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Add the compact and lightweight second-generation Sennheiser MKE 400 directional shotgun microphone to your camera- or smartphone-based shooting rig to make an easy upgrade in sound quality, even in noisy environments, without having to carry around a cumbersome windscreen and suspension system. Plus, it offers a 3-stage gain control and a low-cut filter so you can optimize the sound of your recording right at the mic.

Thanks to its integral wind protection, built-in shock absorption, long battery life, and headphone monitoring port, the MKE 400 is a truly capable solution for capturing clear audio—a perfect companion for vloggers, run-and-gun videographers, and mobile journalists who need a quality camera-mount mic that will never get in the way of the shot.

To ensure that you're prepared for any shoot, the MKE 400 includes two locking 3.5mm audio cables—one features a standard TRS plug for compatibility with cameras and DSLRs, while the other utilizes a TRRS plug to connect with your smartphone or tablet. Plus, the supplied furry windshield can be slipped over the MKE 400 to provide increased protection from wind noise when shooting in outdoor environments.

Second-Generation Upgrades

Along with its redesigned appearance, the second-generation MKE 400 boasts significant upgrades over the original MKE 400 to make it even more effective and versatile.


  • Swappable 3.5mm TRS and TRRS output cables
  • 3.5mm headphone port with volume control
  • 3-stage gain control (the original MKE 400 had two gain positions)
  • Auto-power function
  • Integrated wind protection
  • Furry windshield included for outdoor wind protection
  • Compatible with Sennheiser's CL 35 USB-C cable (available separately) for direct digital connection to a mobile device's USB Type-C port

Sennheiser MKE 400 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone (2nd Generation)

SKU: MKE 400
  • Key Features

    • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
    • For Cameras and Smartphones
    • 100-Hour Run Time via AAA Batteries
    • Built-In Wind Protection and Shockmount
    • Locking 3.5mm TRS Out & Headphone Port
    • 3.5mm TRS and TRRS Output Cables
    • Highly Directional Sound Pickup
    • 3-Stage Gain Control and Low-Cut Filter
    • Furry Windscreen for Outdoor Use
    • Mounts to Camera Cold Shoe
  • Sennheiser MKE 400 HD Specs


    Form Factor Camera-Mount / Shotgun Mic
    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Capsule 1 x Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid
    Orientation End Address
    Circuitry Solid-State
    Pad None
    High-Pass Filter 200 Hz
    Tone Adjustment None
    Gain Adjustment -20 to +20 dB
    Indicators 1 x Green Single LED (Power)
    On-Board Controls Gain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, High-Pass Filter
    Windscreen Built-In
    Windsock/Windjammer (Included)


    Frequency Range 50 Hz to 20 kHz
    Maximum SPL 132 dB SPL (1 kHz)
    Sensitivity -23 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Max Gain)
    -63 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Min Gain)
    THD < 1%


    Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (Locking, on Mic)
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male (on Detachable Cable)
    1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Male (on Detachable Cable)
    Headphone Connector 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm


    Bus Power None
    Operating Voltage 2 to 10 V (Plug-In Power)
    Battery Type 2 x AAA (Not Included)
    Approximate Battery Life 100 Hours


    Color Black
    Mounting Camera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
    Included Case Pouch
    Included Filters None
    Dimensions H: 2.6 x W: 1.5 x L: 5" / H: 67 x W: 37 x L: 126 mm
    Weight 3.3 oz / 93.5 g

    Packaging Info

    Package Weight 0.78 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.8 x 4.5 x 2.8"
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