Core Sound Binaural microphones are our most popular microphones for
taping concerts, lectures and rehearsals. Refined continuously since
1990, there are no better sounding or more rugged microphones available
in their price range.
(All of our mics now come with black clips, and a right angle plug is
now available as an option!)
Binaural microphones come in pairs. When one is placed in or near each
ear they record exactly what your ears hear. When you play a binaural
recording back over good quality headphones, you hear exactly what you
heard at the time of the recording. The effect is quite startling --
besides preserving a high fidelity version of a performance, good
quality binaural microphones preserve the ambience of the recording
The positions of the performers, the reverberation and echo of
the room, and the audience reaction are all captured precisely.
Binaural recordings provide the most realistic recordings you've ever
The Core Sound Binaural (CSB) microphones provide a level of sonic
performance unmatched in their price range. When concerts and lectures
recorded using the CSB microphones are played back on quality headphones
the fidelity is simply startling. The ambience of the recording site is
preserved faithfully. Localization of instruments is extremely precise.
Their transient response is clean and fast, typical of condensor
microphones, and they provide very solid bass and crystalline highs.
One customer, a very knowledgeable and well travelled recordist, says
that they compare very favorably with the binaural microphone set
offered by Sennheiser at more than four times the price. Others have
favorably compared them to Neumann and Nakamichi products.
The microphones are very unobtrusive; many customers have called them
"stealthy." When in place, they look like eyeglass retainers, the
devices that athletes and librarians use to ensure that their glasses
don't fall off. The microphones themselves are amazingly small. When
the cord is routed down a shirt or sweater, there's little evidence that
you are creating a very high fidelity recording of a sound event. (We
strongly recommend that before you record, you obtain permission to do
CSB microphones have been sold to customers all over the world,
including the United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, Singapore, Korea,
Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria,
England, Scotland, Norway, Ireland, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Serbia,
South Africa and many others.