Sennheiser Releases New Compact, User-Friendly Microphone for DSLR or Smartphone Use
Audio specialist Sennheiser has launched a new compact microphone to help you create better videos and avoid poor audio. The MKE 200 cannot only be used with a DSLR or mirrorless camera but also with a smartphone. With the MKE 200, everything is simple: Simply attach and connect, and create. The MKE 200 is available from September 1 and retails at USD $99.95.
“With the MKE 200, you can upgrade your sound with the brand that professionals trust,” says Sennheiser’s Tobias von Allwörden, who is responsible for the company’s audio-for-video product portfolio. “It’s incredibly easy to use and immediately makes a big difference in quality compared to the built-in microphone of your camera or smartphone.”
The MKE 200 is fitted with a directional capsule which ensures that the microphone will automatically capture the sound coming from the direction in which the operator is filming and make other audio softer. This way, the audio is always focused and the user’s voice has presence when talking into the camera. The capsule is shock-mounted, which means that any handling noise (the sounds that occur when touching the camera or smartphone) are not transferred to the microphone.
Filming outdoors regularly with a camera or smartphone can quickly become frustrating due to the seemingly non-stop and omnipresent wind noise. However, the MKE 200 keeps audio clean and crisp, thanks to a furry windshield that protects the microphone. Indoors, the special housing of the microphone provides sufficient wind protection.
The MKE 200 works without batteries, is lightweight and has the shock-mount inside the housing instead of outside as many other microphones. This ensures that nothing can break or get in the way or even set the gimbal off balance!
The MKE 200 comes complete with a furry windshield, two locking connection cables for DSLRs or mirrorless cameras (3.5 mm TRS cable) and smartphones (3.5 mm TRRS cable) plus a draw-string pouch for storage.