Review and comparison of 12 shotgun microphones where I buy the winner! See which of these XLR microphones is the best for video and which you should avoid. Want to support the channel? Check out my video guides here: https://academy.dslrvideoshooter.com
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🛒 Sennheiser 416 (Winner) on B&H (PAID LINK): https://bhpho.to/361D8cH
🛒 Sennheiser MKE 600 on B&H (PAID LINK): https://bhpho.to/3fxcL1s
🛒 Azden SGM 3500 on B&H (PAID LINK): https://bhpho.to/33f5I8H
🛒 Azden SGM 3500L on B&H (PAID LINK): https://bhpho.to/2JcQJor
🛒 Rode NT5 on B&H (PAID LINK): https://bhpho.to/3m4zkwL
🛒 Oktava MK-012 on Amazon (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/r1MCHzs
🛒 Rode NTG3 on B&H (PAID LINK): https://bhpho.to/2V0zpWq
🛒 Rode NTG5 on B&H (PAID LINK): https://bhpho.to/39dNQyY
🛒 Rode NTG8 on B&H (PAID LINK): https://bhpho.to/33e1E8M
0:31 Test Qualifications
1:58 The Microphones
5:06 Sensitivity Test
6:52 Rejection Test
8:03 Sound Quality Test
12:29 All Scores Tallied
13:48 Buying Recommendations
Sennheiser 416 is the best overall.
Sennheiser MKE 600 is the best overall budget option if you don’t need a super sensitive microphone.
Azden SGM microphones are my favorite $500 options.
The Rode NTG5 is great if you need a very sensitive microphone
Rode NT and Oktava microphones are amazing and affordable if you don’t care as much about sensitivity.
Deity microphones offer build quality as good as a $1000 microphone with a price tag of under $400 and are very sensitive with decent rejection.
The Rode NTG3 is great if you have some cash and want nice low frequency (bass) warmth.
The Rode NTG4+ and NTG8 are a hard pass for me.
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