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Earthworks ETHOS B Broadcast Condenser Microphone (Matte Black)

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Earthworks ETHOS B Broadcast Condenser Microphone (Matte Black)
Key Features
  • Voiceover, Podcast, Broadcast, Narration
  • Supercardioid Pattern Lowers Room Noise
  • Condenser Capsule with Extended High End
  • Custom Connector for Boom/Stand Mounting
Visually and sonically precise, the matte black Earthworks ETHOS B 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 B utilizes a small-diaphragm condenser capsule, which allows it to deliver nuanced and accurate vocal recordings with extended highs.
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Earthworks ETHOS Overview

  • 1Description
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6Voiced for Your Voice
  • 7The Detail of a Condenser
  • 8Extended Bandwidth
  • 9Focused Pickup
  • 10Tech Details
  • 11Foam Windscreen
  • 12Pro Mounting System
By B&H Photo's
Visually and sonically precise, the matte black Earthworks ETHOS B 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 B 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 B 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 B 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 B utilizes a small-diaphragm condenser capsule to ensure accuracy and revealing detail across its tonal spectrum.
Extended Bandwidth
With a frequency range of 20 Hz to 30 kHz, the ETHOS B enables every element of your voice to be recorded clearly, with no loss of highs or lows.
Focused Pickup
A supercardioid polar pattern allows the ETHOS B to pick up primarily what's in front of it (your voice) while rejecting much of the off-axis room reflections and background noise.
Tech Details
  • 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
Foam Windscreen
By reducing noise from breaths and wind, the supplied foam windscreen helps you achieve clean vocal recordings.
Pro Mounting System
Included with the ETHOS B 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

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 30 kHz
Maximum SPL
145 dB SPL
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Mono
Operating Principle
Pressure Gradient
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 30 kHz
Maximum SPL
145 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection
2 dB at 60°
15 dB at 120°
25 dB at 180°
Sensitivity
-34 dBV/Pa
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
78 dB A-Weighted
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
24 to 48 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption
10 mA
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included Case
No
Included Filters
No
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.7 x 6.7 x 4.6"

Earthworks ETHOS Reviews

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For pro podcasts and webinars in a slightly ...

For pro podcasts and webinars in a slightly treated room, how would this compare to the RE20 or MKH416 running through a MixPre 3 II as the interface?
Asked by: Allen
The Earthworks ETHOS B Broadcast Condenser Microphone is similar to the Sennheiser MKH 416 Shotgun Microphone in its capsule type and directionality, both being directional condensers. The ETHOS B has off-axis rejection for reducing room noise but is likely more forgiving than the MKH 416 in terms of capturing voice when the head turns. The 416 would require discipline from the user in the sense that they would need to be speaking directly at the microphone for the best pickup. The 416 would also be more optimal at a distance, making staying on-axis a bit more difficult. The Electro-Voice RE20 is a less sensitive, dynamic end address microphone more commonly used in these scenarios. It has a wider, more standard cardioid pickup pattern than the ETHOS B. The ETHOS B is more sensitive than the RE20, but makes up for potential room noise issues with its tight pickup pattern. The ETHOS B also has the widest frequency response of the three microphones.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-06-07
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