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Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone

B&H # SEMKH8060 Mfr # MKH8060
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You Pay: $1,249.95
Product Highlights
  • Supercardioid/Lobar Pickup
  • Symmetrical RF Transducer
  • Excellent Transient Response
  • Reliable under Tough Conditions
  • Can Interface with Digital Systems

The MKH 8060 from Sennheiser is a lightweight and rugged short shotgun microphone that offers true and natural sound. Reliable under the toughest climatic conditions, the microphone's symmetrical RF transducer design produces high sensitivity, low distortion and excellent transient response.

The enhanced short interference tube yields a pleasing supercardioid/lobar pickup pattern, suppressing off-axis sound without coloration to create extremely natural and detailed results. Due to its compact design, it is ideal for boom or camera mounting.

The microphone ships with an analog output module with an XLR connector, but with the appropriate accessory, the body can to interface directly into digital systems via the optional MZD 8000 digital module.

Lightweight and rugged short shotgun microphone
Immune to failure caused by dampness and humidity
Symmetrical RF transducer
High sensitivity
Low distortion
Excellent transient response
Suppresses off-axis sound without coloration
Ship with analog output module
Will interface directly with digital systems when used with the optional MZD 8000 digital module
Transducer Symmetrical RF
Polar Pattern Supercardioid/Lobar
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: 25Ω
Minimum Terminating: 2kΩ
Output Connectors 1 x XLR (as supplied)
Pad No
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)
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
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SennheiserMKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone
     
    4.7

    (based on 7 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (7)
    • Compact (4)
    • Durable (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
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      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      The Best!

      By Áquila Frota

      from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone:

          This microphone is amazing! i use this with my H4n, and sounds awesome!Esse microfone é incrível! Eu uso ele com o H4n que é uma das configurações mais simples, sem pre amps, mixers, e mesmo assim tem um som incrível!

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          5.0

          Great Mic

          By Tension Studios

          from Seattle, WA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone:

            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.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            fantastic short shotgun

            By J.A.

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • Camera Mic
            • Documentary Field Mic
            • Events
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone:

            What can I say? You get what you pay for. I bought this to use on my Canon C100 as a camera mic and to detatch and boom with because I wanted top quality sound with a low profile. Well, I got it. Sounds amazing, and it's amazingly small. I shoot mainly documentary, and I can't tell you how many shots I have of people staring above the camera at an indimidating long shotgun mic. I wanted great sound, but without making people feel like they had a gun pointed at them. I also plan on traveling overseas, and wanted a great mic that wouldn't attract as much attention. Sound is more important than image, and why not spend the same money you'd spend on a lens on a great mic? I haven't road tested it enough to know it's durability, but it's a sennheiser and I'm not too worried.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            So far, so good

            By Dragun

            from Dallas, Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone:

            I have used it a few times and by no means am I a pro with this mic (yet). The sounds are clear as the environment allows it. Don't expect magic if the source is already questionable but this will capture what is there in a natural way.

            Cons, of course, will be the price. The results have yet to overcome the price that I have paid for it but only time will tell.

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            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for run & gun and quality sound

            By Gary

            from Santa Barbara, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Run Gun

              Comments about Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone:

              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 an excellent mic.

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              5.0

              Great! Needs figure-8 match for M/S tho

              By soundeziner

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Detailed
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Extended Highs
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Birdsong
                • Field recording
                • Natural Sound Effects
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone:

                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). I hadn't even realized birds had harmonics that high...
                Off-axis rejection is excellent, making recording in noisy environments possible when other mics were failing.
                My ONLY problem with this mic is that Sennheiser has yet to make a figure-8 match for an M/S stereo pair, meaning I'm on the open market looking for an alternative. Come on, Senny...

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great Mic, Directional, Needs Extender

                By Patrick

                from Tallahassee, Fla.

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sennheiser MKH 8060 - Short Shotgun Microphone:

                  This is a quality product, but I would recommend the phantom power extender in order to use a sock mount and dead cat with it affectively.

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                  Accessory Packages

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                  An accessory kit is a great way to get multiple accessories your system.

                  Rycote -  12cm Standard Hole Softie Kit with Lyre Mount and Pistol Grip Handle
                  • You Pay: $199.00
                  Usually ships in 7-10 business days i This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the MFR.
                   

                  Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                  Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black
                  • You Pay: $17.99
                   
                  Kopul -  Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6 m), Black
                  • You Pay: $21.95
                   

                  Shockmounts

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                  Stabilize and isolate your mic from vibrations with a shockmount.

                  Auray -  DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
                  • You Pay: $49.95
                   

                  Wind Protection

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                  Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

                  Auray -  WSS-2012 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones - (12cm)
                  • You Pay: $89.99
                   

                  Cases & Protection

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

                  Alfa Case -  10" MicTube Shotgun Microphone Case, Small
                  • You Pay: $69.45
                   

                  Boompoles

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                  Get your mic closer to the sound source with a boompole.

                  Polsen -  SBP-10 5-Section 10' Telescoping Aluminum Boompole
                  • You Pay: $139.95
                   
                  Rode -  Mini Boompole Compact Microphone Boom Pole for Remote Audio Capturing
                  • You Pay: $91.00
                   

                  Additional Hardware

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                  Additional hardware extends the flexibility of your system.

                  Sennheiser -  MZF 8000 Filter Module for MKH 8000 Series
                  • You Pay: $459.95
                   
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