Sennheiser, Schoeps, Audio Technica: Head to Head Pro Indoor Boom Mic Comparison

In this video, our colleague, photographer, and videographer Curtis Judd, take a look at 3 pro indoor boom mics from Sennheiser, Schoeps, and Audio Technica and how they perform.

Judd has made quite a few pro mic reviews in the past but on this comparisons, he looks at how these three high-end mics perform in terms of self-noise, noise rejection, and how they sound for both male and female voices:

  • Sennheiser MKH 8050 Microphone – $1200.
  • Schoeps CMC641 Microphone – $1622.
  • Audio Technica AT4053B – $600.

Two of these mics have a Supercardioid pickup pattern while the Audio Technica has an Hypercardioid pickup pattern and all of them are condenser mics. To be honest all of them sounded pretty good to us (but you really need a good set of earphones and YouTube is probably not the best way to do this comparison).

A few weeks ago we published our own review of a condenser shotgun microphone – the Aputure deity which we found to be a pretty capable mic – you can check out that review here.

You can check out more of Judd’s videos which focus mostly on audio and video here on LensVid, finally, if you are into sound recording for video productions check out this link which covers both equipment and techniques here on LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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