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Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone HDSLR Location Recording Kit

BH #SEMKE600K2 (B&H Kit)
Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone HDSLR Location Recording Kit
Key Features
  • MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
  • Shoe/Pole Shockmount & Furry Windshield
  • Aluminum Cabled Boompole & Pistol Grip
  • XLR & XLR to 3.5mm Cables, Boompole Bag
Designed as a complete microphone setup for location recording in budget film work and broadcasting, electronic news gathering (ENG), and field production applications with HDSLRs and camcorders, this B&H Kit eliminates the guesswork in configuring a shotgun microphone system that delivers quality, reliability, and low handling noise while remaining cost effective. It features the Sennheiser MKE 600 battery-/phantom-powered shotgun microphone, a furry windshield, a universal shoe/pole shockmount, a pistol grip, an aluminum cabled boompole, a boompole bag, short and long XLR cables, and a short XLR to 3.5mm cable—everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film, and sound design applications.
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Sennheiser MKE 600 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone
  • 3Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
  • 4Auray Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones (5.5")
  • 5K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable
  • 6Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black
  • 7Kopul XRSM 3-Pin XLR Female to 3.5mm RA Stereo Mini-Plug Cable (1.5')
  • 8Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie
  • 9Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
  • 10Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black

Designed as a complete microphone setup for location recording in budget film work and broadcasting, electronic news gathering (ENG), and field production applications with HDSLRs and camcorders, this B&H Kit eliminates the guesswork in configuring a shotgun microphone system that delivers quality, reliability, and low handling noise while remaining cost effective. It features the Sennheiser MKE 600 battery-/phantom-powered shotgun microphone, a furry windshield, a universal shoe/pole shockmount, a pistol grip, an aluminum cabled boompole, a boompole bag, short and long XLR cables, and a short XLR to 3.5mm cable—everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film, and sound design applications.

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone

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 be powered for up to 150 hours by a single AA battery (included). 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

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

Auray Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones (5.5")

The Auray WSS Series Professional Windshield delivers superior 360° wind protection with acoustic transparency. They are engineered for dramatic reduction of unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with very little high frequency loss, for exceptionally accurate recordings.

This WSS-2014 Professional Windshield has an inside depth of 5.5" and is designed for use with many shotgun microphones. It features a specially manufactured open-cell foam matrix surrounded by a layer of 25mm thick simulated rabbit fur. This diffusion technology lowers wind velocity in a controlled air space around the microphone, thereby reducing wind noise without muffling the sound. It also features an airtight tapered rubber base that seals out wind from the rear of the microphone, greatly improving isolation and rear wind protection.

When used on a shotgun microphone, this slip-on windshield is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light breeze to strong breeze conditions (4 to 25 mph) and users can generally expect a 24 to 40 dB reduction in wind noise with negligible dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the negligible high-frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for the dramatic wind noise reduction.

In addition to superior 360° wind protection, the WSS-2014 helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone. The windscreen is designed to fit microphones from Audio-Technica, Neumann, Røde, Sanken, Sennheiser and others.

The WSS-2014 Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones is an advanced solution for outstanding wind protection with acoustic transparency.

Fits these and other similar sized microphones:

Audio-Technica AT 835ST (BP4029), AT 897
Neumann KMR 81i
Panasonic WM-L30
Røde NTG-1, NTG-2, VideoMic
Sanken CS 1, CS 2
Sennheiser MKH-60
Sony DXC-637, DXC-D30P
UPC: 847628552692

K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable

The K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole provides a moderately priced, lightweight boompole solution for ENG, EFP, and other field recording applications. Its sturdy aluminum design is tough enough to endure the rigors of road use, while remaining lightweight and travel-worthy. This pole features an internal coiled cable and an XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of four aluminum sections telescope between 2' 5" to 7' 6" and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system locks each section in place for even further reliability.

Internal coiled XLR cable and connection at the base
The KE-89CC features a bottom-mounted three-pin XLR connection
Designed to fit in any standard equipment case, for ENG, EFP, and DV location production work
Jam-resistant collar coupling
Unique pole-top design with cable retention slots and replaceable stainless steel mounting stud
UPC: 791090332033

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series 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 XRSM 3-Pin XLR Female to 3.5mm RA Stereo Mini-Plug Cable (1.5')

The 1.5' XRSM 3-Pin XLR Female to 3.5mm RA Stereo Mini-Plug from Kopul is a studio-quality cable that can be used for converting a mono-microphone or a line-level signal to a 3.5mm stereo signal for devices such as camcorders, DSLR cameras, recorders, and more. It can be utilized with dynamic mics and self-powered XLR condenser microphones.

The XRSM cable is engineered to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise, offering a gold-plated 3.5mm (1/8") right-angle stereo mini-plug connector with molded strain relief, as well as a 3-pin XLR-F connector with a chuck-style strain relief by REAN. The XRSM cable is built with 24-gauge OFC (oxygen-free copper) conductors, spiral shielding, and has PE insulation, which produces a quiet cable with good conductivity ensuring a clean transfer of the audio signals.

XLR to Mini-Plug Connection

XLR female to stereo male mini-plug cable is ideal for connecting professional-quality microphones to the stereo mini-plug inputs on DSLR cameras, camcorders, or audio recorders

Shielding

The copper spiral shielding provides more than 90% coverage and offers superb rejection of radio frequency (RF) and electromagnetic (EM) interference

Conductivity

24-gauge oxygen-free copper (OFC) conductors and polyethylene insulation offer excellent conductivity for a good transfer of audio signal

Connectors

Studio-quality gold-plated 1/8" (3.5mm) right-angle stereo mini-plug connector and a female XLR connector provide clear signal transfer

Strain Relief

The REAN XLR connector with chuck-style strain relief and the molded strain relief of the mini-plug connector create a durable cable
UPC: 847628596665

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

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series 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

Sennheiser MKE 600 Shotgun Microphone Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsAudio for Video, Location Sound
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound SourcesSpeech/Voice Over
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Polar PatternLobar, Supercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass Filter100 Hz
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
Indicators1 x Red Single LED (Battery)
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter, On/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL132 dB SPL (Phantom Power)
126 dB SPL (Battery Power)
Off-Axis Rejection5 dB at 60°
>15 dB at 120°
>10 dB at 180°
Sensitivity21 mV/Pa (Phantom Power)
19 mV/Pa (Battery Power)
Equivalent Noise Level15 dB A-Weighted (Phantom Power)
16 dB A-Weighted (Battery Power)
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Detachable Cable)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption4.4 mA (Phantom Power)
Battery Type1 x AA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life150 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount (with Included Hardware)
Included CaseSoft Case
Included FiltersNone
Construction MaterialMetal
Operating Temperature14 to 140°F / -10 to 60°C
Dimensionsø: 0.79 x L: 10.08" / ø: 20 x L: 256 mm
Weight4.52 oz / 128 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.005 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.6 x 5.6 x 3.45"

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"

Auray Professional Windshield for Shotgun Microphones (5.5") Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter0.75 to 0.9" / 19 to 23 mm
Inner Depth5.5" / 14 cm
MaterialFoam
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.7 x 4.15 x 3.15"

K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable Specs

MaterialAluminum
Sections4
Load CapacityNot specified by manufacturer
Length2' 5" to 7' 6" (0.7 to 2.3 m)
Weight1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33 x 2.8 x 1"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series 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 XRSM 3-Pin XLR Female to 3.5mm RA Stereo Mini-Plug Cable (1.5') Specs

Physical
Cable TypeXLR-F to 1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo right-angle mini male
Cable Gauge24 AWG
Connector 13-pin XLR female
Connector 21/8" / 3.5 mm right-angle stereo mini-plug
ShieldingCopper spiral shielding with > 90% coverage
ConductorOxygen-free copper
Temperature Rating176° F / 80° C
Voltage30 V
Dielectric (Insulation)FPE (foam polyethylene) 0.035" / 0.9 mm OD
Outer Diameter0.2" / 4.3 mm
Length1.5' / 0.5 m
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.55 x 8.05 x 0.8"

Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie Specs

Physical
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"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series 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"
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Does this include some type of way to save or ...

Does this include some type of way to save or store the recorded audio? Or do you recommend another product to buy that will fit well with saving the audio for this MKE?
Asked by: Jeremy
No, these are just the parts shown. The kit is intended to be used in conjunction with a video camera or audio recorder. I use it as a boom to record interviews and testimonials in the studio or in the field with my Panasonic GH4.
Answered by: Stuart
Date published: 2021-04-07

Anyone know what shockmount that is? I just want ...

Anyone know what shockmount that is? I just want to buy the shockmount
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That is the Auray DUSM-1 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/885660-REG/auray_dusm_1_universal_shock_mount.html
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-08-20

Can it receive a signal from a 3.5mm cord but ...

Can it receive a signal from a 3.5mm cord but also be permanently powered with an ac adapter so it's not eating up batteries? Using a mirrorless camera in my studio so it doesn't have phantom power.
Asked by: Brendan
The MKE600 can be powered by a standard AA battery if you camera won't supply phantom power. some of the cameras with 3.5mm connections do provide power. In my case, I added a Beachtek adapter that provides phantom power and also give me better preamp control and allows two microphones on the stereo 3.5mm jack of my GH4.
Answered by: Stuart
Date published: 2021-10-12

Is it possible to use this mic package for online ...

Is it possible to use this mic package for online video meetings on computer? If so how is it set up and are all cables included? What cables or other equipment would be required. I would like to use this kit for videos on my DSLR but also use the same mic gear for my online meetings. What other equipment would I need to factor in, if needed, for video conference calls or online interviews?
Asked by: Miguel
You can definitely use the mic with your computer for video meetings or recording. All you will need is a USB audio interface. You can use a very basic interface such as the Polsen XLR-USB-48 XLR to USB Audio Interface (B&H# POXLRUSB48) which can supply phantom power to the mic so you don't need to power the mic with a battery. The interface has an XLR input on one side to connect the mic and the other side has a USB port for the included USB cable which connects to your computer's USB port. The XLR-USB-48 has a built-in headphone jack with a volume control to monitor the audio. No special drivers are required and it works with Mac and Windows. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have additional questions or would like further assistance. We do have many other options for USB audio interfaces if you would prefer something with more features.
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Is this kit compatible with the zoom Zoom H5 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Recorder ?
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Yes, I use this with a Zoom H5, and it works great.
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Date published: 2021-01-15

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?
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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.
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Date published: 2020-06-02
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