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Sennheiser MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone Deluxe Location Recording Kit

BH #SEMKH8060K (B&H Kit)
Sennheiser MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone Deluxe Location Recording Kit
Key Features
  • MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Mic
  • Shoe/Pole Shockmount & Rycote Windshield
  • Cabled Graphite Boompole & Pistol Grip
  • Long & Short XLR Cables, Boompole Bag
Designed as a complete microphone setup for location recording in film work, broadcasting, electronic news gathering (ENG), and field production applications, this B&H Kit eliminates the guesswork in configuring a short shotgun microphone system that delivers pristine quality and low noise for a variety of indoor and outdoor environments.
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Sennheiser MKH 8060 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sennheiser MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone
  • 3Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
  • 4Rycote Standard Hole Classic Softie Wind-Screen (4.7" Long, 0.7 to 0.8" Diameter Hole, Gray)
  • 5K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole with Internal Coiled XLR Cable
  • 6Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black
  • 7Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black
  • 8Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie
  • 9Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip

Designed as a complete microphone setup for location recording in film work, broadcasting, electronic news gathering (ENG), and field production applications, this B&H Kit eliminates the guesswork in configuring a short shotgun microphone system that delivers pristine quality and low noise for a variety of indoor and outdoor environments.

It features the Sennheiser MKH 8060 moisture-resistant short shotgun microphone, a Rycote Softie windshield, a universal shoe/pole shockmount, a pistol grip, a cabled graphite boompole, a boompole bag, and short and long right-angled XLR cables to provide you with everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film, and sound design applications.

Sennheiser MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone

Whether used on a boompole or attached to a camera, the Sennheiser MKH 8060 moisture-resistant short shotgun microphone can help you achieve superb audio capture in demanding conditions for your next professional film, TV, or location recording. Mix-ready sound quality is provided by its sharp directivity, low noise, and high output. Plus, there are no controls to worry about; the MKH 8060 delivers the reliability you need for high-pressure gigs.

The microphone exhibits a supercardioid polar pattern at low to midrange frequencies and transitions to a lobar pattern in high frequencies, providing uniform attenuation of 10 to 20 dB from 125 Hz to 1 kHz between 90° and 120° off axis. The rejection pattern for high frequencies is also consistent, further contributing to the mic's transparent, undistorted off-axis tone. Your dialogue, foley, and sound effects can be recorded with full dynamics and clarity, thanks to the MKH 8060's wide frequency response, transformerless output, 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 8060's RF circuit design makes it highly immune to moisture, allowing you to reliably capture high-quality audio in normal and adverse environmental conditions.

Professional Sound Quality

Offering the same sonic signature as Sennheiser's other 8000-Series microphones, the MKH 8060 was engineered with the experienced professional in mind. Its 50 Hz to 25 kHz frequency response incorporates a gentle rise above 3 kHz to increase intelligibility and a natural bass roll-off to mitigate rumble. Its low self-noise of 11 dBA and ultrahigh sensitivity of -24 dB enable studio-worthy signal purity without requiring noise reduction and gain boosting in postproduction.

Phantom Powered

The MKH 8060 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 8060 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.

Digital Compatibility

When used with the optional MZD 8000 digital module, the MKH 8060 becomes a digital microphone that outputs AES42 signal at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution and allows remote control of DSP functions such as low-cut filtering and attenuation.

Ideal for Boompole or Camera Mounting

The MKH 8060's metal body features a nonreflective Nextel coating to prevent distracting visual reflections. Mount the MKH 8060 directly on a stand or boompole using the supplied mic clip, or attach it to a camera with a shoe shockmount such as the Smallrig 1859. Alternatively, place the MKH 8060 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 8060 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 20-1 furry windshield (available separately).
UPC: 615104183711

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

Rycote Standard Hole Classic Softie Wind-Screen (4.7" Long, 0.7 to 0.8" Diameter Hole, Gray)

Rycote Classic Softies provide optimum wind diffusion and noise rejection while remaining cost effective. This softie features a standard size hole and measures 4.7" long. The softie will fit microphones with diameters from 0.7 to 0.8" / 19 to 22mm. This Softie is also a perfect fit for the Schoeps CMIT 5U.

K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole with Internal Coiled XLR Cable

The K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole provides a moderately priced, lightweight boompole solution for ENG, EFP, and other field recording applications. Its sturdy graphite design is tough enough to endure the rigors of road use while remaining lightweight and travel worthy. This pole features an internally coiled cable and an XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of 5 sections telescope between 2.2 to 8.8', and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system locks each section in place for even further reliability.

Designed to fit in any standard equipment case for ENG, EFP, and DV location production work
The KEG-100CC features a bottom-mounted, 3-pin XLR connection at the base
Jam-resistant collar coupling
Unique pole-top design with cable retention slots and replaceable stainless steel mounting stud
UPC: 791090331876

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black

The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

Premium Performance 3000 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. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

95% dual-spiral shielding 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.
Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
UPC: 847628558298

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black

The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

Premium Performance 3000 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. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

95% dual-spiral shielding 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.
Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
UPC: 847628558229

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

Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip

The Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip is a handheld grip that features an ergonomic cushioned handle. This grip is great in "run & gun" situations in which a boom pole would be cumbersome, and in video scenarios in which the cameraman is also responsible for audio recording. The grip can be held with one hand, as opposed to a boom pole which requires two. It also provides the option of being able to record audio from a different direction than the camera is pointing, an advantage over camera mounting the mic. Furthermore, having the mic mounted off the camera prevents it from picking up motor noise from the lens focusing.

In addition, the grip features standard 3/8" threads on both ends. This allows you to attach your shotgun mic (with shockmount) to one end of the grip and mount the other end to a boom pole. This gives you the flexibility of being able to quickly detach the pistol grip and the attached shotgun mic from the boom, an option that can come in handy for entering areas that are too small for a boom pole.

UPC: 847628562738

Sennheiser MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone 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 Range50 Hz to 25 kHz
Maximum SPL129 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection3 dB at 60°
20 dB at 120°
15 dB at 180°
Impedance25 Ohms
Load Impedance2 Kilohms
Sensitivity-24 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level11 dB A-Weighted
23 dB CCIR
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption3.3 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Mic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included CaseTransport Tube
Construction MaterialMetal
Operating Temperature22 to 92°F / -10 to 60°C
Dimensionsø: 0.75 x L: 7.01" / ø: 19 x L: 178 mm (Microphone)
Weight3.95 oz / 112 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.075 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.8 x 6.75 x 3.7"

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

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.65 x 3.2 x 2.6"

Rycote Standard Hole Classic Softie Wind-Screen (4.7" Long, 0.7 to 0.8" Diameter Hole, Gray) Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter0.748 to 0.87" / 19 to 22 mm
Inner Depth4.7" / 12 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.39 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.65 x 4.3 x 3.2"

K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole with Internal Coiled XLR Cable Specs

Sections5
Minimum Length2.2 to 8.8' (65.8 to 267 cm)
Maximum Length2.2 to 8.8' (65.8 to 267 cm)
Weight1.26 lb (572 g)
Load CapacityNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)32 x 3 x 2.5"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black Specs

Contact PlatingSilver
Cable Length20' / 6.1 m
Conductor MaterialOxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Number of Conductors2
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Jacket TypePolyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Shielding95% Spiral
Insulation TypePolyethylene
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.815 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 8.2 x 1.3"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black Specs

Contact PlatingSilver
Cable Length1.5' / 0.45 m
Conductor MaterialOxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Number of Conductors2
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Jacket TypePolyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Shielding95% Spiral
Insulation TypePolyethylene
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.4 x 9 x 1.05"

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"

Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.75 x 3.1 x 1.65"

Sennheiser MKH 8060 Reviews

Love the mic! Not so much the recording kit extras

By Stone
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-17

A wonderful mic for the right use, excellent for outdoor field recording especially, loud signal and low noise floor. I found the extra included here mostly needing replacement, and not great quality : The wind cover always suffers from wind noise outside- with the short mic doesn't completely cover the holes at the same time as the shock mount rubber grips can hold onto it (this might be remedied by a better shock mount from Rycote) The cables I thought would be fine but the angled connectors shake around! Terrible idea for location recording when you are moving around. If you need one, The boom pole is quality and is maybe the only reason to get this bundle in my opinion. The handle can pretty much be tossed, not sure that it is worth having in your sound kit. It could work but its not a good solution, and easily gives handling noise.

Love this Shotgun Mic!

By Marcus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-15

I bought this back in early 2015 and it has NEVER let me down!� So forgiving on your subject being a little off-axis!� I used this mic up in the mountains where it was dead silent and that's where it REALLY shined!

Impressions after heavy use of 2 years

By ANURAG
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-11-24

Pros: Good rejection in small size, high output, low noise, has less off axis harshness or thinness, reasonable max SPL rating and immunity to moisture. Cons: Off axis dullness. See the polar pattern for 16kHz, post 15 degrees off axis, it falls off drastically compared to other frequencies, this is NOT the case for longer shotguns like MKH60 or 416. This means recordings sound muffled when sound source is wider than 30 degrees. I am somewhat regretting not buying the pricier (holy grail) Schoeps CMC641 which has the ideal supercardioid pattern.

When you're ready to invest in a reliable piece of gear

By Tim F.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-01

Bought this after doing a ton of research on comparable shotgun mics. A very sturdy workhorse designed as an update of the MKH416. It sounds really excellent and has the advantage of being compact. The only drawback is the price, as one can find something pretty decent for a lot cheaper, if willing to sacrifice some degree of sound and build quality.

Sensitive and below-the-basement noise floor

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-02

Having had my eye (and ears) on this mic for some time, I recently made the plunge--wow, I'm impressed. This is one great mic! I'd heard that it is very sensitive and it is absolutely true. I had to turn down the gain way more than expected. And the noise floor--it is way low. Needless to say, I'm impressed and happy with the purchase. Great mic, Sennheiser.

Great as expected

By Marco
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-11

I do podcasts mostly as audio only on a Shure SM7B, but I also do video podcasts and wanted a clean sound without a mike in my face. After reading reviews on the 8060, I pulled the trigger and couldn't be happier. The sound is clean and crisp and lives up to its reputation.

Most amazing mic ever for doc work

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-07

For the past 4 years, Ive used all Rode gear, especially the NTG3, which I grew to love. Then, on a recent shoot for a client, it stopped working. I got it fixed and it remains an important part of my arsenal, but the experience made me think about an upgrade, and then using the NTG3 as a backup.  It was a very difficult decision to make, since, for whatever reason, its way easier to justify the purchase of a 2k lens than it is a higher end microphone. Weird. Finally though, after a lot of deliberation and tests, and I got the 8060. The main word that comes to mind after using this on a few shoots is: Wow. Its small, light, and draws very little attention to itself. Its far shorter than the NTG3. And this mic makes dialogue sound like you were actually there when you re-listen to the footage. Its hard to believe. There are a lot of times now where I dont bother using a lav at all since I know this mic will capture exactly what I want. What Im getting at is that, as much as I liked the NTG3, the 8060 blows it out of the water. Theres no comparison. As a one person crew a lot of times operating in dangerous locations around the world, its important to keep a low profile, while also capturing the best audio possible under difficult circumstances. If thats what youre looking for, look no further. This mic will seriously change the way you think about, and plan for audio on shoots. Dont get me wrong, a good lav does wonders in a lot of situations as well, but I found this mic to be ultra clear, and perfect for my purposes. It was also amazing for ambient pickup, and slightly off axis pick when people are having a conversation.  If youre on the fence about this, two words of advice: dont be. Its maybe the greatest equipment purchase Ive made in the last 4 years.

sweet sweet sounds

By Davis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-05

great microphone, would recommend to a friend

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If i want to use shotgun for VO, which is better. MKH416 or MKH8060? Which is more directional and reject side noise?
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