The SP-TFB-2 Sound Professionals In-Ear Binaural
microphones are mounted in extremely comfortable super-soft, In-Ear holders that
slip right into the ear structure. Why put microphone here you ask?
Pretty simple, really. There have been many 'binaural'
microphone designs over the years.......mics built into fake heads, built into
Croakies, made with clips for attaching to glasses, built into headphones and
All of these have one flaw......none actually put the mic
element in the best possible place for the most realistic recording within the
Pinna (the part of the human ear that is visible the folds on the outside). Even
earbud Binaurals have the mic element outside the Pinna. Because everyone's
Pinna is unique, recording made in your own ears will sound the most
These mics put the mic element right next to the ear canal,
well within the Pinna. This results in the most realistic recording possible,
from the perspective of the person wearing them.
While recording, your hearing is not impaired, so you can
enjoy the sound of the performance while making very realistic recording. The
cables terminate in a stereo 1/8" (3.5mm) right angle gold-plated miniplug.
There are two available microphone sensitivities. The standard sensitivity
option is for use in situations that will range from fairly quiet to very loud
sounds. The high sensitivity option is for use in situations that will range
from very quiet to moderately loud sounds.
General information about all of our Binaural microphones
is available here.
Recommended accessories and descriptions (all items are
show at right):
- Windscreens: Since there are some variances
in the shape of the human ear, and especially for customers with larger than
average ears, and/or for windy situations, soft foam windscreens are available.
These windscreens are acoustically transparent, and allow sound to pass through
to your ears and the microphones completely unchanged. These are also handy for
those recordists who need the microphones to be very unobtrusive as they
completely cover the mic element. Windscreens are
- Microphone power supply (Battery Modules):
For loud recording situations, the mics need more power than typical recorder
can provide. You can also use battery module to adjust bass response and adjust
levels. See the details on each module for features and specifications. General
information on all battery modules can be found here.
- Flat frequency response
- Omni-directional pickup pattern
- Small size Can be used directly with any recorder that has
"plug-in-power" or with battery module
- Produces extremely realistic recordings