Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

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  • For Camcorders and Video DSLRs
  • Highly Directive
  • Compact Size
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • Phantom or Battery Powered
  • Low Battery Indicator
  • Shockmount for Camera Shoe
  • Foam Windshield
  • All Metal Housing
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Sennheiser MKE 600 overview

  • 1Description

The MKE 600 from Sennheiser is a shotgun microphone designed for use with a camcorder or video DSLR. Building on the company's extensive expertise in designing shotgun microphones, it is able to take on even the toughest video sound challenges, while still being compact and short relative to previous models. With its high level of directivity, the microphone focuses on the sounds in front of the camera, while attenuating unwanted sound coming from the sides and rear.

An included foam windshield reduces the effect of wind noise, while a switchable low-cut filter adds additional wind and handling noise attenuation. The MKE 600 can be phantom powered or operated on an AA battery for about 150 hours. An integrated camera shoe and shock mount provides convenient on camera mounting. The rugged and all metal housing means the microphone will function perfectly in outdoor recording situations.

Flexible use on any camera due to compact form
Exceptional directivity
Maximum rejection of side noise
Switchable low-cut filter
Phantom or battery powering
Battery switch with "Low Batt" indicator
All-metal housing
Very good suppression of structure-borne noise
Minimizes wind and handling noise
Supplied with foam windshield and shock mount
Effective wind noise suppression with optional blimp
UPC: 615104223493
In the Box
Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
  • Shock Mount for Camera Light-Shoe
  • Foam Windshield
  • Carry Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sennheiser MKE 600 specs

    Polar Pattern Super-cardioid/Lobar
    Frequency Response 40 Hz to 20 kHz
    Sensitivity -21 mV/Pa with 48 V powering
    -19 mV/Pa with battery powering
    Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 132 dB with 48 V powering
    126 dB with battery powering
    EIN 15 dB(A) with 48 V powering
    16 dB(A) with battery powering
    Low Frequency Roll-Off Yes
    Power Requirements 48 V +/-4 V (P48, IEC 61938) via XLR-3 or AA size battery/rechargeable battery (1.5/1.2 V)
    Current Consumption 4.4 mA with P48 powering
    Battery Operation Times Approximately 150 hours
    "Low Batt" Indicator: <1.05 V with approximately 8 hours of remaining operating time after initial display
    Output Connectors 1 x XLR
    Operating Temperature -14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C
    Dimensions Diameter: 0.8" / 20 mm
    Length: 10.1" / 256 mm
    Weight 4.5 oz / 128 g (without battery)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.0 x 5.4 x 3.4"

    Sennheiser MKE 600 reviews

    MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 128.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best small shutgun mic for the money I'm a professional Sound Mixer/Recordist for films and TV production. I have several much more expensive mics I use regularly, but I was impressed with the MKE 600--especially for the price. I use this as one of my backup mics, but I also use it with a shock mount on my DSLR for personal use. The mic is small and light enough to easily fit on a DSLR and provides excellent, deep, rich tones. You can't beat this mic if you are using it with a DSLR. Compare it to any mic made for DSLRs out there, and this blows them all away. It's a litle more pricey then the entry level low end DSLR mics out there, but it is worth every penny.
    Date published: 2013-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional sound, awkward for camera-top use Before you buy, you should know that this microphone is enormous compared to the various Rode videomics, it extends over both ends of my D810 and 24-70 with the lens hood and I have to kind of duck under it to see the LCD. Otherwise it's pretty great but could probably benefit from a preamp. What makes this mike a better choice than the alternatives is that it renders voices with a very professional sound; I don't know how else to describe it, it just sounds like NBC or Universal rather than a cheap local commercial. Of course it sounds MUCH better when you get it off the camera, so buy a boom pole at the same time.
    Date published: 2015-10-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the Price I stopped in to B&H to talk to a few store associates on getting sound advice. Needed a shot gun and had a price range up to $. Had an old $ cheapo that I could finally begin hearing why it was the price it was.After listening to all of the mics in this price range, including the Rode I came in to buy - I very happily found the sound quality of this mic to be superb for the price range. Sennheiser doesn't make cheap mics - but this one is (price wise). Love the sound - clients love the sound - and I didn't have to spend 3k to get there.Use it right, and you will love this.
    Date published: 2015-09-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performs as you'd expect I usually use this on my Panasonic HC-X1000 camcorder as either the primary mic when using the built-in mic as secondary, or as secondary when I'm using a lav with a stand-alone recorder. It captures clean sound and has the benefit of either using phantom power or a AA battery in the tube. Comes with a nice pouch and just a foam windscreen. I've found that even activating the wind reduction switch is not enough to totally counter the effect of wind when just using the foam windscreen, but I won't ding it star for that -- my Rode Videomic suffers the same performance in the wind with just foam. Plan to buy a dead cat if you shoot outside in windy conditions. For the quality of sound, I consider this a good value.
    Date published: 2015-07-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sennheiser MKE 600 vs Rode NTG-2 In making a choice between high miss in this range there is this one and the Rode. The Sennheiser is a little more crisp and also matches the Lavs I have which are the Sanken COs-11's. The Mic comes with a nice foam screen and a shock mount/mic holder. The holder being shock mounted woks on camera ,perfect size. I have the Rycote Softie, which completes the setup. So for interior dialogue on a boom I use a Sennheiser ME-64 and K-6 capsule with the Rycote Lyre suspension, and softie 5mm. The suspension is interchangeable, between the two mics. typically using the MKE-600 in exterior situations on the boom. the 2 match perfectly .
    Date published: 2017-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Waited 7 mos. to write this ... Doing DSLR video on 5D mk. III ... the audio normally had to be recorded on a separate audio recorder. A royal pain for simple interviews, etc. Waited for a quality on-camera mic that was BATTERY, not phantom powered. Reviews of cheap existing mics were NOT encouraging. Finally this model came out... and I have used it constantly. Up to about 8 ft. from the camera, its STUNNING on voice and good at off-axis rejection. At 12 ft from the camera there is definite ... too far awayness sound. But way better than the other shotguns I have and paid much more for. it works flawlessly with the Mk. III's auto level control as the Mk III is another royal pain to try to manually adjust audio levels. You want to move up with your DSLR's audio (or any voice work with any video camera)? This model is a Bargain!
    Date published: 2013-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds great, well built I have it hooked up to my Nikon D7100, and the audio sounds much better. The camera's preamps are still noisy, so I plan to get a preamp to get even better sound out of this Sennheiser. I like it that it takes a single AA battery, alkaline or ni-mh, and it lasts a long time. It's lightweight but well built. It captures crisper vocals than the Rode Video Mic my coleagues use, and it also captures good low end - something my camera's built-in mic sorely missed. Very happy with it.
    Date published: 2013-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audio clarity I'm using the MKE 600 as an on camera shotgun mic for my Canon XA20, as a handheld microphone in the field and as a desktop mic in a shock mount for narration work with an old Marantz PMD 600 recorder. Because of the small size of the camera, I needed a relatively short mic, but wanted high quality sound. Among the other microphones I seriously considered: - Audio Technica AT875 - Shorter with good sound - Rode NTG-2 - Battery or phantom power and better sound - Sennheiser Me66 - Longer and great sound The Rode NTG-3 and Sennheiser MKH 416 offered teriffic sound but were outside my price range. The Rode Video Mic Pro and Sennheiser ME64 both sounded a little tinny compared to the better mics. The sound from the MKE 600 is crisp but very natural, and it is sensitive enough that I don't have to use as much gain as I would on some of the other mics. Overall a great value in a somewhat short shotgun mic.
    Date published: 2013-07-30
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