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MKE 400
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Article No. 508898

MKE 400

Overview

The MKE 400 is a compact, highly directional on-camera shotgun microphone designed to isolate and enhance the audio for your video. Like the MKE 200, the MKE 400 includes built-in wind protection and integrated shock absorption, while offering even more features to ensure the best possible recordings. A three-step sensitivity switch enables the MKE 400 the ability to provide distortion free sound in any environment, and a switchable low-cut filter focuses your audio on the most essential frequencies for clarity and speech intelligibility. Interchangeable, 3.5 mm locking coiled cables offer compatibility with DSLR/M cameras or mobile devices and a convenient headphone output allows you to monitor your levels while recording.

The MKE 400 is a compact, highly directional on-camera shotgun microphone ideal for vloggers and videographers that want to isolate and enhance the audio for their video. Like the MKE 200, the MKE 400 includes built-in wind protection and integrated shock absorption, while offering even more features to ensure the best possible recordings. Its directionality is achieved by an acoustic interference tube which helps to isolate the audio in front of the camera and reject unwanted background noise from the sides. Compatible with DSLR/M cameras or mobile devices via the provided 3.5 mm TRS and TRRS locking coiled cables, switching from one device to another is accomplished with ease. Two triple-A batteries power the microphone for up to 100 hours of continuous audio capture and a cold-shoe mount with quarter-20 thread allows for universal mounting. Advanced features include a 3-step gain sensitivity switch to ensure distortion free sound in any environment, a switchable low-cut filter to focus your audio on essential frequencies for clarity and speech intelligibility, and a convenient headphone output with volume control to monitor your levels. A furry windshield is included with each MKE 400 and provides maximum wind protection while outdoors. Also available as the “MKE 400 Mobile Kit” which includes the MKE 400 microphone, Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp and Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod in a convenient package for your camera bag or mobile set-up.

Features07

  • Compact, highly directional, super-cardioid shotgun microphone for isolated and enhanced in-camera audio
  • Integrated wind protection and internal suspension mount to minimize handling noise
  • Built-in low-cut filter and 3-step sensitivity switch for added flexibility and control in any environment
  • Integrated headphone output jack with volume adjustment for audio monitoring
  • Interchangeable 3.5 mm TRS and TRRS connectivity for DSLR/M cameras or mobile devices
  • Automatically powers on/off when connected to DSLR/M cameras
  • Also available as the MKE 400 Mobile Kit, including: MKE 400 microphone, Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp and Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod

Top Specs

  • Dimensions126 x 67 x 37 mm
  • Weight (g)93.5 g
  • Max_Sound_Pressure_Level132 dB SPL
  • Polar PatternSupercardioid
  • Transducer principlepre-polarized condenser
Focus your sound

Focus your sound

The MKE 400 features a super-cardioid polar pattern achieved by an acoustic interference tube, providing focus and detail while rejecting unwanted background noise. Ideal for vloggers and videographers alike, this highly directional microphone will enhance your audio and bring presence and clarity to your recordings.

Record with confidence

Record with confidence

All handheld cameras are susceptible to handling noise, so the MKE 400 features integrated wind protection and shock absorption. This combination ensures the cleanest audio recordings possible while shooting video on the move. Attach the included furry windshield for maximum wind protection in outdoor environments.

Versatile by design

Versatile by design

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 400 includes 3.5 mm TRS and TRRS locking cables to be used with DSLR/M cameras or mobile devices.

Adapt to the situation

Adapt to the situation

Let’s face it, poor acoustic environments are practically unavoidable when traveling or shooting on location. That’s why the MKE 400 comes equipped with both a low-cut filter and a 3-step gain sensitivity switch. Use the low-cut filter to remove problematic low frequency rumble or wind noise and adjust your gain sensitivity to optimize recording levels in any environment.

Before you start rolling

Before you start rolling

One of the most important steps when recording audio is to check your levels and monitor your sound. While some cameras have a headphone jack, not all do, and that’s where the headphone monitoring output comes into play. Plug any 3.5 mm headphone directly into the MKE 400 and use the integrated volume control to dial in your recordings.

Tech Specs
Product
  • Polar Pattern
    Supercardioid
  • Total Harmonic Distortion
    < 1 % at 50 mW
  • Transducer principle
    pre-polarized condenser
Frequency Specifications
  • Frequency response
    50 – 20,000 Hz
Acoustic Properties
  • Max_Sound_Pressure_Level
    132 dB SPL
Battery & Power
  • Battery Operating Time
    > 100 h*
Electrical Properties
  • Output Power
    105 mW (headphone impedance 16 Ω)
Dimensions
  • Dimensions
    126 x 67 x 37 mm
  • Height (mm)
    70
  • Length (mm)
    240
  • Master Carton Height (mm)
    260
  • Master Carton Length (mm)
    495
  • Master Carton Weight (g)
    666.558
  • Master Carton Width (mm)
    485
  • Weight (g)
    93.5 g
  • Width (mm)
    115
  • Package Depth
    115
  • Package Height
    70
  • Package Weight
    344
  • Package Width
    240
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What's in the box07
  • MKE 400 on-camera microphone
  • CL 35 TRS, locking TRS to TRS coiled cable
  • CL 35 TRRS, locking TRS to TRRS coiled cable
  • MZH 400 furry windshield
  • Drawstring pouch
  • Quick guide
  • Safety guide
Accessories and spare parts02

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