The classic d:fine™ 4088 Directional Headset Microphone is the industry standard in professional headset mics. It offers an open and natural sound making it ideal for both spoken word and vocal performance applications.
It also provides excellent off-axis rejection in high-SPL situations. The microphone efficiently suppresses distant sound sources making it perfect for demanding live performance environments where background noise and feedback are concerns.
The smooth and elegant design of the d:fine™ 4088 Directional Headset Microphone makes it the most invisible head-worn cardioid microphone in the world. The capsule is a pre-polarized first-order pressure gradient transducer, hidden in a small and lightweight housing. The microphone can be mounted on either the right or left side.
The mechanical design is based on the proven quality of the classic d:fine™ 4066 Omnidirectional Headset Microphone. The headset mount is exactly the same; the boom however is three centimeters longer in order to meet the need for placement at the corner of the mouth. The flexibility and stability of this construction is unique and has no equal.
“All the headset mics I'd previously used sounded very unnatural — either muffled or very thin and boxy, and feedback problems were terrible. The DPA 4088 solved all of these issues.”
– Peter Keppler, front-of-house engineer for Katy Perry’s California Dreams tour