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Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones

You Pay: $30.55

The Azden SMH-1 is a camera mount shock absorbing shotgun microphone holder.

The SMH-1 features a single piece housing with flexible bands to hold the shotgun securly and to isolate it from unwanted vibration and noise. It has a built-in shoe mount and standard 3/8" threads on the bottom of the holder for mounting to a boom pole or tripod.

Camera mount shock absorbing shotgun microphone holder.
Universal; works with most cameras and shotgun microphones.
Easy to use, simple, compact, one piece, sturdy construction.
Isolates microphone from vibration and noise.
Built-in (male) shoe mount adapter.
3/8" threads on the bottom of holder for mounting to a boom pole or tripod.
Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Microphones
  • SHM-1 Shockmount with Flexible Bands
  • Shoe Mount Attachment
  • Standard 3/8" Threads (Female) on Bottom
  • Standard 90 day warranty
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    AzdenSMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics
     
    4.3

    (based on 62 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (38)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (41)
    • Lightweight (38)
    • Easy to use (25)
    • Simple use (22)
    • Long lasting (14)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (4)
    • Noisy (4)
    • Unreliable (3)
    • Unstable (3)

    Best Uses

    • Professional (25)
    • Productivity (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Presentations (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (27), Gearhead (14), Experienced (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (33), Personal (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    More than one way to mount this!!

    I ordered this as a replacement for a broken shock mount that came with a condenser mic I got a few years ago.

    I had been using the old shockmount with a...Read complete review

    I ordered this as a replacement for a broken shock mount that came with a condenser mic I got a few years ago.

    I had been using the old shockmount with a shotgun mic since I started doing video production and it broke a few weeks ago after the wind blew over the mic stand it was on.

    I needed a replacement right away, and this price was perfect. This is far superior in quality than my previous shock mount. It fits MULTIPLE sizes of diameter of microphones and even comes with replacement bands!

    But the thing that really sets this apart is the ability to mount this pretty much wherever you want. inside of the housing, it has a counter-sunk hole on the bottom so you can attach this to the end of a pole or other surface so you can use this with something OTHER than a hotshoe mount.

    The only thing I would change would be it is fixed in the same 90 degree position. (No ability to pivot or change the angle of the mic), but for the price and the build quality, it is a steal.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Improved noise reduction but not perfect

    Mounted to a Canon HV20 and it helps quell the camera noise, however it's not perfect. It's hard to quantify the effect it has but I'd say it knocks it down 80%. It...Read complete review

    Mounted to a Canon HV20 and it helps quell the camera noise, however it's not perfect. It's hard to quantify the effect it has but I'd say it knocks it down 80%. It still picks up a bit of zoom servo noise (but only on high speed zoom) and it also picks up the spinning tape head. Focus noise is imperceptible. Camera buttons are still telegraphed to the microphone thru the mount. This is not a cure all for this particular camera. I bought a Sima video bracket [@] and it seems to have just about solved the camera noise issue. I use an Azden SMX-10 mounted to the Azden shockproof mount, mounted to the Sima video bracket.

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    2.0

    Could be Better

    By SL

    from NY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home video

      Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

      The Azden SMX-10 fits in as it's supposed to but it's switches are not available unless slide the mic off the mount. also there is no hole for connecting the mount to a mic stand/ boom pole.

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      • Personal

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      2.0

      Good while they last, but they don't

      By cameraperson

      from new york, ny

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy
      • Unreliable
      • Unstable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

        I've now owned two of these, and both have failed at a certain point. While it's a good mount when it works, the problem with both of them is that the screw on the bottom eventually (for some reason) will no longer hold. This causes the mic to fall into frame, and no matter how many times I try to tighten the screw, it still comes loose. I've ended up having to try to secure it with gaffer's tape, and am so frustrated at this point I'm going to buy another brand.

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        • Business

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        4.0

        Performs exactly as expected

        By Hobble Creek Media

        from Utah

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

            mounted on my DSLR, this mount holds solidly while filming on the go. Solid, yet excellent absorbtion of movement and camera handling.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Excellent Noise Concealment!

            By OUR MASTER

            from Southern California

            About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

            • No Christmas Lights

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

            Awesome shock mount. Has 5/8", 1/4", and Dslr slide in attachment. Good for mounting on poles and directly to camera with no adapter pieces! Great buy!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Small and light on camera

            By Frequent shooter

            from San francisco

            Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

            It's a great mount. It's light and small, great for shotgun that's mounted on DSLR or small camcorder for shooting weddings or documentary.

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            5.0

            Perfecto!

            By jay_end

            from ny

            Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

            Great grip. Not bulky. Easily mounted. Not pricy.

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            1.0

            Too small, don, t buy it

            By MrFilm3D

            from Montreal,ca

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

            • Noisy

            Best Uses

            • Den

            Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

            This Shock Mount, I bought because I wanted to use with my tascam dr-08 or my zoom h1 over my dslr, and is too small. Good cuality but I wonder witch kind of mic could fix it inside, i dont know anyone.

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            • Business

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            5.0

            Simple & Compact microphone shockmount

            By drapeama

            from Maskinongé, Québec

            About Me Indie filmmaker

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional

              Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

              Probably one of the best shockmount I've used, to mount directly in a hot-shoe. Very well built and ultra-light. A nice piece of equipment that can hold most type of microphones. There's no creaks or handling sounds when the microphone isn't stable due to camera manipulation.
              RECOMMENDED.

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              • Personal

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              5.0

              great product

              By sir-reel productions

              from Louisiana

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Productivity
                • Professional

                Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                it works great

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                2.0

                YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

                By SmallTownPictures

                from Brooklyn, NY

                About Me Professional, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Awkward Design
                • Flimsy
                • Unstable

                Best Uses

                • Amateur

                Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                This shock mount is the least expensive option offered at B&H, and for good reason. The design is awkward; no tilt functions whatsoever; rear placed shoe mount; shallow casing; visually unappealing. If you absolutely need a shock mount for under $ then by all means this is the only one for you. I recommend spending the additional $20-25 for a better shock mount if your budget allows for it.

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                • Business

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                2.0

                Did not notice much of a difference

                By Funnybone MD

                from Abilene, TX

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Noisy

                Best Uses

                • Presentations
                • Professional

                Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                I bought this mount for a cheap shotgun mic and I did not notice much difference between the cold shoe mount that came with the mic, and this "shock" mount. It could be because the shotgun mic was just picking up too much vibration, but I didn't notice a significant different when using this shock mount.

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                • Business

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                4.0

                good for what you pay

                By RunNGun

                from Idaho

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                    I have used this mount with several different sized shotgun/stereo mics and overall i like it. it seems to retain well without too much bounce. I have only had it a short while so I have yet to see how the bands wear over time but hopefully they will last.

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                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    Solid, Best Buy for the Money

                    By SeattleCine

                    from Seattle, WA

                    About Me Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Professional

                      Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                      I'm using this with a Sennheiser ME66 on a Sony EX1R. Good, solid build quality. This thing just works!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      3.0

                      Better than w/o

                      By theshooter

                      from Denver

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                          If this fits your budget it's better than going without a shock mount. Good for 1" diameter mics max.

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                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Affordable and Functional

                          By Zack

                          from Frankfort, Ky

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Great Sound Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional

                            Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                            Works great with my Shotgun microphones. It comes with extra bands in case they are needed. It is very quiet, lightweight.

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                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Works great, as advertised.

                            By Jsal

                            from new york, ny

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Productivity

                              Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                              This shock mount works great for my rode mic.. I have it connected to my canon t3i and it works without any problems.. i would recommend it

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                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              works great!

                              By big buck

                              from illinois

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                              Does exactly what it says it does!

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Perfect Shock Mount

                              By cganzer

                              from Dallas, TX

                              About Me Gearhead

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustment Screw
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Extra Bands
                              • Long Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                                  This shock mount is great. It seems more sturdy than some other mounts. The extra bands are great. I like that it has the adjustment screw on the bottom of the camera mount to make sure it wont come loose. I use it with my Beyerdynamic MCE86.

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                                  • Personal

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                                  2.0

                                  Too Small

                                  By pcmofo

                                  from Binghamton, NY

                                  About Me Gearhead

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                    • Noisy
                                    • Unreliable
                                    • Unstable

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                                      I bought this to use with a normal shotgun mic and a small 4" sony shotgun on my DSLR. I found the rubber bands to be VERY stiff and hold both mics far too tight. As a result they provided very little shock absorption. I took it back to B&H and talked to the audio guy there, I went with the AT8415 which is larger, has a tilting head, and MUCH softer bands, and worked with both of my mics.

                                      Spend the money, get the AT8415, or just DIY with PVC and rubberbands, either will be better than this.

                                      Also, their is no threaded mounting holes anywhere on the bottom, even though the images suggest their might.

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                                      5.0

                                      Budget Shock Mount

                                      By M-Law

                                      from Rochester, MA

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Azden SMH-1 Shock Mount for Shotgun Mics:

                                          Gets rid of most shock sounds and vibrations, cannot beat the price. The hot shoe mount screw came loose once but is an easy fix for anyone with a screwdriver and half a brain

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                                          • Business

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