Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone unboxing [review]


Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone unboxing
Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone unboxing

We unbox the Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun condenser microphone, a product aimed at video journalists, bloggers, and YouTubers.

Its high directivity allows greater focus, picking up only sounds coming from the direction where the microphone is pointed, effectively minimizing unwanted background noise.

The result? High quality audio recording in difficult to control situations.

If that’s not enough, you can switch on the low cut filter, minimizing wind noise even further.

Frequency response is rated at 40 Hz to 20 kHz, with maximum sound pressure levels going up to 132 dB SPL (126 dB SPL with battery).

Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone
Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone

The MKE 600 does not require phantom power, since not all video cameras are equipped to supply phantom power to a microphone. It can be operated using a standard AA battery, lasting for approximately 150 hours.

Made in Germany, the package comes with a shock mount which can be screwed onto most DSLRs and digital cameras.

Measuring around 11 inches and weighing only 128 grams, this product is portable enough to carry around for events and interviews.

For more information, contact Audio-Visio Solutions Corporation, the official distributors of Sennheiser microphones in the Philippines. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/sennheiser.philippines.

Sennheiser MKE 600 package contents

Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone box contents
Sennheiser MKE 600 shotgun microphone box contents
  • Sennheiser MKE 600 microphone unit
  • Shock mount with lightning shoe mount (MZS 600)
  • Foam windshield (MZW 600)
  • User manual
  • Carrying pouch

Sennheiser MKE 600 features

  • Easy to use thanks to plug and play technology
  • Maximum attenuation of background noise for clear, rich sound
  • Low-cut filter for minimizing wind noise
  • P48 phantom power or battery power
  • Battery switch with a Low Batt indicator
  • Rugged, all-metal housing

Sennheiser MKE 600 technical specifications

Dimensions diameter 20 mm, length 256 mm
Microphone super-cardioid/lobar
Frequency response 40 Hz to 20 kHz
Max. sound pressure level 132 dB SPL at P48; 126 dB SPL with battery powering
Weight 128 g (without battery)
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz) 21 mV/Pa at P48; 19mV/Pa with battery powering
Equivalent noise level 15 dB (A) at P48; 16 dB (A) with battery powering
Operating time approx. 150 hrs
Power supply 48 V +/- 4V (P48, IEC 61938) or battery/rechargeable batt. 1,5V/1,2V AA size
Current consumption 4,4 mA at P48

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