HME 26

Broadcast headset: condenser microphone (omni-directional)
Article No. 502468


The closed and supra-aural headsets HME 26 are lightweight and designed for use in studio applications at TV and Radio. The headphones are dimensioned for high maximum SPL. HME 26 provides high wearing comfort in combination with a good noise attenuation. All variants of HME 26 for Broadcast are equipped with ActiveGard which protects the user from volume peaks.

The omni-directional condenser microphone satisfies with perfect acoustic performance and ensures linear frequency response. The gooseneck microphone can be used either on left or right-hand side. The microphone boom allows an individual adjustment at the right position.


  • Lightweight

  • Extremely comfortable to wear, even for extended listening, due to the two-piece automatic headband and soft ear pads

  • Single-sided cable routing

  • Headphones for high maximum SPL

  • ActiveGard (switchable) - safeguards you from volume peaks above 105 dB

  • "Flip-away" headphone allows single-sided listening

  • Pre-polarized condenser microphone (omni-directional) with linear frequency response

  • Flexible microphone boom, can be worn on either left or right-hand side

  • Muting of microphone once mic position is upright

  • Cable, microphone boom and ear pads can be changed easily due to modular concept

  • Warranty 2 years

What's in the box?

  • Headset
  • Cable clip
  • Wind- and pop screen
  • User manual

Technical Data

  • Impedance
    300 Ohm mono / 600 Ohm stereo
    50 Ohm mono / 100 Ohm stereo
  • Color
  • Weight
    Without cable: ~ 200 g
  • Storage temperature
    -55 °C à +70 °C
  • Operating temperature
    -15 °C à +55 °C
  • Operating voltage (stand alone)
    CC 5 V - 15 V


  • Frequency response (Headphones)
    40 - 20000 Hz
  • Transducer principle
    pre-polarized condenser microphone, omni-directional
  • Output voltage
    4 mV/Pa ± 2,5 dB


  • Frequency response (Headphones)
    20 - 18000 Hz
  • Max. sound pressure level
    127 dB SPL at 1kHz, 200mW (ActiveGard™ Switched off)
  • Characteristic SPL
    105 dB
  • THD, total harmonic distortion
    < 0,5 %
  • Transducer principle
    dynamic, closed


  • Misc
  • Instruction Manual
    • Instruction Manual HMx26 Broadcast (610 KB) Download

      Manual for HMD 26-II, HMDC 26-II, HME 26-II and HD 26 PRO