This version of the Schoeps HSC 4XP Integrated Headset with Ultrasone 680 Headphones and B5 Popscreen features a strong compensation of the proximity effect. The headset features a gooseneck cardioid microphone capsule suppresses noise from the surrounding environment while providing protection from "vocal" popping sounds" with the B5 popscreen.
This version of the headeset fatures a steep bass rolloff and a mild high-frequency boost. It is designed for lateral sound pickup at the shortest possible distance , i.e. directly in front of the speaker's mouth. The proximity effect compensates for its low-frequency rolloff such that the rolloff such that thte microphone has an even frequency response of the person speaking, while background noise encounters the full respones rolloff and is greatly reduced.
The set includes the Ultrasone 680 closed-back stereo headphones for clear stereo audio. The headset was developed in cooperation with the sound engineers of a TV station who sought the highest possible quality of sound even under the extreme conditions of Formula 1 motor races.
A single cable splits to provide the microphone output is via an XLR-3M (+48V) and the headphone output via a 1/4" TRS connector. The earpiece opposite of the side of the gooseneck microphone can be folded out of the way of the ear.