In the 1960s, Carl Countryman started hand-building audio gear in San Francisco for bands like the Grateful Dead. Restless and inquisitive, he built novel new piano pickups, the first active DI box, the first Earset microphone, and whole categories of miniature microphones because he wanted to explore what was possible.
Countryman is not a brand; it is our family name. We put that name and his spirit in every product we sell: a commitment to help you go wherever your sound takes you.
Where Will You Go With Countryman?
Take your sound further
YOU SHOULD BE THE STAR OF THE SHOW, NOT US.
That’s why we make a big effort to make small microphones
that are everywhere you’ve never noticed.
OUR MISSION IS YOUR SOUND: UNCOLORED, UNFILTERED, EXACTLY AS YOU INTENDED.
Discover why the Countryman E6 is the best microphone today.
Check out the Microphone Wiring page. Most Countryman microphones can be ordered to match hundreds of transmitters, digital recorders, and other devices. We also keep a list of the most popular options--along with the proper connector and wiring--on our Microphone...read more
The E6 Earset, E2 Earset, H6 Headset, B2D Lavalier, B3 Lavalier, and B6 Lavalier all have protective caps to keep debris away from the microphone itself. Periodically cleaning the caps will help prevent debris buildup which can lead to reduced sensitivity and a...read more
Loud popping noises or crackling noises in audio systems often occur when a connection or cable is loose or broken. This issue could be at a microphone connector or somewhere further down the audio signal chain. Focus you attention on connectors which are handled,...read more