Sennheiser MKH-416 - Short Shotgun Interference Tube Microphone

Model: MKH416-P48

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Packaging Info

Package Weight 1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 5.4 x 2.6"

General Information

Frequency Response 40 to 20,000 Hz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 117 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 81 dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 130 dB, (@ 1 KHz) Sensitivity 25 mV/Pa +/- 1dB
Power Requirements Phantom Power 48v, (± 12v)
Output Impedance Nominal Impedance: 25 Ohms Minimum Terminating Impedance: 800 Ohms
Transducer Pressure Gradient/Interference Receiver Condenser
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Applications Film, Radio and Television, Especially for Outside Broadcast Applications.
Dimensions (L x Diam) 9.84 x 0.74" (250 x 19 mm)
Weight 5.82 oz (175 g)
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Polar Pattern Low, Mid: Hypercardioid Above 2 kHz: Lobar
User Reviews
American musical.34136908
4 weeks ago

Very solid microphone with a decent sound, but far too bright on my voice. Still though, it being an industry standard mic it was still worth having around, and i will say that the microphone is very rugged and can withstand any conditions you throw at it.

B h photo.34921152
24 August 2017

Still great for boom work and for voice overs as well. The only situation when some other models perform better is in extremely reverberant rooms and when the rear end of 416 is very close to reflective ceiling.

American musical.34136908
9 April 2020

Made the switch from dynamic microphone to condenser microphone for my voice-overs. This is a one-and-forever microphone. Rejects a lot of ambient room noise because it is so focused and produces a warm / round / full / in-your-face kind of sound that is necessary to cut thru certain mixes -...

B h photo.34921152
28 March 2019

After reading every other review on this mic for use in a voice over studio, I bought one ofr myself. This mic is fantastic! Opening the box with some ceremony and replacing my Neumann with the 416, I was amazed at its clarity and smooth sound!

American musical.34136908
5 September 2019

When I purchased this microphone, I was leaving the Audio Technica at897 and the Rode NTG-2. The gain is unbelievable, and definitely a keeper. Price is steep, but Built like a brick and ready for prime time.

B h photo.34921152
22 March 2017

Before you buy any microphone for this kind of money you need to do your research. There's a reason this shotgun mic is so expensive, it's highly directional and has a great pick-up range. The mic sounds much more warm and full than other, less expensive alternatives.

American musical.34136908
5 July 2023

The MKH 416 is very clear and clean with awesome sensitivity for low to high frequencies. I love this mic.

B h photo.34921152
24 February 2019

Leaves up to its expectations. Captures human voice with a deep velvety elegance. Miles ahead of any law mics we used (though we havent used any high-end laws.)

American musical.34136908
9 December 2020

Great Mic! Sounds amazing, great build and now I k ow why it is an industry standard! Night recommended!

B h photo.34921152
29 September 2014

I bit the bullet and purchased this mic as a result of rave reviews to use for several days of filming events that I cannot mic the participants. My hope was that I could be far enough away in case I could not set up close, to capture decent audio.

Product Highlights
  • Pressure-Gradient Microphone
  • For Film, Radio, Television
  • Highly Immune to Humidity
  • High Consonant Articulation
  • High Feedback Rejection
  • Includes MZ415 Windscreen
  • Hypercardiod at Low and Mid Frequencies
  • Lobar Pattern Above 2 kHz
In The Box
  • Sennheiser MKH-416 - Short Shotgun Interference Tube Microphone
  • MZW-415 - Foam Windscreen
  • MZQ100 Quick Release for K3U, MD409 and MKH-416
  • Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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