Audio-Technica PRO8HEx Headworn Hypercardioid Dynamic Microphone with XLR Connection

Go hands-free with the Audio-Technica PRO8HEx -- a headworn hypercardioid dynamic microphone for singing guitarists, keyboardists, drummers, and presenters.
Offering highly intelligible individual voice reproduction, the comfortable, lightweight PRO 8HEx is ideal for guitarists, keyboard players, drummers and others who need the use of their hands during performance. Its low-visibility headband and cushioned support pads provide a stable, comfortable fit. Designed for professional quality vocal pickup with hands-free operation, the PRO 8HEx features a pivot-mounted flexible mic boom that descends from either the left or right side.

Comfortable and lightweight, this headset microphone is hands-free and low cost. Hypercardiod pattern rejects unwanted sounds. Low-impedance; doesn't need phantom power. Includes two windscreens, 7' XLR cable, and clothing clip.

Features:

- Ideal for guitarists, keyboard players, drummers and others who need the use of their hands during performance
- Low-visibility headband and cushioned support pads provide a stable, comfortable fit
- Pivot-mounted flexible mic boom descends from left or right side
- Hypercardioid polar pattern improves isolation of desired sound source
- Hi-ENERGY neodymium element for articulate vocal reproduction
- 7.2' (2.2 m) cable permanently attached between microphone and XLRM-type connector
- Element: Neodymium Dynamic
- Impedance: 600 ohms
- Polar Pattern: Hypercardioid
- Weight: 2.1 oz. (60 g)
- Frequency Response: 200 - 18,000 Hz
- Cable: Attached 7.2 ft cable with XLRM*-type output connector.
- Output Connector: XLRM*-type on cable
- Open Circuit Sensitivity: -55 dB (1.7 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
- Accessories Furnished: AT8139L large windscreen; AT8139S small windscreen; AT8439 clothing clip

*XLRM= XLR male
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AUD PRO8HEX
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 330-686-2600 x5000
Email: audio-solutions@atus.com
(61 ratings)
Submitted March 28, 2007 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Overall, A Rock-Solid, Steady Performer. Audio Technica Pro8HeX."
I've owned the Audio Technica Pro8HeX for 5 years now. Is it gonna sound like an SM-57 or 58? No. But, if you are a singing drummer doing backups, this mic' is a good, solid, if unspectacular option. It never feeds back, it's rock-solid and tough as nails, and light. The sound is a bit thin, but your soundman can dial it in for you by cutting some highs and boosting the bottom end.

Sound
I've owned the Audio Technica Pro8HeX for 5 years now. Is it gonna sound like an SM-57 or 58? No. But, if you are a singing drummer doing backups, this mic' is a good, solid, if unspectacular option.

Features
The Audio Technica Pro8HeX is a wired headset, and has a handy clip for making sure the wire doesn't get in the way. I use mine for backing vocals while drumming with my band, Scream, so I attach the clip to the pocket of my pants, running the wire down my back. There's nothing fancy needed with this mic', and that's what I like.

Ease of Use
The Audio Technica Pro8HeX is a solid, steady mic. But like most other headsets, it's going to sound thin. Your soundman (or you) will need to tweak your channel settings on your board. If you have a deeper voice, like me, you'll need to cut some of the highs and boost the bottom end. It'll never sound like an SM-58, but for your dollars spent, the sound is decent, once you tweak it.

Quality
The Audio Technica Pro8HeX is built like a read more tank. When I first purchased mine 5 years ago, I actually bought 2, one for a back-up, just in case. (I'm somewhat anal like that.) I have yet to break out the backup mic'. The original one has been in use 3 nights a week for five years with absolutley no failures whatsoever.

Value
Great bang for the buck! Best value in headset microphones on the market today.

Manufacturer Support
-Have not needed AT support-

The Wow Factor
Doesn't look sexy, but it's light and comfortable on the head.

Musical Background:
Active Musician

Musical Style:
Rock
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