By B&H Photo's
Visually and sonically precise, the stainless steel Earthworks ETHOS is a broadcast condenser microphone built to impart a competitive, detailed quality to your voice for podcasts, narration, audiobooks, and more, helping it stand out in a world of speech-centric content. Like many mics that made Earthworks a big name, the ETHOS utilizes a small-diaphragm condenser capsule, which allows it to deliver nuanced and accurate vocal recordings with extended highs.
While it is common for broadcast mics to have cardioid polar patterns, the ETHOS features a supercardioid response, enabling more focused capture of your voice with less background noise. The combination of low-noise circuitry and high SPL handling make it a strong performer, even in today's demanding production standards. Whether hung from a boom arm or affixed to a mic stand, the supplied mount from Triad-Orbit lets you get optimal and stable mic placement without trouble.
This microphone is part of the B&H Virtual Mic Locker, an online tool to help our valued customers determine the sonic differences between popular microphones for podcasting and voice over work. Each microphone was recorded using a Grace Design M103 preamp into a Presonus Quantum 2626 interface.
Voiced for Your Voice
However your voice sounds, the ETHOS is designed to faithfully capture it. You can be sure that the tone of your podcast, narration, commentary, or audiobook will be unmistakably you.
The Detail of a Condenser
The ETHOS utilizes a small-diaphragm condenser capsule to ensure accuracy and revealing detail across its tonal spectrum.
With a frequency range of 20 Hz to 30 kHz, the ETHOS enables every element of your voice to be recorded clearly, with no loss of highs or lows.
A supercardioid polar pattern allows the ETHOS to pick up primarily what's in front of it (your voice) while rejecting much of the off-axis room reflections and background noise.
- 0.6" small-diaphragm condenser capsule
- Ultrafast 11.67 microsecond rise time
- Supercardioid polar pattern
- 20 Hz to 30 kHz frequency range
- 145 dB maximum SPL
- 16 dBA self-noise
- XLR 3-pin output connector
- Requires 24 to 48 VDC phantom power
By reducing noise from breaths and wind, the supplied foam windscreen helps you achieve clean vocal recordings.
Pro Mounting System
Included with the ETHOS is a Triad-Orbit M2-R mount, a sturdy and versatile accessory that makes it easy to get the perfect mic placement with a boom arm or mic stand (available separately).
Earthworks ETHOS Specs
20 Hz to 30 kHz
145 dB SPL
|Intended Sound Sources|
20 Hz to 30 kHz
145 dB SPL
2 dB at 60°
15 dB at 120°
25 dB at 180°
78 dB A-Weighted
24 to 48 V (Phantom Power)
|Operating Current Consumption|
|Mounting Thread Size|
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)|
9.3 x 8 x 4.5"