The Audio-Technica BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset is designed for monitoring and speech capturing for news broadcasts, direction, sports commentary and more. The BPHS1 features a closed-back circumaural headset that minimizes outside ambiance and provides high intelligibility. The attached boom microphone features a frequency response tailored for speech capturing. Its cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise and feedback. A 1/4" phone connection is featured for the headphones, and an XLR connection is provided for the mic.