Sennheiser Releases MKE 200 Ultracompact Mic for $100

Sennheiser Releases MKE 200 Ultracompact Mic for $100

Today, Sennheiser released a new lightweight and ultracompact microphone for cameras and phones. The MKE 200 is aimed at creators who aren’t carrying around bags of gear, but still want higher quality audio that built-in microphones can’t match.

Measuring 2.7 inches long and weighing 1.7 ounces, the Sennheiser MKE 200 should pair well with smartphones, GoPros, and mirrorless cameras. It’s a battery-free, plug-and-play type microphone that connects to compatible cameras via 3.5mm audio input. In the box, the microphone comes with two cables: one 3.5mm TRS for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, and one 3.5mm TRRS for mobile devices. The front-facing 3.5mm output on the MKE 200 means it will not easily get in the way of the camera’s LCD screen when trying to monitor video recording.

Inside the MKE 200’s perforated, wind dampening external housing, the supercardoid microphone sits on a built-in suspension system for reduced vibration noise. For added wind protection, a removable faux-fur windscreen is also included. The supercardoid polar pattern reduces sound from the sides and rear, allowing better performance at picking up the important sounds from in front of the camera.

The new Sennheiser MKE 200 is available now for $99.95.

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6 Comments

Chris Fowler's picture

I can't wait to hear a comparison between this and the Rode Videomicro. Even with the $40 difference in price, imagine them to be direct competitors.

Leon Kolenda's picture

It looks good, but, It's the Pre-Amps that are what is bad audio in most DSLR, Mirrorless, and Smartphones. better mics help, but I still use a Zoom H4N recorder, until I hear different!

El Dooderino's picture

If it's anything like their excellent headphones, it'll sound fantastic!

Gary Pardy's picture

Get one of these to Gerald Undone! Pronto!

Chris Fowler's picture

Comparison video: https://youtu.be/MUSIfUlOjYA

Shows this mic against some other non-powered mics in the same price range.
TL;DR they were not as impressed with this mic given its higher pricepoint.