Omni microphones tend to pick up everything equally, including background noise. The MD 46 cardioid interview mic focuses on the subject, increasing clarity while reducing background noise. Designed to deliver low handling and wind noise, and to eliminate vocal popping, this microphone gives the ENG team an ideal interview tool.
Double layer grille basket
Cardioid dynamic capsule
Low handling noise
Long handle with excellent balance
Clearly, the MD46 is a top-class ENG/reporter microphone. It is a truly professional instrument which will last for years. As with all Sennheiser equipment, you will have to pay an initial premium purchase price, this is insignificant when one accepts the microphone will last for many years of hard use. I would also consider the MD46 as an excellent tool for a podcasting studio. Superb and rich voice reproduction is equal to many 400 pounds 'studio' voice microphones.
Once the cable lock (little metal piece in the button edge of the XLR) connection wears off a little bit, the cable or transmitter piece does not lock anymore. That is a big problem. The bottom of the mic, the connector area, needs to be in a harder metal or add a metal sleeve.
CONSUMER ALERT FOR WIRELESS MICROPHONE SYSTEMS
Most users do not need a license to operate a wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating a microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC’s wireless microphone website at www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones