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Old June 28th, 2007, 04:50 PM   #1
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Sennheiser MKE300 or Rode NTG2

Is it worth spending an extra bit of money (50)ish on the NTG1 or 2?
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Old June 29th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #2
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hi Richard

I don't have the Sennheiser but own a NTG-2. I find it a pretty good mic for the money, and use it for most of my boom work.

Unless I'm mistaken, the main difference I think you'll find is that the Senny has a mini jack built in to attach to the camera as well as the screw on hotshoe mount, where as the Rode is a proper XLR shot gun which would plug into the XLR sockets of your camera...It would be far more versatile as it makes a great boom mic.

It largely depends what type of camera inputs you have.. (I don't know the XL1).. if you have only mic jack inputs, you'd need a Beachtek to use the Rode. If you have XLR inputs on the camera don't know why you'd want to use a mni jack mic, you'd need an adapter.

To my mind the Rode is worth the extra...I picked mine up for Hagues in Nottingham.

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Old June 29th, 2007, 04:38 AM   #3
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The XL1 doesnt come with XLR inputs, but I have the MA-200 which is the adapter for it to allow 4 XLR's.

What would I expect to pay for a full setup for the rode? I mean the mic, something to put around it and the mounts?
Ive seen some for sale and they say they come with these but how good are the standard pieces?


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Old June 29th, 2007, 04:56 AM   #4
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Hi Richard

I still think you'd find the Rode a better buy in the long run... google their website and you'll see they have various accessories, shock mounts, camera mounts etc...

I paid about 150 from Hagues for mine. Wind jammer 25... Custom cable 12; Shock mount about 40..

The sound is pretty good for the price but it is a hotter mic than the AT897 I also have and picks up a bit of camera and handling noise, even with a shock mount. But I guess most on camera mics will do this to some extent.

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Old July 1st, 2007, 05:07 PM   #5
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I got the rode one, it comes with a mount and windshield, I think these are the standard versions but im going to run some tests when I have it to see what its like.
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