Comparative Microphone Graphs with Basic Information

All Microphones

Shotguns

Super/Hyper Cardioids

Lavaliers

AKG C568 B

Length - 253 mm

Weight - 160 g

Sensitivity - 11 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 18 dBA

Max SPL - 128 dB


SNR - 76 dBA

Dyn Range - 110 dB
 

MSRP - $732

AKG CK69 ULS

(capsule only / with preamp)

Length - 176/317 mm

Weight - 70/100 g

Sensitivity - 27 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 9 dBA

Max SPL - 140 dB


SNR - 85 dBA

Dyn Range - 131 dB
 

MSRP - $1220/$2420

Audio Technica AT875R

Length - 175 mm

Weight - 80 g

Sensitivity - 31 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 20 dBA

Max SPL - 127 dB


SNR - 74 dBA

Dyn Range - 107 dB
 

MSRP - $239

Audio Technica AT897

Length - 279 mm

Weight - 145 g

Sensitivity - 10 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 17 dBA

Max SPL - 129 dB


SNR - 77 dBA

Dyn Range - 112 dB
 

MSRP - $359

Audio Technica AT8015

Length - 460 mm

Weight - 195 g

Sensitivity - 12.5 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 22 dBA

Max SPL - 132 dB


SNR - 72 dBA

Dyn Range - 110 dB
 

MSRP - $429

Audio Technica AT8035

Length - 369 mm

Weight - 170 g

Sensitivity - 12.5 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 22 dBA

Max SPL - 132 dB


SNR - 72 dBA

Dyn Range - 110 dB
 

MSRP - $405

Audio Technica BP4071

Length - 395 mm

Weight - 136 g

Sensitivity - 35.5 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 13 dBA

Max SPL - 141 dB

151 dB w/ pad

SNR - 81 dBA

Dyn Range - 128 dB
 

MSRP - $1199

Audio Technica BP4071L

Length - 539 mm

Weight - 175 g

Sensitivity - 35.5 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 13 dBA

Max SPL - 141 dB

151 dB w/ pad

SNR - 81 dBA

Dyn Range - 128 dB
 

MSRP - $1499

Audio Technica BP4073

Length - 233 mm

Weight - 99 g

Sensitivity - 35.5 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 13 dBA

Max SPL - 141 dB

151 dB w/ pad

SNR - 81 dBA

Dyn Range - 128 dB
 

MSRP - $1049

Audix UEM81S

Length - 435 mm

Weight - 396.9 g

Sensitivity - 4 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 24 dBA

Max SPL - 128 dB

 

SNR - 79 dBA

Dyn Range - 104 dB
 

MSRP - ? (List $355)

Azden SGM-1X

Length - 312 mm

Weight - 135 g

Sensitivity - 12.6 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 40 dBA

Max SPL - 120 dB

 

SNR - 70 dBA

Dyn Range - 80 dB
 

MSRP - $250

Azden SGM-2X

Length - 380 mm

Weight - 185 g

Sensitivity - 8.9 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 35 dBA

Max SPL - 120 dB

 

SNR - 70 dBA

Dyn Range - 85 dB
 

MSRP - $320

Azden SGM-1000

Length - 310 mm

Weight - 140 g

Sensitivity - 22.4 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 24 dBA

Max SPL - 120 dB

 

SNR - 70 dBA

Dyn Range - 96 dB
 

MSRP - $350

Azden SGM-3416

Length - 180 mm

Weight - 140 g

Sensitivity - 22.4 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 32 dBA

Max SPL - 130 dB

 

SNR - 82 dBA

Dyn Range - 98 dB
 

MSRP - $700

Azden SGM-3416L

Length - 247 mm

Weight - 170 g

Sensitivity - 22.4 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 32 dBA

Max SPL - 130 dB

 

SNR - 82 dBA

Dyn Range - 98 dB
 

MSRP - $800

Azden SGM-PDII

Length - 150 mm

Weight - 110 g

Sensitivity - 22.4 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 40 dBA

Max SPL - 120 dB

 

SNR - 70 dBA

Dyn Range - 80 dB
 

MSRP - $250

Azden SGM-X (DSLR)

Length - 216 mm

Weight - 106 g

Sensitivity - 22.4 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 25 dBA

Max SPL - 103 dB

 

SNR - 65 dBA

Dyn Range - 78 dB
 

MSRP - $240

Beyerdynamic MC 836

Length - 248 mm

Weight - 116 g

Sensitivity - 30 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 13 dBA

Max SPL - 130 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 117 dB
 

MSRP - $1399

Beyerdynamic MC 837

Length - 516 mm

Weight - 218 g

Sensitivity - 30 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 13 dBA

Max SPL - 130 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 117 dB
 

MSRP - $1479

Beyerdynamic MCE 85 BA

Length - 284 mm

Weight - 110 g

Sensitivity - 31.6 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 20 dBA

Max SPL - 115 dB

 

SNR - 74 dBA

Dyn Range - 95 dB
 

MSRP - $223 ?

Beyerdynamic MCE 85 PV

Length - 200 mm

Weight - 81 g

Sensitivity - 31.6 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 19 dBA

Max SPL - 118 dB

 

SNR - 75 dBA

Dyn Range - 99 dB
 

MSRP - $212 ?

Beyerdynamic MCE 86 II

Length - 253 mm

Weight - 90 g

Sensitivity - 30 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 25 dBA

Max SPL - 128 dB

 

SNR - 61 dBA

Dyn Range - 103 dB
 

MSRP - ? (List $439)

DPA MMC4017

(capsule only / 4017B / 4017C)

Length - 113/212/154 mm

Weight - 30/68/70 g

Sensitivity - 19 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 13 dBA

Max SPL - 146 dB

 

SNR - 80/80/81 dBA

Dyn Range - 133 dB
 

MSRP - ? (List $1240)

(B list $1740 / C List $1580

MXL FR-304

Length - 368.3 mm

Weight - ?

Sensitivity - 15 mV/Pa
 

Self Noise - 22 dBA

Max SPL - 124 dB

 

SNR - 72 dBA

Dyn Range - 102 dB
 

MSRP - $189

MXL FR-333M

Length - 254 mm

Weight - ?

Sensitivity - 45 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - ?

Max SPL - 123 dB

 

SNR - 75 dBA

Dyn Range - ?
 

MSRP - $250

Neumann KMR 81 i/D

Length - 213/212 mm

Weight - 145/90 g

Sensitivity - 18 mV/Pa

-36 dBFS with D

Self Noise - 12/9 dBA

Max SPL - 128/123 dB

138 dB with pad 

SNR - 82/85 dBA


Dyn Range - 116/114 dB
 

MSRP - $1600/$2298

Neumann KMR 82 i

Length - 395 mm

Weight - 250 g

Sensitivity - 21 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 12 dBA

Max SPL - 128 dB

 

SNR - 82 dBA

Dyn Range - 116 dB
 

MSRP - ? (Street $1700)

Rode NTG-1

Length - 219 mm

Weight - 105 g

Sensitivity - 15 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 18 dBA

Max SPL - 139 dB

 

SNR - 76 dBA

Dyn Range - 121 dB
 

MSRP - $349

Rode NTG-2

Length - 280 mm

Weight - 161 g

Sensitivity - 15.8 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 18 dBA

Max SPL - 131 dB

 

SNR - 76 dBA

Dyn Range - 113 dB
 

MSRP - $329

Rode NTG-3

Length - 255 mm

Weight - 163 g

Sensitivity - 31.6 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 13 dBA

Max SPL - 130 dB

 

SNR - 81 dBA

Dyn Range - 117 dB
 

MSRP - $899

Rode NTG-4

Length - 225 mm

Weight - 126 g

Sensitivity - 25 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 16 dBA

Max SPL - 135 dB

 

SNR - 78 dBA

Dyn Range - 119 dB
 

MSRP - $499

Rode NTG-8

Length - 559 mm

Weight - 345 g

Sensitivity - 100 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 8 dBA

Max SPL - 124 dB

 

SNR - 81 dBA

Dyn Range - 116 dB
 

MSRP - $1299

Rode VideoMic

Length - 248 mm

Weight - 171 g

Sensitivity - 12.6 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 20 dBA

Max SPL - 134 dB

 

SNR - 74 dBA

Dyn Range - 114 dB
 

MSRP - $149

Rode VideoMic Pro

Length - 150 mm

Weight - 85 g

Sensitivity - 12.6 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 20 dBA

Max SPL - 134 dB

 

SNR - 74 dBA

Dyn Range - 114 dB
 

MSRP - $329

Sanken CS-1e

Length - 181 mm

Weight - 80 g

Sensitivity - 63.1 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 15 dBA

Max SPL - 130 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 115 dB
 

MSRP - $850

Sanken CS-2

Length - 250 mm

Weight - 110 g

Sensitivity - 63 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 15 dBA

Max SPL - 130 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 115 dB
 

MSRP - $1150

Sanken CS-3e

Length - 270 mm

Weight - 120 g

Sensitivity - 50 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 15 dBA

Max SPL - 120 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 105 dB
 

MSRP - $1450

Sanken CSR-2

Length - 250 mm

Weight - 170 g

Sensitivity - 71 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 15 dBA

16 dBA with rear rejection

Max SPL - 123 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 108 dB
107 dB with rear rejection

MSRP - $1450

Schoeps CMIT 5 U

Length - 251 mm

Weight - 89 g

Sensitivity - 17 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 14 dBA

 

Max SPL - 132 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 118 dB
 

MSRP - $2199

Schoeps SuperCMIT 2 U

(Channel 1 / Channel 2)

Length - 280 mm

Weight - 112 g

Sensitivity - -31 dBFS

 

Self Noise - 14/16 dBA

 

Max SPL - 125 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 111/109 dB
 

MSRP - $4449

Sennheiser ME 66

(Capsule only)

Length - 221 mm

Weight - 65 g

Sensitivity - 50 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 10 dBA

Max SPL - 126 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 116 dB
 

MSRP - $209.95

Sennheiser ME 67

(Capsule only)

Length - 343 mm

Weight - 100 g

Sensitivity - 50 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 10 dBA

Max SPL - 126 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 116 dB
 

MSRP - $299.95

Sennheiser MKE 600

(with 48V)

Length - 256 mm

Weight - 128 g

Sensitivity - 21 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 15 dBA

Max SPL - 132 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 117 dB
 

MSRP - $329.95

Sennheiser MKH 60

Length - 280 mm

Weight - 150 g

Sensitivity - 40 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 8 dBA

Max SPL - 125 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 117 dB
 

MSRP - $1879

Sennheiser MKH 70

Length - 410 mm

Weight - 180 g

Sensitivity - 50 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 5 dBA

Max SPL - 124 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 119 dB
 

MSRP - $2199

Sennheiser MKH 416

P48-U3

Length - 250 mm

Weight - 175 g

Sensitivity - 25 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 13 dBA

Max SPL - 130 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 117 dB
 

MSRP - $1249

Sennheiser MKH 816

P48-U3

Length - 555 mm

Weight - 375 g

Sensitivity - 40 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 16 dBA

Max SPL - 123.5 dB

(Listed as 30 Pa)

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 107.5 dB
 

MSRP - ?

Sennheiser MKH 8060

(With 8000 XLR Module)

Length - 178 mm

Weight - 112 g

Sensitivity - 63 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 11 dBA

Max SPL - 129 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 118 dB
 

MSRP - $1249.95

Sennheiser MKH 8070

(With 8000 XLR Module)

Length - 465 mm

Weight - 332 g

Sensitivity - 112 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 8 dBA

Max SPL - 124 dB

 

SNR - ?

Dyn Range - 116 dB
 

MSRP - $1699.95

Shure VP82

Length - 195 mm

Weight - 76 g

Sensitivity - 15.8 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 15 dBA

Max SPL - 137.5 dB

 

SNR - 79 dB

Dyn Range - 122.5 dB
 

MSRP - $299

Shure VP89L

Length - 386 mm

Weight - 174 g

Sensitivity - 21.1 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 15 dBA

Max SPL - 132 dB

 

SNR - 79 dB

Dyn Range - 117 dB
 

MSRP - $1249

Shure VP89M

Length - 239 mm

Weight - 138 g

Sensitivity - 21.1 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 15 dBA

Max SPL - 132 dB

 

SNR - 79 dB

Dyn Range - 117 dB
 

MSRP - $1124

Shure VP89S

Length - 137 mm

Weight - 117 g

Sensitivity - 21.1 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 15 dBA

Max SPL - 132 dB

 

SNR - 79 dB

Dyn Range - 117 dB
 

MSRP - $847

Sony ECM-673/674

Length - 200/270 mm

Weight - 135/184 g

Sensitivity - 15.8 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 17 dBA

Max SPL - 124 dB

 

SNR - 77 dBA

Dyn Range - 107 dB
 

MSRP - $357/$449

Sony ECM-678

Length - 251 mm

Weight - 198 g

Sensitivity - 39.8 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - 16 dBA

Max SPL - 127 dB

 

SNR - 78 dBA

Dyn Range - 111 dB
 

MSRP - $854

Voice Technologies VT5000

Length - 205 mm

Weight - 78 g

Sensitivity - 31.6 mV/Pa

 

Self Noise - ?

Max SPL - 110 dB

 

SNR - 60 dBA

Dyn Range - ?
 

MSRP - $549

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