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Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic 

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The Audio-Technica PRO 8HEx Headset Mic provides professional-quality vocal sound for aerobics instructors and performing musicians. An ideal headset...Click To Read More About This Product

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Free yourself from that mic stand!

The Audio-Technica PRO 8HEx Headset Mic provides professional-quality vocal sound for aerobics instructors and performing musicians. An ideal headset mic for drummer/vocalists. Its low-visibility headband gives secure, comfortable fit. Hypercardioid pattern. Dynamic element. 200Hz-18kHz response range. Audio-Technica backs the PRO 8HEx Headset Mic with a one-year warranty.

FEATURES
  • Moisture protected
  • Low-visibility, comfort-fit headband
  • Super rugged
  • Boom pivot for left- or right-side operation
  • Dynamic element
  • Hypercardioid pattern
  • 7' cord with 3-pin XLR plug
  • 200Hz-18kHz range
  • One-year warranty
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Audio-TechnicaPRO 8HEX Headset Mic
 
4.1

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Good audio (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A Keyboard/Vocalist User

I purchased this microphone for my wife who sings and plays keyboards for our band. I actually did not expect too much from this product as my opinion regarding any of the headset-type mics...Read complete review

I purchased this microphone for my wife who sings and plays keyboards for our band. I actually did not expect too much from this product as my opinion regarding any of the headset-type mics is that most of them are not very good. My experience with most of these mics is that they have are very low gain and very tinny sounding. This mic fits the mold; however, I found that it had more gain than many that I have tried. The sound? yes, they are haavy on the high-end; however, a good mixer board will cure that problem. We actually tuned this one to the point where it had too much low-end. Overall, it performed very well once we got it tuned into our system and I can actually say that we will continue to use it as a permanent part of our PA system. We perform in a variety rock band, so it was tested pretty well at our last gig. My wife's only advice about using it...it IS pretty sensitive, so remember to move it away from your face when you're not actively singing....

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Keep looking!

This might be decent for a preacher or an auctioneer, but if you play, and sing, on stage, don't buy this one.
No features to speak of.The boom won't stay in place...Read complete review

This might be decent for a preacher or an auctioneer, but if you play, and sing, on stage, don't buy this one.
No features to speak of.The boom won't stay in place uless I crank the screw down. It doesn't adjust easily when I want to go from harmony to lead.

Either I got a dud, or people who reviewed them have never had a decent headset mic before.
I have a higher end board and have to crank both the bottom end, as well as the compression, to get a decent sound out of it. It isn't even close to the quality I had with my old AKG c410. (I can't get parts for it anymore so...)
Save your money, buy a condenser headset.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

PRO 8HEx

By Johnnyrock

from Middletown, OH, USA

Pros

  • Drummer
  • Vocals/Singing

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic:

      I've used the PRO 8HEx fro about 8 years. It is very versitile. I went from gig to gig with 3 bands full time. Gigs every weekend. It was always the best sounding mic on stage.

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Expert
      • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
      • Musician
      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Over a year

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great headset Mic

      By Patrick Farver

      from Michigan

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic:

      I am a rock drummer and this headset works great for the price. I have a couple of them and they have been solid mics.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great mic if you like freedom!!

      By Vocoder Man!!

      from Omaha Nebraska

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic:

        I play percussion and The R3 Vocoder keyboard and i use it for The Vocoder Effect and it,s Great and i use one to Sing with!! And they give me the freedom to move around that booms would,nt Thanks Again!~!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Keep looking!

        By Larryd

        from The great Midwest, Kansas.

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic:

        This might be decent for a preacher or an auctioneer, but if you play, and sing, on stage, don't buy this one.
        No features to speak of.The boom won't stay in place uless I crank the screw down. It doesn't adjust easily when I want to go from harmony to lead.

        Either I got a dud, or people who reviewed them have never had a decent headset mic before.
        I have a higher end board and have to crank both the bottom end, as well as the compression, to get a decent sound out of it. It isn't even close to the quality I had with my old AKG c410. (I can't get parts for it anymore so...)
        Save your money, buy a condenser headset.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Singing Drummer

        By vapilot18-.oEA1

        from St Louis

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic:

        I've used this mike for about 5 years of occasional gigging. It's held up great and I've had some sound guys tell me they love it, and some that say they hate it. The biggest complaint I have is that it picks up too much of the drums along with the vocals. If you're not singing, the drums come through and mess up the mix with the drum mikes. Overall, worth the money, but if you gig a lot you may want to upgrade.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Ben2k Drummer

        By Themuscleman67

        from Midwest, USA

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic:

        I'm a singing drummer and bought this to finally free me from the boom stand. Man what a difference! I can't tell you how nice it is to be able to move your head around while singing. Wow! I can't believe I put myself through the "boom stand woes" for so long. As for the quality of the mic, I think it works great. I've seen a couple other reviews about how thin or tinny it sounds but I haven't found that. I just sing back-up vocals so it sounds just fine for that. We have a sound guy at our rehearsals and he was loving it last night, having a lot less issue with feedback. With the right EQ you can make this thing sound how ever you want. I think it's a great value so far. I haven't owned it very long so we'll see how it holds up but I'm a firm believer that things usually last if they're taken care of so I'm guessing it will last a long time. Rock on!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        A Keyboard/Vocalist User

        By MoonDog Mick

        from Sweetwater, TX

        See all my reviews

        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic:

        I purchased this microphone for my wife who sings and plays keyboards for our band. I actually did not expect too much from this product as my opinion regarding any of the headset-type mics is that most of them are not very good. My experience with most of these mics is that they have are very low gain and very tinny sounding. This mic fits the mold; however, I found that it had more gain than many that I have tried. The sound? yes, they are haavy on the high-end; however, a good mixer board will cure that problem. We actually tuned this one to the point where it had too much low-end. Overall, it performed very well once we got it tuned into our system and I can actually say that we will continue to use it as a permanent part of our PA system. We perform in a variety rock band, so it was tested pretty well at our last gig. My wife's only advice about using it...it IS pretty sensitive, so remember to move it away from your face when you're not actively singing....

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I absolutely LOVE this product.

        By jaydub

        from Victoria, BC, Canada

        Pros

        • Vocals/Singing

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic:

            I've had this michrophone for over ten years and it's in great shape and sounds great - still. Hope I can buy another in Canada when I need to.

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Intermediate
            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
            • Live Sound
            • How long have you used this product?:
            • Over a year
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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great sound at reasonable price

            By islandjeff

            from NORTH ROYALTON OHIO

            Pros

            • steel drummer vocals
            • Vocals/Singing

            Cons

            • None!

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic:

              I've owned two of these- the original still works, but looked worn, so I replaced it. I've tried headphone mics (and bought) more expensive, but keep coming back to the PRO 8HEx. I get compliments on clarity of vocals every gig. Very easy to keep in position, no feedback problems, even working within 5' of speakers. Before spending more money, try this great headset mic.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • Expert
              • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
              • Live Sound
              • How long have you used this product?:
              • Over a year
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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A GREAT MIC AT A GREAT PRICE!

              By Sethrock1

              from Long Island, NY

              See all my reviews

              Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic:

              As a singing drummer I needed a quality headset mic that would stay in place. I had another, more expensive mic that I was told would be a Shure thing, but the boom arm would drop and the headset itself would shift while I was playing. I used a conventional mic on a boom stand but that was hard while drumming. This is A GREAT MIC AT A GREAT PRICE! I have used it for about a month on a handful of gigs and it stays in place, delivers accurate tone and sound and takes the abuse that a working musician dishes out in normal use. Thank you Audio Technica! As an aside,I purchased a 20' extension cable and run this one through a belt loop and connect the 2 at my throne. Works everytime.

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