HMD 26

Broadcast Headsets:dynamic microphone(hyper-cardioid)
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The closed and supra-aural headsets HMD 26 are lightweight and designed for use in broadcast applications at TV and Radio. The headphones are dimensioned for high maximum SPL. HMD 26 provides high wearing comfort in combination with a good noise attenuation. All variants of HMD 26 for Broadcast are equipped with ActiveGard which protects the user from volume peaks.

The dynamic microphone with hyper-cardioid characteristic satisfies with perfect broadcast sound up to 16 kHz. It is mainly designed for applications in noisy environments. Another important feature is the less sensitivity against structure-born sound. 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

  • Dynamic microphone (hyper-cardioid pattern)

  • 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

Technical Data

  • Impedance
    300 Ohm mono / 600 Ohm stereo
    50 Ohm mono / 100 Ohm stereo
  • Characteristic SPL
    107 dB at 1 kHz, 1V
    115 dB at 1 kHz, 1V
    105 dB, SPL à 1 kHz , 1 mW - 115 dB, SPL à 1 kHz , 1 V
  • Color
  • Frequency response (Microphone)
    40 Hz - 16000 Hz
  • Frequency response (Headphones)
    20 - 18000 Hz
  • Max. sound pressure level
    127 dB SPL at 1 kHz, 200 mW (ActiveGard switched-off)
  • THD, total harmonic distortion
    < 0,5 % à 1 kHz
  • Transducer principle
    dynamic, closed
  • Weight
    Without cable: ~ 200 g
  • Nominal impedance
    300 Ω
  • Storage temperature
    -55 °C à +70 °C
  • Operating temperature
    -15 °C à +55 °C
  • Output voltage
    0,4 mV / Pa at 1 kHz
Reviews (1)
1.0 of 5
  • Owen
    Broadcaster Headset?

    Quite possibly the worst broadcast headset I've ever used The handling noise from the mic tube is horrendous!


    Good Bass


    Poor Value, Uncomfortable, Poor Sound


    None of the above


    I would not recommend this to a friend.


  • What is the difference between the HMD 25 & HMD 26 & HMD 26-II models?

    There are many nuances between the HMD 25 and the HMD 26 and the HMD 26-II. The HMD 25 was retired in favor of the HMD 26.  The HMD26 was a step forward, however our professional broadcast customers demanded some feature upgrades and changes to suit how they work best.

    Sennheiser listened to our dedicated users' suggestions, and released the HMD 26-II. The HMD 26-II headset has many upgrades including a redesigned boom arm, and a new cable which drastically reduces handling noise.  

    HMD 26-600S ( #502465 ), HMD 26-600-7 ( #502464 )


  • Misc
  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EU Declaration of Conformity HMD 26 / HMD 26-II (220 KB) Download

  • Safety Guides