MKH 416-P48U3
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Sennheiser Star Rating

5.0 (2) 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“
$ 1,549.00
Article No. 001511

The MKH 416 is a short shotgun interference tube microphone. Its excellent directivity and compact design, high consonant articulation and feedback rejection make the MKH 416 a superb all-round microphone for film, radio and television, especially for outside broadcast applications.

  • Increased directivity due to interference tube principle

  • Very low inherent self-noise

  • High sensitivity

  • Transformerless and fully floating balanced output

  • Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions

  • Matt black all-metal body

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Reviews
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Sennheiser Star Rating

5.0 (2) Reviews

100.0% of Reviewers Would Recommend this product to a friend

  • Jose
    Tacoma WA
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    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
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    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.

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-P48U3 (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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(+65) 6932 5992


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

  • Compatible Products