Audio-Technica are a long-standing manufacturer of professional microphones, headphones & turntables. Earlier today they released a nice video documenting their difficulty in achieving good audio pickup from a zombie.
I think it’s great that they selected a head-worn microphone as their best option. The “earset” they selected is similar to a headset, but without the earpieces for the performer. It’s not unlike the Countryman E6 microphone that I’ve used for live presentations. It’s failure in this application can only be attributed to unusual and unexpected circumstances.
On the basis of this video I think that these guys should be offered a guest appearance on AMC’s Talking Dead.