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DPA 4488 CORE Directional Headset Mic, Black, MicroDot

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Headset microphone with cardioid polar pattern and MicroDot, black, one size fits all head sizes, adjustable neckband  All product info

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DPA 4488 CORE Directional Headset Mic, Brown, MicroDot

DPA 4488 CORE Directional Headset Mic, Brown, MicroDot Product Image
  • Manufacturer: DPA
  • Application Area: Vocal/Speech
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range from (Hz): 20.0
  • Frequency Range to (Hz): 20,000.0
  • ...
£ 608.00

DPA 4488 CORE Directional Headset Mic, Beige, MicroDot

DPA 4488 CORE Directional Headset Mic, Beige, MicroDot Product Image
  • Manufacturer: DPA
  • Application Area: Vocal/Speech
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range from (Hz): 20.0
  • Frequency Range to (Hz): 20,000.0
  • ...
£ 608.00
£ 608.00
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Product information - DPA 4488 CORE Directional Headset Mic, Black, MicroDot

Headset microphone with cardioid polar pattern


  • Headset microphone with cardioid characteristic
  • One size fits all head sizes
  • The best adjustable neckband in height and boom length
  • The only headset with 90° cable management in the neck
  • Non-reflective PVD treated finish, attractive and durable
  • Unique three-point retention system above, below and behind the ear
  • Curved to match head shape
  • Flexible ear hooks remain comfortable during extended use

DPA expands its high-performance portfolio with the new 4488 CORE, a cardioid headset microphone. The model combines the renowned 5 mm capsules with CORE by DPA technology with the Red Dot award-winning Refine neckband. The 4488 CORE headset microphone offers an open and natural sound, making it ideal for speech and vocal applications. It provides excellent off-center rejection in high sound pressure level situations. It efficiently suppresses distant sound sources, making it perfect for demanding live performances where background noise and feedback play a castor. The bass response is designed for optimum linearity at a distance of 2-3 cm from the sound source. This means that the bass drop is relatively pronounced at greater distances - a crucial factor when it comes to suppressing background noise and avoiding feedback.

Technically advanced mechanical headset mount design

DPA's new headset microphone is the most advanced design on the market. It provides comfort, even during extended wear, but without sacrificing safety. Its shape hugs the head gently and snugly and is easily adjustable. The spring mechanisms that grip around the ears are gentle, yet firm enough to keep you feeling secure during your performance. The headset can also be custom fitted on site to ensure a perfect fit for each performer. These features are also why it won the prestigious Red Dot Award in 2019.

One size fits all, adjustable frame

The headset's frame is made of stainless steel and treated with a PVD coating that makes it extremely durable. It can withstand high temperatures and is impervious to shock and abrasion. The frame is one size fits all with a simple adjustment mechanism for quick and easy sizing. Anatomically correct, it fits snugly and comfortably to the head thanks to its unique shape. The entire microphone has a pleasant matte look thanks to the coating, which makes the entire headset look small and less obtrusive than other headset solutions. furthermore, the size of the microphone is not compromised as the PVD coating is extremely durable and extremely thin at the same time.

2-way adjustable headband

The boom can be easily adjusted to sit perfectly at the angle of the speaker's smile (the optimal position of a head-worn microphone). Not only can the boom be lengthened/shortened, but it can also be pivoted up and down at a fixed point below the ear (no more bending the boom). An anti-rotation mechanism built into the boom shape prevents the boom from twisting. A sliding locking system ensures that the boom is locked in the desired position. The entire boom can be removed at a point below the ear and moved from the right to the left side of the frame.

In addition, a service connector has been added to the end of the boom so that the boom and cable can be replaced independently if necessary. The service connector is well protected by a plastic cover that slides over the gold-plated connectors.

PVD-treated microphone

The beige and brown versions of this microphone are treated with a finish that mimics the color of the boom, giving the entire headset a very unique look.

3-point earhook

The earhooks on the headset are made up of some amazing technology. Most headsets have either a 1 or 2 point grip system - resting on the ear or (sometimes) gripping under the ear. This headset relies on a 3-point grip system - it adds a support area behind the ear that pushes slightly inward.

This not only allows the headset to fit more securely around the head, even during shocks, but also makes it extremely comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. Plus, the advanced ergonomic shape of these earpieces conforms to the shape of your head.

90° cable routing system

The headset has its cable routing directly on the back of the headset frame, so you can easily organize the cables to run unobtrusively down the back of the performer. The cable guide can be moved from side to side so that it can be pulled out of view of the camera, for example. The special design also separates the cables from the movement of the boom, ensuring that the cables are not pulled when the boom is moved. This helps to ensure that the microphone cables have a long life.

The cable is often the weak point of this type of microphone, but we have chosen to use cables of the same size (Ø 1.6 mm) as usual. They are extremely robust, do not tangle and are equipped with an inner core made of Kevlar, which can withstand rough pulls and is the highest standard on the market.

The construction of the cable, the capsule and the headband ensure insensitivity to noisy wireless devices. Headsets typically connect to a wireless belt pack, and we offer an extensive selection of adapters for the many wireless transmitters available. When using an adapter, the connector is our MicroDot, but we also offer hardwired connectors for the most popular systems from manufacturers such as Shure and Sennheiser. All of our connectors are equipped with a robust strain relief.

Adapter system gives you flexibility

Wireless system adapters give you flexible, easy and cost-effective options. You are no longer tied to a single wireless system. If circumstances change, you can simply change adapters instead of incurring the cost of a completely new microphone. When you make the switch, you won't notice any loss or change in the sound quality of the microphone because the adapters are tailored to specific types of transmitters.

DPA's miniature microphones work with all leading wireless microphone solutions, including Lectrosonics, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Wisycom, Zaxcom and many others. DPA Microphones' sophisticated adapter system is unique in the industry. It protects your investment in fantastic sound for years to come. If you prefer to hardwire your microphone to a specific connector type, DPA offers pre-terminated types for the most popular wireless systems.

IP58 certified

The CORE miniatures are certified to IP58. This resistance is achieved through a number of protective mechanisms:

  • Water-repellent nano-coating of cover and housing.
  • Hermetic sealing of the sensitive amplifier in the core of the microphone
  • Double gold coating of the diaphragm

Read more about the durability of all our microphones with CORE by DPA technology.


  • Manufacturer: DPA
  • Application Area: Vocal/Speech
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Range from (Hz): 20
  • Frequency Range to (Hz): 20000
  • incl. Cable: Yes
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