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Sennheiser MKE 440 Compact Stereo Shotgun Microphone

BH #SEMKE440 • MFR #506258
Sennheiser MKE 440 Compact Stereo Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Two Shotgun Elements
  • Super-Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Captures Sound within Camera Angle
  • Good Off-Axis Sound Rejection
The MKE 440 from Sennheiser is a compact stereo shotgun microphone that predominately captures focused stereo sound from within the direction of filming and rejects the majority of off-axis noise from outside the camera focus. The microphone utilizes two mini-shotgun elements that are mounted in a V-shape arrangement, which outperforms mini AB, MS, or XY setups.
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Sennheiser MKE 440 Overview

The MKE 440 from Sennheiser is a compact stereo shotgun microphone that predominately captures focused stereo sound from within the direction of filming and rejects the majority of off-axis noise from outside the camera focus. The microphone utilizes two mini-shotgun elements that are mounted in a V-shape arrangement, which outperforms mini AB, MS, or XY setups.

The microphone offers a stereo, super-cardioid pickup pattern and features a frequency response of 50 Hz to 20 kHz, as well as a maximum sound pressure level of 132 dB. The mic includes a 3-level sensitivity switch and a high-pass filter to remove rumble. The MKE 400 is powered by two AAA batteries and offers an operating time of 100 hours. The microphones are internally shock-mounted to prevent handling noise, and the stainless steel micro-mesh offers protection against wind. Additionally, an optional hair cover is available for strong wind applications.

  • Dual mini shotgun microphones create frontal focus
  • Suppression of ambience and background noise
  • Built-in elastic suspension and wind protection
  • 3-level sensitivity adjustment and low-cut filter
  • Compact, all-metal construction
  • Standard size camera shoe mount
UPC: 615104258204

Sennheiser MKE 440 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Camera-Mount
Element Type
2x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
On-Board Controls
Gain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, On/Off
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Maximum SPL
132 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Power Sources
Battery
Microphone
Primary Applications
Audio for Video, Field Recording
Form Factor
Camera-Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Stereo
Element Type
2x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Orientation
End Address
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
Yes
On-Board Controls
Gain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, On/Off
Performance
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 20,000 Hz
Maximum SPL
132 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-23 dBV / -42 dBV / -63 dBV at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Power
Power Sources
Battery
Operating Voltage
1.2 to 1.5 V (Battery Power)
Battery Type
2x AAA (Included)
Physical
Color
Black
Dimensions
H: 2.6 x W: 4.2 x L: 5" / H: 67 x W: 106 x L: 128 mm
Weight
5.8 oz / 165 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.825 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
10.3 x 5.65 x 3.25"

Sennheiser MKE 440 Reviews

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question

Can this mike be connected with a computer for voice over recording?
Asked by: Sergio
The MKE-440 is designed as an on-camera stereo microphone. Connection to a computer may require an adapter cable depending on the computer model. For computers that share a jack for both mic and headphone the Rode SC4 adapter is required. https://bhpho.to/2hINvaL
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Will the newer iPhones work with this and a ...

Will the newer iPhones work with this and a lighting adapter?
Asked by: Anonymous
No. The mic is stereo with a trs plug, the iphone lightning adapter is a trrs connector intended to input a mono mic and output stereo headphones. Besides the plug mismatch there may also be an impedance or level mismatch as the Sennheiser is a powered mic. You may be able to find a specific lightning adapter that will address both issues but read the specifications carefully.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-05

question

Is the effective range on this new mic farther than the MEK 600 ( 12') ?
Asked by: Victor
The MKE-440 is a mini sized stereo mic unlike the MKE-600 which is a mono shotgun. As such it offers a wider and less directional pickup The MKE-440 is sized closer to the MKE-400.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Messrs, is the Sennheiser MKE 440 Compact compatible with the Sony FDR-AX33 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder?
Asked by: FERNANDO
It is possible to venture outside of the Sony microphone lineup provided you use a couple of adapters; #SOVCTCSM1 and # VECS20.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Please confirm, is the MZH 440 Fur included or not? thanks
Asked by: Florin Lutz M.
MZH 440 Windshield is not included. It is available separately.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

can I record sound only, by connecting the MKE 440 to my iPhone?
Asked by: Sergio
Since the iPhone and similar smartphones only support a single channel (mono) mic input, using a stereo mic connected to the headset jack is not recommended and will not operate correctly. In addition an adapter is required for compatibility. Standard mics are not able to be directly connected. A solution would be a mono mic such as the Sennheiser MKE 400 along with the Rode SC4 adapter for connection. There are also several mics designed for smartphone use such as the Rode VideoMic Me.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Is this sennheiser microphone compatible with Sony FDR-AX33 4K Ultra HD Handycam Camcorder?
Asked by: FERNANDO
The Sennheiser MKE-440 is compatible with the Sony FDR-AX33 camcorder. A couple of adapters are needed nonetheless; #SOVCTCSM1 and # VECS20.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Is there a way to convert this 1/8 stereo plug to ...

Is there a way to convert this 1/8 stereo plug to (2) XLR plugs to run into a Zoom f3?
Asked by: Chris
BH #AL130 can be used to adapt the Sennheiser MKE 440's output to dual XLR.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2023-12-17
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