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Dan McLean Jr aka, Magic Roadie
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Last week, I got to try the new audio-technica AT892 MicroSet omnidirectional condenser headworn mic, and I liked it a lot!

• Tiny, profile. Smaller than the DPA 4065/4066/4067, about the same as the Countryman E6.
• MUCH more rugged than the E6.
• The “ear loop” is bendable, like a “Gumby” figure, and it stays in place much more securely than the E6.
• Adjustable to left or right ear.
• Includes a DPA-style “moisture guard” ring.
• Can be purchased pre-wired with a variety of connectors for a variety of beltpacks, or with bare ends.
• I think it sounds better than the E6, and not as good as the DPA, but then again, they all sound very good, even by “pro audio” standards.
• Available in black, beige & cocoa.
• Looks like the price is somewhere between US$275-US$350, depending upon which connector/wiring is needed.

Cheers from Toronto!
Dan McLean Jr
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Thanks for the review. I've been considering getting the mic since it came out, but was never sure of it's quality. I plan on buying one soon.

Brock Edwards
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I recently purchaed the Audio-Technica earset that you're talking about. You are right it is great! I finally had to get rid of the giant black sponge ball headset that made me look like Garth Brooks in 1992. I paid about $300 for mine.

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Scott Davis
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That's a great price. Thanks for the review. I've been eyeing the Countryman E6 for a while but it has mixed reviews for durability.
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How is fitting on the ear? Does it fit like the countryman?

I have the countryman and love it but always looking .

Kevin Ridgeway
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It fits a little differently than the Countryman. It goes kinda over and under one ear.

My personal favorite fitting mic is the DPA...it goes over both ears unlike the Countryman and A/T. Thus there is no pivoting than can happen occasionaly on the others.

Regardless...they are all good mics. Some excel in certain areas and lag in others.

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Dan McLean Jr aka, Magic Roadie
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The AT fits more securely than the Countryman, and doesn't wobble nearly as much as the E6. As Kevin points out, all three have their relative pros & cons.


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