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Sennheiser Off-Camera Streaming Audio Kit

BH #SEMKE600ISK (B&H Kit)
Sennheiser Off-Camera Streaming Audio Kit
Key Features
  • For Podcasters, Streamers, YouTubers
  • MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
  • USB Audio Interface, Mac/Windows
  • Tripod Mic Stand with XLR Cable
This Off-Camera Streaming Audio Kit from B&H was put together by the experts here at B&H to give you the tools you need to get professional quality audio in your streams or podcasts without having a mic appear in frame. It includes the MKE 600 shotgun mic, a USB audio interface for Mac/Windows, a tripod mic stand with telescoping boom with tread adapter, and an XLR mic cable.
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Sennheiser MKE600 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
  • 3Senal XU-1648 XLR-USB Interface
  • 4Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black)
  • 5Auray MS-5230T Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescoping Boom
  • 6CAMVATE 1/4" Male to 5/8" Female Microphone Stand Adapter
By B&H Photo's

This Off-Camera Streaming Audio Kit from B&H was put together by the experts here at B&H to give you the tools you need to get professional quality audio in your streams or podcasts without having a mic appear in frame. It includes the MKE 600 shotgun mic, a USB audio interface for Mac/Windows, a tripod mic stand with telescoping boom with tread adapter, and an XLR mic cable.

The shotgun microphone can be positioned above the speaker's head, off camera, for a directional sound that minimizes room echo. Content creators can use the kit to capture clear and present speech directly into their computer for podcast applications on YouTube, FaceBook, Twitch, and other platforms.

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

Upgrade the audio quality in your video productions by switching from the built-in mic on your camera to the Sennheiser MKE 600 battery- or phantom-powered shotgun microphone. Its focused directional characteristics and resistance to structure-borne noise offer sonic results well suited to a variety of production scenarios from independent films and web series to nature shows and documentaries.

The MKE 600's high sensitivity and low-noise circuitry unlock improved sound quality without extreme gain on noisy camera preamps. With a natural roll-off at 40 Hz and a selectable low-cut filter at 100 Hz, the MKE 600 can deliver clear intelligibility while attenuating low-frequency noise such as rumble. Plus, its frequency response incorporates a gentle rise in treble to enhance speech clarity.

The lightweight and durable metal housing ensures reliable toughness without weighing down your rig. The included shoe shockmount accommodates mounting the MKE 600 to a camera or tripod. Connect the mic's XLR output to an XLR-equipped mic preamp or use the supplied adapter cable to plug it into the 3.5mm mic input on a camera.

Quality Sound
The 10" long MKE 600 uses an interference tube and a supercardioid/lobar polar pattern to provide pronounced directivity on-axis along with significant attenuation of sound entering at the sides and rear, making the MKE 600 far more effective at capturing distant sources than the omnidirectional mics found in most cameras.
Bass Roll-Off
The MKE 600 naturally reduces sub-bass frequencies below 40 Hz to prevent unnatural bass buildup. Activate the switchable low-cut filter at 100 Hz to roll off more low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic.
Battery or Phantom Powered
Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 48 VDC phantom powering, the MKE 600 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters, as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras.

When using devices that don't offer phantom power, the MKE 600 may optionally be powered for up to 150 hours by a single AA battery (available separately). Approximately 8 hours of operating time remain once the low-battery indicator lights up red. Use the on/off switch to prevent unnecessary battery drain.

Ideal for Camera, Tripod, or Boompole Mounting
The MKE 600 includes a shoe shockmount for easy placement on your camera or a tripod. To mount the MKE 600 on a boompole or mic stand, use the Rycote InVision INV-HG mkIII shockmount (available separately), which will also impede the transfer of vibrations between your boompole/stand and the mic.
XLR to 3.5mm TRS Adapter Cable for Cameras
Included with a MKE 600 is a short coiled adapter cable—XLR female to 3.5mm TRS male—that lets you connect the mic directly into a mini-jack mic input on a camera.
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
The MKE 600 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners by up to 25 dB. Enhanced attenuation of wind noise is possible with the addition of an optional windshield such as the Rycote 15cm Super-Softie, which also provides high immunity to rain.

For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider a complete windjammer, windshield, and shockmount suspension system such as the Rycote Super-Blimp NTG or the large Rycote Super-Shield Kit (both available separately).
UPC: 615104223493
Senal XU-1648 XLR-USB Interface

The XU-1648 from Senal is a compact XLR-to-USB adapter interface that allows you to plug your microphone into the USB port of any Mac or Windows computer for use with your favorite digital recording software. Its rugged build and plug-and-play operation make it perfect for bands, recording artists, podcasters, and more.

For use with dynamic or condenser microphones, the XU-1648 delivers 16-bit / 48-kHz studio-quality sound. It also features a microphone preamp with gain control and switchable 48V phantom power. Its 3.5mm headphone output features a volume control and allows for zero-latency monitoring. There is also a monitor level control to adjust the balance between the audio playback from your computer and the sound of your microphone.

In addition, the XU-1648 features a tough, all-metal chassis with nonslip neoprene feet on the bottom to prevent it from slipping.

Plug-and-play XLR-to-USB adapter
Rugged metal chassis
16 bit / 48 kHz studio-quality sound
Low-noise mic preamp with gain control
3.5mm latency-free headphone output with level control
Monitor output adjusts balance between audio playback and live mic
Peak-level indicator to help avoid clipping
USB bus powered
6.3' USB cable included
UPC: 847628569874
Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black)

The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (10') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
UPC: 847628559721
Auray MS-5230T Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescoping Boom

The Auray MS-5230T Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescoping Boom features durable, steel construction. The telescoping boom arm is adjustable from 19.3 to 33.9" in length, allowing you to angle and extend the mic placement however you need it. An ergonomic twist-action clutch helps adjust the height of the stand, while the reinforced tripod base and nonslip feet keep it firmly in place. The Auray MS-5230T mic stand collapses for easy transport.

UPC: 847628015593
CAMVATE 1/4" Male to 5/8" Female Microphone Stand Adapter

The Camvate 1/4" Male to 5/8" Female Microphone Stand Adapter is a compact adapter designed for mounting a device such as a camera or handheld audio recorder on a standard mic stand. It features durable aluminum construction, a 1/4"-20 male thread, and a 5/8"-27 female thread.

UPC: 619125203762

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Lobar / Supercardioid
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
132 dB SPL (Phantom Power)
126 dB SPL (Battery Power)
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Included Cable)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Lobar / Supercardioid
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
100 Hz
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
132 dB SPL (Phantom Power)
126 dB SPL (Battery Power)
Off-Axis Rejection
5 dB at 60°
>15 dB at 120°
>10 dB at 180°
Sensitivity
21 mV/Pa (Phantom Power)
19 mV/Pa (Battery Power)
Equivalent Noise Level
15 dB A-Weighted (Phantom Power)
16 dB A-Weighted (Battery Power)
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Included Cable)
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
V ()
Battery Type
1x AA (Not Included)
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
Included Mount Has No Threading
Construction Material
Metal
Dimensions
ø: 0.79 x L: 10.08" / ø: 20 x L: 256 mm
Weight
4.52 oz / 128 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.6 x 5.6 x 3.45"

Senal XU-1648 XLR-USB Interface Specs

Key Specs
Channels of I/O
1 Input at 48 kHz
Maximum Sampling Rate
48 kHz / 16-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
1 Preamp
Analog Audio I/O
1x XLR 3-Pin Mic Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Host Connection
USB-B
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power
Channels of I/O
1 Input at 48 kHz
Built-In DSP
No
Maximum Sampling Rate
48 kHz / 16-Bit
Number of Microphone Inputs
1 Preamp
Built-In Microphone
No
Expansion Slots
No
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range
Inputs:
35 dB
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O
1x XLR 3-Pin Mic Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power
48 V ± 2 V
Phantom Power Current
15 mA per Channel
Digital Audio I/O
No
Host Connection
USB-B
Host Connection Protocol
USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host)
No
Sync I/O
No
Network I/O
No
MIDI I/O
No
Wireless
No
Performance
Frequency Response
25 Hz to 20 kHz
Headphone Output Power
50 mW into 16 Ohms
Impedance
Inputs:
1.2 Kilohms
Digital Audio
Sample Rates
32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz (D/A Conversion)
8 / 11.025 / 16 / 22.05 / 32 / 44.1 / 48 kHz (A/D Conversion)
Bit Depths
16-Bit
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot
No
Compatibility
OS Compatibility
Windows
macOS
Included Software
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Power
Power Requirements
USB Bus Power
Power Consumption
2.2 W
Physical
Dimensions
5.1 x 1.2 x 1.1" / 13 x 3.1 x 2.8 cm
Weight
3.3 oz / 94.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.95 x 6.65 x 1.65"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black) Specs

Connector 1
1x XLR 3-Pin Male
Connector 2
1x XLR 3-Pin Female Right Angle
Contact Plating
Silver
Cable Length
10' / 3 m
Conductor Material
Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Number of Conductors
2
Wire Gauge
24 AWG
Jacket Type
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Color
Black
Shielded
Yes
Insulation Type
Polyethylene
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.53 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.1 x 9.95 x 1.05"

Auray MS-5230T Tripod Microphone Stand with Telescoping Boom Specs

Key Specs
Item Type
Boom Stand
Microphone Mount
No Mount Included
Mic Mount Thread Size
5/8"-27 Male
Boom Arm Type
Telescoping
Maximum Height
63" / 160 cm
Minimum Height
36.2" / 91.9 cm
Base Type
Tripod
Color
Black
Microphone Mounting
Microphone Mount
No Mount Included
Mic Mount Thread Size
5/8"-27 Male
Boom
Boom Arm Type
Telescoping
Length
19.3 to 33.9" / 49 to 86 cm
Adjustment Type
Screw-Knob
Counterweight
No
Stand & Base
Maximum Height
63" / 160 cm
Minimum Height
36.2" / 91.9 cm
Base Type
Tripod
Base Dimensions
25.6 x 25.6" / 65 x 65 cm
Base Clamp Range
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Leg Sections
3
Cable
Cable Management
External Cable Clip
Physical
Color
Black
Construction Material
Steel
Weight
4.6 lb / 2.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
33.5 x 4 x 4"

CAMVATE 1/4" Male to 5/8" Female Microphone Stand Adapter Specs

Physical
Threads
Male: 1/4"-20
Female: 5/8"-27
Construction Material
Aluminum
Dimensions
0.9 x 0.8" / 2.4 x 2.1 cm (Including Male Thread)
0.9 x 0.5" / 2.4 x 1.3 cm (Excluding Male Thread)
Weight
0.4 oz / 11.6 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4 x 2.8 x 0.8"

Sennheiser MKE600 Reviews

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Does this pair nicely mounted on the Sony PXW ...

Does this pair nicely mounted on the Sony PXW Z90? I want the best audio without doing anything more than having it mounted on top the Z90.
Asked by: Wyatt
Hi, yes the Sennheiser MKE 600 microphone fits in the microphone holder on the Sony PXW-Z90. Thank you for shopping at B&H!
Answered by: Yitzchok
Date published: 2020-06-09

Any maximum range information available?

Any maximum range information available?
Asked by: Van
Microphones, irrespective of type do not have a distance range. General rule of thumb, for optimal performance and best sound quality, you always want to place the make as close to the subject as possible. Unlike a zoom lens for example, a shotgun is not meant for distance per se, but rather to isolate off axis noise.
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-09-22

Will this mic and Auray windshield mount to top ...

Will this mic and Auray windshield mount to top of Canon XF400 without being in the view Of the lens at its widest angle?
Asked by: Marshall
While it should be out of the way, shadows could occur depending on the lighting. For a short shotgun option, here's a suggestion BH #AZSGM250CX, and windjammer B&H # AUWSS2012.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-09-16

Does it come with foam AND fuzzy?

Does it come with foam AND fuzzy?
Asked by: Chris
Yes, this kit comes with both the foam windscreen, which is included with the mic, and a furry windscreen, which is also sold separate.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-07-06

WHat size battery does it take?

WHat size battery does it take?
Asked by: Julio
Double AA batteries
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-04-07

question

Does this come with a shock mount as listed? It's not pictured.
Asked by: Pro Photog Ry
Yes it does. I didnt think it came with a shock mount either because of the picture so I bought one separate. Turns out it does and I have a shock mount Im not using lol.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-09-22
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