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Polsen Omnidirectional USB Boundary Microphone with Mute

BH #POUSOB33 • MFR #US-OB-33
Polsen Omnidirectional USB Boundary Microphone with Mute
Key Features
  • For Video Conferencing
  • Omni Polar Pattern for 360° Pickup
  • Easy Plug-and-Play Operation
  • Onboard Mute Switch
With its CD-quality sound and simple plug-and-play hookup to your computer, the Polsen US-OB-33 omnidirectional USB boundary microphone offers improved audio performance and intelligibility over your computer's internal mic, making it beneficial for video meetings, conferences, and even interviews. The omnidirectional polar pattern of the US-OB-33 delivers 360 degrees of responsive sound pickup, allowing participants to converse naturally while seated comfortably around the microphone.
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Polsen US-OB-33 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Boundary Microphone
  • 3Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • 4CD-Quality Sound
  • 5Plug-and-Play Operation
  • 6USB Output
  • 7Mute Switch
  • 8Rugged Metal Construction

With its CD-quality sound and simple plug-and-play hookup to your computer, the Polsen US-OB-33 omnidirectional USB boundary microphone offers improved audio performance and intelligibility over your computer's internal mic, making it beneficial for video meetings, conferences, and even interviews. The omnidirectional polar pattern of the US-OB-33 delivers 360 degrees of responsive sound pickup, allowing participants to converse naturally while seated comfortably around the microphone.

Thanks to its bus-powered, driver-free design, the US-OB-33 is ready for use out of the box, no batteries or software installation required. The mic's built-in A/D converter operates at 16-bit / 48 kHz digital resolution to ensure accurate voice capture into your computer. The durable metal housing features a convenient mute switch with LED indication to enable private discussions during meetings.

Boundary Microphone
You've probably experienced dropouts, feedback, and poor audio quality with your computer's internal microphone, and at the worst possible moments. The US-OB-33 adds reliable CD-quality sound to your video meetings for you and any participants sitting around the microphone.
Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
The microphone features an omnidirectional polar pattern that uniformly picks up sound 360 degrees around the microphone. You can sit comfortably at your desk, look around if you like, and not focus on speaking directly into the microphone. Set it in the center of a table, and all participants seated around it will be clearly heard.
CD-Quality Sound
US-OB-33 has an internal A/D converter so no additional audio gear, like an A/D interface, is necessary to use the mic. It boasts 16-bit / 48 kHz digital resolution for accurate, CD-quality sound.
Plug-and-Play Operation
Plug the US-OB-33 into an available USB port on your desktop or laptop computer, and you're ready to go. You won't need to wait for software to download in order to use the microphone.
USB Output
The US-OB-33 is bus powered, so just use the included cable to plug the microphone into a powered USB port on your computer, select the mic in your audio settings, and it's connected and ready to go. No extra power cables or batteries are needed.
Mute Switch
Nothing matches the confusion of not knowing if the microphone is muted. A red LED indicator lets you know that the microphone is muted so you can have a side conversation or clear your throat without interrupting a conference or meeting.
Rugged Metal Construction
This boundary mic's durable metal construction is made for repeated use in demanding conference room and office environments. It's also solid enough to take with you when you're on the go, and it will withstand bumps when you pack it into your computer case.
UPC: 847628036956

Polsen US-OB-33 Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
1x Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
On-Board Controls
Mic Mute
Frequency Range
100 Hz to 16 kHz
Maximum SPL
110 dB SPL
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female
Power Sources
Bus Power
Microphone
Form Factor
Boundary/Surface Mount
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
1x Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Orientation
Side Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Tone Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
Mic Mute
Performance
Frequency Range
100 Hz to 16 kHz
Maximum SPL
110 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-42 dB
Dynamic Range
80 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
60 dB
Connectivity
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female
Cable Length
6.6' / 2.0 m
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
16-Bit
Sample Rate
48 kHz
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Power
Power Sources
Bus Power
Bus Power
USB
Operating Voltage
5 V (USB Bus Power)
Physical
Mounting
Tabletop (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size
Included Mount Has No Threading
Construction Material
ABS, Metal
Dimensions
ø: 2.8H: 0.6" / ø: 7.1H: 1.5 cm
Weight
4.9 oz / 139 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.515 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.7 x 4 x 1.2"

Polsen US-OB-33 Reviews

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Would this mic work well for dictation with ...

Would this mic work well for dictation with programs such as Dragon Naturally Speaking?
Asked by: Peter
Although this can work for dictation software, it will pick up surrounding conversation in the room. This Polsen Omnidirectional USB Boundary mic would work great for recording meetings, or for remote video conferencing - but I would not recommend it for use with dragon primarily. This Polsen dynamic USB mic would be a better option, for isolated capture of a single voice for transcription: https://bhpho.to/371Sf8P USB headset mics like the Logitech H570e can also be a good choice for transcription: https://bhpho.to/3Lw7F4r
Answered by: Jordan
Date published: 2022-03-30

Can this mic be use for dictation when using ...

Can this mic be use for dictation when using programs like Dragon Naturally Speaking?
Asked by: Peter
Yes you can use the Polsen Omnidirectional USB Boundary Microphone for dictation.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-09-15

It appears that the cable is USB Type-C to USB ...

It appears that the cable is USB Type-C to USB Type-A. Is it possible to use a regular USB Type-C to USB Type-C for the microphone connection?
Asked by: Samuel
Yes, it is possible to connect this Polsen Omnidirectional Boundary microphone to the USB-C port on a computer, using a cable like I am linking below: https://bhpho.to/3DsGogu
Answered by: Jordan
Date published: 2022-03-30

What is the range pick up on this microphone?

What is the range pick up on this microphone?
Asked by: RAUL
The Polsen Omnidirectional USB Boundary Microphone can pick up clear audio from up to approximately 10 feet away, depending on the environment.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-01-06

How is the cable attached to the camera?

How is the cable attached to the camera?
Asked by: Walter
The Xcellon HDWC-10 Full HD Webcam has a USB cable that is permanently attached to the back of the camera. The USB connector just needs to be plugged into a USB port on the computer.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-09-27

Can you use link these mics to be used in ...

Can you use link these mics to be used in conjunction on Microsoft Teams?
Asked by: Taylor
Polsen US-OB-33 units cannot be linked together.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2023-02-08
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