Sennheiser MD 42 ENG Handheld Microphone

Sennheiser MD 42 ENG Handheld Microphone

Sennheiser MD 42 ENG Handheld Microphone

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Sennheiser MD 42 ENG Handheld Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Dynamic Handheld Microphone
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • 40 Hz to 18 kHz Frequency Response
  • Shock-Mounted Capsule
  • Durable Metal Housing
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Sennheiser MD 42 overview

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The Sennheiser MD 42 is a rugged handheld microphone designed for electronic-news-gathering (ENG) and field production (EFP) applications. The dynamic capsule features an omnidirectional polar pattern and that ensures maximum intelligibility without having the microphone pointed directly at the talker. The rugged MD 42 is built to withstand the rigors of use on the road. Shock-mounted capsule ensures low handling noise. The MD 42 is a professional choice for interviews, live broadcasts and more.

Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
The omnidirectional polar pattern picks up audio accurately without pointing the microphone directly at the talker
Rugged Construction
The MD 42 features a durable metal housing and shock-mounted capsule for maximum protection against the rigorous use on the road
Sound Inlet Basket
Protective sound-inlet basket lines the metal capsule and protects against wind noise
UPC: 615104051737
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Sennheiser MD 42 Dynamic Omnidirectional ENG Handheld Microphone
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Sennheiser MD 42 specs

    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Element Type Dynamic
    Output Connector 3-Pin XLR Male
    Frequency Response 40 Hz - 18 kHz
    Low-Frequency Roll-Off None
    Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Output Impedance 350 Ohms
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Power Requirements None
    Dimensions (L x D) 9.8 x 1.9" / 248.9 x 48.3 mm
    Weight 12 oz / 340 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.0 x 5.4 x 2.7"

    Sennheiser MD 42 reviews

    MD 42 ENG Handheld Microphone is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Microphone Check 1,2...1,2 Simply Amazing. I use this Microphone for ENG, and interviews and it works great. In a crowed club with loud music blaring from the speakers I was able to conduct an interview and I caught every word the person said in the mic. I like the quality and it has that professional look.. Better than the hammer. I think most people use the hammer only because it's free of any logo or product tag. But if you read the fine print of any audio product no rights are needed to use the item during regular use. So as long as you are not talking of the product in general there is no clearance needed to use the product. This mic has the word Sennheiser written on the side and trust me they would love for other's to see you using their product. Out with the hammer (i.e. Electro Voice RE50/B) in with the Sennheiser MD-42
    Date published: 2010-02-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than most! A good handheld mic is a must for ALL event/lifestyle videographer- I had a Shure mic and it was ok but not very clear-I tried other Sennheiser mics but their cardiod pattern was too much for my work...I finally got my hands on a MD-42 and I can honestly say that voices sound much fuller and detailed-for a dynamic mic this is very good. It won't beat a condenser studio mic but it's very good. Coupled with a wireless system (G2) it really makes me feel very sure I will get the soundbites I need. It feels solid and the length it's perfect.
    Date published: 2014-05-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stic mic for on air talent Im really impressed with the sound quality. Crisp and clear not muddy at all.
    Date published: 2014-09-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hissy mic On a large mixer, such as a Mackie, it sounds clean. (Although requires a lot of gain)... Now...On any camera, cinema camera, Sony, Canon, Alexa, doesn't matter....high end, low end, any camera you plug this on XLR, including wireless plug on transmitters or what have you, it will sound hissy and it needs a LOT of gain to acceptable levels, it's 40% less sensitive than any other dynamic miss I have. To your surprise, a cheap consumer $30 Shure PG-48 (also omnidirectional / dynamic) is a lot more sensitive than this Sennheiser MD42 and better audio, fuller sound and great highs and natural bass. I understand this mic is designed for interviews and the like but I think the voice sounds way too thin and weightless to my taste. And it's noisy. Handling isolation however is great! I have it for about 3 years and I NEVER USE IT. I use the Shure PG48 instead.
    Date published: 2016-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far the mic works well We have used this mic on several ouside shoots and so far it works great for interviews handheld. the mic does a pretty good job at directional, the audio quality is not bad at all, better than a boom, not very noisey handling wise but not as crisp as some lapel mics, but then again it al depends on what you are using it for, this mic is great for run and gun interviews.
    Date published: 2010-09-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommend it. I use it with the wireless adapter. A little heavy but very rugged. I throw the item in a bag with other items. Be sure to get a foam cover for the head. Have your interviewer practice the distance so you can tune your sound level or you will get fuzzy sound. I would buy again.
    Date published: 2008-05-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good mic, as described Sennheiser has a good mic here. I recommend it!
    Date published: 2011-03-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Quality Mic I use this mic along with a wireless adaptor to record interviews. It is a very rugged mic, it feel very sturdy and and i don't have to worry about it being handled a little rough. The recorded audio is also quite good.
    Date published: 2008-04-10
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