With every release of a new phone or camera, the quality of visuals we can conveniently capture gets better and better. On the other hand, the ability to capture high-quality sound hasn’t been as big of a focus for tech companies. There are obviously a myriad of pros for being able to access your memories through images and video, but sound adds another dimension to them. Enter the new Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET.
The new device from the German audio specialists can capture 3D sound, all through a compact, easily portable headset. Sennheiser has partnered with the industry leading Apogee to create the AMBEO SMART HEADSET. The way it works is that it has two omni-directional microphones built into the earpieces. They not only record the sound around you, but they capture the details; varying volumes and timbre that occur as different sounds reach your ears from different directions. The result is a truly immersive soundscape, transplanting you straight back to where it was recorded.
The Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET would be the perfect way to capture details about a place that can’t be adequately communicated through a still photo. Right now, around me in my house, I can hear the steady hum of cicadas outside – a telling signal of the summer heat. I can hear a fly buzzing in the distance, the chirp of a baby lorikeet in a tree, and the roar of a plane flying above the house. It’s the small things like this that an image can’t quite do justice.
The headset can easily integrate with Apple IOS devices (if it has a Lightning connector) to record audio to accompany video recording. A Smart Slider on the headset allows you to adjust mic sensitivity to normal or loud, depending on what kind of environment you’re in. It also has something called Situational Awareness; whereby you can choose the level of ambient sound that you can hear. Choose active noise-cancelling when you only want to hear what’s coming through the device, or Transparent Hearing when you want to be able to hear what’s happening around you. This comes recommended when you’re in public or around traffic.
In addition to being an audio recording device, the Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET also works as a quality set of headphones. They offer comfortable wear and the clear, crisp sound we’ve come to expect from the brand.
The Sennheiser AMBEO SMART HEADSET is available now. It’s a great device to check out if you really want to take capturing your memories and experiences to the next level.