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Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones/Earphones

B&H # ROCS10EM Mfr # CS-10EM
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You Pay: $129.00
Product Highlights
  • 2-in-1 Functionality
  • High-Quality Condenser Microphones
  • Monitor While Recording
  • Closed Design for Reduced Feedback
  • Accessories Included

The CS-10EM from Roland is a unique 2-in-1 product that allows you to create binaural recordings and monitor them at the same time. With the same form factor as in-ear headphones, each earpiece also holds a high-quality condenser microphone. Simply put them into your ears and connect them to a portable recorder such as the R-05 or R-09HR to record binaural stereo recordings of your environment. The microphones are powered by the recorder, accepting 2-10V.

You can choose to monitor your recording while it's being made, or play it back over the headphones after you're done recording. The closed in-ear design and multiple eartip sizes allow you to get a solid, comfortable fit in the ear that blocks out ambient noise and reduces feedback. The headphones have a pair of standard 3.5mm connectors, one for the mics and one for the headphones. In addition to the extra eartips, you also receive a convenient carrying pouch.

Compact and lightweight design with 2-in-1 functionality
High-quality condenser microphones in each earpiece
Ideal for portable recorders such as the R-05 or R-09HR
Powered by the recorder, accepting 2-10V for use with a variety of recorders
Monitor while recording or after you're finished
Closed in-ear design and multiple eartip sizes allow you to get a solid, comfortable fit in the ear that blocks out ambient noise and reduces feedback
Standard 3.5mm connectors, one for the mics and one for the headphones
Convenient carrying pouch also included
Headphones
Type In-Ear, Dynamic
Driver 12.5mm
Sensitivity 102dB
Maximum Input Power 200mW
Frequency Response 15Hz - 22kHz
Impedance 16 Ohms
Microphone
Type Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response 20Hz - 20kHz
Sensitivity -40dB 1V/Pa
Signal to Noise Ratio > 60dB
Impedance 2.2 kOhms
Power Requirements 2-10V
General
Connectors 2 x Gold-Plated 3.5mm Stereo Mini Plugs
Cable Length 4.95' (1.5 m)
Weight 0.16 oz (4.5g) (Without Cable)
Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones/Earphones
  • 3 x Pairs of Eartips (S/M/L)
  • Carrying Pouch
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    RolandCS-10EM Binaural Microphones/Earphones
     
    4.2

    (based on 6 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (5)
    • Comfortable (4)
    • Great sound (4)
    • Compact (3)
    • Good value (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable devices (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Audiophile (4), Gear head (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      4.0

      Wonderful high end, boomy lower end

      By Josh the audiophile

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Audiophile, Frequent Traveler, Gear Head

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Boomy Low End

      Best Uses

      • Portable Devices
      • Traveling

      Comments about Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones/Earphones:

      These binaural mics work great. It's wonderful that you can monitor as you record. The only downside I've seen is the low frequency response is extremely boomy. They are not very good for concert environments unless you want to do quite a bit of equalization.
      On the other hand they work great for binaural recordings in nature. (walks on the beach, forests, rainy nights)

      • Primary Use:
      • Traveling
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      This thing is amazing

      By pix2tv

      from Belgrade, Serbia

      About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Good Bass
      • Good Value
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music
        • Portable Devices
        • With My Computer
        • Working
        • Working Out

        Comments about Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones/Earphones:

        I recorded live performance of Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, recorded Joe Satriani concert Impossible Momentum and Roger Waters - The Wall in Belgrade. The live recording from Roger Waters sounds much better than from O2 Arena. I just couldn't believe that it sounds so real. You feel the presence of all instruments. The sound engineer came to my studio and he was totally impressed by the sound quality of this recording and he didn't believe that all is done with Zoom H4N and Roland CS-10EM Microphones.binaural audio is the future of audio recording. So we just learning and using laws of nature to implement in technology.

        • Primary Use:
        • Working out
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Impressive sound!

        By jacobsteel

        from Gothenburg, Sweden

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Great Sound
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones/Earphones:

            Impressive sound, and they did not distort, even when recording live rock music in a small club.

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            5.0

            Great recording

            By Aw

            from Baton Rouge la

            About Me Audiophile, College Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact
            • Great Sound
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portable Devices
              • With My Computer

              Comments about Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones/Earphones:

              I'm using these headphone microphones with the Roland r09. They record fantastic audio, they don't fall out of your ears, and are simple to set up. The quality of the 3d experience is great.

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              2.0

              Great idea but ....

              By LK

              from Pasadena

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Picks up wind sound

              Best Uses

              • Portable Devices

              Comments about Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones/Earphones:

              I loved the idea of this product - mic and monitor all in one! However, it does not yield the best results ... Also, you really can't monitor and record at the same time because of the reverb effect. The sound of the earphones are also on the darker side and not very accurate ...

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              5.0

              Real good mic for it's application.

              By Martins2012

              from NYC, NY

              About Me Audiophile, Gear Head

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Compact
              • Good Value
              • Great Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Audio
                • Music
                • Portable Devices
                • Traveling

                Comments about Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones/Earphones:

                This is just perfect for recording people on their comfortable state. People don't like to see microphone, and actually, the headphones on this sounds great!
                Now, there is a little catch, you have to be careful when first connecting it because it gives background noise if the recording level is too high and headphone volume is too high. What's this type of recording good for? Birthday parties, and wedding. When you watch it again with headphones is like you are there!!! You even pause sometimes to make sure there is nobody be hide you. Note, in order for sense of distance you must make sure automatically gain level is turned OFF.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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