E6 Flex Directional Datasheet
The E6 Flex Directional Earset combines the best of the classic E6 directional earset
with the best of the directional E6i. The slim, springy ear section grips securely like an
E6 classic, while the flexible front boom takes abuse like the E6i and allows precise
placement and easy reshaping. The ultra-miniature directional element delivers
exceptional sound quality and rejects surrounding noise or feedback from nearby
stage monitors and speakers. As part of the Countryman E6 Directional line, the
E6 Flex Directional features swapable reinforced cables, versatile skin tone options,
changable caps for cardioid or hypercardioid patterns, and rugged construction. It
weighs less than one-tenth of an ounce and virtually disappears against the skin, so
performers forget they’re even wearing a mic.
Fit and Flexibility
Rugged and Reliable
The fit of the classic E6 meets the
flexibility of the E6i. The front boom is
like an E6i, the ear section is like the
classic E6: the result is the best fitting,
easiest to use earset available.
The E6 Flex is highly resistant to
makeup, sweat, and moisture when
used with the supplied protective caps.
The skin-colored, stainless steel boom
can be bent and re-bent many times to
fit different performers. 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.
Lightest and Most Concealable
Countryman Earsets are the smallest,
lightest, and least visible head-worn
microphones. The E6 Flex comes in
four skin tones to disappear against the
Adjustable Pattern
Custom protective caps let you switch
between cardioid and hypercardioid
patterns in seconds.
Exceptional Sound Quality
Frequency response is better than
30 Hz to 15 kHz with smooth off-axis
response and >100 dB dynamic range.
The boom positions the mic near the
mouth for the clearest, most consistent
sound possible.
Most Versatile
Supplied with cable, carrying case, black and white cable
clips, wind screen, cardioid and hypercardioid caps.
Frequency Response : 30 Hz to 15 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 Directional Earset is available in three
Model E6XDW5 for general speaking
Sensitivity: 6.0 mV/Pascal
Equivalent Acoustic Noise: 24 dBA SPL
Overload Sound Level: 125 dB SPL
Model E6XDW6 for loud speaking and vocals
Sensitivity: 1.9 mV/Pascal
Equivalent Acoustic Noise: 29 dBA SPL
Overload Sound Level: 135 dB SPL
Model E6XDW7 for powerful vocals
Sensitivity: 0.60 mV/Pascal
Equivalent Acoustic Noise: 39 dBA SPL
Overload Sound Level: 145 dB SPL
Frequency Response
The E6 Flex comes in three sensitivities
for different speaking or singing styles,
with up to 145 dB SPL capability.
0.25 in
1 in
24 in
Snap-On Cables
With other microphones a worn cable
requires purchasing a completely new
mic. An E6 replacement cable attaches
in seconds. Quick-connect miniature 1
mm or 2 mm super-rugged cables are
available in four colors for almost any
wireless transmitter or phantom mic
input providing 3 - 48V.
24 in
50 100 200
500 1k 2k
5k 10k 20 kHz
1 kHz Polar Response
cardioid cap
hypercardioid cap
E6 Flex Directional: Frequently Asked Questions
How do I wear an E6 microphone?
1. Tighten the ear loop.
2. Slide your fingers to
curve the boom.
3. Spring the connector
away from the boom.
4. Put the loop over the ear with the base behind
the earlobe. The boom can touch the cheek.
5. Put the mic near the
corner of the mouth.
How do I choose the right E6 for my application?
• The E6 Flex offers a versatile blend of the E6 and the E6i. With a springy, thin earpiece and a flexible
boom, the E6 Flex is faster to fit a new face than any other earset microphone available—all without
compromising true invisibility and world class sound. The E6 Flex is marked with an orange band.
• The classic E6 is a good choice when one person will wear the microphone. Because the boom
is stiffer, once it is adjusted to fit the user’s face, it can be stored away, unpacked, and quickly
worn with a minimum of fuss.
• The E6i is soft and highly-flexible with a larger silicone rubber ear piece. When multiple users share
a mic, the E6i is a great choice. The soft boom is fantastically durable and the extreme flexibility
makes changing users a breeze.
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, we provide three sensitivities for
the E6 Flex:
• The highest gain (W5, no colored band) is for general speaking, such as presentations or sermons
• The medium gain (W6, blue band) is for vocals and loud speaking, such as in theater
• The most powerful vocals require the least gain mic (W7, purple band) with the highest overload level
Which cap should I use?
The earset should always be used with a protective cap in place to keep sweat, makeup, and other foreign
material out of the microphone. The directional caps modify your earset’s pickup pattern:
• Hypercardioid (H) mode provides the best isolation from all directions, with a null facing toward the
floor where “wedge” monitors are often placed. We recommend this mode for most applications.
• Cardioid (C) mode is slightly less directional, with a null toward the back. It’s most useful when there
is a monitor speaker over the shoulder or behind the performer.
Countryman Associates, Inc. 195 Constitution Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (800) 669-1422 or (650) 364-9988 Fax: (650) 364-2794 Email: [email protected] Web: www.countryman.com
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