Sennheiser MK4

Large Diaphragm True Condenser Studio Microphone

  • Characteristics: cardioid
  • Low inherent noise
  • High maximum SPL
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20000 Hz
  • Maximum SPL: 140 dB
  • 48 V Phantom power (P48)
  • Robust metal housing
  • Diameter: 57 mm (maximum), length: 160 mm
  • Incl. microphone mount (shock mount not included)
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Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included No
USB Microphone No

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Micro versatile very simple but full of quality, a real russite.

12XU, 19.09.2012
I was looking for a static LM versatile quality (in the sense that I think it is always better to zap the low-end generic), consistent with my sound chain, but at a still "human" price.
Understand 350 EUR as high limit and unsurpassable because adding each time a handful of euros or more for even better will be at the expense of something else.
Finally the AKG 214, the oktava mk105, the bluebird microphone and the sennheiser mk4 hold my attention. I decide and control the mk4.
The latter, rather recent in fact, began to carve a small reputation.
It is deserved.
The manufacture is "made in germany", so we had to make concessions: unique directivity, no filters and ... it can be upset; Not a pretty wooden box, no suspension included.Hum ... Not a problem, we mainly record with the micro (!) And this one is exploitable as is. (The internal suspension is of quality).
Later you can buy the dedicated suspension. A bit pricey, it's true, but it says, reliable, robust and practical.
I think, nevertheless, that this Spartan offer tends to serve the product.
Do not be deceived by this "stripping"; The micro is just fabulous.Testé until now on acoustic guitars and clarinet: the rendering is very natural and offers a lot of presence.Really excellent.
On the voices, the sound is soft and not aggressive, it is not a brilliant microphone and so much better.
The microphone can also contain high levels of pressure and suitable without worries for percussion type instruments. To see with a battery.
To sum up, I am amazed. If he had not agreed, I would have sent him away without remorse (the thomann service is still competent).
For this price, the quality of sound is unexpected, manufacturing / finishing are impeccable and the implementation very simple.On work fast and well.
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Voice / Acoustic Guitar = Top!

Nico S., 08.11.2016
Use the micro for several years in my home studio to record vocals and acoustic guitar. For both applications, I think it is a very good figure. And, of course, especially when singing, the assessment is very subjective and individual.

I have the impression there is a very clear picture of what it takes up. When I listen to unprocessed recordings of the acoustic guitar, I find it almost as good as live. When I record a singer and listen to the original with the recording, I also realize that the sound is very natural and unadulterated.

The micro has, of course, as in the description already to read no Firlefanz like Highpassfilter or anything else to offer. However, the things I think I can well postprocess. For the price I do not expect any special features. In my opinion it is also things you do not necessarily in the applications singing / acoustic guitar needed and a bassdrum you will not want to record anyway.

For processing: I can not detect any defects. All edges clean etc, looks great, lies well in the hand, has a pleasant weight. There is a small padded fabric bag, in which the micro can be stored and transported well.

I would recommend the microspider to the vibration-free suspension to the same, everything fits together super.

Overall, I would say, it is for this price a super capacitor micro. Price performance ratio is definitely right! If you are looking for a high-quality condenser microphone, this should definitely touch you. For me it has become my default choice when vocals or acoustic guitars are recorded !!
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