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Okay, I’m pretty sure now that the Sennheiser I used was the ME-66, a Rode boom pole, and a Rode “dead cat” windscreen.
I don’t have anything bad to say about it, there is little noise, and like the above it’s a very popular and well known microphone.
Today I justreceivedthe Rode NTG-2 microphone, and got a chance to test it out. Using a “AA” battery, there is no switch to turn the mic on or off, but instead you’re supposed to remove it. Otherwise, the build seems fine.
Quality wise, its definitely not as great as the ME-66. There is some hum if you turn the gain up, but its pretty reasonable for its price. I was also using an XLR to 1/8 inch adapter, which is unbalanced, though. The sound quality is okay. A little dryer than I would like, but still good.
I don’t regret buying it, and it’s probably the best for its price range. I can’t deny though, that unlike cameras, microphones become outdated much slower, and it would be wiser to start off with a better one (the ME-66).