The E6 Flex Omnidirectional Earset combines the best of the classic E6 Omni Earset with the best of the omni E6i. The slim, springy ear section grips securely like a classic E6, while the flexible front boom takes abuse like the E6i and allows precise placement and easy reshaping. As part of the Countryman E6 line, the E6 Flex features swapable reinforced cables, versatile skin tone options, extreme water resistance, rugged construction, and uncompromising sound. It weighs less than one-tenth ounce, virtually disappears against the skin, and custom fits so performers forget they’re even wearing a mic. It’s what makes an E6 an E6: the smallest, highest-performance earset in the world.
The Best of Both Worlds
The fit of the classic E6 meets the flexibility of the E6i. Countryman earsets are the smallest, lightest, and least visible head-worn microphones available. The slim earpad doesn’t interfere with hairstyles, eyeglasses, wardrobe, headphones, or in-ear monitors. The front boom of the E6 Flex is slightly firmer than our E6i, so it’s easily shaped right on the performer’s face and smooths out for a professional look.
Change the look, change the sound, or change the transmitter. Protective caps swap in seconds, adjusting the frequency response between flat, bright, or very bright to improve speech intelligibility. The E6 Flex comes in three sensitivities for different speaking and singing styles, with up to 140 dB SPL capability. Switch between low-profile 1mm and Duramax 2mm cable, configured for almost any wireless transmitter and available in four colors.
Frequency response is better than 20 Hz to 20 kHz ± 3 dB, with >100 dB dynamic range. Easy adjustment keeps the mic in the perfect position for maximum isolation. Countryman omnidirectional earsets increase headroom an average of 12 dB compared to an omnidirectional lavalier.
Rugged and Reliable
Made of durable stainless steel, the E6 Flex stands up to daily handling, makeup, and sweat. The microphone element is virtually waterproof when used with the supplied protective caps.
With other microphones a worn cable requires purchasing a completely new mic. An E6 Flex cable replaces in seconds without tools. Snap-on miniature 1mm or 2mm super-rugged cables are available for almost any wireless transmitter or phantom mic input.
When should I choose a directional earset rather than an omni?
The omni earset rejects unwanted sound and feedback better than a lavalier almost any way you wear it, so it’s very user-friendly for new and experienced users alike. For situations where there are loud monitors, extreme feedback or environmental noise, choose the Countryman Directional Earset (marked with a green band).
How do I choose the right color for my skin tone?
In most cases the boom of the E6 will be against the performer’s skin. Tan is the most popular color choice, because it works perfectly for average Caucasian skin tones as well as olive complexions. Light beige works well in theatrical applications due to its slightly pink undertone, which is also appropriate for extremely fair skin. Cocoa is the ideal choice for African American skin tones ranging from very light to chocolate, and black is appropriate for extremely dark skin or for situations where you want the mic to be visible. When in doubt, a darker option tends to blend better and draws less attention.
Which E6 sensitivity should I choose?
Making a microphone more sensitive to catch soft sounds means it will overload sooner for loud sounds. Because sound pressure levels vary between individuals and applications, there are three sensitivities for the E6 Flex:
- The highest gain (5) is for general speaking, such as presentations or sermons
- The medium gain (6) is for vocals and loud speaking, such as in theater
- The most powerful vocals require the least gain mic (W7) with the highest overload level
- Frequency Response : 20 Hz to 20 kHz
- Operating Current : 500 μA
- Operating Voltage : 1 to 2 Volts
- Power Supply Voltage :
- +3V with 2.7 kOhm Load
- +5V with 6.8 kOhm Load
- +9V with 15 kOhm Load
- Weight : .07 oz (2 grams)
- The E6 Flex Earset is available in three sensitivities:
- Model E6XOW5 for general speaking
- Sensitivity: 7.0 mV/Pascal
- Equivalent Acoustic Noise: 24 dBA SPL
- Overload Sound Level: 120 dB SPL
- Model E6XOW6 for loud speaking and vocals
- Sensitivity: 2.0 mV/Pascal
- Equivalent Acoustic Noise: 29 dBA SPL
- Overload Sound Level: 130 dB SPL
- Model E6XOW7 for powerful vocals
- Sensitivity: 0.70 mV/Pascal
- Equivalent Acoustic Noise: 39 dBA SPL
- Overload Sound Level: 140 dB SPL
- Model E6XOW5 for general speaking
FCC Consumer Alert
This disclosure informs consumers that wireless microphone users must cease any wireless microphone operations in the 600 MHz service band no later than July 13, 2020. In addition, in many instances they may be required to cease use of these devices earlier if their use has the potential to cause harmful interference to 600 MHz service licensees’ wireless operations in the band.
Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC's wireless microphone website.