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Sennheiser MKE 2 Gold Series Subminiature Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Locking 3.5mm Connector & Accessories (Black)

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Sennheiser MKE 2 Gold Series Subminiature Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with Locking 3.5mm Connector & Accessories (Black)
Key Features
  • For Video/Film, Theater & Broadcasting
  • Omnidirectional for Consistent Levels
  • Compatible 3.5mm Transmitter List Below
  • Sweat-Resistant Dual-Diaphragm Design
The black Sennheiser MKE 2 is a tough, subminiature lavalier microphone renowned for its dependable performance among industry professionals, including broadcast and field audio engineers, theater performers, presenters, and film/video crews. The mic’s dual-diaphragm design resists sweat and moisture, while the tiny size offers a discreet appearance that’s easy to conceal—even resisting contact and rustling noise when hidden in clothing and costumes.
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Sennheiser MKE 2 Gold Overview

The black Sennheiser MKE 2 is a tough, subminiature lavalier microphone renowned for its dependable performance among industry professionals, including broadcast and field audio engineers, theater performers, presenters, and film/video crews. The mic’s dual-diaphragm design resists sweat and moisture, while the tiny size offers a discreet appearance that’s easy to conceal—even resisting contact and rustling noise when hidden in clothing and costumes.

With its wide 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range and ability to handle up to 142 dB SPL, the MKE 2 lav provides clear, intelligible reproduction of speech, dialog, and vocals. The microphone's omnidirectional polar pattern picks up sound from 360° around the capsule, helping to deliver consistent levels, even when the talent turns away from the mic capsule.

The MKE 2 is available with a variety of connectors to accommodate wireless transmitters and other compatible equipment. This model features a locking 3.5mm connector wired for Sennheiser transmitters. Two frequency caps are supplied, allowing you to tailor the high-end frequency response depending on the application. Accessories include the MZQ222 mic clip and the MZW2 windscreen.

Locking 3.5mm Connector

Compatible Transmitters

  • Sennheiser: Works with Sennheiser transmitters equipped with a locking 3.5mm connector, including the following models: SK 100 G1, SK 100 G2, SK 100 G3, SK 100 G4, SK 1093, SK 20, SK 300 G1, SK 300 G2, SK 300 G3, SK 300 G4, SK 500 G1, SK 500 G2, SK 500 G3, SK 500 G4, SK AVX, SK D1, SK-XSW, SL Bodypack DW, XSW-D MINI JACK TX.
  • Third-Party Devices: The MKE 2 will work with many third-party wireless transmitters and portable audio recorders that are equipped to supply 7.5V through a locking 3.5mm connector with a Sennheiser wiring configuration.

Industry-Proven Performance

Subminiature Size with a Quiet, Dependable Cable

The MKE 2's subminiature profile enables the microphone to be used on stage or on camera while remaining inconspicuous. The mic can easily be hidden beneath clothing or costumes, while the stranded, steel-reinforced cable is designed to minimize clothing and rustling noise.

Sweat-Resistant Construction

The unique dual-diaphragm umbrella mic capsule design provides reliable protection from perspiration and moisture.

Ample Headroom for Loud Vocals

The MKE 2 Gold Series is designed to handle broadcast and theater applications, including loud vocals and instruments up to 142 dB, without distortion.

Omnidirectional Polar Pattern

The forgiving omnidirectional polar pattern picks up sound from all around the mic and provides a consistent frequency response, even for off-axis sound. This helps to supply clear, intelligible speech and vocals, even when the talent isn't speaking directly toward the microphone.

Wide Frequency Response

With its wide, linear 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range and excellent transient response, the MKE 2 provides accurate and transparent reproduction of speech, vocals, and instruments. Frequency caps are supplied to boost the high-end frequencies, often used if the mic is concealed in clothing.
UPC: 615104098312

Sennheiser MKE 2 Gold Specs

Microphone
Form FactorLavalier
Sound FieldMono
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Power
Operating Current Consumption250 µA
Physical
ColorBlack
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.105 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.75 x 5.25 x 0.9"

Sennheiser MKE 2 Gold Reviews

Good vibrations

By Gregory
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-31

Sound is rich and full. No noticeable self noise. Works well with my Rode and Sennheiser wireless transmitters (still waiting for adapters to try them wired). The output is lower than I expected and requires raising the transmitter gain a notch compared to my Rode Lavalier and Sennheiser ME2 mics. The clips, windshields and response modification caps provided are excellent, but I also recommend the accessory kit that gives you more mounting hardware and a nice case to store everything. My biggest problem with lavalier mics has always been the durability of the cables. This one seems tough but only time and use will tell.

love it

By Markus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-17

Finally something from Sennheiser that doesn't sound flat or boring

sounds wonderful

By Markus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-17

Finally something from Sennheiser that doesnt sound flat and boring. This is brighter and better to my ears

Great Purchase

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-10

We needed a replacement and you can't do better than this mic. So far it has met all our expectations and requirements. Our shipment was even earlier than we expected.

Sound Quality is Magical

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-18

We had a shoot where I had two of these and one of lesser quality. The tonality of these high-end Lavs are incredible: I ordered two more.

Great sound- windscreen broke the mic

By basil
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2015-12-13

I got two of these, they sound great. BUT! I put the windscreen on one time for an outdoor shoot, and trying to get the windscreen off (which was very difficult) ripped the connectors to one of the mics.

The good and bad.

By Mark
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-09

This is a quality mic but there is a down side. The wire is very small and very stiff because it is made from steel. I'm sure it is very durable but any chaffing in the cable is telegraphed up the wire to the mic. the mic head its self is very small and concealable but there are two small capsules that can be added to the mic to shape the sound. Because they are easily lost Sennheiser give you two of each. I compared this mic to the Sanken COS 11 D and they are in the ball park. Good but just be aware.

Great mic, small, but PRICEY $$$

By Cory
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-29

This mic is great, super low noise and great audio. I'm not sure its worth the high price, but honestly its the best mic I own now and if you dial in your recording device its works really well. I filmed a wedding in the flight path of the San Diego airport and the audio on the groom barely picked up the jet overhead. The efficient mic; however, was pretty downed out with noise. It can be cleaned up a bit with audio software, but why go through the trouble. Overall, I am happy with it, I just wish it was $100 (or more) cheaper.

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