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The Sennheiser MKH416 is an industry-standard short shotgun interference microphone optimized for recording superior-quality audio in a variety of professional applications. With its supercardioid/lobar polar pattern, compact and rugged design, and tailored frequency response, the MKH416 is ideal for film, television, radio, and voiceover work—especially in outdoor environments.

Supercardioid Polar Pattern Provides Tight Focus and Feedback Rejection

The MKH416's supercardioid polar pattern provides tight directivity, focusing in on the desired sound source while attenuating unwanted background noise and rejecting feedback. Its lobar pattern above 2 kHz helps capture subtle details and articulation. The result is a clear, focused, and feedback-free recording perfect for dialog, voiceovers, and sound effects.

Tailored Frequency Response for Natural and Accurate Reproduction

With a frequency range of 40 Hz to 20 kHz, the MKH416 is tailored to capture the natural nuances and timbre of the human voice as well as surrounding ambience. The subtle boosts and dips in its frequency response are carefully tuned to reproduce sound as accurately and transparently as possible, ideal for any application where sonic truth is paramount.

Rugged and Reliable for Demanding Productions

Featuring a durable matte black finish and high immunity to humidity thanks to its RF condenser design, the MKH416 is built to withstand the rigors of field production and environmental changes. Its compact size also makes it highly portable and enables discreet placement, while the included MZW415 windscreen and MZQ 100 microphone clamp provide protection from the elements and versatility in mounting options.

A Standard for Professionals Worldwide

Trusted by audio engineers in film, television, radio, and voiceover studios around the globe, the Sennheiser MKH416 shotgun microphone has earned its reputation as an industry standard for quality and performance. With its versatility, rugged build, and ability to capture pristine and impactful recordings, the MKH416 should be an essential part of any professional audio toolkit.

Sennheiser MKH416 P48 U3 Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone Matte Black
Sennheiser MKH416 P48 U3 Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone Matte Black
Sennheiser MKH416 P48 U3 Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone Matte Black

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  • Very low inherent self-noise
  • High sensitivity
  • Interference tube principle
  • Transformerless and fully floating balanced output
  • Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions
  • Matte black all-metal body
  • Increased directivity
  • Optimum S/N ratio
  • Highly immune to humidity in all conditions. Extremely stable.
  • Visually "low key"
  • What's in the box?
    • MKH 416 P 48 U 3
    • MZW 415 windshield
    • MZQ 100 microphone clamp

    collapse expand iconSpecs

    • Pickup pattern: Super-cardioid/lobar
    • Frequency response: 40-20,000Hz
    • Sensitivity: (free field, no load) (1 kHz) 25 mV/Pa ± 1 dB
    • Nominal impedance: 25 ohm
    • Min. terminating impedance: 800 ohm
    • Equivalent noise level -
    • A-weighted: (DIN IEC 651) approx. 13dB
    • CCIR-weighted: (CCIR 468-3) approx. 24dB
    • Max. sound pressure level: 130dB at 1kHz
    • Power supply: phantom 48V (± 12V)
    • Supply current: 2 mA
    • Dimensions: .74" x 9.84"
    • Weight: approx. 5.82 oz.

    collapse expand iconWarranty

    2 year warranty, including the Evolution wireless. Sennheiser Evolution wired mics have a 10 year warranty.

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