American gamer Adam Montoya alias SeaNanners is a gaming commentator who games with the likes of Markiplier and many other gaming peeps.
Just like his peers, SeaNanners has a following of adoring fans that follow what he does and what he uses when gaming religiously.
SeaNanners has been seen using the Audio Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset.
This headset is designed for professional use by sports and news broadcasters. Apart from that, they are good for podcasters and screen-casters who handle a lot of voice work (think voice overs and voice casting).
I know you are wondering why SeaNanners would opt to use this headset and not the other many headphones that his peers use. I was also wondering why which prompted me to find this headset and experience what it is all about.
This headset is built in such a way that its headphones require a 1/4” jack to terminate and an XLR jack for the microphone meaning that for it to operate properly; it will need an audio interface
The BPHS1’s build quality is pleasing and somewhat takes from the Sony MDR-7506 in that they almost look identical when you remove the microphone. Looking at its overall look, it is made of durable plastic material and its headband is well padded and wrapped in leather (faux leather).
The microphone swivels around and is quite durable and is protected by a removable windscreen cover. The gooseneck boom extension is very high quality.
Seeing that it is a headset which is synonymous for its voice use, it is expected that its sound quality will be good and it is. When using the headset, make sure that you point the microphone directly to your mouth so that it can pick up on your sound pattern. The microphone also kills off background noise via off-axis rejection.
It should be reiterated that this headset is best used for recording when you only speak, if you want to sing it is better to use a large diaphragm condenser microphone.
The headphone bit of the headset has a closed-back design which minimizes sound leakage.
Below are the features of the Audio Technica BPHS1:
- Closed-back circumaural ear cups
- User replaceable cable and ear pads
- Polar pattern and frequency response in the microphone
- Neodymium magnets in its microphone and headphones
- Cardioid pickup pattern of the dynamic microphone
- Boom mounted microphone