This small binaural microphone sits inside the ear’s concha and can be used to measure headphone response on real human heads. The microphone only partially obscures the ear canal.
Couple of notes regarding how to use this mic…
- The mic is sold in regular and high sensitivity variants. I’m using the regular sensitivity one and it seems to work fine.
- I tried running the mic through a cheap USB mic adapter and that didn’t work very well. The mic needs some plugin power (low voltage phantom current) and I think that adapter wasn’t giving it enough juice. I’m now running it into a Zoom H1N and that’s working much better, not least because the H1N has a preamp with adjustable gain.