MKH 416-P48U3

Sennheiser Star Rating

5.0 (3) Reviews

Short shotgun interference tube mic for film, radio, and television, especially for outside applications. Excellent directivity and compact design.
„This microphone is so professional. Sounds so good“
$ 999.00
plus applicable sales tax – free shipping
Article No. 001511
MKH 416-P48U3

Sennheiser Star Rating

5.0 (3) Reviews

$ 999.00
plus applicable sales tax – free shipping

The venerable MKH 416 is a compact pressure-gradient microphone with short interference tube, highly immune to humidity due to its RF condenser design. Featuring high directivity, low self noise, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection, the MKH 416 can handle difficult exterior filming and reporting conditions without any difficulty. Supercardioid/lobe pattern, matte black finish, supplied with the MZW415 windscreen

  • Pressure gradient receiver with short interference tube

  • Hypercardioid at low and medium frequency

  • Above 2kHz approaches lobar pattern

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Sennheiser Star Rating

5.0 (3) Reviews

100.0% of Reviewers Would Recommend this product to a friend

  • Jose
    Tacoma WA

    Sennheiser Star Rating

    MKH416 p48 U

    I love this microphone now I see why The price is so high and so good

    PRO:

    This microphone is so professional everything are record hey sounds so good

    CON:

    I don’t see anything wrong this microphone because he’s so professional

    BEST USES:

    You can use any device recorder because it sounds so good

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Connor
    UK

    Sennheiser Star Rating

    Excellent for voice over

    As a professional voice over artist I need reliable equipment that delivers broadcast-quality sound. This does exactly that. It’s often used for voice over and is a staple in most professional recording studios and on film sets. The polar patter is hyper cardioid which means that it basically only record what’s directly in front of it and is not very sensitive from all other directions which makes it perfect for film or voice over (you don’t want all the extra noise around you!). This mic has low-zero noise floor; it’s incredibly quiet! This means the noise of the mic running and the noise it produces almost doesn’t exist which, again makes it perfect for voice over or spoken word recordings. Yes there are cheaper mics that will do basically the same job but with this one, you get the reliable build quality, the brand name (which everyone who’s anyone is familiar and comfortable with) and a fantastic product. The only thing I probably wouldn’t use it for is music/singing. Not that it wouldn’t do it or do it well; I’m sure it would! But it’s not really made for it and doesn’t have that “presence” that you want for vocals. You should look at the Neumann (Sennheiser’s sister company) for something along the lines of a TLM 103 (which is also excellent for voiceover). I would love to try out other Sennheiser mics going forward. I use their HD 280 pro headphones, too which are fantastic.

    PRO:

    Sound quality is incredible, low-zero noise floor, hyper cardioid polar pattern, very portable.

    CON:

    Price, requires a specific type of shock mount.

    BEST USES:

    Spoken word, narration, voice over (not ideal for singing)

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Callum
    Sidcup, london

    Sennheiser Star Rating

    Audio producers excaliber

    If your a customer looking to buy read my pro. If your senheiser employee read my con. If you feel my problem help a guy out please.

    PRO:

    The clarity and detail within the hz range it has so when a track has been time strectched and pitch shifted its still clear

    CON:

    I dont have my own unfortunately. Student life, im broke and the mics expensive. So if senheiser you see this wanna hook a Audio production student out.

    BEST USES:

    Sound effects for films and games

    BOTTOM LINE:

    I would recommend this to a friend.

Specifications
What's in the Box
  • 1 MKH 416 P 48 U 3
  • 1 MZW 415 windshield
  • 1 MZQ 100 microphone clamp
Accessories
  • Accessories for MKH 416-P48 (1511)
    Case with insert 340x125x60

    Case with insert 340x125x60

    MKH 416 Case

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    Windscreen

    Windscreen

    Windshield - MKH 416

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Training
Part 1

Part 2

Support
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Product Support Phone

1-(877)-736-6434


FAQ
  • Why won’t the MKH 416 work with the recording device I connected to?
    The MKH 416 is a condenser microphone that requires 48V Phantom Power to operate.  The device you are connecting to must provide the 48V Phantom Power. If you connect to a device that is not providing 48V Phantom Power then the MKH 416 will not operate.

  • Does the MKH 416 require 48V Phantom Power?
    The MKH 416 is a condenser microphone and does require 48V Phantom Power to operate.

  • What is the maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) for the MKH 416?
    The maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) for the MKH 416 is 130 dB.

Downloads

  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EU Declaration of conformity MKH series (220 KB) Download

  • Instruction Manual
    • Instruction Manual MKH 416 (180 KB) Download

    • Manual Windscreens and Accessories (1.8 MB) Download

  • Digital Brochures



WARNING (for California residents only): This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects and other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.p65warnings.ca.gov.

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