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Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone

BH #SEMKH416P48 • MFR #MKH416-P48
Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Pro Film, TV & Location Recording
  • Moisture-Resistant for Humid Conditions
  • No Switches, Buttons, or Dials
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
Achieve superb audio capture in demanding conditions for your next professional film, TV, or location recording with the Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone. Mix-ready sound quality is provided by its sharp directivity, low noise, and strong output. Plus, there are no controls to worry about; the MKH 416-P48U3 delivers the reliability you need for high-pressure gigs.
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Sennheiser MKH-416 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Performs in Adverse Environmental Conditions
  • 3Professional Sound Quality
  • 4Phantom Powered
  • 5Ideal for Boompole Mounting
  • 6Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

Achieve superb audio capture in demanding conditions for your next professional film, TV, or location recording with the Sennheiser MKH 416-P48U3 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone. Mix-ready sound quality is provided by its sharp directivity, low noise, and strong output. Plus, there are no controls to worry about; the MKH 416-P48U3 delivers the reliability you need for high-pressure gigs.

The microphone exhibits a hypercardioid polar pattern at low to midrange frequencies and transitions to a lobar pattern in high frequencies, allowing it to attenuate 125 Hz to 2 kHz by approximately 10 dB at the 90° off-axis points. Your dialogue, foley, and sound effects can be recorded with full dynamics and clarity, thanks to the MKH 416-P48U3's wide frequency response, enhanced consonant articulation, and high SPL handling.

Performs in Adverse Environmental Conditions

When your work takes you outdoors, you're bound to encounter humidity and condensation, which can cause many mics to fail. The MKH 416-P48U3's RF condenser design makes it highly immune to moisture, allowing you to reliably capture high-quality audio in normal and adverse environmental conditions.

Professional Sound Quality

The MKH 416-P48U3 was engineered with the experienced professional in mind. Its 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response incorporates a gentle rise from 5 to 15 kHz to increase intelligibility, and a natural bass roll-off to mitigate rumble. Its low self-noise of 13 dBA and high sensitivity of -32 dB enable studio-worthy signal purity without requiring noise reduction and gain boosting in postproduction.

Phantom Powered

The MKH 416-P48U3 boasts a transformerless and fully floating balanced output for optimal signal integrity. Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 44 to 52 VDC phantom power, the MKH 416-P48U3 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.

Ideal for Boompole Mounting

The MKH 416-P48U3's metal body features a matte black finish to prevent distracting visual reflections. Mount the MKH 416-P48U3 directly on a stand or boompole using the supplied MZQ 100 clip. Alternatively, place the MKH 416-P48U3 in the separately available Sennheiser MZS 20-1 combination shockmount, pistol grip, and stand adapter to prevent the transfer of vibrations to the microphone.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The MKH 416-P48U3 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the Sennheiser MZH 60-1 furry windshield (available separately).
UPC: 615104015111

Sennheiser MKH-416 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternLobar, Supercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection3 dB at 60°
20 dB at 120°
15 dB at 180°
Impedance25 Ohms
Load Impedance800 Ohms
Sensitivity-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level13 dB A-Weighted
24 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption2 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingShockmount (Included)
Included CaseSoft Case
Construction MaterialMetal
Storage Temperature14 to 102°F / -10 to 70°C
Dimensionsø: 0.75 x L: 9.84" / ø: 19 x L: 249.94 mm
Weight6.17 oz / 175 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.685 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.95 x 5.35 x 2.75"

Sennheiser MKH-416 Reviews

Amazing Quality

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-05

I really like the quality of this mic. Just recorded a voice over this week with H4N pro recorder and i barely had to do any work to clean up the audio!

Nice

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

All was good.

Great product

By Joaquin Espalte
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-24

Very important microphone and accesories for audio and video production

What else can I say about this mic?

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-19

I've used all kinds of mic's since the 80's, but I never had the money for one like this. Now I wish i had saved up and only bought one like this. Now I'm done with any and every other microphone, because if something ever happens to this one, I'm buying another one just like it. If you ever try this mic with a mixPre series 2 mixer, you will instantly put your current mic on eBay. Yeah, it's that good.

Best shotgun

By Matthew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-17

We use this for nearly all of our 1-person studio setups. Noise rejection is superb, low noise floor.

Wow, this is an awesome mic!

By Jeffery
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-21

I ordered this mic through a competitor and after 2 weeks of waiting finally cancelled it and ordered it through B&H and got it within a couple of days. Excellent service through B&H. I was also blown away but the quality of the audio in this mic. I produce training videos and this mic from a distance sounds the same as my Shure SM7B mic close up. It is a little pricey but extremely happy with the sound and quality of the mic.

A dual use legend!

By Mitchell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-10

Obviously a durable "on-location" dialog mic. But I'm a studio guy. Used it for years for voice-overs, recording acoustic guitars and other instruments. This, SM-57s & U87s are the 3 "must-haves" in any studio. I also do voiceovers myself and have the simplest set up: MKH416 into a UA 6176 (with upgraded tubes/valves). That's it. Perfectly perfect for that application!

If you want excellent, professional audio, buy it!

By Theodore
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

I've been in the production biz for a long time and relied far to much on a wireless lav and the on-board camera audio. I discovered the MKH and haven't looked back. It beats any lav and/or cheap shotgun mic. The sound is crisp and clear for VOs and perfect for the field, even at a distance from the talent. I also recommend a good blimp kit. I recently filmed some stand-ups in a windy situation and the result was perfect audio. I wish I had utilized the MKH much sooner in my career.

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the Sennheiser MKH416 will ship with a foam lined protective case.
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yes
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Date published: 2019-12-17

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Can I use this with a Canon 7D?
Asked by: Anonymous
This microphone needs phantom power and connects through xlr connections, which the 7D does not have and no DSLR that I know of has it either. You can use a separate phantom power transmitter that connects directly to the microphone in order to use in a situation where your camera does not send phantom power. The best way to use pro audio with consumer video products like DSLRs is to get a digital recorder with phantom power and xlr inputs, like the H4N recorder.
Answered by: Ledion I.
Date published: 2021-01-20

How can I clean it when the sponge particles are ...

How can I clean it when the sponge particles are sticking to the mic?
Asked by: Yifan
First of all the last thing you should be using to clean any condenser mic is any liquid and a sponge. You have a 416 a great mic don't ruin it. One of the recommended ways of of cleaning the ports and capsule mesh. Is to get a dry very soft tooth brush. Turn the mic upside down and gently start at the bottom and use the tooth brush to gently rub over the ports and work your way to the top.I find a natural soft Boar bristle tooth brush to be softer than your run of the mill plastic models.There is also a product called Microphome which seems to be garnering approval with the industry.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-04-14

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Cheaper alternative?
Asked by: Ed D.
Nothing cheaper is as good. Having great equipment makes me feel good.
Answered by: Alan L.
Date published: 2021-07-04

How do I fit this in the boom holder on a Sony ...

How do I fit this in the boom holder on a Sony FX3 audio handle?
Asked by: benjamin
It doesn't. I use a rubber sleeve that makes the MKH-416 thicker, I couldn't find them on B&H, but search for "Microphone Spacer Rubber Tube." It works fine, but the Sony handle doesn't have the best noise isolation in the world. There are some aftermarket 3D printed cages for the top handle that let you mount a better isolated mic mount (Rycote or whatever) that will hold the MKH-416 natively.
Answered by: Jason
Date published: 2022-01-24

question

Where can I learn how to use this mic? At what db level I should record the audio... and to what number(1-10) I should adjust the channel knobs..?
Asked by: Ramesh O.
Proper record levels are determined by the devices and applications. For assistance in operating products you have purchased or interested in please contact a Representative here by phone at 800-606-6969 or email [email protected]
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

My use case is I'm planning to have this as a ...

My use case is I'm planning to have this as a boom and the talent may walk 2-3 feet around. (training - in front of a screen). The mic will be positioned overhead : How will the performance be impacted as a result? Is this still the mic for such a task?
Asked by: Sriram
Great mic . . . designed to be "pointed at the audio source." if you have a boom operator - should be great. The alternative to this may be a lapel mic - like a Tram - for recording.
Answered by: Gary
Date published: 2020-10-14
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