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Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit

B&H # SEME66K6 (B&H Kit)
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You Pay: $459.90
Product Highlights
  • K6 (Battery/Phantom) Power Supply
  • Short Shotgun Condenser Capsule
The ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit from B&H is a popular choice among video, film and ENG / EFP professionals. The capsule features a highly directional, cardioid polar pattern yielding great attenuation at the sides of the microphone, maximizing pickup at the front. The result is a focused pickup in highly ambient environments. A wide 40-20,000Hz frequency response provides detailed, accurate signal reproduction. The ME66 capsule takes advantage of the K6 modular power supply. The K6 houses a standard AA alkaline battery and is also capable of accepting phantom power from outside sources. Its compact design allows mounting to video cameras. The ME66 is at home in event videography, ENG / EFP use, video depositions, corporate media applications and film.

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SennheiserME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Versatile (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Performances (3)
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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hi-End Broadcast microphone

    By Safiron

    from Czech Republic

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit:

      Broadcast quality microphone used by televisions and studios around the world as boom mics, shotgun mics, and on-camera mics. Sound itself is clear and concrete. Body is made out of magnesium alloy which is basicly unscratchable. Our company uses these for 8 years now and there have been no problem with any of them.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Have had this 10 years!

      By STONEY XL

      from NYC

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit:

          Immediately after having an outing with my VX2000 and hearing the horrible noise (hiss) of the onboard, I ran down to B&H and bought this mic in 2001-2002. I think we were shooting sketch on the streets of Brooklyn then. Anyway, I'm currently pricing out gear for a new company and just had to marvel at how well this mic has performed to this day. I've interviewed artists in the loudest of NYC clubs, literally infront of booming bass bottoms and mids, loud trebly horns, and I must say I've been stunned at the clarity and directionality. I'm probably gonna get some AT mics or the 416/418s cause they're paying for it, but I brag about this mic often.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Constant crrosion issues with the K6

          By Clyde Borax

          from Bangkok

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit:

            I've lived in Thailand and Cambodia for the past decade and it is a tad humid here, but I've had constant corrosion issues with the K6. Twice, I had to send it in to Sennheiser to be overhauled and both times, within six months, the problem returned. I then bought a backup ME66 and encountered the same problem. I would give up entirely on the K6 if I didn't also use and like the ME64. But my confidence in it is so low in the product now that I've bought a Rode NTG-2 as backup.

            fyi- I also wonder why the ME66 is more expensive than if you buy the two parts separately.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Pro Quality Mic

            By NTure

            from San Francisco, CA

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Field recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit:

              I've used the ME66 for 5 years, as an on-camera mic and boom mic for documentary-style shoots, and use with the EX3 and also into the Zoom H4n to link with 5D, and have always gotten clear, clean professional sound. It doesn't isolate the speaker as well in a noisy packed room, but does exceptionally well for the price in low/moderate noise situations, and has perfectly clean audio (for my ears) for studio voice-over recording.

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Basic Mic

              By Plochmann

              from Carbondale, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit:

                This mic has a pleasant, clean signal. For a starting mic it is probably one of the best. It has not really let me down or given me any huge problems. It is a professional piece of equipment though, it works best with XLR cables and when put into a mixing board.
                The only downside is that if you start doing a lot of sound recording you will find limitations to the mic. It doesn't excel at picking up voices over background sounds. It isn't focused enough for certain applications. Sometimes back noises bleed in, meaning it is not as cardioid as the manufacturers state. This is a good starting mic, but you will need to expand to really do sound right.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Mic for the money

                By The Rossman

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit:

                  This is a great value---nice clean sound at a very attractive price. I've compared against our MK416 ($1,200) and it's pretty darn good for the money. I was pleasantly surprised.

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                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Mic, awesome price

                  By B

                  from Traverse City, MI

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Sennheiser ME66/K6 - Super-Cardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Kit:

                    I've used this mic as an "on-cam" B option for my 416 and I've never been let down. The reason I wrote this review, is because the price dropped about $100! For under $400, it could very well be the best sound for the $. It might not be a AT 4071 or a rode NT, but it's several hundred dollars less, rigid build quality, and more than acceptable audio. I have even used it a few times for ADR and even a voice over and clients were outspokenly impressed with the clean audio.

                    Overall, I would absolutely buy this again. But If I had the option to try out some of the Rodes and AT's in the same price class, I absolutely would.

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