Sennheiser AMBEO Smart Headset Review - a Must-Have for Content Creators

If you are interested in capturing sound when you are on the move, whether at the latest England game or a film for your YouTube channel at the beach, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET is perfect for casual users and content creators alike.

The world's first intuitive, compact and mobile 3D sound recording headset, use it to capture the sound of the crowd as England score or that amazing performance at a festival, then replay at home to enjoy every magical moment.  The headphones offer the high quality audio we expect from Sennheiser, whether you are playing back your own content or listening to your favourite streaming service.

The earpieces are fitted with omnidirectional microphones that capture the sounds in your environment in the same level of detail as your ears.  Create immersive audio as good as your video and wow your audience on YouTube or new IGTV.

Perfect for capturing and sharing your world, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET is the perfect tool for vloggers and content creators.  If they listen through stereo headphones your audience will really feel like they are there next to you, listening live.

Using Apogee's proprietary PureDigital technology, the headset integrates seamlessly with Apple iOS devices enabling you to produce videos with a high-quality 3D audio track, just by wearing a headset.  The binaural microphones are positioned to pick up the sound just like your ears would, with the benefit of a Smart Slider which adjusts the mic sensitivity to normal or loud, dependent on whether you are at a concert, football match, or in a quieter environment.  Other functions can be programmed via the dedicated app.

The tech in the AMBEO is incredible, yet so simple and convenient for us mere mortals to use.  They feature Apogee's proprietary Soft Limit and mic preamp, plus precisely tuned A/D and D/A conversion, and an Apple MFi-certified Lightning connector, meaning the headset integrates seamlessly with all compatible Apple iOS devices*.  Yet they are as simple to use as any other headphones or mobile device.  A version for Android will be available at a later date.

We have tried the headset out simply, recording the girls at the beach and the park, but I can see how the 3D recording element would be amazing for travellers, artists, concert and festival goers and many others, as well as content creators and the millennial generation who want to share their lives online.  Could this be the next generation of headphones?  It's certainly a huge step forward in technology.  Just remember to look in the direction of the sound you are recording!

The immersive 3D audio these headphones capture is incredible and its' going to be a total game changer for content creators, offering more fluidity and mobility, while capturing superb quality immersive sound to dazzle your audience. Now anyone can become an excellent videographer with just a smartphone and a set of these.

Unique 3D recording capabilities aside, the AMBEO SMART HEADSET is also a superb pair of high quality, in-ear headphones with exceptional sound quality.  When using them for listening, the Situational Awareness feature is fantastic, enabling you to cancel out all background noise to listen to music undisturbed, or to allow outside noise when on the street to keep you safe.  This also works when you are recording audio or making a call.

AMBEO are incredibly comfortable too with a special ear hook design which keeps them securely in place and also minimises unnecessary noise.  The built-in microphone allows you to take calls and operate your iOS device with voice control, returning to crisp, high quality music or video playback.

If you are looking for an excellent headphone with increased functionality which is perfectly compatible with your iOS device, this is it.  The incredible sound capture features are a superb dollop of icing on the cake, and will take your vlogging and content creation to the next level.

The AMBEO SMART HEADSET retails at £259.99

* Compatible with: 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)

If you would prefer straightforward headphones, see our review of the Sennheiser MOMENTUM Free Headphones.

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