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Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black)

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

The Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Microphone is a miniature lavalier microphone for general public speaking, interviews, stage performances, video and film shoots, houses-of-worship applications and much more.

The capsule measures 0.2" 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).

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

Miniature Unobtrusive Capsule
The miniature capsule measures only 0.2" (5.08mm) in diameter. The B3 is available in various colors that will virtually render the entire microphone invisible against the skin. This version B3 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 Applications
The B3 is available in two sensitivity response specifications. This version is optimized to accurately capture general speech without noise and distortion.
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 3 dB
Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 24 dB(A)
Maximum Input Sound Level 140 dB
Power Requirements 3 to 12 V @ 200 mA
Output Impedance 2 kOhms
Output Connectors Mini 1/8" (3.5mm) Locking for Sony bodypack transmitters
Dimensions Capsule Diameter - 0.2" (5.08 mm)
Weight 0.07 oz (2 g)
Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black)
  • Storage Case
  • Windscreen
  • Protective Caps
  • Black Cable Clip
  • White Cable Clip
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    CountrymanB3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (3)
    • Good audio (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor events / games (3)
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      5.0

      Good Value, Great sound

      By Phil

      from Del Mar, CA

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

        I produce commercial video for several heathcare clients. I'm improving my sound set-up with new B3 lav mics, the Sound Devices Mixpro and Senn wireless lavs. The B3 produces sharp, clean sound - maybe too sharp. Countryman includes three different caps that provide different sound signatures. I've yet to test all three. I'm hoping to find that sweet spot. So far, great mics for the money.

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        4.0

        Good lav for hiding under clothing

        By BH Audio

        from Indy

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

          This mic is small but has great sound quality. It comes with all the necessary extras too. Its easy to hide and just sounds good.

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          5.0

          Tiny little head microphone is desirable

          By Terence YAP

          from SINGAPORE

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

            I use it for ENG field production.
            I like it very much because the microphone has tiny little head which is easy to hide not visible and light weight. It comes with solid strong cable that is not ease to break.

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            Accessory Packages

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            An accessory kit is a great way to get multiple accessories your system.

            B&H Photo Video -  Lavalier Accessory Backup Kit - Small (1/8") (3mm)
            • You Pay: $11.95
             

            Wind Protection

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            Windscreens are often lost or worn out over time. Make sure to get extra Windscreens.

            Countryman -  Windscreen for B3 and EMW
            • You Pay: $7.99
             

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            PACK

            Auray WLF-018-3 Foam Windscreens for 1/8" Diameter Microphones (3 Pack)
            Auray -  WLF-018-3 Foam Windscreens for 1/8" Diameter Microphones (3 Pack)
            • You Pay: $8.95
             

            Microphone Clips

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

            Countryman -  Viper-Style Lavalier Clip
            • You Pay: $12.99
             
            Countryman -  Microphone Clips (Black & White)
            • You Pay: $14.54
             

            Cases & Protection

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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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