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Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Locking 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini for Sennheiser
  • Headroom for Strong Vocals
  • 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 Locking 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini connector for Sennheiser 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 Strong Vocals
The B3 is available in two sensitivities. This version is optimized to accurately capture strong audio signals without peak distortion and noise, also providing optimum results when placed in hair for theater applications.
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 140dB
Power Requirements 3 to 12V @ 200mA
Output Impedance 2 kOhms
Output Connectors Locking 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini for Sennheiser transmitters
Dimensions Capsule Diameter - 0.2" (5.08mm)
Weight 0.07 oz (2g)
Countryman B3 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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    CountrymanB3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black)
     
    5.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Good audio (4)
    • Durable (3)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (4)

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      5.0

      This is fantastic.

      By cloud 9

      from fullerton CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

        This is fantastic mic.

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        5.0

        Warm sound, no handling noise!!

        By madnomad films

        from san francisco

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

          Got 2 of these microphones with Sennheiser wireless systems. You can place this microphone under clothes without any noise from reasonable movements. Very good deal for the price. Also placed on top of clothes in the wind, coupled with a furry wind-protection, sound is perfect. The microphone comes in a now a semi-hard case with a pair of clips to attach to clothes.

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          5.0

          B3 Microphone

          By Camera Doctor

          from Los Angels, Ca

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

            After my sennheisser wireless repeatedly broke at the contact point I discovered these Countryman mics. This mic is Soooooo much better in terms of sound and durability! It even comes in a durable case with mic capsule options. Highly Recommended.

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            5.0

            Standard, Sturdy

            By Bandeto

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Countryman B3 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (Black):

              I purchase the B3's instead of the B6's because they are more rugged. They are slightly larger but I feel like this increases the response the microphone is getting from the vocal range. Trustworthy enough that I could just send a PA to grab a new one when went missing at the last minute.

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              Accessory Packages

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

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              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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