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Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone Kit with Boompole, Shockmount, Windscreen

BH #SEMKH50BPK (B&H Kit)
Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone Kit with Boompole, Shockmount, Windscreen
Key Features
  • For Interviews, Film, Videos
  • MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone
  • Auray BP-47A Aluminum Boompole (7.5')
  • Auray Universal Shockmount
This value kit from B&H combines a Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone with an Auray DUSM-1 universal shockmount and an Auray BP-47A aluminum boompole (7.5')—with its own Neoprene carry bag. Two Kopul XLR cable are included—10 and 1.5'. There is also a Rycote Classic Softie windscreen for outdoors shoots. The MKH 50 microphone deliver a clear, crisp directional sound with enhanced low end, ideal for professional-sounding interviews, films, YouTube videos, and more.
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Sennheiser MKH 50 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone
  • 3Auray BP-47A Aluminum Boompole with Internal Coiled Cable and Bottom Exit (7.5')
  • 4Rycote Classic Softie Wind-Screen (1.9" Long, 0.9" Diameter Hole, Grey)
  • 5Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black)
  • 6Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black)
  • 7Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
  • 8Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie

This value kit from B&H combines a Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone with an Auray DUSM-1 universal shockmount and an Auray BP-47A aluminum boompole (7.5')—with its own Neoprene carry bag. Two Kopul XLR cable are included—10 and 1.5'. There is also a Rycote Classic Softie windscreen for outdoors shoots. The MKH 50 microphone deliver a clear, crisp directional sound with enhanced low end, ideal for professional-sounding interviews, films, YouTube videos, and more.

Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone

The MKH 50 P48 Microphone from Sennheiser is a high quality, professional condenser microphone specifically designed for spot capturing in recording and sound reinforcement applications. The MKH 50 offers exceptional attenuation at the lateral sections of the capsule, for a focused pick up without off-axis noise. Its wide frequency response and high sensitivity result in pristine audio fidelity, no matter the source. It also has a low-frequency roll-off switch to minimize rumble/noise, and a pre-attenuation switch in case you'll mount the microphone near to high transients. The MKH 50 requires +48V phantom power, and is more than suitable for capturing vocals or instruments.

A pressure-gradient condenser mic specifically created for spot recording
Supercardioid polar pattern to provide focused capture and extreme off-axis rejection
Low-frequency roll-off switch to minimize rumble and noise
Switchable pre-attenuation provides an additional 10 dB of headroom to prevent distortion from close-proximity transient signals
Uses +48V phantom power
UPC: 615104031098
Auray BP-47A Aluminum Boompole with Internal Coiled Cable and Bottom Exit (7.5')
The Auray BP-47A is a 4-section, aluminum boompole that combines an anti-twist tube design with ergonomic twist locks to offer smooth telescoping and hassle-free, one-handed operation—great for adjusting the length quickly, on the fly when filming documentary, ENG, or reality-style videos. The boompole has a collapsed length of 2.5', an extended length of 7.5', and weighs only 1.6 lb. The sections are made of lightweight aluminum tubes designed for portability and durability.

An internal, coiled cable with a side-exit XLR connector makes it easy to extend or retract the boompole while streamlining your setup with fewer cables to carry. The custom, removable head tip and drop-through design allow for cable reconfiguration without any soldering required. High-quality Rean and Neutrik connectors are used for reliable signal transfer and uncompromised performance, even in challenging environments.

Durable Aluminum Construction

  • The durable anodized aluminum construction can handle the bumps and impacts of demanding travel and location shoots in all kinds of weather.

Solid Grip and Smooth Telescoping

  • The ergonomic twist locks are covered with rubber grips that are easy on your hands and comfortable to operate, making length adjustment smooth and effortless. Improved shims ensure a firm and secure hold until you loosen the locks.

Anti-Twist Alignment Tubing for One-Handed Operation

  • Quick length adjustment when you're recording on the go is crucial for keeping from interrupting the shoot. With an anti-twist design, adjacent tubes won't twist when you're expanding or retracting the boompole. This allows for one-handed twist lock operation and makes setup and length adjustment fast and easy.

 

Internal, Coiled Cable with Strain Relief

  • The integrated, coiled XLR cable is engineered to minimize unwanted radio frequency (RF) and electromagnetic (EM) interference that can degrade the audio signal. The coiled design allows the cable to smoothly extend and retract with the telescoping tubes.
  • The tip's strain-relief system absorbs tension, secures the cable, and protects the cable from damage at the edges of the tip exit. Additional strain relief at the bottom of the pole protects and preserves the connections between the cable and the TA3 connector.

Bottom-Exit Connector 

  • With a right-angle XLR cable plugged into the bottom-exit connector, the operator can rest the pole on its end without damaging the wiring or connector.
Removable Arrowhead Tip for Solderless Cable Replacement

  • BP Series boompoles feature a removable Arrowhead tip designed to reduce weight at the top of the pole.
  • The tip also allows easy drop-through cable insertion for quick and uncomplicated cable replacement.
  • Thanks to the solderless design, you won't need special tools to replace the XLR cable using the cable replacement kit (available separately).
High-Quality XLR Connectors 

  • The internal cable is equipped with high-quality XLR and TA3 (mini XLR) connectors manufactured by Rean. The connectors ensure flawless signal transfer and secure locking connections, preventing the cable from disconnecting, even if there's stress or an accidental tug on the cable.
  • The Neutrik bottom-exit connector is housed in its own casing and ensures a secure connection to the boompole that won't jeopardize signal flow by twisting or jiggling.

Standard 3/8"-16 Threaded Mount

  • The boompole is outfitted with a standard 3/8"-16 threaded mount to ensure compatibility with most professional shotgun mics and shockmounts.
Rycote Classic Softie Wind-Screen (1.9" Long, 0.9" Diameter Hole, Grey)

Rycote's Classic Softie provides optimum wind diffusion and noise rejection while remaining cost effective. This Classic Softie features a large hole and measures 1.96" / 5cm long, accommodating the Sennheiser MKH 20, MKH 40, and MKH 50, and BeyerDynamic MCE 72 microphones.

Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black)

The Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10') is a studio-quality cable for connecting mics to mixers, preamps, audio interfaces and recorders; or to be used in any other application where XLR connectivity is required. The cable is engineered to be both quiet and durable, and is well-suited for critical recording and broadcast situations.

Studio Elite 4000 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. A 98% braided outer shield makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrix XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

98% braided shield 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.
Cast zinc shell and chuck style strain relief.
UPC: 847628551176
Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black)

The Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5') is a studio-quality cable for connecting mics to mixers, preamps, audio interfaces and recorders; or to be used in any other application where XLR connectivity is required. The cable is engineered to be both quiet and durable, and is well-suited for critical recording and broadcast situations.

Studio Elite 4000 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. A 98% braided outer shield makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrix XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

98% braided shield 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.
Cast zinc shell and chuck style strain relief.
UPC: 847628551145
Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles

The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal handgrips.

UPC: 847628562776
Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie

The Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie is a case designed to hold up to a 34" closed boompole with shotgun microphone, softie, and shock mount. Its interior end cap is strengthened to protect the bag from punctures. It features a zipper closure with protective interior lining to prevent snags and scratches. The bag is built with an interior pocket for accessories that opens or closes with hook and loop fasteners. An adjustable shoulder strap is included with a nametag holder.

UPC: 847628562790

Sennheiser MKH 50 P48 Microphone Specs

Microphone
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Polar PatternSupercardioid
Pad-10 dB
High-Pass Filter30 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL134 dB SPL
142 dB SPL
Impedance150 Ohms
Load Impedance1000 Ohms
Equivalent Noise Level12 dB A-Weighted
21 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption2 mA
Physical
Dimensionsø: 0.98 x L: 5.91" / ø: 25 x L: 150 mm
Weight3.88 oz / 110 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.9 x 5.3 x 2.75"

Auray BP-47A Aluminum Boompole with Internal Coiled Cable and Bottom Exit (7.5') Specs

Maximum Length7.5' / 2.3 m
Minimum Length2.5' / 0.8 m
MaterialAluminum
Thread Type3/8"-16 Male
TopRemovable
Included CablingCoiled
Cable ExitBottom Connector
Output TypeXLR 3-Pin
Number of Sections4
Adjustment LockTwist Lock
Weight1.6 lb / 0.7 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.935 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33.4 x 3.9 x 3.5"

Rycote Classic Softie Wind-Screen (1.9" Long, 0.9" Diameter Hole, Grey) Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter0.945 to 0.98" / 24 to 25 mm
Inner Depth2" / 50 mm
MaterialFaux Fur
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.38 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5 x 3.1 x 3"

Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (10', Black) Specs

Connector 1XLR 3-Pin Male
Connector 2XLR 3-Pin Female
Cable Length10' / 3 m
Shielding98% Braid
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Contact PlatingSilver
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.45 x 8.65 x 1.15"

Kopul Studio Elite 4000 Series Neutrik XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black) Specs

Connector 1XLR 3-Pin Male
Connector 2XLR 3-Pin Female
Cable Length1.5' / 0.45 m
Shielding98% Braid
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Contact PlatingSilver
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.275 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 9.3 x 0.85"

Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 3.4 x 2.6"

Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie Specs

MaterialNeoprene
Type of ClosureZipper with protective lining
Dimensions36 x 6 x 2" (91.4 x 15.5 x 5.5 cm)
Weight15 oz (454 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)39 x 7.8 x 1"

Sennheiser MKH 50 Reviews

Sounds Great!!

By Antonio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

What a great sounding mic! This mic makes post-production clean-up/mixing so much easier. I'd highly recommend picking it up if you need something with a flat frequency response for interviews or foley work!

Best shotgun mic for indoor usage

By Pablo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-01

I skipped this microphone for a long time because of its high price, but its a much better choice than the mythical 416 or newer 8060 for indoor usage, while it has a very accurate capture of the audio, specially the voices, its very detail and I personally can't hear any reverbs that i could on a 416 for indoor usage. The price its biggest drawback, but for its worth its price.

Juicy Indoor Vocals

By Karlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

This thing captures so much juicy tonality in voices, it's breathtaking. I only had enough in my budget for one microphone which I would use mostly indoors but occasionally outdoors. The 416 was a contender but ultimately decided on the MKH 50. Most of my use is indoors in untreated rooms. Interviews, narration etc. This thing leaves my clients impressed. I thought the 416 would give me more versatility but so far I have not been let down with the quality of the MKH 50. You'll definitely need wind protection outdoors and put a little tape on the built-in filter switches. Now to save for a second one!

Great for Location sound

By Brendan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-09

Loving this mic for in door focused recordings of voices or instruments. B&H got it to me super fast as well.

Great for Location sound

By Brendan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-09

Loving this mic for in door focused recordings of voices or instruments. B&H got it to me super fast as well.

It's an amazing microphone

By Ashwin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-31

It's a great microphone. It's sensitive and so does pickup noise from the side. But it sounds amazing. Paired with DBX 286 it's sounds amazing. I use for Teams calls and people say it sound crystal clear. It's light and so had to add weight to my mic stand Rode 90.

Perfect indoor shotgun mic

By Todd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-01

Indoor vocals sound fantastic with this mic. Great tone, very natural, hardly needs any EQ'ing or other effects in post. I used the MKH416 before this, and it was also great, but this mic is less general purpose and tuned more for indoor rooms and spaces. Similar sound and quality to the 416, but to my ears less (unwanted) room tone, echo, and slightly richer sound. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Absolutely.

Very happy with this mic

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-12

I already own a Schoeps CMIT5 and 2x Senn MKH 416 and was excited to try something designed more towards indoor recordings. I've recently started doing a lot of talking head interviews in offices with noisy HVAC systems and ambient noise ranging from sirens to chatty office workers. The MKH 50 has out performed my current arsenal for indoor use. Some specific PROS: Really captures the low end frequencies which my client(s) love. I can use one boom on multiple people if they are seated reasonably close together. Some specific CONS: Really captures the low end frequencies which I love less than my client(s). I've needed to tape over the roll off switch when booming near air vents as it was causing rumble from the breeze getting in there. People say it's good for voice over, but I have not had any luck with that... it's incredibly sensitive when you are right up on it and I think that inhibits the performance of both the mic and the artist. Overall, I am extremely please with this addition to my kit and plan on getting a second one in the future. Highly recommend for anyone who already has a shotgun in their kit but would not recommend it as the first mic you buy if you are starting out.

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question

Is it possible ship to Hong Kong
Asked by: ivan i.
Due to export regulations and/or manufacturer's restrictions, we are unable to ship the Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone Kit to Hong Kong.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Where is the MKH 50 made?

Where is the MKH 50 made?
Asked by: John
Hi John - all MKH products are made at our factory in Germany in the Village of Wedemark in the Hanover Region of Lower Saxony.
Answered by: Sennheiser
Date published: 2022-07-14

Would the pattern on this mic work for 2-3 person ...

Would the pattern on this mic work for 2-3 person interviews? mic on a boom overhead.
Asked by: Brian
If the 2-3 persons are sitting close to each other, then yes you can use the Sennheiser MKH50 for capturing up to 3 people talking.u
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-10-02

is there a way to connect this for use directly ...

is there a way to connect this for use directly on computer?
Asked by: Zach
This microphone will need an inerface that can provide both phantom power and XLR to USB conversion to work with a computer.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2020-11-17

What is needed for this to work with a Tascam ...

What is needed for this to work with a Tascam DR-100mkIII, just an XLR cord?
Asked by: Zach
Yes. As long as your recorder has 48v phantom power.
Answered by: Naysayer Film LLC
Date published: 2020-03-27

I would like to use this microphone to record ...

I would like to use this microphone to record Voice Overs with. Can you recommend a good "pop filter" for it?
Asked by: James
Here's a quality pop filter option B&H # THPF842S.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-07-14

Would this be appropriate for close-up field ...

Would this be appropriate for close-up field recordings of things like specific sounds of nature & experimental percussion/vocalizations?
Asked by: Zach
This is an amazing microphne with a very tight pickup pattern. It will sound great great for that use.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2022-07-14

is there a recommended pistol grip for shooting ...

is there a recommended pistol grip for shooting situations where a boompole is not feasible? for the mkh50
Asked by: Kevin
The Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip (BH #AUGRIP) is a recommended handheld pistol grip for adapting to the shock mount and microphone in the Sennheiser MKH 50 Supercardioid Microphone Kit.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-08-30
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