PL+S 2015: beyerdynamic introduces new studio headphones, drum mic20 April 2015
beyerdynamic introduced two new products at Musikmesse in the form of the CUSTOM STUDIO headphones and TG D35d drum microphone.
Designed, as the name suggests, for studio applications, the 80Ω CUSTOM STUDIO headphones (pictured) feature a closed design with dynamic 45mm transducers and a frequency range of 5Hz–35kHz. Using the variable bass reflex vents (‘sound sliders’) on the CUSTOM STUDIOs’ ear casings, users can adjust the sound properties to their personal preferences in four stages, from “the analytic precision of linear playback to consciously emphasised bass reproduction, without electronic manipulation”.
The moving-coil TG D35d, designed for stage use, completes beyerdynamic’s Tour Gear microphone series. Intended for mounting on snare and tom-toms but also suitable for other instruments with high SPLs, the unrestricted mic (pictured right) “delivers an impressive performance on drums such as conga, djembe and cajon, and also in front of a guitar amp speaker,” according to the Heilbronn-based manufacturer.
Also on display in Frankfurt was the MCE 85 shotgun mic for cameras/camcorders, introduced in October 2014.