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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
  • AA Battery or Phantom Powered
  • Selectable 100 Hz Low-Cut Filter
  • Resists Structure-Borne Noise
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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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


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


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


mke 600 work with pc if we use xlr to 3.5 without use any audio interface thanks
Asked by: Anonymous
The MKE-600 can be used without an interface when using the mic with battery power and the proper cable adapter. Sennheiser offers properly wired adapter cables. These are recommended for connection to 3.5mm TRS or TRRS inputs.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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