Microphones: Frequency Response

Microphones: Frequency Response

The frequency response is the output level or sensitivity of a microphone over its operating range from lowest to highest frequencies.

Flat frequency response

Flat frequency response

A flat frequency response is usually desired for applications where the sound source has to be reproduced without changing or “coloring” the original sound. All audible frequencies (20 Hz – 20 kHz) have the same output level.

Microphone flat and tailored frequency response
Microphone flat and tailored frequency response

Microphones with flat frequency response

Microphones with flat frequency response