While the microphones built into our phones and cameras do a decent job at recording audio, it’s really quite hard to match a proper dedicated microphone that will have features designed to help capture audio in a better and more high quality way. If you’ve felt that the microphone in your GoPro was a little lacking, not to worry as Sennheiser might have a solution.
The company has recently announced the Sennheiser MKE 2 which is a microphone designed for the GoPro HERO4 camera. As you can see this results in a microphone sticking out of the side of the HERO4 pictured above, but it is not particularly obtrusive which means that it shouldn’t really get in the way of a GoPro harness or if you were to choose to mount it on a helmet.
According to Sennheiser, the MKE 2 is ideal for the outdoors as it is “nearly immune” to the elements such as snow, wind, and water. It features a special windshield that according to the company, will still work at reducing wind noise when when, and there is an elastic suspension that suppresses any structure-borne noise.
Unfortunately there is no word on how much the microphone will cost, but Sennheiser has announced that the camera will be made available come 24th of April, 2017 so if this is an accessory you’re interested in, then mark that date down on your calendar. In the meantime you can check out the video to hear the microphone in action.