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