Sennheiser MKH 416 Reviews5.0/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
This microphone is the movie mic! The Sennheiser MKH 416 has been used on pretty much every major motion picture in recent memory. I own this microphone and have used it on countless productions. If you want the best microphone for capturing quality dialog at a distance, this is it!
from San Francisco
May 13, 2013Music Background:
Sound Designer, Mixer, Audio Director
My MOST used micIf I could choose just one mic the 416 would be it.
In truth it's not as warm as a Neumann U87, nor can it handle ultra high SPL like a snare drum, but for what I need, which is foley, sound design, field recording and some voiceover, it's the best thing out there.
from New York, NY
October 27, 2012Music Background:
Voiceover artist and producer
it's just THE mic for VObeen wanting one of these for my home set-up for a long time and finally scored one. i love it as much as i thought i would. it's "industry standard", end of story.
from Canton, NC
August 29, 2012Music Background:
Clients expect qualityI'm a VO guy and clients expect quality sound. The 416 takes you to the next level in quality. Will it sound good on everyone? No, but when it does it's golden. Producers have told me they like it because they don't have to do that much to the voice over it just sits in the mix. If you are a VO guy or gal give the 416 a try it just might blow you, and your clients, away!
from Lansing, MI
June 29, 2012Music Background:
Professional Voice Actor
Sennheiser MKH 416 Rocks!One of the best mics I have ever used! I was looking for a mic that would make me sound more bold and I found it here! I get less extraneous noise and I don't have to manipulate my audio files any more. The Sennheiser MHK 416 makes me stand out!
from Austin, texas
April 10, 2012Music Background:
Writer, Producer, VO Talent, Post Production Studio Owner.
Captured "that sound" finallyAfter being behind a U-87 for 35 years, hey, ya can't do better than that can you? But. There was still something missing that I could not seem to capture. Those movie trailers and TV promos along with many National Ads had that certain sound that I could not seem to get. I was doing some home work on another mic when quite by accident I ran into a discussion about the 416 that really grabbed my attention. Could this be the answer? The fast answer YES. After all these years...I finally "got it".
......."In a world..... with thousands of mics".......lol!!!
Don Capone - Voiceover Artist - DonCapone.com
from Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
June 15, 2009Music Background:
Sennheiser MKH-416 is the screaming bullet you may want!!!!The Sennheiser MKH-416 P48 microphone is a shotgun mic that Voice Talents use for its cut-through sound. Up close and personal this mic rocks! Its almost like the mic has a built in compressor... It just pulls your voice in and captures all your vocal character!! The Sennheiser MKH-416 is the screaming bullet you may want. The Sennheiser MKH-416 is in our personal microphone collection. Thanks Sweetwater:)