Sennheiser Profile USB microphone on stream
Wednesday, 15 March 2023
sennheiserThe Profile USB ‘combines professional sound with direct accessibility of all functions’
Europe - Sennheiser has launched the Profile USB microphone, a cardioid condenser microphone that presents ‘an easy and stylish solution for streaming and podcasting’. It combines professional sound with direct accessibility of all functions, allowing streamers, podcasters and gamers to fully focus on their content, says Sennheiser. The side-address microphone is available as a table stand version (EUR 129, MSRP) and as the Profile Streaming Set with a 3-point self-locking boom arm (EUR 199, MSRP). Both models are shipping now.
At the heart of the Profile USB microphone is an award-winning Sennheiser condenser capsule, the KE 10. Its cardioid pick-up pattern provides the typical attenuation of sound coming from the rear, making sure that the streamer’s voice is in focus.
In designing the Profile, product managers Benny Franke and Dennis Stegemerten also put an emphasis on ease of use. “When you are recording your podcast or doing a live stream, you already have to worry about the content, perhaps room treatment, the camera set-up, interaction with your audience – the last thing you need in this situation is a complex audio set-up”, explains Franke. “So we tried to create tech that gets out of the way of your creative process.”
Stegemerten continues, “The design is simple and efficient and does not overwhelm you. Profile is simply plugged into the USB-C port of your computer or tablet – your device will automatically recognize the microphone, and it’s ready to capture your voice. There is no need for an interface or any software, no additional window to keep open so that you can control the mic settings. One intuitive touch of a control directly on the mic – that’s all that is needed.”
At its front, the Profile USB Mic features a soft-touch, no-noise mute button, a gain control for the microphone volume, a mix control to set the balance between your voice and the computer/tablet audio, plus a volume control for headphone monitoring. Headphones or earphones can be connected via a 3.5 mm socket at the back of the Profile USB microphone.
“Right out of the box, the Profile delivers a natural, warm sound that accentuates the body and presence of your voice. Interestingly enough, you can even hear this difference on platforms that compress the audio,” explains Franke. “Having a great capsule is essential for this – but placing the microphone correctly is just as important. It should be positioned within 15 cm (6 in) from your mouth or the sound source to ensure both clarity and warmth.”
Stegemerten concludes: “To round things off, Profile is made from metal, so it will be a rugged audio companion throughout – no matter whether you’re just getting started or are a seasoned pro and looking to simplify your set-up.”

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