New headmic for broadcasting, theatres and musicals


Sennheiser HM 200 uses popular MKE 1 capsule

Sennheiser has launched the HM 200 today, a sturdy yet lightweight headmic that brings the esteemed sound of the MKE 1 lavalier microphone into a headset configuration.

“The HM 200 has had an immense success as a custom-made product in our home broadcast market,” explains Tom Vollmers, Manager Professional Portfolio at Sennheiser. “It was about time that we turned this top-of-the-range headmic into a series product and brought it to broadcasters as well as theatre and musical sound designers everywhere.”

The HM 200 has witnessed an immense success on the German broadcast market – now Sennheiser is turning the custom headmic into a series product
The HM 200 has witnessed an immense success on the German broadcast market – now Sennheiser is turning the custom headmic into a series product

The HM 200 uses the capsule of Sennheiser’s smallest lavalier mic, the MKE 1, which is known for providing all the advantages of an omni-directional design – such as lower susceptibility to wind noise – while still putting an audible focus on the speaker’s voice. The headmic is virtually invisible from a distance while offering powerful sound – this makes the HM 200 an ideal choice for musical productions.

The metal frame of this headset microphone is lightweight, robust and flexible; its fixed cable is fitted with a professional 3-pin connector. The boom arm is shorter than with other models which adds to the inconspicuous nature of the design.

The HME 200 is silver-colored with transparent ear-bows and a beige cable. It comes with a beige foam windshield, one large and one small protection cap for the make-up artist, six attachment clips and a transport case. The headmic will retail at EUR 549 (MSRP) / USD 549 (MAP).

Technical Data

Frequency response: 20 to 20,000 Hz ± 3 dB
Max. sound pressure level: 143 dB
Pick-up pattern: omni-directional
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): 5 mV/Pa ± 2.5 dB
Nominal impedance: 1 kΩ
Equivalent noise level: 27 dB
Weight including cable: approx. 13 g
Weight without cable: 7 g

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Stephanie Schmidt

Communications Manager Professional Audio, Sennheiser electronic SE & Co. KG

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