Sennheiser’s Profile USB Microphone offers impressive quality for podcasters and streamers
The Sennheiser Profile USB Microphone is an out of the box solution for anyone who wants to get into the world of streaming or creating audio content like a podcast.
It is a cardioid condenser microphone that’s available on its own with a tabletop stand ($239) or with a three-point boom arm ($349) so you can mount it on the edge of a desk and position it comfortably in front of you.
For our review we received the version with the boom arm.
The microphone connects via USB-C to a Mac, iPad, Windows PC and Android devices.
Under the hood is a cardioid condenser capsule which can pick up your voice clearly and reject background noises.
It also has an all-metal construction so it its durable to use anywhere every day.
The Sennheiser Profile USB Microphone has a built in hinge that allows it to be tilted at precisely the right angle.
And the boom arm also offers plenty of flexibility so you can adjust the microphone so it’s sitting at the right angle.
The controls are right in front of you as well and these include a soft mute button with an LED ring so you can tell at glance when it’s been activated.
There’s also a gain control, a headphones volume knob and a mix control to balance levels on both the microphone and the device.
There is a 3.5mm jack to plug your headphones directly into the microphone.
But it’s all still pretty simple to use.
Just connect the mic to your device with a USB-C cable.
And there’s no need for power – it gets that from your device when it’s connected.
Whatever application you’re using, whether it’s audio software, Zoom or Skype, you then simply look for Sennheiser Profile USB microphone and select it as your input and output device.
Users can choose to use the microphone in any orientation – when it’s mounted upside down on the stand or right way up – the quality and sensitivity will be the same.
The boom arm has an integrated cable management slot to help conceal the included 3m USB-C cable.
And when you’re done, there’s also a small pouch to store the microphone safely.
The tabletop version includes a small stand and a 1.2m USB-C cable.
The best thing about the Sennheiser Profile USB Microphone is that you don’t need to be an audio engineer to get a good result.
The mic produces impressive audio quality for podcasters, gamers, live streamers and one else who wants to come through loud and clear on their next video call.
The Sennheiser Profile USB Microphone is available now and is priced at $239 (table-top) and $349 (boom arm).