(Pocket-lint) – Sennheiser is introducing quite a lot of new microphones that are designed to play properly with cameras and smartphones alike, interesting to all method of creators. Whether or not you are a vlogger, podcaster or YouTuber, Sennheiser has one thing for you.
The road-up of microphones on this launch contains an up to date model of the camera-mounted MKE 400 shotgun mic, alongside some smartphone-friendly lavaliere microphones.
It is the latter of those units that may seemingly attraction to many content material creators on the go. The Sennheiser XS Lav mics are mentioned to supply “easy and efficient” audio seize options. These are clip-on microphones that may be worn in your shirt and seize clear audio if you do not need the trouble or expense of a bigger shotgun microphone.
These microphones are available in two variants – one with a 3.5mm TRRS plug and one with USB-C connections. Apple iPhone customers might want to use the three.5mm model with an adapter, however in any other case the USB-C model ought to work for a lot of each on Android units and laptops.
In the meantime, the MKE 400 is a compact shotgun microphone with professional-grade options together with a windscreen, a built-in headphone port and, most usefully, the power to activate and off similtaneously your digital camera. This can save battery and likewise make sure you’re capturing audio while you anticipate to be and it ought to run for as a lot as 100 hours too.
Although the MKE 400 is technically designed to mount on a digital camera, it is usually designed to work with cellular units by way of a TRRS cable which can plug right into a 3.5mm headphone jack or to a USB-C adapter. So loads of flexibility right here and a viable various to the Rode VideoMic Professional too.
Writing by Adrian Willings.