Stage & Monitoring Headset - TV, Radio, Broadcast Applications
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Professional Broadcast Headset: condenser microphone
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The HME 26-II models apply to the requirements of most demanding broadcast applications.

The pre-polarized condenser microphone features brilliant acoustic performance for crystal clear audio transmission in highest broadcast quality and has an excellent feedback rejection.
The closed, supra-aural headphones have a high maximum SPL and are equipped with the ActiveGard©. This limiter can be activated or deactivated.

  • Lightweight with extra soft cushions and excellent wearing comfort

  • Headphones with very accurate sound reproduction for professional applications

  • Microphone for crystal clear audio transmission in highest broadcast quality

  • ActiveGard© (on/off switch) for protected hearing

  • High passive noise attenuation

  • Reliable performance over long lifetime for safe investments

  • Swiveling ear cap allows single sided listening

  • Microphone can either be worn on right or left hand side

  • Modular concept of boom, cable and cushions for highest flexibility

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What's in the Box
  • 1 headset
  • 1 cable clip
  • 1 large headband padding
  • 1 wind and pop screen
  • 1 manual

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  • Can I power a HME 26 headset from a body pack transmitter?

    The HME 26 capsule wants to see between 8 and 15 V DC to operate. The SK 100 body pack can supply 10 V. To power the HME 26 from an SK 100 body pack the cable of the HME 26 must be terminated in the standard 3.5 mm connection (ie: tip is hot and the ring and sleeve are tied together and grounded).

    NOTE: You cannot use a standard CM1 mic cable plugged into a HME 26 headset with the MZA 900 P (48v phantom power adaptor) as it does not function correctly because the MZA 900P needs to get 48v Phantom Power to function.

  • What is the maximum SPL of a dynamic microphone?

    It is a common saying that dynamic microphones just have no maximum SPL.
    This saying is not technically exactly correct but for every day use use of dynamic microphones you will not find gain limitations. At SPL levels above 160 dB some mechanical problems might occur (for example the voice coil might crash onto the magnet) but these SPL levels are very hard to find in real world.
    Here at Sennheiser we use dynamic microphones for distortion measurements on loudspeakers at very high sound pressure levels. At Sennheiser we have measured the SPL and THD inside a large 2" driver/horn combination with a MD 421. The max SPL this combination was able to produce was 150 dB and the THD level recorded by a MD 421 was below 1% (produced by the driver not by the mic)
    So as a conclusion we can state the MD 421 has no maximum SPL limitations for practical use. However if using dynamic microphones at high SPL levels a user should be aware that the very high voltage (up to several volts) delivered by the microphone might cause problems when connected to mic preamps.


  • Technical Information
    • Cable compatibility for Headset series 26 (HMD 26-II / HMD 26-II-S / HME 26-II) (150 KB) Download

    • Cable compatibility for broadcast headsets (200 KB) Download

  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EC_DoC_HME_26_series.sgn.pdf (360 KB) Download

  • Instruction Manual
    • Instruction manual HMD 26-II / HMDC 26-II / HME 26-II / HD 26 PRO (620 KB) Download

  • Quick Guides
    • Quick Guide HMD_E_26-II_600_S__07_2022 (540 KB) Download