Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Mic


The MKE 400 is a compact, highly directional on-camera shotgun microphone designed to isolate and enhance the audio for your video. Like the MKE 200, the MKE 400 includes built-in wind protection and integrated shock absorption, while offering even more features to ensure the best possible recordings.


A three-step sensitivity switch enables the MKE 400 the ability to provide distortion free sound in any environment, and a switchable low-cut filter focuses your audio on the most essential frequencies for clarity and speech intelligibility. Interchangeable, 3.5 mm locking coiled cables offer compatibility with DSLR/M cameras or mobile devices and a convenient headphone output allows you to monitor your levels while recording.


  • Compact, highly directional, super-cardioid shotgun microphone for isolated and enhanced in-camera audio
  • Integrated wind protection and internal suspension mount to minimize handling noise
  • Built-in low-cut filter and 3-step sensitivity switch for added flexibility and control in any environment
  • Integrated headphone output jack with volume adjustment for audio monitoring
  • Interchangeable 3.5 mm TRS and TRRS connectivity for DSLR/M cameras or mobile devices
  • Automatically powers on/off when connected to DSLR/M cameras
  • Also available as the MKE 400 Mobile Kit, including: MKE 400 microphone, Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp and Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod

What’s in the box?

  • MKE 400 on-camera microphone
  • CL 35 TRS, locking TRS to TRS coiled cable
  • CL 35 TRRS, locking TRS to TRRS coiled cable
  • MZH 400 furry windshield
  • Drawstring pouch
  • Quick guide
  • Safety guide


  • Dimensions: 126 x 67 x 37 mm
  • Frequency response: 50 – 20,000 Hz
  • Max. sound pressure level: 132 dB SPL
  • THD, total harmonic distortion: < 1 % at 50 mW
  • Weight: 93.5 g
  • Microphone connector: 3.5 mm jack, screwable
  • Operating time: > 100 h*
  • Power supply: battery (2x AAA / LR03 size, 1.5 V)
  • Headphone connector: 3.5 mm jack
  • Output Power: 105 mW (headphone impedance 16 Ω), 70 mW (headphone impedance 32 Ω)
  • Transducer principle: pre-polarized condenser
  • Pick-up pattern: super cardioid
  • Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): -23 / -42 / -63 dBV/Pa

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5 × 3 in
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