Sennheiser MKE 200 ₹8,490 - A Sound Solution
Smart Photography|November 2020
Sound gives meaning to visuals as also the silences within those visuals.
Sujith Gopinath

Inside the Box

MKE 200 microphone

MZH 200 furry windshield

CL 35 TRS, locking TRS-TRS coiled cable 3.5mm (for cameras and field recorder)

CL 35 TRRS, locking TRS - TRRS coiled cable 3.5mm (for smartphones)

Drawstring pouch

Quick guide

Safety guide

No matter how visually appealing your videos are, it is a tough task to watch a silent play of visuals without the accompanying sound. Hence sound has rightly become an integral part of most imaging devices. All high-end and mid-range smartphones and cameras feature reasonably good built-in microphones to aid in video production, but the design limitations of these devices do not allow for a directional microphone that is optimised for the best sound pick up and recording features.

The MKE 200 is a compact entrylevel microphone from Sennheiser, specifically designed to be used with cameras and smartphones.

Design & Build Quality

The MKE 200 is a compact cylindrical device that incorporates a built-in wind screen and shock mount, allowing it to minimise handling noise while mounted on a smartphone or camera. The additional furry windshield provides extra wind protection. The polycarbonate external casing makes it very light at 48 g but feels sturdy. The unit includes a locking 3.5 mm TRS (3pole) jack and a cold shoe mount with a standard ¼-inch tripod receptacle.

Key Features

The Sennheiser MKE 200 is a directional on-camera microphone designed to be used with D-SLRS, Mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras and smartphones. However, in our test, we could successfully use it even with a desktop computer for recording.

The kit includes 3.5 mm TRS and TRRS coiled cables. While the first cable allows you to use it with D-SLRs and mirrorless cameras, the second one can be used with mobile devices or any other device that uses a 4-pole jack.

The MKE 200 directional microphone features a super-cardioid pick-up pattern, which is ideal for vlogging and one-on-one interviews. This means that the microphone is most sensitive to sounds directly in front of it, extending almost 90 degrees to the sides along with a small area directly behind the mic. This helps the microphone to cut off most unwanted background noise.

Unlike most other compact high-performance condenser microphones, the MKE 200 does not require batteries for operation and is a plug-and-play device.

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