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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.

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.

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Earthworks ETHOS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Voiced for Your Voice
  • 3The Detail of a Condenser
  • 4Extended Bandwidth
  • 5Focused Pickup
  • 6Foam Windscreen
  • 7Tech Details
  • 8Pro Mounting System

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.

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.
Foam Windscreen
By reducing noise from breaths and wind, the supplied foam windscreen helps you achieve clean vocal recordings.
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
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).
UPC: 827517416397

Earthworks ETHOS Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording, Broadcast, Podcast
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesSpeech/Voice Over
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm0.6" / 14 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 30 kHz
Maximum SPL145 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection2 dB at 60°
15 dB at 120°
25 dB at 180°
Impedance65 Ohms
Load Impedance600 Ohms
Sensitivity-34 dBV/Pa
Signal-to-Noise Ratio78 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level16 dB SPL A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Operating Voltage24 to 48 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption10 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Included CaseNone
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialStainless Steel
Dimensionsø: 2.25 x L: 6.9" / ø: 5.71 x L: 17.5 cm
Weight1 lb / 0.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.535 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 6.7 x 4.6"

Earthworks ETHOS Reviews

Possibly the best podcasting mic ever made?

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-08

This microphone is expensive but it sounds SO GOOD. It's like an RE20 and SM7B merged together with the sweetness of the RE20 but low end of the 7B in a perfect balance. It makes my voice sound great and does me a lot of favors. The build quality is outstanding and it feels super robust. The only minor complaint I have is that the pop filter/foam can fall off kind of easily so if you use this as a guest mic they may tug on it the wrong way and pull it off by accident if it's on a boom arm. If you're looking for a super clean, unique sound this is the Mic for you. It's also very easy to drive with about 25db of gain needed for a healthy signal.

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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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