PRO 8HEx

Hypercardioid Dynamic Headworn Microphone

MSRP* US$79.00
Two-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Overview


    Offering highly intelligible individual voice reproduction, the comfortable, lightweight PRO 8HEx is ideal for guitarists, keyboard players, drummers and others who need the use of their hands during performance. Its low-visibility headband and cushioned support pads provide a stable, comfortable fit. Designed for professional quality vocal pickup with hands-free operation, the PRO 8HEx features a pivot-mounted flexible mic boom that descends from either the left or right side.
  • Features

    • Ideal for guitarists, keyboard players, drummers and others who need the use of their hands during performance

    • Low-visibility headband and cushioned support pads provide a stable, comfortable fit

    • Pivot-mounted flexible mic boom descends from left or right side

    • Hypercardioid polar pattern improves isolation of desired sound source

    • Hi-ENERGY® neodymium element for articulate vocal reproduction

    • 7.2' (2.2 m) cable permanently attached between microphone and XLRM-type connector

    • Also available as:
      PRO 8HEcW – 55" (1.4 m) cable terminated with locking 4-pin connector for A-T UniPak® wireless systems



  • Specifications

    ELEMENTDynamic
    POLAR PATTERNHypercardioid
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE200-18,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-55 dB (1.7 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    IMPEDANCE600 ohms
    WEIGHT2.1 oz (60 g)
    DIMENSIONS (MICROPHONE)0.80" (20.4 mm) diameter
    DIMENSIONS (HEADSET)4.72" (120.0 mm) nominal at widest point,
    3.17" (80.5 mm) flexible boom
    OUTPUT CONNECTOR3-pin XLRM-type on cable
    CABLE7.2' (2.2 m) long, 0.11" (2.8 mm) diameter miniature audio cable permanently attached between microphone and XLRM-type connector
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDAT8139L large windscreen; AT8139S small windscreen; AT8439 clothing clip
    AUDIO-TECHNICA CASE STYLEM19
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  • Downloads

    PRO 8HEx Specification Sheet (pdf 75.17 KB)
    PRO 8HEX Submittal Sheet (pdf 333.38 KB)
    Optional Windscreens / Mounts
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaPRO 8HEx Hypercardioid Dynamic Headworn Microphone
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Vocals/singing (3)

    Cons

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Mice mic once it's tweaked

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    from Keyser, WV

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEx Hypercardioid Dynamic Headworn Microphone:

        I bought this mic on a whim. I already have some Audio-Technica mics so I knew the quality was good. I received it and used it that night. I use it in my Yamaha Tyros keyboard as I sing backups in one band using the keyboards vocoder. The thing squealed and feedback like crazy so I went back to my stand mic. Once I got home I tried again. This time I spent a good deal of time EQing (a lot!) and got it dialed in just right...and it works very nicely. Goodbye to the mic stand and mic in my face...which was my original goal. Don't really care for it in my head but I wear it around my neck which works fine. Overall a nice mic and I would buy it again...BUT...one must spend some time getting it tweaked and EQed as it responds way different from a stand mic (SM58 style) and the small diaphragm must be right on axis with your mouth to get a decent sound without feedback.

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Live Sound
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Expert
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Less than a month
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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I absolutely LOVE this product.

        By 

        from Victoria, BC, Canada

        Site Member

        Pros

        • Vocals/Singing

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEx Hypercardioid Dynamic Headworn Microphone:

            I've had this michrophone for over ten years and it's in great shape and sounds great - still. Hope I can buy another in Canada when I need to.

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Intermediate
            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
            • Live Sound
            • How long have you used this product?:
            • Over a year
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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            PRO 8HEx

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            from Middletown, OH, USA

            Site Member

            Pros

            • Drummer
            • Vocals/Singing

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEx Hypercardioid Dynamic Headworn Microphone:

                I've used the PRO 8HEx fro about 8 years. It is very versitile. I went from gig to gig with 3 bands full time. Gigs every weekend. It was always the best sounding mic on stage.

                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                • Expert
                • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                • Musician
                • How long have you used this product?:
                • Over a year

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great sound at reasonable price

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                from NORTH ROYALTON OHIO

                Site Member

                Pros

                • steel drummer vocals
                • Vocals/Singing

                Cons

                • None!

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Audio-Technica PRO 8HEx Hypercardioid Dynamic Headworn Microphone:

                  I've owned two of these- the original still works, but looked worn, so I replaced it. I've tried headphone mics (and bought) more expensive, but keep coming back to the PRO 8HEx. I get compliments on clarity of vocals every gig. Very easy to keep in position, no feedback problems, even working within 5' of speakers. Before spending more money, try this great headset mic.

                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                  • Expert
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                  • Live Sound
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                  • Over a year
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                • Q & A

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                  • Q:

                    I have PRO 8HEx with 3-pin XLRM output connector. Can I cut that conector off, and put a 3.5mm connector, so I can connect it to external audio card (Andrea PureAudio USB-MA) so I can use it for Dragon NaturallySpeaking program?
                    Asked on 10/3/2016 by Dragan

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Can I replace a PRO 8HE with a PRO 8HEx?
                    Asked on 9/28/2016 by Yari

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                      Answered on 9/29/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                  • Q:

                    How can I adapt the pro8he to a ta4f connector and a Shure body pack?
                    Asked on 8/19/2016 by freebird bob from Sierra Vista, AZ

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the Service Department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They will be happy to help with this.

                      Answered on 8/19/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                  • Q:

                    does the Audio-Technica PRO 8HEX Headset Mic require phantom power?
                    Asked on 7/10/2016 by ronny from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      It does not. The PRO 8HEx is a dynamic microphone and will not require Phantom Power to operate. Condenser microphones will require Phantom Power.

                      Answered on 7/12/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
                  • Q:

                    Would you recommend this for community theater productions?
                    Asked on 6/19/2016 by Jim from Montcalair, VA

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      For theater productions, you have a lot of choices depending on your specific setup. For the best help, please contact the Audio-Solutions department at Audio-Solutions@atus.com or at (330)-686-2600 ext. 5000. Thanks!

                      Answered on 6/21/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4
                  • Q:

                    Is the Audio-Technica PRO8HEX headset compatible withh the ATWT310 transmitter?
                    Asked on 5/22/2016 by Patty from Carlisle, KY

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      NO, the PRO 8HEX is the WIRED version of the mic with an XLR type output connector. The wireless version of the mic is the PRO 8HEcW. This version will work with the T310 Transmitter.

                      Answered on 5/25/2016 by ATUS_Specialist1 from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    I currently use the PRO 8HEx as a vocal microphone for singing while I play guitar. I want to purchase a wireless system and would like to use the same microphone. Is this microphone compatible with the NADY U1100LT transmitter and can it be purchased with the correct connector?
                    Asked on 4/27/2016 by Tim from Murrells Inlet, SC

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      To receive an answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                      audio-solutions@atus.com

                      Thanks!

                      Answered on 5/6/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                  • Q:

                    I ordered Pro 8HEMW. I received Pro 8HE in the mail. On previous question to your department, you said the difference is that the 8HEMV has a 3.5mm connection. What does the 8HE have? Is it compatible with my Lenovo W540 (to use dragon speak)? Its manual (p.38) says the connector is 35mm (like 8HEMW), and it works with "a conventional headset with a 4-pole plug" but NOT with a conventional microphone. The jack fits snuggly in but the device is not recognized. Do I need the 8HEMW? Would neither work? If not, is there an "interconnector," either to a "4-pole plug, or perhaps to USB, to let me use this excellent microphone with my W540? Thanks, Mike Rossen
                    Asked on 4/9/2016 by Michael from United States

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Thank you for your inquiry. There are 3 versions of this mic. The Pro 8HEx has an xlr connector for connection to a PA system, the Pro 8HEcW for connection to an Audio-Technica wireless system and the Pro 8HEmW for connection to a 3.5 input.

                      Answered on 4/11/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                  • Q:

                    Surprised there's no mention in the specs and features regarding the "on-off switch." For some performers, its necessary to 'kill' the mic during instrumental tunes to ensure there's no background noise and risk of feedback.
                    What's the difference between the two 'on' settings of the three-way switch?
                    Asked on 1/24/2016 by lorall from Baltimore, MD

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      There is no switch on the microphone and may be muted externally at mixer or third party inline mute switch.

                      Answered on 2/12/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                  • Q:

                    Does it have on/off switch?
                    Asked on 12/30/2015 by Bish

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      There is no on/off switch integrated into the microphone.

                      Answered on 12/31/2015 by ATUS_Specialist3
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