Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone

Model #MKH8060

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Packaging Info

Package Weight 0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 6.9 x 3.6"

General Information

Frequency Response 50Hz to 25kHz
Sensitivity -24 dBV/Pa (63mV/Pa)
Noise EIN: 11dB (A) (DIN-IEC 651), 23dB (CCIR 268-3)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 129dB
Impedance Nominal: 25ΩMinimum Terminating: 2kΩ
Output Connectors 1 x XLR (as supplied)
Transducer Symmetrical RF
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Power Requirements 48V, +/-4V phantom (P48, IEC 61938)3.3mA current consumption
Operating Temperature -14°F to 140°F (-10°C to 60°C)
Dimensions Diameter: 0.75" (19mm)Length (Microphone): 5.7" (145mm)Length (with MZX 8000 Module): 7.0" (178mm)
Weight Microphone: 2.8 oz (79g)With MZX 8000 Module: 3.9 oz (111g)
Pad No
Polar Pattern Supercardioid/Lobar
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
7 December 2018

For the past 4 years, Ive used all Rode gear, especially the NTG3, which I grew to love. Then, on a recent shoot for a client, it stopped working. I got it fixed and it remains an important part of my arsenal, but the experience made me think about an upgrade, and then using the NTG3 as a backup.

B h photo.34921152
24 May 2016

This Sennheiser MHK8060 has a real nice flat line sound across all frequencies. I have used it for outdoor video shoots and it effectively reduces the surrounding background noise and wind when booming it over my subject and using a Rycote Windshield WS3.

B h photo.34921152
1 August 2017

Bought this after doing a ton of research on comparable shotgun mics. A very sturdy workhorse designed as an update of the MKH416. It sounds really excellent and has the advantage of being compact.

B h photo.34921152
24 June 2012

Beautiful, clean and clear sounding. I use this mic for recording bird songs in the Pacific NW. It yields a nice, finely detailed recording that I've been pleased to see extends well above 32k (as visualized in iZotope's RX, recorded at 96k and 192k).

B h photo.34921152
9 January 2013

I chose the MKH 8060 shotgun to use with my Canon XF100 for run & gun situations. It is a great match for size and weight. It is only 7 inches long. I have only used the mic a few times so I cannot comment on the sound quality yet, however I understand that it is comparable to the MKH-416, which is...

B h photo.34921152
5 September 2018

great microphone, would recommend to a friend

B h photo.34921152
15 May 2018

I bought this back in early 2015 and it has NEVER let me down! So forgiving on your subject being a little off-axis! I used this mic up in the mountains where it was dead silent and that's where it REALLY shined!

B h photo.34921152
24 November 2017

Pros: Good rejection in small size, high output, low noise, has less off axis harshness or thinness, reasonable max SPL rating and immunity to moisture.Cons: Off axis dullness. See the polar pattern for 16kHz, post 15 degrees off axis, it falls off drastically compared to other frequencies, this is...

9 August 2017

The MKH 416 gets most of the attention in most discussions about shotguns due to its longevity, but I think the 8060 blows it away in terms of sound quality. In comparison it's also much more tonally forgiving if the sound source moves off-axis which is a big deal to me.

B h photo.34921152
31 December 2013

Used for SFX recording in the studio and in the field. Great s/n ratio, no color, great off-axis rejection. Does everything it says on the tin.

Product Highlights
  • Supercardioid/Lobar Pickup
  • Symmetrical RF Transducer
  • Excellent Transient Response
  • Reliable under Tough Conditions
  • Can Interface with Digital Systems
In The Box
  • Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone
  • MKH 8060 Microphone Body
  • MZX 8000 Analog Output Module (XLR)
  • MZQ 8060 Microphone Clip
  • MZW 8060 Foam Windshield
  • Threaded Transport Tube
  • Frequency Response Sheet
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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