Quality video is easy to come by these days, but that isn’t always the case when it comes to quality audio. Even the phone in your pocket has the ability to shoot video in crisp 4K resolution, so why shouldn’t it sound as good as it looks?
Introducing the MKE 200: Sennheiser’s first step to upgrading your sound.
Now, capturing audio in noisy environments is no longer an issue. A directional microphone capsule brings presence to your voice while features like a built-in wind screen and shock mount keep your recordings sounding cleaner than ever before. Compact and sleek enough for your camera or your phone, this mic is sure to enhance the audio for any video you shoot.
Upgrade your sound with the brand that audio professionals trust. The MKE 200—Be heard.
Directional Audio – The MKE 200 features a super-cardioid capsule that provides focus and detail while rejecting unwanted background noise. Ideal for vloggers and videographers alike, this directional microphone will enhance your in-camera audio and bring clarity to your recordings.
Built-in Wind Screen and Shock Mount – All handheld cameras are susceptible to handling noise, so the MKE 200 features integrated wind protection and shock absorption. These two features combined ensure the cleanest audio recordings possible while shooting video on the move. Add the included furry windshield accessory for maximum wind protection.
Compatibility – In today’s world, your video recording is most likely not confined to one device, and your microphone doesn’t have to be either. Each MKE 200 includes 3.5mm (1/8in) TRS and TRRS cables to be used with DSLR and mirrorless cameras or mobile devices.
Directional microphone for isolated and enhanced in-camera audio
Compact design with sleek and stylish finish
Integrated wind protection and internal suspension mount to minimize handling noise
Interchangeable 3.5mm (1/8"") TRS and TRRS connectivity for use with DSLR and mirrorless cameras or mobile devices
Standard cold shoe mount for universal use
Battery free operation
You’re a content creator or a vlogger and you’ve got the video figured out, but audio isn’t something you considered when you bought your camera. Understandably so, audio is an easy thing to overlook. Here’s why it’s important not to…
Audio quality is more important than you might think.
It’s commonly known in today’s world of digital media that it’s easier to watch content with poor video quality than it is to watch content with poor audio quality. That’s because audio is what deliver’s the message—audio is what tells the story. If your video has poor audio quality, your audience is more likely to swipe away because they can’t hear what you’re saying clearly. What’s more, the vast majority of Social Media content is viewed on a mobile device that renders anything higher than 720p nearly indistinguishable. This means that even lower resolution content on a small screen looks fairly decent. Unfortunately, viewing on a small screen doesn’t help your audio the same way it does your video. That’s why it’s important to make sure your voice is present and defined.
Upgrades are expected...
Secondly, most cameras (and even televisions) sold today come with microphones and speakers that leave much to be desired because the manufacturer expects you to upgrade your audio with an additional purchase. Part of the reason is due to keeping the cost down, but it’s mostly because the focus is on picture quality, not audio. So, in a sense, most electronics manufacturers also play a role in overlooking the importance of audio. This is your chance to make up for that.
Not an audio expert? No problem.
Lastly, and above all, you don’t need to be an audio engineer to improve the quality of your audio! In most cases, all you need is a directional microphone with some cool features that help to enhance your sound and just like that, you’ve increased your production value, leaving you with content that sets you apart from the rest.
Everything considered, having quality audio might be more important than you thought, but it also might be more attainable than you imagined as well. Just make sure that when you’re ready to upgrade your sound, you do so with the brand that the pros trust. Now go out there and create some content! Be bold, and most importantly, be heard.
I have tried several on camera shotguns, from Rode to Azden and others. All of the mics that were camera powered (so you are never worried about whether the mic has power, vs separate batteries for the mic) had much lower output levels. The camera preamps were max'd to get acceptable levels on any of my Canons (5DMk4, 7DMk2, SL3, M200) or Lumix cameras. The Sennheiser has much higher output levels, so preamp gains would be closers to 60%.
I love this, all others in a box and I have not looked back.
I like the design as well, it has the same quality I've come to expect from Sennheiser. This mic came out at the perfect time when I was shopping for a mic for my Mirrorless camera and was able to order and get it on time. Great value for money.