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Sennheiser MKH 8060 Overview

The Sennheiser MKH 8060 moisture-resistant short shotgun microphone is the perfect tool for capturing professional-level audio in any environment. With its sharp directivity, low noise and high output, you can be sure of mix-ready sound quality. Plus, with no controls to worry about, you can rely on the MKH 8060 to deliver the reliability you need for any job.

The microphone exhibits a super-cardioid polar pattern at low to midrange frequencies and transitions to a lobar pattern in high frequencies, providing uniform attenuation of 10 to 20 dB from 125 Hz to 1 kHz between 90° and 120° off-axis. The rejection pattern for high frequencies is also consistent, further contributing to the mic's transparent, undistorted off-axis tone. Your dialogue, foley, and sound effects can be recorded with full dynamics and clarity, thanks to the MKH 8060's wide frequency response, transformerless output, and high SPL handling.

Performs in Adverse Environmental Conditions

When your work takes you outdoors, you're bound to encounter humidity and condensation, which can cause many mics to fail. The MKH 8060's RF circuit design makes it highly immune to moisture, allowing you to reliably capture high-quality audio in normal and adverse environmental conditions.

Professional Sound Quality

Offering the same sonic signature as Sennheiser's other 8000-Series microphones, the MKH 8060 was engineered with an experienced professional in mind. Its 50 Hz to 25 kHz frequency response incorporates a gentle rise above 3 kHz to increase intelligibility and a natural bass roll-off to mitigate rumble. Its low self-noise of 11 dBA and ultrahigh sensitivity of -24 dB enable studio-worthy signal purity without requiring noise reduction and gain boosting in postproduction.

Phantom Powered

The MKH 8060 boasts a transformerless and fully floating balanced output for optimal signal integrity. Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 44 to 52 VDC phantom power, the MKH 8060 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras.

Digital Compatibility

When used with the optional MZD 8000 digital module, the MKH 8060 becomes a digital microphone that outputs an AES42 signal at up to 24-bit / 192 kHz resolution and allows remote control of DSP functions such as low-cut filtering and attenuation.

Ideal for Boompole or Camera Mounting

The MKH 8060's metal body features a non-reflective Nextel coating to prevent distracting visual reflections. Mount the MKH 8060 directly on a stand or boom pole using the supplied mic clip, or attach it to a camera with a shoe shock mount such as the Smallrig 1859. Alternatively, place the MKH 8060 in the separately available Sennheiser MZS 20-1 combination shock mount, pistol grip, and stand adapter to prevent the transfer of vibrations to the microphone.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The MKH 8060 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the Sennheiser MZH 20-1 furry windshield (available separately).

Form Factor Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field Mono
Operating Principle Line Gradient
Capsule Condenser
Polar Pattern Lobar, Supercardioid
Orientation End Address
Circuitry Solid-State
Windscreen Foam (Included)
Frequency Range 50 Hz to 25 kHz
Maximum SPL 129 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection 3 dB at 60°
20 dB at 120°
15 dB at 180°
Impedance 25 Ohms
Load Impedance 2 Kilohms
Sensitivity -24 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level 11 dB A-Weighted
  23 dB CCIR
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
Operating Voltage 48 V ± 4 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption 3.3 mA
Colour Black
Mounting Mic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size 5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included Case Transport Tube
Construction Material Metal
Operating Temperature 22 to 92°F / -10 to 60°C
Dimensions ø: 1.9 x L: 17.8 cm (Microphone)
Weight 0.11 kg (Microphone)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Sennheiser MKH 8060 Moisture-Resistant Short Shotgun Microphone
  • Microphone Clip
  • Foam Windscreen
  • Threaded Transport Tube

Manufacturer Warranty

This product comes with a

12month Australian warranty

from Sennheiser Australia

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