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: 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.
Dynamic mic with warmth and depth for Jazz Guitar, and much more!
5 May 2012
Summary: There is disagreement in the guitar community as to whether or not this is a great recording mic. I bought mine to record Jazz. I couldn't be happier. The sound is rich, warm, and sweet. Is it worth the extra money when a SM-57 is a third the price? I say yes if you can. If not, the SM-57 will get the job done, but doesn't have the fat lows and rich mids you are looking for in a Jazz mic. With the low end roll off switch, you can dial this baby in for any use..
Summary: Both mics are sonically excellent and exactly as described visually -slight blemishes. Using them on percussion applications with incredible results!! The 'big-boys' use these on drums and I can see why!! They're incredible!!! For use on toms -nothing compares; they have really taken my projects to a whole new level.