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E6 Earset

The world's favorite earset. The low-profile E6 provides natural sound with exceptional isolation noise and feedback.

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Our most popular microphone, the extremely low-profile E6 Earset delivers beautifully uncolored audio while rejecting surrounding noise and feedback. An ultra-miniature electret condenser element is held close to the mouth by a thin boom and comfortable earpad. Three sensitivity options cover general speaking applications through extremely powerful vocals. Four colors allow you to match the E6 to your skin tone for minimum visibility. The element is available as a water- and wind-resistant omnidirectional microphone or as a pattern-changeable directional microphone for maximum isolation and gain before feedback. The boom adjusts for a custom fit and is available in our classic springy style, the extremely flexible "i" style, or the Flex style providing a soft boom in front and a springy ear section.


The E6 Earset is supplied with:

  • Detachable cable
  • Carrying case
  • Black and white cable clips
  • Windscreen
  • Protective caps

Detachable cables

Unlike earsets that are hard-wired from mic to connector, our cables quickly and securely snap into the E6 earset.

Flexibility

Choose from springy (E6), soft (E6i), or hybrid (E6X) boom flexibilities to make fitting a breeze.

Nearly invisible

With a diameter of only 0.1” (2.5 mm) — the size of a No. 2 pencil lead — the mic capsule virtually disappears when worn.

True colors

Our colors are precision-matched to theatre makeup shades to blend with a wide range of skin tones and clothing.

Frequency Response:

Omnidirectional: 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Directional: 30 Hz to 15 kHz

Operating Current:500 uA
Operating Voltage:1 to 2 Volts
Power Supply Voltage:

+3V with 2.7 kOhm load

+5V with 6.8 kOhm load

+9V with 15 kOhm load

Weight:0.07 oz (2 g)
Sensitivity:

Omnidirectional W5 (no band): 7.0 mV/Pascal

Omnidirectional W6 (blue band): 2.0 mV/Pascal

Omnidirectional W7 (purple band): 0.7 mV/Pascal

Directional W5 (no band): 6.0 mV/Pascal

Directional W6 (blue band): 1.9 mV/Pascal

Directional W7 (purple band): 0.6 mV/Pascal

Equivalent Acoustic Noise:

W5: 24 dBA

W6: 29 dBA

W7: 39 dBA

Overload Sound Level:

Omnidirectional W5: 120 dB SPL

Omnidirectional W6: 130 dBA SPL

Omnidirectional W7: 140 dBA SPL

Directional W5: 125 dBA SPL

Directional W6: 135 dBA SPL

Directional W7: 145 dBA SPL

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E6 Earset

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Product Options

Connection

Choose the device which will connect to your microphone.

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Brand is the manufacturer of the wireless transmitter or digital recorder which will be used with the microphone. Choose "Hardwired" for a phantom powered XLR3 connection.

Model is the model number of the transmitter pack or digital recorder.

For digital recorders only choose how you would like the mono microphone signal routed:


"Audio on Left Channel" to route the mono microphone signal to the recorder’s left channel.



"Audio on Left and Right Channels" to route the mono microphone signal to the recorder’s left and right channels.


Flexibility

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  • The classic E6 is a good choice when one person will wear the microphone. Because the boom is stiffer, once it is adjusted to fit the user’s face, it can be stored away, unpacked, and quickly worn with a minimum of fuss.
  • The E6i is soft and highly-flexible with a larger silicone rubber ear piece. When multiple users share a mic, the E6i is a great choice. The soft boom is fantastically durable and the extreme flexibility makes changing users a breeze.
  • The E6 Flex offers a versatile blend of the E6 and the E6i. With a springy, thin earpiece and a flexible boom, the E6 Flex is faster to fit a new face than any other earset microphone available—all without compromising true invisibility and world class sound. The E6 Flex is marked with an orange band.

Pattern

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Omnidirectional microphones pick up sound from all directions equally, whereas directional microphones focus more on one direction than others.

For microphones that are used very close to the source -- such as earsets, headsets, and head-worn lavaliers -- the omnidirectional pattern is usually the best option since the proximity to the source provides ample gain-before-feedback.

Directional E2 and E6 Earsets and directional H6 Headsets are marked with a green band.


For microphones used farther from the source -- such as hanging choir or podium mics -- or in situations requiring extreme isolation -- floor monitors or speakers nearby, very loud environments -- choose a directional microphone with a cardioid or hypercardioid pattern.


Omnidirectional microphones pick up sound from all directions equally.


Cardioid rejects more ambient noise compared to an omni while providing a wide front-lobe for flexibility in placement.


Hypercardioid provides the most rejection of ambient noise but has a narrower front-lobe.


Bidirectional or Figure 8 picks up sound equally from two directions, and are commonly used in mid-side recording setups.


Sensitivity

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The more sensitive a microphone is to soft sounds, the earlier it will overload at loud sounds. We provide sensitivity options based on the intended use, from general speaking to powerful vocals or instruments. "W" sensitivities are for wireless systems; "P" sensitivities are for hardwired systems.

E6 Earset: or H6 Headset For standard spoken word applications, choose the W5. For musical theater, or dynamic presenters, choose the W6. For opera singers, or other extremely loud applications only, choose the W7.

E2 Earset: The standard gain (W5, no colored band) is for almost all applications, including vocals and speaking. The lower gain (W6, blue band) is for powerful vocals requiring the highest overload.

Lavaliers: Choose W4 for standard chest-worn applications, W5 for head miking in a theatre, and W6 for head miking with very powerful vocals--for example, head miking an opera singer--or positioning near the mouth.

Color

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Countryman products come in a variety of colors to blend in with their surroundings:

Tan works perfectly for average Caucasian skin tones, as well as olive complexions and is a common earset choice.

Light beige works well in theatrical applications due to its slightly pink undertone, which is also appropriate for extremely fair skin.

Cocoa is the ideal choice for African American skin tones ranging from very light to chocolate.

Black is appropriate for extremely dark skin or for situations where you want the mic to be visible.

White is a versatile choice for light-colored clothing. The white protective caps available for our lavaliers can be colored with felt pens for a custom match to clothing.

For placement against skin, when in doubt, choose the darker option. That’s because a mic that’s too light can resemble a scar or blemish, while a mic that’s slightly darker than the background tends to blend much better and draws less attention.

Cable Diameter

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E6 Cables are available in two diameters: 1mm for minimum visibility, and 2mm for maximum durability. The 1mm cable can barely be seen when worn. The 2mm cable is slightly more visible, but provides more than 50 lbs of tensile strength.