Sennheiser MKE 440 Compact Stereo Shotgun Microphone

Sennheiser MKE 440 Compact Stereo Shotgun Microphone
Regular price 1,620.00


The MKE 440 from Sennheiser is a compact stereo shotgun microphone that predominately captures focused stereo sound from within the direction of filming and rejects the majority of off-axis noise from outside the camera focus. The microphone utilizes two mini-shotgun elements that are mounted in a V-shape arrangement, which outperforms mini AB, MS, or XY setups.

The microphone offers a stereo, super-cardioid pickup pattern and features a frequency response of 50 Hz to 20 kHz, as well as a maximum sound pressure level of 132 dB. The mic includes a 3-level sensitivity switch and a high-pass filter to remove rumble. The MKE 400 is powered by two AAA batteries and offers an operating time of 100 hours. The microphones are internally shock-mounted to prevent handling noise, and the stainless steel micro-mesh offers protection against wind. Additionally, an optional hair cover is available for strong wind applications.

  • Dual mini shotgun microphones create frontal focus
  • Suppression of ambience and background noise
  • Built-in elastic suspension and wind protection
  • 3-level sensitivity adjustment and low-cut filter
  • Compact, all-metal construction
  • Standard size camera shoe mount
Technical Specs


1/8" / 3.5 mm jack plug

Frequency Response

50 Hz to 20 kHz

Max SPL Level

132 dB

Pickup Pattern

Stereo, super-cardioid

Low Cut Filters



23, 42, 63 mV/Pa, switchable

Equivalent Noise Level

16, 21, 40 dB (A)

Power Supply

2x AAA batteries

Operating Time

>100 hours

Operating Temperature

14 to 131°F / -10 to 55°C


2.6 x 4.2 x 5.0" / 67 x 106 x 128 mm


5.8 oz / 165 g (without battery)