Sennheiser MK4 is the entry level mic from Sennheiser, Germany. Sennheiser also owns Neumann, the pro level microphone manufacturer from Germany. The MK4 microphone fills a void which was there for a long time in the affordable condenser microphone range. It is a condenser microphone for professional studio recording with a large 24-carat gold-plated diaphragm. Furthermore, it has a fixed cardiod polar pattern ideal for single source recording such as vocals or acoustic guitars. Moreover, its linear frequency response curve make this mic an ideal candidate for good quality pro level recording in home studios. You need to keep in mind that this mic also needs 48 Volt phantom power to run. Thus, you will need to connect it to Audio Interface or Mixers to run.
Sennheiser makes such good quality microphones and that is reflected clearly in the MK4. However, they need to pack more features in this mic to compete with others in this price range.
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Sennheiser MK4 Features
The MK4 comes with the following features:
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Sennheiser MK4 Pros & Cons
- Good affordable mic from the renowned brand Sennheiser. Its good clarity and linear frequency response also goes well for serious recording professionals.
- Contains internal shock mount arrangement inside the mic. Therefore, you may not be required to purchase shock mount separately.
- Lacks advanced features such as polar pattern selector, bass cut off and gain reduction pad. Hence, you may want to look at other mics which have these features if you need them.
- The package does not contain pop filter and XLR cable. There is no carry case provided. Therefore, you may want to get such accessories separately. So, it adds to the overall cost of setup.
Sennheiser MK4 Price Comparison
Sennheiser MK4 Customer Reviews
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