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Capturing The True Essence Of Sound New!

From Lewitt Audio's Pure Tube Microphone to Sennheiser's Profile USB Microphone, these studio microphones offer precise audio quality to the users and deliver crisp, clear sound. read more

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Sennheiser Launches Profile USB Microphone as an Easy and Stylish Solution



The Profile USB Mic features a soft-touch, no-noise mute button, a gain control for the microphone volume, a mix control to set the balance between your voice and the computer/tablet audio.


Sennheiser today launched the Profile USB microphone, a cardioid condenser microphone that presents an easy and stylish solution for streaming and podcasting. It combines professional sound with direct accessibility of all functions, allowing streamers, podcasters, and gamers to fully focus on their content. The side-address microphone is available as a table stand version and the Profile Streaming Set with a 3-point self-locking boom arm is available as well.

Putting audio quality and ease of use first

At the heart of the Profile USB microphone is an award-winning Sennheiser condenser capsule, the KE 10. Its cardioid pick-up pattern provides the typical attenuation of sound coming from the rear, making sure that the streamer's voice is in focus.

In designing the Profile, Global product managers Benny Franke and Dennis Stegemerten also put an emphasis on ease of use. "When you are recording your podcast or doing a live stream, you already have to worry about the content, perhaps room treatment, the camera set-up, interaction with your audience - the last thing you need in this situation is a complex audio set-up", explains Franke. "So, we tried to create tech that gets out of the way of your creative process."

Stegemerten continues, "The design is simple and efficient and does not overwhelm you. Profile is simply plugged into the USB-C port of your computer or tablet - your device will automatically recognize the microphone, and it's ready to capture your voice. There is no need for an interface or any software, no additional window to keep open so that you can control the mic settings. One intuitive touch of a control directly on the mic - that's all that is needed."Stegemerten continues, "The design is simple and efficient and does not overwhelm you. Profile is simply plugged into the USB-C port of your computer or tablet - your device will automatically recognize the microphone, and it's ready to capture your voice. There is no need for an interface or any software, no additional window to keep open so that you can control the mic settings. One intuitive touch of a control directly on the mic - that's all that is needed."

Sharing his excitement around the launch of the Profile USB Microphone, Mr. Vipin Pungalia, Country Manager and Director- Sales Pro Audio at Sennheiser India said, "At Sennheiser, we understand the evolving needs of content creators in the digital age. Our Profile USB Microphones are a testament to our commitment to providing reliable and high-quality audio equipment to podcasters, gamers, and streamers. We have invested in the latest technology and materials to deliver exceptional sound quality, durability, and design, ensuring that our users stand out with ease."

At its front, the Profile USB Mic features a soft-touch, no-noise mute button, a gain control for the microphone volume, a mix control to set the balance between your voice and the computer/tablet audio, plus a volume control for headphone monitoring. Headphones or earphones can be connected via a 3.5 mm socket at the back of the Profile USB microphone.

LED rings on the profile conveniently signal the operating status. When the LED ring around the gain control is green, the mic is ready to go. When the same light ring turns yellow at times or all the time, the mic is clipping, and you need to reduce the mic volume. When the microphone has been muted, light rings around the mute button and the gain control light up red.

Mic placement made easy

"Right out of the box, the Profile delivers a natural, warm sound that accentuates the body and presence of your voice. Interestingly enough, you can even hear this difference on platforms that compress the audio," explains Franke. "Having a great capsule is essential for this - but placing the microphone correctly is just as important. It should be positioned within 15 cm (6 in) from your mouth or the sound source to ensure both clarity and warmth."

The Profile can be tilted for optimum positioning, the self-locking joint will ensure that the mic stays in position. 3/8" and 5/8" connectors at the bottom allow the mic to be used with third-party table stands. Users who are looking for more sophisticated placement possibilities should opt for the Profile Streaming Set, which comes with a 3-point self-locking boom arm. With its sleek and modern design, including integrated cable management, the boom arm is ideal for any on-camera applications.

Stegemerten concludes: "To round things off, Profile is made from metal, so it will be a rugged audio companion throughout - no matter whether you're just getting started or are a seasoned pro and looking to simplify your set-up."

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