Teenage Engineering M-1: foldable, voice sampling headphones for OP-Z
Teenage Engineering has come up with some headphones that pair nicely with the OP-Z for on the move music listening and music-making.
The M-1 headphones are simple, foldable and come with a built-in microphone and one that’s also detachable. It has a 1.2m cable that can be plugged into either ear-piece with 3.5mm TRRS connector on the other end making it perfect for the OP-Z or for phones that still have these sorts of ports. With the M-1 on your head you can listen to the music you’re making on the OP-Z and record in with the microphone in a headset-call-centre styli. The boom microphone connects into the same port as the cable so you can plug it in either side. You can also daisy chain the headphones to more headphones for a shared listening experience, which is a lovely thing.
One of the earpieces has a microphone built-in and a “Universal Button” which does all sorts of things like activates the mic, answers your phone, plays and skips songs in your music app. They recommend using the boom mic for better quality vocal sampling.
Here are the specs:
- frequency response – 20 Hz – 20 kHz
- driver sensitivity – 100 dB SPL ±3 dB @ 1 kHz
- driver impedance – 32 Ω
- drivers – 30 mm dynamic
The M-1 headphones look pretty good and are certainly useful for the musician on the go, and not just for OP-Z users. They are surprisingly unflashy and well priced at £65. I would have expected something more elaborately designed with a price tag to match. But these will do nicely.