Sennheiser MKH 416 (Desert Island Mic)
The Sennheiser MKH 416 has set the bar for film and television production for many years. I've long been on record as considering the 416 the deserted island mic.... Meaning if I'm stranded on a deserted island with only one microphone it will be the 416! Or I'm going home!!
The 416 doesn't quit on you and sounds fantastic. If you've read my review on the Schoeps CMIT 5 you'll know that I've finally met the microphone to steal me away from my 416's but only to a point. The 416 does have greater reach and a very proven track record for durability.
For 2 on 1 multiple camera interviews it's the 416's that I reach for to get the job done with quality sound.
I still fully and totally love this microphone. A class act to say the least!
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