AMBEO SMART HEADSET

Now you can capture and share the world just as you experience it. The ear pieces are fitted with high-quality microphones, letting you create videos with stunning 3D sound on your iOS device.

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Sennheiser Star Rating

4.3 (33) Reviews

„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.

The AMBEO SMART HEADSET is the world’s first intuitive, compact and mobile binaural recording headset. Its earpieces are fitted with omnidirectional microphones that capture the sounds in your environment just like your ears would. 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.

This headset has ears – yours

For the first time ever, owners of iOS devices can produce videos with a high-quality 3D audio track just by wearing a headset. To achieve that, the microphones are positioned to pick up the sound just like your ears would. With the Smart Slider you can adjust the mic sensitivity to normal or loud, i.e. concert, environments. This results in a stunningly three-dimensional and immersive sound experience, which can be enjoyed with any headphones on any stereo-capable device, allowing the listener to experience audio as if they were actually there.

This headset has ears – yours

High-tech meets convenient simplicity

Simple and easy to use, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET delivers all of the convenience and simplicity of a mobile device. Featuring Apogee’s proprietary Soft Limit and mic preamp, plus precisely tuned A/D and D/A conversion, and an Apple MFi-certified Lightning connector, the headset integrates seamlessly with all compatible Apple iOS devices. A version for Android will also be available at a later date.

High-tech meets convenient simplicity

Earpieces that let you hear your environment — with Situational Awareness & Active Noise Cancellation

The earpieces of the AMBEO SMART HEADSET possess a unique feature we call Situational Awareness. Using the rocker switch, you can either make the outside noise fade into your personal program, which lets you stay safe when you are on the street, or you can deploy the active noise cancellation, blocking out your acoustic environment to chill and enjoy your music undisturbed. Situational Awareness also works when you are recording or making a call and can, of course, also be turned off.

Earpieces that let you hear your environment — with Situational Awareness & Active Noise Cancellation

Everything you want from a headset

Aside from its unique 3D audio recording capabilities, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET is also a high-quality pair of in-ear headphones. The AMBEO SMART HEADSET delivers on the exceptional sound quality you expect from Sennheiser and provides ultimate comfort thanks to a special ear hook design, while the extremely stable in-ear fit minimizes structure-borne noise. An additional built-in microphone lets you take calls and operate voice control on your iOS device.

Everything you want from a headset

There’s an app for that

With a special dedicated app you can program the Smart Slider of your AMBEO SMART HEADSET with various functions (default function is mic sensitivity control), adapting it to your individual requirements.

Control Advanced Settings with Free iOS App Use the AMBEO SMART HEADSET App to access advanced features and customization options. Control your input level for 3D recording, toggle between EQ presets or configure your Transparent hearing settings. Customize the Smart Slider for an array of functions, from quickly launching your favorite audio or video recording app to toggling the Interact Mode to communicate with those around you. Voice Prompts are enabled by default for an audible confirmation of any changes you make via the controls on AMBEO SMART HEADSET, however this can be disabled from the App if desired. The App is available for free from the App Store, but is not required for normal operation of AMBEO SMART HEADSET.

APP

Made for:

iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, 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)

System Requirements:

iOS Version: 10.3.3 or later

What's in the box?

  • AMBEO Smart Headset
  • Ear adaptor set (S, M, L)
  • Carry case
  • Quick Start Guide

Reviews

User Reviews
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Sennheiser Star Rating

4.3 (33) Reviews

93.9% of Reviewers Would Recommend this product to a friend

  • MM
    United States
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    Sennheiser Star Rating

    Poor Listening Experience

    The recording quality is the primary reason to purchase this headset from Sennheiser. It is definitely an upgrade from the recordings I make with the in-phone mic in my new smartphone. The listening sound quality of this headset is another matter. The noise cancellation is ineffective when compared with the performance of other headsets' technology. The bass response is poor. It comes with changeable silicone earbuds to help achieve a closer fit to the user's ears. I tried all of them. However, I could not get any significant bass response unless I slightly pressed the earbud into my ears. I expected more from the Sennheiser brand. One important note: The lightning connector is fragile compared with the durability of most micro-jacks -- it is very easily bent. Because newer smartphones now lack a micro-jack, the lightning connector is the only option without the use of an adapter.

    PRO:

    Superior recording sound quality

    CON:

    Noise cancelling is ineffective Bass response is poor Lightning connector is flimsy and easily bent Low quality experience for listening to music Fragile construction

    BEST USES:

    recording sound

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would not recommend this to a friend.

  • Documentally
    Cambridgeshire, UK
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    Sennheiser Star Rating

    Mine travel with me everywhere.

    The Ambeo Smart Headset is a part of my every-day-carry for story gathering, editing on mobile and when not recording they deliver great sounding music and podcasts.

    PRO:

    The headphone aspect is worth the money alone. Add that to the high quality binaural mics and you have serious but of kit for both the recording and monitoring while editing of stories. Love how compact they are and they are also tangle free.

    CON:

    They are only on iOS which is fine for me but not for all the people on Android asking me "Where can I get some?" I was also going to complain about then only being White but they also come in black now.

    BEST USES:

    I use mine for podcasting, capturing immersive soundscapes and adding spacial audio to 2D video.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Awadi
    kuwait
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    Sennheiser Star Rating

    Ambeo Smart Headset

    i tried all possible configuration or location ( at home, in the street, in shopping mall, in airport, in the airplane ...) i really don't understand how this worth more than $10

    PRO:

    CON:

    very low quality earbuds.... sound quality very normal , less than good noise cancellation ZERO affect ambient boost, only boost my voice!! extremely expensive $300 actual value $10 max. true waste of money

    BEST USES:

    no use what so ever

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would not recommend this to a friend.

Technical Data

  • Color
    black
    white
  • Connector
    Lightning
  • Frequency response
    15-22,000 Hz
  • Max. sound pressure level
    112dB
  • Ear coupling
    InEar
  • Cable length
    1,16m
Reviews (33)
4.3 of 5 ★ ★ ★ ★
  • MM
    United States
    ★☆☆☆☆
    Poor Listening Experience

    The recording quality is the primary reason to purchase this headset from Sennheiser. It is definitely an upgrade from the recordings I make with the in-phone mic in my new smartphone. The listening sound quality of this headset is another matter. The noise cancellation is ineffective when compared with the performance of other headsets' technology. The bass response is poor. It comes with changeable silicone earbuds to help achieve a closer fit to the user's ears. I tried all of them. However, I could not get any significant bass response unless I slightly pressed the earbud into my ears. I expected more from the Sennheiser brand. One important note: The lightning connector is fragile compared with the durability of most micro-jacks -- it is very easily bent. Because newer smartphones now lack a micro-jack, the lightning connector is the only option without the use of an adapter.

    PRO:

    Superior recording sound quality

    CON:

    Noise cancelling is ineffective Bass response is poor Lightning connector is flimsy and easily bent Low quality experience for listening to music Fragile construction

    BEST USES:

    recording sound

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would not recommend this to a friend.

  • Documentally
    Cambridgeshire, UK
    ★★★★★
    Mine travel with me everywhere.

    The Ambeo Smart Headset is a part of my every-day-carry for story gathering, editing on mobile and when not recording they deliver great sounding music and podcasts.

    PRO:

    The headphone aspect is worth the money alone. Add that to the high quality binaural mics and you have serious but of kit for both the recording and monitoring while editing of stories. Love how compact they are and they are also tangle free.

    CON:

    They are only on iOS which is fine for me but not for all the people on Android asking me "Where can I get some?" I was also going to complain about then only being White but they also come in black now.

    BEST USES:

    I use mine for podcasting, capturing immersive soundscapes and adding spacial audio to 2D video.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Awadi
    kuwait
    ★☆☆☆☆
    Ambeo Smart Headset

    i tried all possible configuration or location ( at home, in the street, in shopping mall, in airport, in the airplane ...) i really don't understand how this worth more than $10

    PRO:

    CON:

    very low quality earbuds.... sound quality very normal , less than good noise cancellation ZERO affect ambient boost, only boost my voice!! extremely expensive $300 actual value $10 max. true waste of money

    BEST USES:

    no use what so ever

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would not recommend this to a friend.

Downloads

  • Safety Guides
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EU Declaration of Conformity AMBEO Smart Headset (500 KB) Download

  • Quick Guides
    • Quick Guide AMBEO Smart Headset (3.1 MB) Download

Specs

What's in the box?
  • AMBEO Smart Headset
  • Ear adaptor set (S, M, L)
  • Carry case
  • Quick Start Guide
Technical Data

  • Color
    black
    white
  • Connector
    Lightning
  • Frequency response
    15-22,000 Hz
  • Max. sound pressure level
    112dB
  • Ear coupling
    InEar
  • Cable length
    1,16m

Dealer

  • Busi-soft

  • Computer Lounge

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      -  140 Victoria St, Wellington, New Zealand
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    • M3 , 465 Victoria Ave, Chatswood NSW