Summary: I like this mic on vocals, a lot. Sennheiser now being owned by Neumann, I've read that there is some definite TLM influence on the MK 4. I don't know about those mic's, but this one has a very expensive-sounding low end,a flexible proximity effect, and a nice clarity to the top, with no distortion when a pop filter is used.
Excerpt: We use this mic for television commercial production voice overs. Its solid with terrific response and great sound! I'm not a huge fan of the blade mount but for the price and quality; I'd take it anyday over more expensive alternatives.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Summary: This is a FANTASTIC microphone - I recorded a quartet last week with it, and I love it! It tends to like to be used CLOSELY (1-2 feet away), and can change the sound a bit when used off-axis or further away, but, it's well worth your investment if you're recording vocal music or high-quality narratives.
Summary: Favorite mic for brass and guitar amps. Great for musicians familiar with the mic in a live setting or in a studio, but mic can easily and inadvertently be disconnected from clip with a finger in the wrong place when adjusting position... not for the uninitiated in a festival setting.
Summary: Aloha, this time I want to give you some quick impressions on the Sennheiser Mk 4 large diaphragm cardioid microphone that just arrived in my studio. I use several older dynamic Sennheiser mics and I usually like what they do and the quality of their products. This mic is made in Germany, it's solid, pretty heavy and sells for 300 Euros which is an amazing price in my point of view.
Summary: I found it to be too warm and harsh for video game commentaries and vocal work. SM7b keeps knocking all these cheap mics out. It's natural. I need to get natural mics! If you want warmth and harsh and a muddy sound then get this.