„The binaural sound effects are impressive, and they do really add something that the virtual reality era is missing“
The AMBEO SMART HEADSET is the world’s first intuitive, compact, and mobile 3D sound recording headset. Its earpieces are fitted with omnidirectional microphones that capture the sounds in your environment just like your ears would. This makes the AMBEO SMART HEADSET the ideal new tool for vloggers and other content creators, who want to dazzle their audience with audio just as immersive as their pictures. Especially because the resulting 3D recordings can be enjoyed through any pair of stereo headphones and make you feel like you are actually there listening live. Using Apogee’s proprietary PureDigital technology, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET integrates seamlessly with Apple iOS devices – and, of course, it delivers high-quality Sennheiser sound.
Soft LimitAMBEO SMART HEADSET這款產品不僅具有精巧時尚的外形設計，同樣也具有手提設備所具有的方便性和易用性。通過採用Apogee公司的專利軟性限制（Soft Limi）技術和咪高峰前置放大器，以及精確較調的A/D和D/A轉換器，再配以APPLE Mfi認證的Lightning接頭，使得這款頭戴式咪高峰耳機能夠與所有APPLE iOS設備實現無縫連接。隨後也將推出可用於Andriod系統的版本。
AMBEO SMART HEADSET具有Transparent Hearing（外部感知）功能。這能夠讓您在使用耳機聽音樂的同時，也可以得到周圍空間中的聲音信息。這一注重安全的特點讓您在戶外或靠近道路的使用環境中確保安全。Transparent Hearing功能通過一個三段搖桿開關啟動，也可用於錄音或電話通話過程中。
除了獨一無二的3D錄音能力之外，AMBEO SMART HEADSET更是一款高質量的入耳式耳機。AMBEO SMART HEADSET能夠為您提供Sennheiser品質的超級聲音質量，得益於專用的耳機掛鉤設計，其佩戴極為舒適，並且能夠穩定地固定在耳朵之中，將結構傳遞噪聲最小化。一個附加的內置式咪高峰能夠讓您方便地接打電話，以及實現語音聲控操作。
There’s an app for that
使用專用應用程序，你可以對你的多功能AMBEO SMART HEADSET智能咪高峰耳機的Smart Slider進行程序化控制（默認功能是咪高峰靈敏度控制），以實現你的個性化需求。
可用於iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 第一代, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 第二代, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (第四代), iPad (第五代), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPod touch (第六代)
What is 3D Audio and why do I need it?
3D Binaural Audio recording is the process of capturing the world around you as you hear it. Sounds that occur behind you will truly sound as if they are coming from behind again. While similar to surround sound, the resulting recording is actually a stereo audio file. AMBEO SMART HEADSET can record 3D binaural audio onto any video file and anyone can experience 3D sound simply by listening back on any pair of stereo headphones.
Why are there microphones on the earpieces?
AMBEO SMART HEADSET includes one omnidirectional microphone on the outside of each earpiece. These microphones are designed for three purposes: 3D Audio recording, transparent hearing and active noise cancellation.
How can I share my videos recorded with AMBEO SMART HEADSET?
AMBEO SMART HEADSET allows you to record 3D sound using the standard Apple Camera App on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. To share these videos, simply click on the “share” button on your iOS device (the square with an arrow pointing up) to send via Messages, Email, Social Media and more.
Can I do phone calls with the AMBEO SMART HEADSET?
Yes, AMBEO SMART HEADSET includes a microphone in the earphone cable (in addition to the omnidirectional mics in each earpiece) so that you can answer calls and even say “Hey Siri” at any time to activate Siri on your iOS device.
Can I talk to Siri with the AMBEO SMART HEADSET? (Voice control)
Yes, AMBEO SMART HEADSET includes a microphone in the earphone cable so that you can answer calls and even say“Hey Siri” at any time to activate Siri on your iOS device.
What Apple products is the AMBEO SMART HEADSET compatible with?
iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 1st generation, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 2nd generation, iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad (4th generation), iPad (5th generation), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPod touch (6th generation)
What is the System Requirement for the AMBEO Smart Headset?
iOS Version: 10.3.3 or later
Will the AMBEO Smart Headset work with my Android Phone?
Currently, AMBEO SMART HEADSET will not work with Android phones, only with an iOS Product but an Android version will be available in 2018.
Will AMBEO SMART HEADSET work on my Mac or PC?
No, AMBEO SMART HEADSET is designed with a Lightning connector to plug into any modern iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, but will not connect to a Mac or Windows computer.
How can I record audio (no video) with AMBEO SMART HEADSET?
Yes, using Apps like Apogee´s MetaRecorder, iOS voice memo recorder or other stereo audio recording apps you can capture 3D audio without the need to record video at the same time.
How much power will it drain from my iOS device?
Very little power will be taken from your iPhone when using the headset. AMBEO SMART HEADSET is designed according to the Apple MFI specification and will not draw additional power from your device or have a major impact on battery life.
When do I have to switch from “Natural recording level” to the “reduced recording level”?
If you want to do a recording in a very noisy environment e.g. at a concert, then please change from the “natural recording level” to the “reduced recording level” to avoid clipping (e.g. due to subwoofers). The natural recording level is the correct setting for most situations (in towns, nature, street musician, etc.)
What is “Situational Awareness”?
Situational Awareness is a feature that allows you to control the amount of outside sounds you hear in the SMART HEADSET. With the Situational Awareness rocker switch, you can enable Active Noise Cancellation, Transparent hearing or leave it disabled.
What is “Transparent Hearing” and how does it work?
Using the SMART HEADSET’s built-in mics, the Transparent Hearing feature lets you hear outside sounds and create the perfect balance between your surroundings and your music. This is ideal for bikers, walkers, joggers and anyone else who wants to be aware of what is going on around them without removing their headphones.
With the free AMBEO SMART HEADSET app (available on the Apple App Store), it´s possible to select one of three Transparent Hearing presets or enable all 3 levels of Transparent Hearing in the App for a handling via remote control/ rocker switch.:
• Reduce Level - when you are in a loud environment such as a concert, this setting offers the hearing protection of earplugs but with a reduced level of surrounding sound. So if you think the music is too loud choose this reduced level and protect your hearing while enjoying the concert without compromises in sound quality.
• Natural Level - The level of surrounding sound is at its natural level, neither reduced or amplified. This is the recommended Transparent Hearing level when you do a recording with the AMBEO SMART HEADSET to stay connected to the scene although being blocked by Inears. You still be able to react accordingly to the situation you are in.
• Amplify Level - Surrounding sound is amplified, so you can hear every nuance.
How does “Active Noise Cancellation” work?
Sound from the AMBEO SMART HEADSET´s built-in omnidirectional mics is actively processed to generate a “negative image” waveform. The idea is a physical principle of noise and anti-noise. An artificially generated sound field that is phase-inverted to the sound field of the noise in our ambience and has the effect of cancelling out the unwanted low frequency noise which is close to the ears (with the stereo microphones). Sennheisers sophisticated electronic circuit calculates a sound wave that is phase-inverted by 180 degrees to the unwanted noise. It is most effective on continuous sounds such as airplane engine
noise, rumble, and ventilator fan noise.
How do I obtain the best earpiece fit?
Included in the SMART HEADSET package are three pairs of ear adaptors to fit various ear sizes. For the best experience with your AMBEO SMART HEADSET, it’s crucial to experiment with the different ear adaptors for the best fit. The earpieces should fit in such a manner as to seal the ear canal from external sound, to the same degree as if you were to block your ear canal with a finger. It’s not unusual that different sized ear adaptors work best for each ear. For some individuals, widely available foam ear adaptors provide a more reliable seal.
How can I distinguish the Left earpiece from the Right?
Look for an indication of Left or Right (L or R) on the inside of the ear hook just above the ear adaptor. When placing the earpiece into the ear canal, the hook extends behind the ear.
How can I improve the bass response?
The SMART HEADSET’s bass response depends on the proper fit of the earpieces - see “How do I obtain the best earpiece fit?” above. With the proper earpiece fit, the bass response is full and even. The free SMART HEADSET app ( available on the Apple App Store ) offers additional customization of the frequency response with its user-adjustable EQ feature. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sennheiser-ambeo-smartheadset/id1231509105?mt=8
Active Noise Cancellation isn’t canceling external noise - how can I improve it?
Active Noise Cancellation is highly dependent on the effective seal of the ear canal by properly fitting earpieces - see “How do I obtain the best earpiece fit?” above. With a proper seal, Active Noise Cancellation effectively blocks noise such as air handling rumble, airplane noise and other continuous sounds.
What is your warranty policy for AMBEO SMART HEADSET?
AMBEO SMART HEADSET holds a two year warranty from the date of purchase with valid purchase receipt from an authorized Sennheiser or Apogee dealer.
If I need help with my AMBEO SMART HEADSET or if it is defective, what do I do?
For assistance with the use or technical information of your product, please contact our Technical Support using the link on our website to the “contact center”.
Is the AMBEO SMART HEADSET waterproof?
No, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET is not waterproof.
What type of capsule is built in the AMBEO SMART HEADSET?
It is a very small professional electret capsule with omnidirectional characteristics.
What if I replay the video with AMBEO SMART HEADSET not with headphones but on a screen with speakers?
You will still experience a high sound quality (stereo) because it is a stereo recording but not in 3D surround.
What Apps are compatible with AMBEO SMART HEADSET?
This an overview which we will continuously update because many Apps/ Platforms see the growing demand and potential in supporting a higher audio quality and therefore will offer soon stereo recording.
|Stereo Binaural Recording||Transparent Hearing||Limitation/Issue|
|Apogee Meta Recorder||YES||YES||N/A|
|Apple GarageBand||NO||YES||Mono Input|
|Apple Music Memos||NO||YES||Mono Input|
|FliMic Pro 48k & 96k||YES||YES||Monitoring Latency|
|Snapchat||NO||YES||Mono Input, Built-in Mic|
|NO||YES||Mono Input, Built-in Mic|
|What'sApp||NO||YES||Mono Input, Built-in Mic|
|Facebook Live||NO||YES||Mono Input, Built-in Mic|