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Sennheiser MKE 200 Microphone for Video (MKE 200 Kit)

MSRP 100 USDNEX score 77%

Product Overview

Sennheiser MKE 200 is a compact microphone designed for DSLR or mirrorless cameras and smartphones. A condenser microphone, the MKE 200 works without batteries.
At its heart, the MKE 200 has a directional capsule that helps you keep your voice clear when talking to the camera. The capsule is shock-mounted inside the casing to reduce handling noise. The included furry windshield protects the microphone from wind noises, too.
Besides the windshield, a locking 3.5mm TRS cable for DSLR or mirrorless cameras, a locking 3.5mm TRRS cable for smartphones, and a soft pouch are included.
In April 2021, Sennheiser further introduced the MKE 200 Mobile Kit that includes a Manfrotto PIXI Mini tripod and a Sennheiser smartphone clamp. It is introduced next to the MKE 400 Mobile Kit as well as a number of other mobile kits.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Supercardoid pickup pattern
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Not as powerful as shotgun mic

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good audio quality
  • Clear, crisp audio signal
  • Easy to use
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Simple to set up
Cons
  • Bulky design
  • No onboard gain knob
  • No controls
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Variants:
Passive

Connectivity

Ports
3.5mm

Construction

Colors
Black
Microphone
Pre-polarized Condenser

Dimensions

Size | Height
60 mm
Size | Length
69 mm
Size | Width
39 mm
Weight
48 g

Function

Microphone Pickup Pattern
Super-cardioid

Performance

PassiveMax Sound Level
120 dB
Microphone Frequency Response
40 to 20,000 Hz
Sensitivity
-33 dB V/Pa

Production

Debut
2020-09-01

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitaltrends[1]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The MKE 200 is an excellent mic for vloggers and videographers that find learning audio daunting. The plug-and-shoot design means there are no settings to mess with or even batteries to charge. The plastic construction is unsurprising for a budget accessory, but it doesn't feel like it will break easily with typical use.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Simple to set up
  • Easy to use
  • Good audio quality
Cons
  • Bulky design
  • No controls

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Sennheiser MKE 200 delivers a crisp, clear signal for mobile devices and cameras. The mic's overall signal is crisp and clear, but you'll want to experiment with distance from the camera/mic setup. The $100 mic is easy to use for those without much audio experience, even in noisy environments.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Easy-to-use app
  • Clear, crisp audio signal
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • No onboard gain knob

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Sennheiser MKE 200 microphone review: A nearly idiot-proof mic. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/gadget-reviews/sennheiser-mke-200-review/. 2020-09-01. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Sennheiser MKE 200 Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/sennheiser-mke-200. 2020-10-23. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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