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Sennheiser MKH416 The Best Shotgun Condenser Microphone

I use this mic exclusively to help with my YouTube and do voice-overs. At first, I was scared of getting a fake microphone. However, when the mic arrived, I contacted Sennheiser with the microphones serial number. Sennheiser not only confirmed the microphone was authentic, but they also confirmed that Amazon was an authorized reseller and provided me the date of manufacture and original sale.

What’s in the Box 🎁

  • 1 MKH 416 P 48 U 3
  • 1 MZW 415 windshield
  • 1 MZQ 100 microphone clamp

Overview 🙌

  • Increased directivity due to interference tube principle
  • Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions
  • Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468 3: 24 decibel
  • Current consumption: 2 megaAmphere

The Sennheiser is a fantastic piece of equipment. Since buying this microphone, I have learned that you need to have one of these bad boys in your arsenal if you want to give yourself the competitive advantage in the voice over field. Voice over is a tough world, and the first thing any potential clients pay attention to is your studio sound and quality. If all things are equal, but your studio doesn’t match up to competitors, you don’t get the job. So don’t think of it as letting go of a grand. You should Think of this microphone as an investment that could pay for itself by snagging just one right job. This microphone is used in the making of motion pictures, and Television shows all over. It’s already a historical mic.


  • DimensionsØ 19 x 250 mm
  • Frequency response (Microphone)40 – 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz)25 mV/Pa +- 1 dB
  • Nominal impedance25 Ω
  • Min. terminating impedance800 Ω
  • Equivalent noise level13 dB
  • Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-324 dB
  • Maximum sound pressure level (passive)130 dB
  • Current consumption2 mA
  • Voltage48 +- 4 V Phantom
  • Matt black all-metal body