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Sennheiser ME-4 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone for Use with the Evolution Wireless Series Transmitters

B&H # SEME4 Mfr # ME4
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You Pay: $139.95

The Semheiser ME4 is a cardiod, sub-miniature clip on lavalier microphone for use with the EW wireless series transmitters.

1/8" (3.5mm) Mini (TRS) Output Jack.
Works with the 100, 300 and 500 Evolution Series Bodypack Transmitters.
World Renowned Sennheiser Warm, Clear and Robust Broadcast Quality Sound Reproduction.
Transducer Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 60 Hz - 18 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Greater than 110 dB
Maximum Input Sound Level Not Specified by Manufacturer
Power Requirements Phantom Power Provided by Wireless Transmitter
Output Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Output Connectors 1/8" (3.5mm) (TS, Unbalanced) Mini Jack
Case Not Applicable, Case Not Included
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Applications Speakers, Hands Free Vocals, Broadcast, Live Performance, Wireless Videography, etc.
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sennheiser ME-4 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone for Use with the Evolution Wireless Series Transmitters
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    SennheiserME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series
     
    3.5

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    64%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (11)
    • Lightweight (8)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (5)

    Cons

    • Poor sound quality (4)

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (7)
    • Professional recording (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great mic, Bad clip

    Deserved a 5 star except the Sennheiser engineers should be fired for mating it with this mic clip! Buy the mic, throw the clip away and get a MZQ222 clip. The mic has...Read complete review

    Deserved a 5 star except the Sennheiser engineers should be fired for mating it with this mic clip! Buy the mic, throw the clip away and get a MZQ222 clip. The mic has very good background noise rejection as well as sound quality & sensitivity. The mic IS a little large in diameter and the foam windscreen is HUGE but fits well and won't fall off. If you really need the windscreen try to find a smaller, thinner one.

    MORE ON THE CLIP: Worst mic clip ever. The plastic clip that holds the mic wire will break the first time you push the wire into it so be careful. With the center pivot spring, half the clip will stick out to the side where it catches on everything and is very noisy & floppy! Can't believe Sennheiser would do this.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Terrible

    The very worse microphone I have ever used in my life. As a professional sound engineer I have come across countless types of microphones of all shapes and sizes, and the ME4 is simply...Read complete review

    The very worse microphone I have ever used in my life. As a professional sound engineer I have come across countless types of microphones of all shapes and sizes, and the ME4 is simply an unusable microphone.

    It has an awful frequency response, so it sounds awful no matter what you do with it, and at 40mV/Pa it's waaaay too sensitive for its type. Avoid using it with a PA system at all costs because all you will get is tons of loud feedback. Another problem with this microphone is that it's cardioid, as opposed to omni-directional which is the norm for lavalier microphones. This means that you won't get a good reception of the source if the microphone is not well aimed at it.

    If you really have to, use this microphone in a controlled environment without any nearby speakers, like a studio. Otherwise stay away from this and save your money for a better quality microphone.

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    5.0

    Great mic!

    By rwilliamsfoto

    from Morgantown WV

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

      Crisp and clear. clips easy on lapel or clothing.

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      5.0

      DID THE TRICK!

      By Trish Business Manager

      from New Jersey

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events

        Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

        This was exactly what we needed for our sound system. We needed it quickly, in stock and shipped quickly.

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        2.0

        Adequate lavalier Mic

        By Mike

        from Chicago

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

        This is an adequate lavalier mic for indoor use.
        Positives: It has good sound quality
        Negatives: It does pick up background and wind noise outdoors. The clip is not static and allows the mic to swivel in use causing unwanted noise.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Not very good

        By Josh

        from Middleton, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

        I've used this mic with Sennheiser's SK-100 bodypack and EK-100 receiver. The audio clarity is good however it as noted in another review, it is very heavy on the mid-range.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Terrible

        By Ptz

        from London, UK

        Pros

        • none

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality
        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

        The very worse microphone I have ever used in my life. As a professional sound engineer I have come across countless types of microphones of all shapes and sizes, and the ME4 is simply an unusable microphone.

        It has an awful frequency response, so it sounds awful no matter what you do with it, and at 40mV/Pa it's waaaay too sensitive for its type. Avoid using it with a PA system at all costs because all you will get is tons of loud feedback. Another problem with this microphone is that it's cardioid, as opposed to omni-directional which is the norm for lavalier microphones. This means that you won't get a good reception of the source if the microphone is not well aimed at it.

        If you really have to, use this microphone in a controlled environment without any nearby speakers, like a studio. Otherwise stay away from this and save your money for a better quality microphone.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GREAT CLARITY

        By Mat

        from Maricopa, Arizona

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Church services

          Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

          We use our Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for church services every Sunday. We meet in a school gym and needed a Mic that would not pick up noise from the airconditioning units. It has exceeded our expectations with clarity and quality of sound. We also appreciated the prompt and courteous service that we received from B&H.

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          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice sound

          By Chuck

          from Honolulu HI

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events

            Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

            The ME4 microphone has a better sound than the ME2 microphone has.

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            (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Garbage

            By Chris

            from Buffalo, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Sound Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

                The frequency response on this mic is embarrassing. It's all midrange. Avoid.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Microphone Works Awesome!

                By Darin the All in One

                from Anchorage, Alaska

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

                  I got my new ME-4 Cardioid Condenser Lavalier Microphone in replacement of the old one - and it works awesome!!!! Thanks B & H Photo.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Sennheiser ME-4

                  By Keep Moving

                  from Malverne, NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

                    Good mic with poorly designed mic clip - its rotatable. Otherwise buy it you'll like it.

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                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Better Think Before You Buy

                    By Jason

                    from Franklin, TN

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Poor Sound Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

                    Sennheiser is a top shelf product in general, however, the thing with these mics is that they are absurdly sensitive; and with wind noise, regardless of windscreens or not, you just can't use them. Most of our stuff is filmed on location outside, and these things were pretty much useless. If you're going to be inside, they probably work great. If you plan on filming outside at all, go with the other Sennheiser with a smaller head; they are super!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Good sound, but not easy to hide

                    By Documentary Shooter

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Bulky/Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

                    As a microphone this is great. But, if your trying to hide it, it is very difficult because of it's relatively large round shape. Flat microphones are a much easier to hide under clothing. And like the other review says, the clip that comes with it is horrible.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Quality mic

                    By bappelt

                    from Hawaii

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

                      This is a quality mic, that reproduces good sound quality. My only beef with it is that it picks up wind noise too easy. It's rarely a problem, but if you happen to be speaking near a ceiling fan, it there may be some slight wind noise. Overall though, this is still a very good mic, even with that minor complaint.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great mic, Bad clip

                      By Dean

                      from Hays, KS

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Accessories

                      Best Uses

                      • Broadcasting

                      Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

                      Deserved a 5 star except the Sennheiser engineers should be fired for mating it with this mic clip! Buy the mic, throw the clip away and get a MZQ222 clip. The mic has very good background noise rejection as well as sound quality & sensitivity. The mic IS a little large in diameter and the foam windscreen is HUGE but fits well and won't fall off. If you really need the windscreen try to find a smaller, thinner one.

                      MORE ON THE CLIP: Worst mic clip ever. The plastic clip that holds the mic wire will break the first time you push the wire into it so be careful. With the center pivot spring, half the clip will stick out to the side where it catches on everything and is very noisy & floppy! Can't believe Sennheiser would do this.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      good lapel mic

                      By TC

                      from Davis

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events

                        Comments about Sennheiser ME4 Lavalier Mic for EW Series:

                        Use for the pastor at weddings. Since a lot of weddings are outside, I would highly recommend the wind screen. Good clean sound.

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                        Accessory Packages

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                        An accessory kit is a great way to provide backup parts for your system.

                        B&H Photo Video -  Lavalier Accessory Backup Kit - Large (3/8") (9.5mm)
                        • You Pay: $8.95
                         

                        Wind Protection

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                        Windscreens are often lost or worn out over time. Make sure to get extra Windscreens.

                        Sennheiser -  MZW-4EW Foam Windscreen
                        • You Pay: $9.95
                         

                        Microphone Clips

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                        Microphone Clips are often lost or broken out over time. Make sure to get extra Microphone Clips.

                        Sennheiser -  MZQ4EW Tie Clip for ME4 Lav Mic
                        • You Pay: $10.95
                         

                        Cases & Protection

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                        Carry, store and protect all your equipment in a bag or case.

                        Pelican -  1020 Micro Case (Clear Black)
                        • You Pay: $11.64
                         
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