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Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • For Wireless Use
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Locking
  • Headroom for General Speaking
  • Black

The Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Microphone is a miniature lavalier microphone for virtually invisible operation during stage performances, video and film shoots, houses-of-worship applications and general public speaking.

The capsule measures only 0.1" in diameter and is resistant to moisture, which allows for placement in hair and on bare skin. In addition, its omnidirectional polar pattern minimizes handling noise, wind noise and plosives (popping), making the B6 a favorite in theater applications.

A wide variety of colors and connections are available for use with various wireless transmitters. This version is black and features a 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Locking connector for Sennheiser transmitters.

Miniature Unobtrusive Capsule
The miniature capsule measures only 0.1" (2.54mm) in diameter. The B6 is available in various colors that will virtually render the entire microphone invisible against the skin. This version B6 is black and more information on which color suits you best, can be found on the Countryman support page.
Moisture Resistant Frequency Caps
Three frequency response altering caps provide flat, bright and very bright high-frequency enhancement. In addition the caps are resistant to moisture caused by perspiration, make-up, humidity, etc.
Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
The omnidirectional polar pattern is most effective in minimizing wind noise, plosives (popping) and handling noise.
Sensitivity Optimized for General Speaking
The B6 is available in three sensitivities. This version is optimized to accurately capture general speaking without distortion and noise. Placement on the chest or lapel provide optimum results and is ideal for presentations, sermons, speeches, etc.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz +/- 3dB
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 24dB(A)
Maximum Input Sound Level 120dB
Power Requirements Operating Current: 500uA
Operating Voltage: 1 to 2V
Power Supply Voltage:
+3V with 2.7k ohm Load
+5V with 6.8k ohm Load
Output Impedance 2 kOhms
Output Connectors 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Locking for Sennheiser transmitters.
Dimensions Capsule Diameter - 0.1" (2.54mm)
Weight 0.07 oz (2g)
Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black)
  • Storage Case
  • Windscreen
  • Flat Frequency Cap
  • Bright High Frequency Boost Cap
  • Very Bright High Frequency Boost 6.8
  • Black Cable Clip
  • White Cable Clip
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    CountrymanB6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (9)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Compact (6)
    • Versatile (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (7)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Performances (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Tiny, high-quality lag mic

      This microphone is a tiny lavaliere style designed to plug into a 1/8" mini jack with screw-down connection. It offers great sound quality and, despite its diminutive size, is pretty...Read complete review

      This microphone is a tiny lavaliere style designed to plug into a 1/8" mini jack with screw-down connection. It offers great sound quality and, despite its diminutive size, is pretty tough. It comes with several different end caps and a shirt clip. It also includes a nice zippered pouch to store the package. A bit expensive but worth it if you need a small, high-quality lavaliere that will stand up to daily production.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Exceedingly Poor Design

      Poor design, notably surpassed by lousy manufacturer customer service. On paper the B6 sounds great, but in practice it flounders. The protective cap, which the mic requires for nearly all occasions, gets...Read complete review

      Poor design, notably surpassed by lousy manufacturer customer service. On paper the B6 sounds great, but in practice it flounders. The protective cap, which the mic requires for nearly all occasions, gets stuck inside the windsock (which itself has a tiny plastic structure inside to hold the two together). Once the cap is stuck inside it is nearly impossible to remove & to make matters worse the mic cannot be used inside the B6 windsock without the cap attached (due to the aforementioned plastic structure inside). I tested three black B6 windsocks, all had the same issue. The white B6 windsocks I tested had no problem though.Acoustically the B6 is superb, the size too is unmatched, but unfortunately Countryman have placed far too much reliance on the protective caps to deliver full functionality from the B6 microphone. Where the caps should be on par with the importance of the aerial on your car for instance, on the B6 they are more like the car's windscreen! Yes can still drive without it, but with great difficulty. On a number of shoots I had to give up in the end, that is, rather than keep the client waiting while I attempted to fix the B6 I simply used the original Sennheiser ME2 instead. * You can't use the B6 on the skin without the cap (or risk moisture damage). * You can't use the B6 in the windsock without the cap. * You can't use the B6 outside clothing, outdoors, without the windsock & therefore the cap. The B6 only ships with one flat response cap. Once that's stuck inside the windsock what are you to do?To add insult to injury Countryman do no respond to emails seeking assistance (sent through their own webpage) so you will be left high & dry. I sent numerous requests for assistance[...] Even then answers to simple questions took weeks. A replacement windsock (which was still faulty) took months to arrange.In the end the problem was resolved with a refund (for two B6 mics), but this took four months, cost me well over $100 in shipping & easily that again in currency conversion fees & exchange rate differences. Avoid the B6 like the plague. Stick with Sanken, Sennheiser or Sony if for no other reason than they answer emails! After the dramas I've had I would not accept the Countryman B6 as gift, indeed I won't be purchasing Countryman ever again.

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      5.0

      Great Sound a small to hide

      By Steve

      from Orlando

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

        Great to hide in tie knot.

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        5.0

        Own and Use Daily on Indie Films and TV

        By Sound Recordist

        from Hollywood CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Owned 44 Yrs 2 Solder Fx

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

        Great sound when mounted correctly and has proven to be of great value in difficult wardrobe situations.

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        4.0

        Lavalier Microphone

        By KEN LI

        from HONG KONG

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

          Good Sound.

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          4.0

          B6

          By Nick D.

          from Brooklyn NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

            Convenient for all wardrobe.

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            5.0

            Amazing Mic! great quality

            By RY

            from NYC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

            I use it for wedding films its perfect for placing it on the bride since its really small.

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            5.0

            Tiny, high-quality lag mic

            By bsatchfield

            from Tampa Bay, Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Interviews
              • Performances

              Comments about Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

              This microphone is a tiny lavaliere style designed to plug into a 1/8" mini jack with screw-down connection. It offers great sound quality and, despite its diminutive size, is pretty tough. It comes with several different end caps and a shirt clip. It also includes a nice zippered pouch to store the package. A bit expensive but worth it if you need a small, high-quality lavaliere that will stand up to daily production.

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              5.0

              Execellent Mic

              By Man of God

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

                I am a pastor and I have used different types of wireless mics; but I must say that I am totally sold on this system. Clear crisp sound. Great!!

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                5.0

                Great Mic, WAY better than the kit mic..

                By TPL

                from Asheville

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

                  This is a great mic and much needed upgrade for the Sennheiser wireless kit.

                  A little small and delicate if you are used to the Sennheiser lavs, but sound MUCH MUCH better.

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                  5.0

                  Great mic!

                  By virtualmedia

                  from Denver, CO

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good sound
                  • Small

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Broadcast
                    • Interviews

                    Comments about Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

                    If you have to hide the mic, this is a great mic with great sound.

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                    (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Exceedingly Poor Design

                    By bennythesoundman

                    from Sydney, Australia

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Great sound
                    • Small Size

                    Cons

                    • Breaks easily
                    • No customer service
                    • Poor Design

                    Best Uses

                    • None

                    Comments about Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

                    Poor design, notably surpassed by lousy manufacturer customer service. On paper the B6 sounds great, but in practice it flounders. The protective cap, which the mic requires for nearly all occasions, gets stuck inside the windsock (which itself has a tiny plastic structure inside to hold the two together). Once the cap is stuck inside it is nearly impossible to remove & to make matters worse the mic cannot be used inside the B6 windsock without the cap attached (due to the aforementioned plastic structure inside). I tested three black B6 windsocks, all had the same issue. The white B6 windsocks I tested had no problem though.Acoustically the B6 is superb, the size too is unmatched, but unfortunately Countryman have placed far too much reliance on the protective caps to deliver full functionality from the B6 microphone. Where the caps should be on par with the importance of the aerial on your car for instance, on the B6 they are more like the car's windscreen! Yes can still drive without it, but with great difficulty. On a number of shoots I had to give up in the end, that is, rather than keep the client waiting while I attempted to fix the B6 I simply used the original Sennheiser ME2 instead. * You can't use the B6 on the skin without the cap (or risk moisture damage). * You can't use the B6 in the windsock without the cap. * You can't use the B6 outside clothing, outdoors, without the windsock & therefore the cap. The B6 only ships with one flat response cap. Once that's stuck inside the windsock what are you to do?To add insult to injury Countryman do no respond to emails seeking assistance (sent through their own webpage) so you will be left high & dry. I sent numerous requests for assistance[...] Even then answers to simple questions took weeks. A replacement windsock (which was still faulty) took months to arrange.In the end the problem was resolved with a refund (for two B6 mics), but this took four months, cost me well over $100 in shipping & easily that again in currency conversion fees & exchange rate differences. Avoid the B6 like the plague. Stick with Sanken, Sennheiser or Sony if for no other reason than they answer emails! After the dramas I've had I would not accept the Countryman B6 as gift, indeed I won't be purchasing Countryman ever again.

                    Share this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Phenomenal

                    By Max

                    from Bellingham,WA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Countryman B6 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

                    Used for interviews, etc. This thing is great and has paid for itself in just a few days of work that it DIDN'T screw up on. Wonderfully small, completely discreet. Not all the bumps and scratches of my other mics.

                    Great!

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                    Wind Protection

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                    Countryman -  Windscreen for B6
                    • You Pay: $6.60
                     

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                    Microphone Clips

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                    Microphone Clips are often lost or broken out over time. Make sure to get extra Microphone Clips.

                    Countryman -  E6 & B6 Replacement Clips for 1mm Diameter Cables
                    • You Pay: $14.00
                     
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                    • You Pay: $3.00
                     

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                    Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

                    Pelican -  1020 Micro Case (Clear Black)
                    • You Pay: $11.64
                     

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                    Additional hardware extends the flexibility of your system.

                    Garfield -  Hush Lav - Lavalier Quieting Sleeves
                    • You Pay: $12.30
                     
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