Microphone for camera & camcorder
MKE 440
Compact stereo shotgun microphone for cameras. Two mini shotgun mics ensure that the MKE 440 captures audio you want while rejecting off-axis noise.
349.00
incl. VAT plus
Article No. 506258

The MKE 440 has two aligned and matched mini shotgun mics ensuring that the MKE 440 captures the audio you want while rejecting off-axis noise. This feature sets it apart from conventional stereo microphones. With its optimized acoustic characteristics and adjustable sensitivity, the MKE 440 is ideally suited for speech, music or ambience. The stainless steel micro-mesh wind protection reduces wind noise and protects the fine high frequency details in your sound.
Best of both worlds: Stereo without side effects!

  • Dual mini shotgun mics create frontal focus

  • Suppression of ambience and background noise

  • Built-in elastic suspension and wind protection

  • 3-level sensitivity adjustment and low-cut

  • Compact, all-metal construction

  • Standard size camera shoe mount

Picture perfect stereo, without side effects

The MKE 440 has two aligned and matched mini shotgun mics ensuring that the MKE 440 captures the audio you want. The stainless steel micro-mesh wind protection reduces wind noise and protects the fine high frequency details in your sound. The MKE 440 provides nicely balanced stereo ambience and amplifies the sound source in front of your camera.

Upgrading your DSLR audio

A new, patented V-shaped design of two shotguns is Sennheiser’s fantastic solution for stereo audio captured by camera shoe-mounted microphones. This configuration covers a stereo width equivalent to the image created by common 35-mm camera lenses. The spread is very uniform and delivers high speech intelligibility in its focus.

Upgrading your DSLR audio

What you see is what you hear

The Stereomic MKE 440 operates with two short shotgun mics, mounted in a unique “V-stereo” configuration. It highlights the sound of the video image while rejecting off-axis noise from outside the camera focus.

What you see is what you hear

Unique and highly directional – the stereo V

For generating stereo sound, where two microphones are needed, shotguns are not commonly used. Thus, many stereo videos sound rather distant and reverberant while a lot of unwanted off-focus noise is captured unsuppressed.

Our solution is a new, patented V-shaped design of two shotguns. This configuration covers a stereo width equivalent to the image created by common 35-mm camera lenses. The spread is very uniform and delivers high speech intelligibility in its focus.

Unique and highly directional – the stereo V

Patented Shockmount against handling noise

Microphones are susceptible to create structure-borne noise when being handled, e.g. when the camera they are mounted to is moved. That’s why the MKE 440 is fitted with a specially developed patented shockmount. Exactly adjusted to the weight and dimensions of the shotgun microphone tube, it ensures optimal rejection of handling noise. The rubber suspension is secured within the protecting metal mesh.

Patented Shockmount against handling noise

A rugged design

A very robust and durable stainless steel micro-mesh protects the microphones and provides wind noise suppression. As opposed to regular foam windscreens, the metal mesh will not influence the sound by muffling high frequency clarity. Furthermore, it serves as a shield against electromagnetic interference.

A rugged design

High dynamic electronics

The integrated battery-powered, high dynamic electronic circuit matches the output signal of the MKE 440 to the camera’s input sensitivity. Thus, handling a dynamic range from the most delicate sounds to screaming-loud rock music. The low cut filter reduces structure-borne noise and low-frequency wind noise. The MKE 440 offers extra-long operation time of more than 100 hours on a pair of AAA batteries¸ and even delivers full audio performance on lowbatt operation.

High dynamic electronics
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FAQ
  • Will the MKE 440 plug into my iPhone?
    No. The MKE 440 is designed for use with devices like a DLSR cameras. Apple devices utilize a specific wiring configuration.

  • How long will the battery of the MKE 440 last?
    A pair of AA batteries will provide more than 300 hours of operating time.

  • What does the low cut filter of the MKE 440 do?
    The low cut filter limits the pick up of low frequencies and helps reduce wind noise.

  • What does the sensitivity setting on the MKE 440 do?

    The sensitivity setting helps adjust for different noise environments and different camera sensitivity settings.

    For extremely loud circumstances or if connecting to a camera with extremely high input sensitivity the sensitivity setting would need to be set to the -20dB position (ie: left position) . For normal sound circumstances and if connecting to a camera with normal input levels the sensitivity level would need to be set to the 0dB position (ie: center position). For extremely quiet sound circumstances or if connecting to a camera with low input sensitivity the sensitivity switch would need to be set to the +20dB position (ie: right position).

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    • Safety Guide and Specifications MKE 440 (650 KB) Download