Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Headphones Lets You Hear and Do More Beyond the Radio Studio

Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset with Dynamic Cardioid Boom Mic Black, Adjustable

As A Broadcast Headset

Audio-Technica BPHS1

These have excellent construction quality. I currently have a dozen of these, and I heartily endorse them to anyone searching for a broadcast-quality headset.

They don’t irritate your ears the way some of the smaller ear cup designs do, making them quite comfortable to use for prolonged periods of time. Compared to some of the Sonys I’ve worked with, the mic response is excellent.

These have a wonderful cable system that can be detached for frequent travel. The pin connector may be simply unscrewed, and the cable can be neatly wrapped to prevent a tangled mess. Additionally, A-T provides a backup wind screen and locking screw in case the originals are lost or break.

The cabling is efficiently insulated and effectively blocks RF interference.

In addition to using wireless microphones from the firm that produces the video for our collegiate sports teams, I have used it on our sports programming. The other audio equipment we are utilizing is not interfering in any way.

If you’re having RF interference with your headphones, your equipment may not be properly grounded, which can lead to RF interference .

As A General Use Headset

I’ve been doing video calls for hours at a time while working from home for more than a year, like many others. Everything I tried to set up didn’t quite work. Now I have the perfect configuration: 

1. The BPHS1 Broadcast Series Broadcast Stereo Headset from Audio-Technica costs £180. 

2. a sound card (mine is a Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen USB, which I bought on Amazon for £96). 

3.I purchased replacement ear pads from Brainwavz (angled, oval ear pads in PU leather, about £20).

The price of these is comparable to that of the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling wireless headphones, it should be noted. Despite favorable ratings, I had already given those a try and returned them after discovering they were useless for video chats. 

I made a couple mistakes when looking for the proper kit. I’ll explain why I believe this is such a wonderful set-up below:

1. For video calls, the audio quality. My main tools are Teams and Zoom. I experimented with bluetooth headphones and a variety of corded in-ear buds in addition to my laptop’s built-in microphone and speakers. Everyone listening can hear a lot of background noise while using the built-in kit (like the fan on my laptop). I developed an ear infection from using in-ear buds for too long, and my top-of-the-line bluetooth Sony XM4s would frequently cut out just as I was answering a call. My coworkers likewise reported that they could barely hear me. In contrast, this setup produces very high-quality sound. I sound clean and rich, and I can clearly hear other individuals. 

2. Comfort. I frequently spend 4 to 5 hours on calls at a time, therefore I need equipment that is pleasant to use all day, especially with glasses. However, you can only use these if you buy new ear cushions. Even when taking breaks, the ones that are provided become unpleasant after an hour or two and painful after a full day. Great ear pads are provided by Brainwavz. Geekria was the first brand I tested, but the Brainwavz both were more comfy and had much clearer music. They took several weeks to arrive from Hong Kong after I placed a direct order because they weren’t on Amazon at the time. However, it appears that they are listed here once more.

3. Music quality. I prefer to play music while working in between calls. Surprisingly, the audio quality of these is superior to that of the XM4s.

4. Decent length cable. You are physically bound to the audio interface, but the connection must be at least three meters long, in my opinion. I have tried different wired sets, but this kit allows me to stand up and walk around while on calls. Contrary to what one reviewer claimed, I don’t think it’s heavy or drags down on one side.

The audio interface is connected to my laptop with a USB-C connection by the headphones. Then it just works when you download some software (the kit includes clear instructions).

By Callum Wilkins