Introducing the USB Podcasting Kit consisting of Sennheiser's HD 280 Pro monitoring headphones and the Apogee USB HypeMic with headphone amp.
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Over-Ear Closed-Back Monitoring Headphones
The HD 280 Pro is Sennheiser's most significant closed, around-the-ear headphone to be introduced in years. Designed to exceed the demands of the professional environment, the HD 280 Pro boasts extremely robust construction combined with the sound quality, modular design and aggressive noise isolation the necessary in the field. The unique collapsible design, combined with swiveling ear cups, offers maximum flexibility in any application.
- High ambient noise attenuation
- Accurate, linear sound reproduction
- Soft earpads for a comfortable fit
- Folding and rotating earcups for space-saving transport
- Tough, single-sided cable
What's In The Box?
- 1 pair of HD 280 PRO headphones
- 1 screw-type adaptor to 1/4"
Apogee HypeMiC USB Microphone with Onboard Compressor and Headphone Amp
Ever wonder how your favorite recordings seem to leap from the speaker, with vocals that magically float above even a dense background track? That's compression. HypeMiC features studio-quality analog compression that's easy to use and brings the magic to your vocals, voice-overs, instruments, percussion, and podcasts – anything you record! With HypeMiC and your iPhone or computer, you can make amazing recordings on the go.
- Studio-quality analog compressor
- PureDIGITAL connection for pristine sound quality up to 24-bit/96kHz
- Premium cardioid condenser microphone capsule
- Headphone output with Blend feature offers zero latency recording
- Premium accessories kit includes tripod, pop filter and carrying case
- No configuration required, just plug in and record with any audio app
- Compatible with iOS, Mac and PC
- Optimized for GarageBand, Logic, and Core Audio compatible apps on Mac
What can you do with HypeMiC?
HypeMiC's unique analog compression enhances vocals like no other microphone. The three compression settings available in HypeMiC give you a truly balanced and "mixed" recording, reducing the need for extensive processing and mixing. Capturing your perfect take has never been easier.
HypeMiC brings a new level of smoothness and warmth to acoustic instrument recording. Varying compression levels allow you to capture the fullest tone of your instrument without compromise. Built for high SPL levels, HypeMiC provides greater clarity and detail when recording loud acoustic instruments from drums to horns to choirs.
Voice & Streaming
Podcasts, Voiceovers, Interviews, YouTube performances, Live streaming & Conference calls
Ideal for live streaming, podcasts and broadcasts, HypeMiC balances audio dynamics for greater clarity resulting in better 'broadcast ready' recordings. HypeMiC is compatible with any Mac/PC and iOS app that allows you to select an audio device so you're never without a pro studio when you are on the go.
HypeMiC is an awesome way to introduce new sounds into your recordings and mixes. You can send audio out of the HypeMiC stereo output into a mixer, audio interface and stand-alone recorder to capture the unique and bold sound of HypeMiC's compression settings.
Shape it (low)
The minimal amount of compression, great for shaping the vocals and instruments in your music recordings
Squeeze it (medium)
Great for podcasts, interviews and streaming when you want to squeeze a little more pop out of your voice
Smash it (high)
Great for voice recording when you really want to smash it for that big broadcast sound
Try all settings with any source and adjust to your taste. Set your level before you select your compression setting and remember that compression will accentuate any noise that's around you while you are recording.