Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Super-Cardioid Shotgun Condenser Microphone, Camera Mountable


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About Sennheiser MKE 400

Rugged, compact and versatile for great video sound: The MKE 400 is a small shotgun microphone for cameras with a lighting shoe mount and external microphone input

One reason why the Sennheiser MKE 400 is popular is because of its Lightweight

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (4),Easy to use (3)
Best Uses:
Presentations (3),Professional (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Tech savvy (3)

Sennheiser MKE 400 Features

  • Rugged all-metal housing
  • Maximum side noise rejection, optimised for video recordings
  • Switchable sensitivity for long and short distances
  • Switchable wind noise filter
  • Approximately 300 hrs operating time (from a single AAA battery)
  • Integral shock-mount for rejection of handling noise

Sennheiser MKE 400 Specifications

Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid / Lobar
Frequency Response
40Hz to 20kHz
80Hz to 20kHz with windscreen
Maximum Input Sound Level
126dB vol. in - position
118dB vol. in + position
Power Requirements
1.5V AAA Battery (300 hours)
Output Connectors
1/8" (3.5mm) TRS Mini Plug
Low Frequency Roll-Off
5.12 x 0.82 x 2.44" (130 x 21 x 62mm)
2.1 oz (60g)

Sennheiser MKE 400 Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers


Sennheiser mic.


from Alexandria VA  -  Tech Savvy

I use this mic. for DSLR video. It is amazing

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Seattle, WA  -  Tech Savvy

Sennheiser makes some very good products, I was really surprised by how unremarkable the microphone performs. I was not sure if it is my luck or a defective product as recording on various sound recorders gave a distinctive hum. using the gain introduces a lot more ambient noise than expected for a microphone in this price range. I was really disappointed in its performance and wouldn't recommend it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Super compact and functional.


from Chattanooga, TN  -  Amatuer videographer

I like this mike because I read it was a quality unit which so far seems to be true. Plus, it is perfect size for use on compact consumer/prosumer camcorders. I would have given it 5 stars, but there could be something better, and I am just a beginner at this time. A very nice piece of equipment.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Improve your Video Sound!


from Quilcene, WA  -  Technically Challenged

A giant leap above the built in Microphones in a Canon 7D! It is not perfect and one needs experience in using it as it can be extremely directional.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ALAN K  It seemed the best choice
Shopper  Hi, Is this a stereo microphone, and do you know the range of coverage like 90 or 120 degrees or shotgun? Thank you very much, Ken
DAN N  Hi Ken, Sorry for late. The MKE 400 is shotgun. I think it's NOT a stereo mic, but i don't understand why it uses stereo jack. Thanks Dan
Shopper  does it have a mini-advanced shoe?
SCOTT S  The shoe is a standard shoe mount cold shoe.

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