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Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

BH #SEMKE600 • MFR #505453
Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • Selectable 100 Hz Low-Cut Filter
  • Resists Structure-Borne Noise
  • Low-Noise Circuitry, Mild Presence Boost
Upgrade the audio quality in your video productions by switching from the built-in mic on your camera to the Sennheiser MKE 600 battery- or phantom-powered shotgun microphone. Its focused directional characteristics and resistance to structure-borne noise offer sonic results well suited to a variety of production scenarios from independent films and web series to nature shows and documentaries.
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Sennheiser MKE 600 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Quality Sound
  • 3Bass Roll-Off
  • 4Battery or Phantom Powered
  • 5Ideal for Camera, Tripod, or Boompole Mounting
  • 6XLR to 3.5mm TRS Adapter Cable for Cameras
  • 7Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
By B&H Photo's

Upgrade the audio quality in your video productions by switching from the built-in mic on your camera to the Sennheiser MKE 600 battery- or phantom-powered shotgun microphone. Its focused directional characteristics and resistance to structure-borne noise offer sonic results well suited to a variety of production scenarios from independent films and web series to nature shows and documentaries.

The MKE 600's high sensitivity and low-noise circuitry unlock improved sound quality without extreme gain on noisy camera preamps. With a natural roll-off at 40 Hz and a selectable low-cut filter at 100 Hz, the MKE 600 can deliver clear intelligibility while attenuating low-frequency noise such as rumble. Plus, its frequency response incorporates a gentle rise in treble to enhance speech clarity.

The lightweight and durable metal housing ensures reliable toughness without weighing down your rig. The included shoe shockmount accommodates mounting the MKE 600 to a camera or tripod. Connect the mic's XLR output to an XLR-equipped mic preamp or use the supplied adapter cable to plug it into the 3.5mm mic input on a camera.

Quality Sound
The 10" long MKE 600 uses an interference tube and a supercardioid/lobar polar pattern to provide pronounced directivity on-axis along with significant attenuation of sound entering at the sides and rear, making the MKE 600 far more effective at capturing distant sources than the omnidirectional mics found in most cameras.
Bass Roll-Off
The MKE 600 naturally reduces sub-bass frequencies below 40 Hz to prevent unnatural bass buildup. Activate the switchable low-cut filter at 100 Hz to roll off more low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic.
Battery or Phantom Powered
Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 48 VDC phantom powering, the MKE 600 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.

When using devices that don't offer phantom power, the MKE 600 may optionally be powered for up to 150 hours by a single AA battery (available separately). Approximately 8 hours of operating time remain once the low-battery indicator lights up red. Use the on/off switch to prevent unnecessary battery drain.

Ideal for Camera, Tripod, or Boompole Mounting
The MKE 600 includes a shoe shockmount for easy placement on your camera or a tripod. To mount the MKE 600 on a boompole or mic stand, use the Rycote InVision INV-HG mkIII shockmount (available separately), which will also impede the transfer of vibrations between your boompole/stand and the mic.
XLR to 3.5mm TRS Adapter Cable for Cameras
Included with a MKE 600 is a short coiled adapter cable—XLR female to 3.5mm TRS male—that lets you connect the mic directly into a mini-jack mic input on a camera.
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
The MKE 600 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners by up to 25 dB. Enhanced attenuation of wind noise is possible with the addition of an optional windshield such as the Rycote 15cm Super-Softie, which also provides high immunity to rain.

For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider a complete windjammer, windshield, and shockmount suspension system such as the Rycote Super-Blimp NTG or the large Rycote Super-Shield Kit (both available separately).
UPC: 615104223493

Sennheiser MKE 600 Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Lobar / Supercardioid
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
132 dB SPL (Phantom Power)
126 dB SPL (Battery Power)
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Included Cable)
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Microphone
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Speech/Voice-Over
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Condenser
Polar Pattern
Lobar / Supercardioid
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
100 Hz
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
132 dB SPL (Phantom Power)
126 dB SPL (Battery Power)
Off-Axis Rejection
5 dB at 60°
>15 dB at 120°
>10 dB at 180°
Sensitivity
21 mV/Pa (Phantom Power)
19 mV/Pa (Battery Power)
Equivalent Noise Level
15 dB A-Weighted (Phantom Power)
16 dB A-Weighted (Battery Power)
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Included Cable)
Power
Power Sources
Phantom Power
Operating Voltage
V ()
Battery Type
1x AA (Not Included)
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
Included Mount Has No Threading
Dimensions
ø: 0.79 x L: 10.08" / ø: 20 x L: 256 mm
Weight
4.52 oz / 128 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.95 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.6 x 5.6 x 3.45"

Sennheiser MKE 600 Reviews

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The XLR connector on the MKE 600 appears to be ...

The XLR connector on the MKE 600 appears to be upside down, is this the case with all Sennheiser shotgun mics, or just the MKE 600?
Asked by: Craig
I never mentioned it's performance, However, if you simply "look" at the microphone, you will see that the the prongs are upside down from other mics (one prong on top, two on the bottom. Therefore, when using an XLR cable with a right angle, it points up instead of down. Is this more clear? My question is the same... is this normal for the German made Sennheiser mics OR just the MKE 600?
Answered by: Craig
Date published: 2020-01-21

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Does this mic come with an xlr cable? Or do I need to buy one?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sennheiser MKE 600 will include a Shock Mount, Foam Windshield, and Carry Pouch. Cables are available separately.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2019-09-22

Is this mic good for singing?

Is this mic good for singing?
Asked by: Patrick
Hi Patrick - while the MKE 600 is an exceptionally versatile microphone for voice applications with respect to interviews, voice over and use cases that require a highly directional polar pattern, it wouldn't be my first choice for singing. Sennheiser offers a wide range of microphones for vocals and I'd direct you to one of our best sellers: e 835. Please feel free to reach out to B&H directly via chat, email or over the phone and I'm certain their team can help guide you once they have a better understanding of your specific application and needs.
Answered by: Sennheiser
Date published: 2023-02-20

The MKE 600 is shown taking 1.5 volt AA ...

The MKE 600 is shown taking 1.5 volt AA batteries. Can it handle a 3.7 volt AA lithium battery?
Asked by: Jack
No, a 3.7V AA lithium battery is not compatible for use with the Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone. Sennheiser recommends using only 1.5V or 1.2V single-use or rechargeable AA batteries with the MKE 600.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-03-17

Would the MKE 600 use the XLR-Line or the XLR-Mic ...

Would the MKE 600 use the XLR-Line or the XLR-Mic setting on the camera?
Asked by: Brian
The Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone provides mic level output signal.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-08-03

question

Is this mic also compatible with portable recorders, such as a Tascam DR-100 MKII?
Asked by: Emily P.
I use this mic with a Tascam DR-40 using XLR, Canon 5DIII (with the battery in mic), and with a Sony PXW-X70 (XLR, phantom power). It works great in every case. One of the best value mics on the market
Answered by: Steve B.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Will this work on the $299 Rode blimp windshield?

Will this work on the $299 Rode blimp windshield?
Asked by: Enrique
Yes, the Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone can be used within the Rode Blimp Windshield and Rycote Shock Mount Suspension System for Shotgun Microphones (BH #ROBLIMPR).
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-09-07

How is this Mic for Shooting Stage Production ...

How is this Mic for Shooting Stage Production from a Mid Distance getting mix from Shotgun/ audio feed?
Asked by: MIKE
It's a great shotgun microphone but like any shotgun mic it will sound its best between 3-5 feet away, the further the mic is from the subject you recording the less presence their voice will have and more room noise will be introduced. At the end of the day the closer the mic is placed the better it will sound.
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-03-02
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