Audio-Technica BPHS1

Broadcast Stereo Headset

12,566 ratings
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A bit disappointing

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Jun 16, 2014

Reviewed by Steve K on B&H Photo Video

I've owned this unit now for 2 1/2 years. Being Audio-Technica, I was expecting some very high quality headphones, but these continue to disappoint. The headphone quality is excellent, which I would expect nothing less from them. The level of comfort is very good. But the rest of the hardware is somewhat awful. The first thing I noticed after purchasing these was the very loud hinge creaking noise (in your hears) coming from the arms. The housing and arms are made of plastic, which results in constant creaking whenever your head moves or the cable tugs at the housing. The headband is okay, but could do with some more padding. The microphone gain wasn't the best for my quiet voice, but I've been able to deal with is with some additional gain. After two years of use, the outer coating of the earpads surprised me by crumbling away. Instead of using breathable leather or something else durable, these earpads are made of foam with a fabric weave casing and coated with a less than paper thin layer of plastic polymer. So now, when I use them I end up with black flakes of plastic on my neck and in my hair. Audio-Technica suggested buying new earpads from their parts department, but I'm sick enough of these headphones so I'm going to peal of the plastic layer of these earpads and deal until I can afford a better brand of headphones. ... More

Excellent sound and build quality

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Nov 26, 2013

Reviewed by K8JHR on B&H Photo Video

This is my daily go-to headset for amateur radio. Excellent close talking, ambient sound rejecting microphone that matches well to the transceivers. Superlative earphone receivers, with good balance, flat response (I.e. not too much base or treble) and very comfortable, durable headband, earphone pads, and overall construction is solid, and substantial, but lightweight. I purchase replacement earphone pads now and then to keep it looking and feeling like new. Solid, durable replaceable cable. No regrets. Durable and stiff mic boom arm, so it beds to suit when I set it up, but it stays in place while working all day. The whole point is to have the mic in one place all the time - so it is just right - it stays put after you adjust it. I am very satisfied with this headset. ... More

Excellent sound, very durable

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Dec 15, 2013

Reviewed by Boris Chang on B&H Photo Video

I use these for location sound two-way com with the boom operator(s). On one channel I send a mix of program and talkback via triplex snake to a headset amp into which these are plugged in. The boom op's headset mic and the boom mic come back to the mixer on the other two channels. These things have been squished in gear bags, fallen off tables, and subjected to a variety of not-so-gentle treatment in the field. I have never had a failure. And the headset sound quality is excellent. The microphone is adequate for IFB use and casual commentary (sportscasting). I don't know if I would use it as the primary mic for doing voiceover work. I would opt for a large-diaphram mic for that purpose. Never had a feedback issue between the mic and the cans. You do however (as with any headphones) need to take measures to keep the sound coming through the cans from being picked up by a sensitive mic inside a sound booth. Refer to a textbook on audio postproduction 101 for that issue. All in all, an excellent mic headset for crew to communicate with mixer, director and each other, whether using a dedicated IFB system or simply mixing program with headset mics and using triplex cables, as I do. Great value too. ... More

Excellent Dynamic Mic-based Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Jul 1, 2013

Reviewed by Ken Sanders on B&H Photo Video

Our group broadcasts live eSports tournaments from an indoors location. Prior to these headsets, we used Samson Q8 microphones to pick up the commentary audio for a live PA mix that was sent to the web. With these headsets we didn't have to sacrifice quality. Quite the opposite, we actually gained it as we found they replicated the sound from the Q8's almost perfectly (you have to really push it past reasonable to start telling a difference, the mics are quite nice) but kept speaker distance much more consistent. The cord length was just fine, only thing that I had to change up was buying a microphone extension cable to take the XLR input to the mixer while allowing the stereo jack to make it to the headphone amplifier (I didn't want to rip the cord down the middle and split the sheathing into two cords). We're quite satisfied with the product, excellent quality at an excellent price. And man do they look professional! It really added new flair to the live stream to see people commenting on a game with broadcasting-style headsets as opposed to straight dynamic mics sitting in front of their faces. We considered using condenser mics since out setup allows for phantom power, but we ultimately elected for this model as it's much more flexible for the people using it and the environment we're in. We'll buy another pair if/when these ever go out. ... More

Ready to buy another pair!

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset with Dynamic Boom Mic

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset with Dynamic Boom Mic

May 23, 2010

Reviewed by John C. on Guitar Center

Bought one of these for my mobile rig. The headphones are clean and clear, the mic is crisp and loud. and they are nice and sturdy built. After trying some cheaper headsets I finally bought these and they are worthy every penny. Like it even better than the Shure SM2. Only complaint would be that my ears get really warm after using them for about an hour, but I get that with any isolating headphones. I'll definitely be getting a second set to round out my mobile setup.

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Fine sportscasting headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Feb 15, 2015

Reviewed by bagel on B&H Photo Video

Use this headset for sports broadcasts (hockey, football, baseball, basketball). Good frequency range, comfortable, the flexible boom is good for less experienced broadcasters who have poorer mic position awareness (you can adjust it for them before the broadcast). Personally, I changed out the ear pads with Auray velour replacement pads, but that's just a personal preference - the ones it comes with are fine. Of the broadcast headsets I've used over the years, the signal to noise ratio is very good - very quiet without picking up too much ambient noise. Dynamic mic, so no phantom power required. Plenty of cord length, and having the terminators already installed is nice (assuming you're good with an XLR male mic and a 1/4 stereo headphone plugs). About the only drawback is that the flexible boom can be a little noisy if the person using it is inexperienced and fiddles with it during the broadcast. If they leave it alone, it's perfectly quiet and doesn't move, but if they keep trying to adjust it while their mic is live it will of course make noise. ... More

Super Good

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Mar 7, 2017

Reviewed by James on B&H Photo Video

I have used the AudioTechnica BPHS1 headset with solid success in multiple applications, including, but not limited to, computer and digital recording, amateur radio communications, and computer speech recognition. Microphone output is rich, clear, and full, with no distortion. Just the right output volume - unlike the weak, punk output I found on two other leading brand headsets. The earphone receivers are clear, rich, balanced, and full, and do not adversely color the sound. Lightweight, comfortable, and plenty durable. The removable, replaceable cable is sufficiently robust. The microphone boom is sturdy and stays in place, but can easily be swung up or down out of the way. Place the mic element just to the side of the mouth, lest you breath on it. The set has held up well over several years with moderate handling stress and strain (I take care of my toys, so it does not get tossed about or dropped, yet the set is plenty robust for professional studio work.) I routinely receive spontaneous, unsolicited compliments on my transmit audio. This set is a definite keeper. Aside from amateur radio, this set would be an excellent choice for live sports announcers. Just MY take... your mileage may vary. JHR ... More

A solid pair of cans

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset with Dynamic Boom Mic

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset with Dynamic Boom Mic

Dec 8, 2010

Reviewed by gridsleep on Musicians Friend

These are the best headphones I have ever owned. I bought these specifically for use with my Roland V-Synth GT, both for their audio quality and comfort and for the boom microphone with XLR plug, which suits the keyboard and vocoder perfectly. I have experienced absolutely no distortion, always get full clarity and volume with perfect balance. They are so comfortable I can wear them for hours without noticing, although my ears tend to get a little warm due to the insulating effect. Also, the cord jack, although removable, is stiff and sticks downward, and I find it catches on my shoulder if I move my head in certain ways; not a big deal but it can be distracting. If you need highest quality studio cans and/or dynamic mike, these are the ones to get. ... More

excellent product

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Mar 27, 2017

Reviewed by Chris Swann on B&H Photo Video

I have been really happy with these. I use them to record announcer audio for professional wrestling matches in an extremely loud environment. They do an excellent job of blocking out the ambient noise, which is substantial. I have used Sennheiser units for many years, but this project did not have the budget for them. I took a chance on these and they have been excellent. I do prefer the sound quality of the Sennheisers, but for value, these are excellent and my clients have been very happy with the results. I would definitely purchase these again.

Affordable broadcast headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Oct 27, 2010

Reviewed by Punahou VPD on B&H Photo Video

This is a great, affordable headset. The mic can rotate so it can be on either side of the talent's head. They are also very comfortable, our shoots regularly run two hours or more and the talent doesn't complain about them (unlike our old headsets). The one negative I've found about these so far is that the two connectors at the end of the cable are wired so that they're very close to each other. The cable that comes off the headset is very long and there's a little rubber block that holds the two connectors so that they each only have a foot or two of slack at the end. It keeps the cable looking nice but it's inconvenient for me because I'm running the headphones to an amp on a desk and now the microphone cable has to be plugged in up there too. It would be nice if there was enough slack to do it elsewhere. That's the one rub that keeps these from being perfect for me. ... More

Play-by-Play Radio just got easier!

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Nov 27, 2012

Reviewed on B&H Photo Video

My broadcast partner and I had been using Broadcast Headphones for High School football that were at least 20 years old...and I decided to use my own money to buy 2 Audio-Technica sets. These headphones are great! The first thing I noticed was I actually had enough volume to hear the radio station feed through our Comrex system. Could have paid more for other brands...but the BPHS1 sets are perfect for us. When we were setting up for our first broadcast with these headphones... we called the station for sound check and the Board Operator could NOT believe how much better the sound was. She told us we sounded like we were in the studio and then had the station GM listen. These headphones are mine...but the radio station already plans to buy 2 for our other broadcast team. Donn ...... ... More

Great build quality, lacking comfort.

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Jun 22, 2020

Reviewed by Stephen on B&H Photo Video

This is a solidly built headset. The mic sounds great and the headphones have reasonable audio quality but are disappointingly uncomfortable. My daily driver is an Audio-Technica ATH-m40x, and I can wear those headphones all day with no issues whatsoever. I was expecting the BPHS1's to have similar comfort, but they are clearly not. The over-the-ear section of the BPHS1 is just slightly smaller than the m40x's, and this makes it press uncomfortably on my ears. In addition, the padding of the BPHS1's is much softer, meaning that it ends up pressing plastic instead of a firmer foam that would have a less sharp feel to it. I still use these daily for videoconferencing. I was hoping they could also replace my m40x's for audio listening, but they do not and cannot, due to their lacking comfort. ... More

Great quality product

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Dec 22, 2016

Reviewed on B&H Photo Video

We, at Tico Sports, use these headsets for the Kansas City Chiefs Spanish broadcast. Excellent quality. We have 4 of these units and we are extremely happy with them. Tico Sports highly recommends this product.

Not Ideal

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Jul 18, 2016

Reviewed by Operations Director on B&H Photo Video

I had a radio host return this item. After testing the complaint, it indeed creates a lot of noise when the user turns their head. It's not only distracting to the speaker, but I even see it showing up on the level. I've taken the cord apart and plugged in, but it still makes a ton of noise. If you plan on being completely still when speaking and recording, you should be ok. It's not ideal however since the speaker has to be very conscious of not moving.

Disappointed

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

May 22, 2019

Reviewed by Gerald on B&H Photo Video

Received mine yesterday. I was seated while recording and either seated or standing it is virtually impossible to stop the cable coming into contact with your body, and when it does, any slight movement of ones head or arms and the vibration of it moving even fractionally across ones clothes gets picked up in the resulting recording. Very annoying. Had to wrap it around the boom mic to try and stop it touching me and tried to remain totally motionless which wasnt easy to do. Just be aware of that.

More than I expected

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Jun 21, 2011

Reviewed by Danner on B&H Photo Video

I use this with a JK Audio telephone interface to act as a superlative telephone, and also as a practice mic and headphone when a play guitar and sing. The mic audio is excellent, and easily rivals a Shure SM58, the close micing works very well, not too much proximity effect. The headphones are obviously quality, and provide a well balanced and detailed sound quality. No complaints at all. Quality cable with Neutric jacks, Overall, the product easily exceeds my expectation.

This is a great headset for a very reasonable price!

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset with Dynamic Boom Mic

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset with Dynamic Boom Mic

Mar 13, 2017

Reviewed by Tom on Guitar Center

This arrived on time and in perfect condition. I drive long distances quite frequently and use this for phone calls and for practicing singing into my digital recorder; I had to change the connectors to match my cell phone and the recorder, but it works perfectly. The mic has great sensitivity and directionality and the over-the-ear headphones block out the road noise excellently.

Disappointed in rear rejection

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Jul 14, 2017

Reviewed by michael on B&H Photo Video

I used two headsets for a recording session at a hotel room. No excessive noise, but the rear rejection was practically non-present. In other words, I picked up my interviewee at about 30% volume, and vice versa. Both headsets were connected to a Zoom H6 at about 5 1/2 or 6 gain for each channel. The rear and side rejection was the main draw to this headset - unfortunately, I was wrong. :( I'm hoping to have more luck with the Sennheiser HMD 26-II-600-8 - if anyone has any feedback, since the BH reviews are currently at 0, please advise. Thanks! ... More

Excellent quality

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Jul 25, 2016

Reviewed by Sports radio on B&H Photo Video

Can't say enough about these headsets. First time using them was on Radio Row for a major event with dozens of other radio stations in attendance. Out of the blue, one of our interviewees commented that the headphone audio was the best he heard of all the stations, some with much more expensive equipment. We even recorded a segment in a car and the sound was perfect and you had no idea it was taped in a moving vehicle.

Best price you'll find anywhere!

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

Feb 3, 2015

Reviewed by Justin the Hockey Voice on B&H Photo Video

Audio-Technica's broadcast headset is one of if not the very best you can get on the market, and B&H's price is unbeatable. As a Canadian customer, this was nearly half the price I would have paid to purchase this equipment in my own country, and I was able to scoop up two headsets for just a little more than one would have cost me over the border. Factor in the free shipping and no tax on the listed price and I couldn't be happier with this purchase.

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