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: 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.
Excerpt: So far I have found this to be a good, versitile mic that works well with guitar amps. i haven't fully expirimented with the 5 rolloff settings, but have had the best results so far wiith the middle setting.
"421...Great Numbers and An Even Better Microphone"
By a customer from yahoo.com, zzounds.com
4 February 2010
Excerpt: I remember this mic back in the 70's at a 50k AM station I worked at in California...Always a great broadcast mic because it could be worked from any angle...Mellow sound...Excellent clarity...I am a bit pissed it is being sold at such a great price...I paid much more for mine..
Excerpt: I have used the Sennheiser 421 for 35 years in my broadcasting career. It is used extensively in radio stations and in recording studios as a voice mic. I know it is usually billed as an instrument microphone but it is equally as good for voice work.
Possibly one of the finest all-purpose dynamic mics
M. Chakravarty, music123
1 November 2005
Summary: Having compared this one with the other top level cardioid dynamics, I shall not hesitate to say that the MD421 provides a very superior reproduction of voice as well as all types percussion. Due to the built-in roll-over option the MD421 is clean too.
Excerpt: The performense of this Mic is so spectacular that I can record in a room full of sound and it will still pick up a smooth voice with virtualy no background noise. It is the best for booth recording. This is a got to have item.
Summary: An all-around superb sounding, versatile, and sturdy mic for recording voice, percussion, and guitar. Substantial bottom end, silky vocal reproduction, great SPL and the adjustable response make this the workhorse in my studio and for the stage.
Excerpt: Wow, what a breath of fresh air!!! After a three hour recording session using both trumpet and trombone at close range I am blown away that the mic didn't clip even once!! Hard to believe I can get these results on a cardoid mic with no phantom power.