Mar 12, 2020
OK, here it is. Long promised and long-awaited. The ultimate voice-over microphone shootout.
The Sennheiser 416 has for decades been the go-to mic for studios recording voice over. Originally designed for location recording, it's "Cut Through" has been its trademark on VoiceOver recordings and made it the "Go To Mic" for many. However, it's pricepoint has put it out of reach for some home studio owners and Podcasters.
Enter the Rode NTG 5 a mic which is clearly based on it's Sennheiser rival, but at a price that is much easier on the Pocket. But does it Stack up? And is it as useful for the location sound guy as the studio owner?
This week the usual panel is joined by Location Sound Recordist extraordinaire Chris Mc Callum (soundo.com.au), and Radio Imager (and the reigning Benztown Branding Iron Imager) Brendan Tacey. We directly compare the two mics, discuss their suitability for the audio discipline they may be used for, and come to a conclusion that is absolutely unanimous.
Don't believe us? Download the comparison file here
Check out the specs of the 416 here
and NTG 5 here..
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