Que Audio DA12 Headset Mic
At Calvary we have been on the hunt for a discrete, good sounding, headset mic, for a long time. We have gone through a ton of options from Countryman, DPA, and tons more that I can’t remember right now, ha ha. We never found one that sounded good to us and at the same time was comfortable for the pastor to wear.
Our audio vender was at a trade show a couple years ago and someone approached him and said that they had the best headset mic. He said to send us one and we’ll let him know if it’s any good. Next thing we knew a DaCappo (now Que Qudio) DA12 headset mic showed up in the mail and we loved it.
For the first time we had a mic that sounded good and was comfortable to wear. The part that goes around the ear is a soft rubber with a flexible wire inside. The wire gives enough to get around the ear and put on but doesn’t lose it’s shape. Once it has been adjusted and you’re wearing it for a few minutes you really can forget you’re wearing it.
Sound wise it’s pretty neutral, no hyped top end or anything. We get plenty of gain before feedback using the omni capsule. Lastly they’re built well, we haven’t killed one yet. The only weird thing is that the boom is pretty long. It’s adjustable about 1cm but that’s not really enough. We’ve been ordering the “petite” size and found that gets the boom far enough away from the mouth and nose to avoid plosives, and it looks a little better.
That’s the DA12 headset mic. So far about 4 or 5 people that said they “would never wear one of those” have worn this and have fell in love with it. In the world of headset mics this is the greatest thing since sliced bread, ha ha.