Audio-Technica has released a new line of headsets intended for streaming applications.
The ATH-M50xSTS and ATH-M50xSTS-USB “StreamSet” headsets were designed with the needs of live-streaming content creators in mind, says Audio-Technica. Based on its ATH-M50x professional monitor headphones, and incorporating technology from the company’s 20 Series microphones, these mics deliver full-spectrum, studio-quality for both users and listeners on the receiving end.
Both models use a cardioid condenser capsule on a flexible boom arm, allowing for ideal positioning even with head movement. “The result is a rich, studio-quality vocal presence without background noise and output at a consistent level,” says Audio-Technica.
The ATH-M50xSTS uses a 6.6-foot permanently-attached cable with 1/8-inch headphone input and XLR microphone output. The ATH-M50xSTS-USB also uses a 6.6-foot permanently-attached cable, but with a USB-A connection for plug-and-play connectivity to PCs and Macs.
In addition, the ATH-M50xSTS-USB includes an A/D converter with a sampling rate up to 24-bit/96 kHz and sidetone circuitry that lets vocals be heard in the headset. The streaming headsets also come with two sets of distinct earpads: M50x earpads that stress audio quality and sound isolation and mesh and leatherette earpads that emphasize breathability and comfort, says Audio-Technica.
The ATH-M50xSTS is now available at $199 and the ATH-M50xSTS-USB is available at $229.