The Sennheiser AMBEO VR 3D Microphone is a four-capsule ambisonics microphone that will give your VR production high quality 360 degree audio from a single point.
Four-Capsule, Single-Point Capture. The Sennheiser AMBEO VR 3D Microphone is one of the first entrants into a blossoming field of three-dimensional audio. Sennheiser uses four matched cardioid capsules in tetrahedral configuration to capture fully spatial audio in spherical, 360°. Before the release of this and similar microphones, an audio engineer wanting spatial audio would have to either rely on panning dual channel ambisonics audio or setting up complicated multi-mic rigs. The AMBEO simplifies the process and brings single-point 360 audio to the masses.
Designed To Compliment VR & 360° Content. This microphone was created with direct input from VR content producers to place it into existing workflows. The microphone already works with the Zoom F8 to allow real-time monitoring and linking of input channels to ensure accurate recording of the sound field. Sennheiser provides free downloadable software to prepare the audio captured by the AMBEO for use in popular digital audio workstations and non-linear video editors.
VR / 360˚
DIN12M and 4x XLR3
8.5 × 1.9 in
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Audio and Camera
130 dBA for 1 kHz
4x cardioid, in Ambisonics A-format arrangement
31 mV/Pa (-30 dBV)