Sennheiser is bringing its years of audio expertise to streamers and podcasters with the new Profile USB Microphone, a versatile and easy-to-use USB-C mic that’s ready for a wide variety of content creation, streaming, gaming, and educational applications when paired with your computer or mobile device.
With a cardioid capsule derived from award-winning Sennheiser mics, the feature-rich Profile delivers broadcast-quality sound and puts the critical functions right on the microphone, so you can make adjustments quickly and easily without having to page through annoying software menus. Mute the mic instantly by pressing the top button on the control panel and an LED ring lights up to confirm the status. Just below that is the gain knob, allowing you to dial-in just the right level for your voice; it also has an LED ring to indicate power and let you know if your level is clipping so you can dial-back the gain a bit.
You can monitor your audio through the 3.5mm headphone jack, and that convenient front panel offers a headphone volume knob and a mix control knob, for a precise blend of your voice with prerecorded music or backing from your computer or mobile device. The Profile is powered from the USB bus and is compatible with computers running MacOS 10.15 or higher and Windows 10.0 or higher. Mobile-device users are also good to go using iPadOS 14 and higher or Android 9.0 and higher.
The Profile offers an adjustable tilt function with a self-locking joint for optimal positioning and is built to last while looking great in your studio, with robust metal housing in a premium finish. The microphone is sold in two configuration options with additional accessories also available. The Profile Base Set includes a durable table stand with 3/8 and 5/8" mounting options along with a 3.9' USB-C cable. For podcasting, the Profile Streaming Set provides a 3-point adjustable boom arm that mounts on your desk or tabletop and features an integrated 9.8' USB-C cable. A pouch for storage and transport is also supplied. The boom arm, table stand, and 9.8' USB cable are all available à la carte if you want to supplement your configuration for additional flexibility.
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