Sennheiser MD441-U Dynamic Microphone


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The Sennheiser MD441-U Dynamic Microphone is a super-cardioid microphone offering the sound quality of a condenser microphone! Delivering balanced sound, the MD441-U ensures precise and distortion-free reproduction even at highest sound pressure levels.

The Sennheiser MD441-U Dynamic Microphone is acknowledged as the most accurate and versatile dynamic mic available. It has a nearly textbook perfect super-cardioid pattern, a five-position low frequency contour switch, a two-position high frequency switch, a critically damped internal shock suspension, and a hum bucking coil. The Sennheiser MD441-U is perfect for vocals and virtually every instrument.

Sennheiser MD441-U Dynamic Microphone Features

  • Excellent feedback rejection
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Spring capsule mounting provides low sensitivity to handling noise
  • Hum compensating coil
  • Five position bass roll-off switch
  • Brilliance (treble boost) switch
  • Integral pop filter

Sennheiser MD441-U Dynamic Microphone Specifications

  • Dimensions: 270 mm x 33 mm x 36 mm
  • Connector: XLR-3
  • Frequency Response (Microphone): 30 Hz - 20000 Hz
  • Sensitivity in Free Field, No Load (1kHz): 1,8 mV/Pa +- 2 dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Min. Terminating Impedance: 1000 Ohm

Sennheiser MD441-U Dynamic Microphone Includes

  • 1 x Sennheiser MD441-U Dynamic Microphone
  • 1 x Sennheiser MZQ 441 Microphone Clamp
  • 2 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Got it for the snare and it hasn't left yet
    Stephen Lawson

    Lets get this out of the way first - coolest looking mic ever! It's like someone snagged it out of Captn. Kirk's holster and then stuck it on a Vistalite to record with Bonham. It's side rejection is incredible and that alone, to me, makes it worth the heavy price tag for a dynamic mic . Can you still *hear* the Hi-Hat on a snare track recorded with a 441... yeah you can... but not f-in much you can... not f-in much Honestly I have not tried it anywhere else yet. I have this going through the Soyuse Launcher (also reviewed) and it was so much better I have not touched it since. All I do now is swap out snare drums and smile.

  • 5
    Sennheiser 441 Piano Overhead Mic
    Jim E.

    AKG 414's are my studio standard piano mic. Last week I was recording live in a church for the first time, a piano jazz trio. The bleeding between mic's was horrible. In a panic, I looked at the mic's I had with me and started to evaluate which mic I could use to isolate the instruments a little better. The furtherest thought from my mind was to use a dynamic mic on a piano. Since I was in a state of anxiety I decided to pull out the 441 because of their super-cardioid pattern. I sat them up in ORTF inside the piano about center pointing one mic toward the treble hammers and the other pointing toward the middle of the bass strings. I had the trio perform a sound/level check. WOW-!! Gated attenuation from bleeding using the S-C pattern was about 95%. I could not believe the sound of these mic's clarity and ability to capture so much of the Grand Piano tambour without sacrifice. The 441's cut through the mix and with almost nonexistent reverb from the church walls.

What We Think


The Sennheiser MD441-U Dynamic Supercardioid Microphone is a time-tested and proven performer in the studio and on stages of performers such as Frank Zappa circa 1974. The MD 441 is a studio staple for live in the studio vocals (Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks used the MD 441 quite frequently in the studio) and snare drum mic-ing - it's supercardioid pattern offers excellent rejection of extraneous kit sounds and really focuses in on the snares themselves. This really is a microphone that no serious studio should be without.

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