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Sennheiser MKE 400 Mobile Kit Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone with Smartphone Recording Bundle

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Sennheiser MKE 400 Mobile Kit Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone with Smartphone Recording Bundle
Key Features
  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • MKE 400 Shotgun Condenser Mic (2nd Gen)
  • Mini Tripod and Smartphone Clamp
  • Supports Portrait or Landscape Shots
Comprised of everything you need to capture steady video and clear, focused audio on a smartphone for your next vlog, video shoot, or news piece, the Sennheiser MKE 400 Mobile Kit is a comprehensive bundle that features Sennheiser's second-generation MKE 400 camera-mount shotgun microphone, a Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod, a smartphone clamp, two output cables, and outdoor wind protection. It provides content creators with a lightweight and highly portable solution for producing high-quality sound and video anywhere, anytime.
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Sennheiser MKE 400 Mobile Kit Overview

Comprised of everything you need to capture steady video and clear, focused audio on a smartphone for your next vlog, video shoot, or news piece, the Sennheiser MKE 400 Mobile Kit is a comprehensive bundle that features Sennheiser's second-generation MKE 400 camera-mount shotgun microphone, a Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod, a smartphone clamp, two output cables, and outdoor wind protection. It provides content creators with a lightweight and highly portable solution for producing high-quality sound and video anywhere, anytime.

Sennheiser MKE 400 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone (2nd Generation)

Add the compact and lightweight second-generation Sennheiser MKE 400 directional shotgun microphone to your camera- or smartphone-based shooting rig to make an easy upgrade in sound quality, even in noisy environments, without having to carry around a cumbersome windscreen and suspension system. Plus, it offers a 3-stage gain control and a low-cut filter so you can optimize the sound of your recording right at the mic.

Thanks to its integral wind protection, built-in shock absorption, long battery life, and headphone monitoring port, the MKE 400 is a truly capable solution for capturing clear audio—a perfect companion for vloggers, run-and-gun videographers, and mobile journalists who need a quality camera-mount mic that will never get in the way of the shot.

To ensure that you're prepared for any shoot, the MKE 400 includes two locking 3.5mm audio cables—one features a standard TRS plug for compatibility with cameras and DSLRs, while the other utilizes a TRRS plug to connect with your smartphone or tablet. Plus, the supplied furry windshield can be slipped over the MKE 400 to provide increased protection from wind noise when shooting in outdoor environments.

Second-Generation Upgrades
Along with its redesigned appearance, the second-generation MKE 400 boasts significant upgrades over the original MKE 400 to make it even more effective and versatile.

  • Swappable 3.5mm TRS and TRRS output cables
  • 3.5mm headphone port with volume control
  • 3-stage gain control (the original MKE 400 had two gain positions)
  • Auto-power function
  • Integrated wind protection
  • Furry windshield included for outdoor wind protection
  • Compatible with Sennheiser's CL 35 USB-C cable (available separately) for direct digital connection to a mobile device's USB Type-C port
Compact and Lightweight
Measuring just 5" long and weighing only 3.3 ounces, the MKE 400 is an unobtrusive companion for your camera- or smartphone-based video rig; it will never intrude on the shot and it's so light that you'll forget it's even there. Also, the integral shoe mount allows the MKE 400 to be attached directly to your camera, no external hardware required.
Highly Directional Sound Pickup
Most built-in camera and smartphone microphones are omnidirectional to pick up sound from all directions, which results in undue noise and ambience. The MKE 400 uses a supercardioid polar pattern enhanced by an acoustic interference tube to focus on sources in front of the mic while attenuating side- and rear-entry sound. Low-noise electronics and a sensitive condenser element allow it to deliver more detailed audio than the mics typically found in cameras, mobile devices, and portable recorders.
Quick and Secure Hookup to Camera, Smartphone, or Tablet
The MKE 400's 3.5mm output port can be connected to a range of devices using the two supplied coiled cables, each featuring a locking 3.5mm TRS plug on one end that prevents accidental disconnection at the mic.

One cable is terminated with a standard 3.5mm TRS plug for compatible hookup to your camera, DSLR, or portable handheld audio recorder, while the other cable has a 3.5mm TRRS plug to allow direct connection to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Headphone Monitoring Port
A vital step before recording audio is to check your levels and monitor your sound. While some cameras have a headphone jack, not all do, and that's where the headphone monitoring output comes into play. Plug any 3.5mm headphone directly into the MKE 400 and use the integrated volume control to make sure the sound is clear.
Long Battery Life
The MKE 400 can run for up to 100 hours on a pair of AAA batteries (available separately), so you'll be able to knock out plenty of shoots before needing new batteries. The low-battery indicator lets you know when you have approximately three hours of operating time remaining. The MKE 400's auto-power function uses plug-in power (2 to 10V) from your device to automatically turn it on and off, preventing unnecessary battery drain.
Internal Suspension Mount Minimizes Handling Noise
The MKE 400 incorporates internal shock absorption to reject the transfer of vibrations such as camera/smartphone handling noise. Plus, the bottom of the MKE 400 features a camera shoe mount, ensuring simple attachment to your camera or shoe-equipped stand or gimbal.
Built-In Wind Protection Minimizes Wind Noise
Knowing that the MKE 400 may be used in challenging shooting conditions, Sennheiser designed the MKE 400 with built-in wind protection, enabling the mic to lessen undesirable wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners without requiring that you slip on a separate foam windscreen. For maximum reduction of wind noise in outdoor environments, use the included furry windshield.
Adjustable Gain
Achieving proper recording levels is crucial to avoiding distortion. The MKE 400's adjustable sensitivity provides three settings to optimize the mic's audio signal volume. The -20 dB setting is ideal when capturing loud sounds that could distort your recording. The 0 dB position is recommended for normal dialogue levels or when using a high-quality external preamp. Select +20 dB when miking quiet sources or using cameras with low input sensitivity.
Low-Cut Filter
When excessive low-frequency noise from HVAC systems and traffic interferes with the clarity of your audio, activate the 200 Hz low-cut filter to attenuate bass frequencies while letting crucial midrange and high-frequencies pass through unaffected.
UPC: 615104346888
Sennheiser Mobile Kit Mini Tripod and Smartphone Clamp for Mobile Recording

Perfect for mobile journalists, YouTubers, vloggers, and more, the Sennheiser Mobile Kit is designed to provide stable mounting and easy positioning for your smartphone and existing microphone or wireless receiver. It includes a Manfrotto PIXI mini tabletop tripod and a smartphone clamp, which has a built-in cold shoe mount to support attachment of Sennheiser's MKE 200, MKE 400, XS Lav USB-C, or XSW-D wireless receiver RX 35 (all available separately).

The PIXI features a locking ball head and rubber feet for secure placement, and its legs can be collapsed to allow handheld videography. Since it supports a weight capacity of up to 2.2 pounds, it can accommodate your smartphone and Sennheiser's lightweight on-camera audio solutions. Whether you shoot in portrait or landscape mode, the smartphone clamp is equally well suited for production. Plus, it offers 1/4"-20 and 3/8" mounting options for affixing a variety of accessories.

Manfrotto PIXI Tripod
The Manfrotto PIXI is a durably constructed, lightweight mini tripod. The PIXI features a ball-joint head with a push-button locking mechanism that enables you to position and lock the ball head in one fluid, intuitive motion. Rubber feet ensure a slip-free grip on most surfaces and collapsible legs allow for convenient handheld vlogging. Thanks to the universal 1/4" screw thread and excellent stability, the PIXI can be used with various digital devices weighing up to 2.2 pounds.
Smartphone Clamp
The Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp is made from solid aluminum and features soft rubber grips that provide a secure fit for nearly all mobile phones. A 180° locking dial allows for portrait or landscape positioning so you can switch from one aspect ratio to another with ease. Four 1/4"-20 thread mounts allow you to add additional accessories, while the bottom of the clamp features both 1/4"-20 and 3/8" mounting options to cover a variety of tripod connections as well as an Arca Swiss compatible design. An integrated cold shoe mount makes the Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp the perfect accessory for their on-camera microphones and wireless products.
UPC: 615104360198

Sennheiser MKE 400 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone (2nd Generation) Specs

Form FactorCamera-Mount / Shotgun Mic
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
High-Pass Filter200 Hz
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain Adjustment-20 to +20 dB
Indicators1 x Green Single LED (Power)
On-Board ControlsGain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, High-Pass Filter
Windsock/Windjammer (Included)
Frequency Range50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL132 dB SPL (1 kHz)
Sensitivity-23 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Max Gain)
-63 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Min Gain)
THD< 1%
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (Locking, on Mic)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Detachable Cable)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Male (on Detachable Cable)
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Operating Voltage2 to 10 V (Plug-In Power)
Battery Type2 x AAA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life100 Hours
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
Included CasePouch
Included FiltersNone
DimensionsH: 2.6 x W: 1.5 x L: 5" / H: 67 x W: 37 x L: 126 mm
Weight3.3 oz / 93.5 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.78 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 4.5 x 2.8"

Sennheiser Mobile Kit Mini Tripod and Smartphone Clamp for Mobile Recording Specs

Construction MaterialStainless Steel and Adapto Polymer
Maximum Height5.3" / 13.5 cm
Folded Length7.3" / 18.5 cm
Load Capacity2.2 lb / 1 kg
Leg Sections1
Male Thread Size1/4"-20
Weight0.4 lb / 0.2 kg
Smartphone Clamp
Construction MaterialAluminum with Rubber Grips
Mounting Options4 x 1/4"-20 Female Threads on Side
1/4"-20 and 3/8" Female Threads on Bottom
Cold Shoe Mount on Top
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.6 x 4.4 x 2.7"

Sennheiser MKE 400 Mobile Kit Reviews

Perfect for doing simple zoom type things

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-09

A simple way to capture sound decently for the iphone.

Excellent sound quality among his class of microphone.

By Mohammed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-08

I tried Rode products and sone other small name ones and this one has higher quality sound signature in a small package and without a dreadful dead cat! Highly recommended.

Great for on the go and on the desk

By Brett
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-06

This provides much improved sound over all built in mics. I love how small and compact it is along with its auto on and off feature. It comes with a nice dead cat and two audio cables that should work with most devices. The tripod stand is very well made and when not in use for phone or video recording it sits on my desktop as my main audio input device....yes there are better purposed devices for that but it works well for my needs killing two birds with one stone.

Great replacement for previous model

By Jon
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-22

I have needed to replace my old MKE 400 after 10(?) years of use and was ready to buy the same exact thing, but I'm glad I waited a bit and got the newer model. I'd looked at Rode and other mics, but what I really liked about the old MKE was its compact form, so I was a little concerned that the new MKE looked bigger than the old model, and maybe as big as the Rodes. However, it the size difference didn't seem to be that much, and other updates to the design were big improvements that were worth the little extra size. The biggest difference is the enclosed microphone element with built-in shock and wind protection, which eliminated two of my biggest gripes with the old one - the shock mount was delicate and the wind protector foam + dead cat would often fall off at the worst time. Having it all in an enclosed structure makes it much more robust. The other big difference I like is the new MKE's auto-on feature so you don't have worry about if you've remembered to turn the mic on. One thing to note is that the auto on has a half second delay turning on. On thing that still bus me in the old and new models are that the operational slide switches on the exterior stick out from the body and can be operated by accident during handling. Would be nice if they were recessed a bit. I've had to use the same fix for this - a small pice of gaffers tape to hold the switch in place. I also like that you get two cables so you can use with any mini plug or iPhone type device.

Good small light

By Hisanori
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-02

I used to work at the radio station.I usually use Shure as main microphone when I record the voice. However, In case of shotgun microphone, I always pick up Sennheiser's. This is very convenient to record the sound in short distance. It is not too sensitive, and I can choose the sensitivity. The sound is clear. It can be used for both music and talk.

The Perfect Setup for Your Mobile Device

By Rick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-01

This package has all the parts you need to do a grab-and-go video with your mobile phone. The MKE 400 mic is the bomb. It has long battery life, the ability to monitor your volume with my Bose headphones, and it adapts to the phone or camera. The tripod is stable and has a great grip that is rubbery, which has a good feel and it's stable on my desk. The phone grip is strong and flexible. No worries about the phone falling off, and you can articulate it in various ways to get the angle you want. - Rick Thomas

Good for the price

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-23

I was surprised by the quality of the sound from this mic. It's not cinematic quality but definitely great for casual filming, things like vlogging, etc. The bundle was a good deal too

Very disappointed

By Thomas
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-13

I am returning this Sennheiser MKE 400 with kit because the mic on my iPhone 12 Pro is far better. This mic MAY improve on an SLR's mic, but it is useless for my purposes. I was trying to get better audio from about 4-6 feet away, but this mic does not do that. Even with the gain bumped up it just doesn't pick up sound very well except when I was speaking directly into it from a few inches away. The kit seems well made, but I still had to buy a separate cable to plug into the Lightning jack on my iPhone. That cable works fine, by the way. Sorry to have to write a negative review and return this.

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Is the smartphone mount arca compatible?

Is the smartphone mount arca compatible?
Asked by: Stephen
Yes, the Sennheiser MKE 400 Mobile Kit Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone with Smartphone Recording Bundle is Arca compatible. It also features 1/4-20 &amp; 3/8&rdquo; mounting points for flexible tripod or stand mounting via threaded connections.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-07-28

Does the microphone have a power on/off switch, ...

Does the microphone have a power on/off switch, or will I have to remove the batteries to power-off the device?
Asked by: Eli Asher
Hi Eli - the MKE 400 has an illuminated on/off button that also indicates the status of the microphone; it will change from green to red when there&rsquo;s three hours of battery life remaining. Additionally, the MKE 400 features an auto on/off feature that will turn the mic on (or off) with your device - if it&rsquo;s unplugged from your device, it will also turn itself off.
Answered by: Sennheiser
Date published: 2022-05-02

Can this be connected to a Galaxy S21 Ultra

Can this be connected to a Galaxy S21 Ultra
Asked by: Doug
Yes, the Sennheiser MKE 400 Mobile Kit Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone with Smartphone Recording Bundle could be connected to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra's USB-C input connection using the included CL 35 TRRS Locking 3.5mm TRS to 3.5mm TRRS Coiled Cable and a 3.5mm female TRRS to USB-C adapter such as BH #COCVMSPXUC Comica Audio CVM-SPX-UC:
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-03-24

Is this compatible with Canon 90d?

Is this compatible with Canon 90d?
Asked by: Deborah
Yes the Sennheiser MKE-400 microphone is directly compatible with the Canon EOS 90D camera.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-12-22

How does this connect to an iPhone 11?

How does this connect to an iPhone 11?
Asked by: Paul
To connect to an iPhone, you can use the Apple Lightning to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter (B&amp;H # APLAADAP) together with the 3.5mm TRRS cable or use the Saramonic LC-C35 Locking 3.5mm Connector to Apple-Certified Lightning Output Cable (B&amp;H # SALCC35).
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-05-23
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