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.
Summary: RE27 or MD421 II ? That was the choice for me. No phantom power stuff that requires unnecessary interfacing etc. After hearing both on air, and comparing the technical specs of many, many, microphones the most natural and to my ears and also has a unique sound, the Sennheiser won the battle. You can select the rolloff filters easily...something that is a PITA with the RE-27. Very pleased with it. Sounds great plugged straight into my Kenwoods and Icoms.
Summary: I have heard the Sennheiser MD421 on the air and they have sounded awesome. Most people who write reviews haven't actually heard themselves on audio. I know when I'm hearing a Sennheiser MD421 II Dynamic Microphone as it is a clean, sharp and very easy to listen to. I have pulled the sounds out of these mics during pile-ups before I could get any other calls. I like listen to these mikes as they sound like they should and much more.