Furthermore, the current consumption of RØDE NTG5 is 2mA at 48V Phantom Power, which is 1.3mA less than the Sennheiser MKH8060. Whilst Zoom make good recorders, I would have expected you to use something like a Sound Devices MixPre for this test. With the NTG5, RØDE has shown us that it is possible to make a very very good shotgun microphone at a really affordable price. This means, the RØDE NTG5 can handle 1 dB louder, and has 1dB less noise. Specifications do not mean everything. Now, coming to the most important part: sound! RØDE has made another product that could become an industry-standard with an unbelievable price for the market. Also in the capital of music, he established himself as a sound engineer for classical and jazz music as well as FOH engineer for live concerts. The new NTG5 in its black coating looks very robust, it feels very good in the hand and well built. Tong Zhang is a freelance sound engineer based in Vienna. The RØDE NTG3 was one of the most popular shotgun microphones in its price range. The pistol grip is made from plastic, which can only provide some isolation of handling noise, in my test with a professional boom pole, it catches more handling noises in higher frequency range compared to the Cinela Pianissimo Suspension system (but the Cinela Pianissimo Suspension system costs almost $1000 alone without a microphone). Hi, Paul. But surprisingly, it costs 20% less with a whole accessory kit included. Even from psychoacoustic, the human ear can not hear the 1dB difference, but this tiny difference may make the RØDE NTG5 even work better in some extreme situations. The Aluminum body helps to reduce weight. Read our full Privacy Policy here. Because of the very light-weight short body design, the microphone is more sensitive to handling noise, which could be a problem in some situations. The Sennheiser MKH-8060 is the latest member of the legendary MKH family. After the big success of RØDE NTG3 Shotgun Microphone, Rode has challenged themselves for smaller and more affordable, and here it is – read our RØDE NTG5 review. 4 weeks ago #31. The bare MKH-416 … Both are RF but specs wise they are very different. The RØDE NTG5 is a short shotgun microphone from the Australian microphone Manufacture RØDE. Cheers, Paul. Sound is a very subjective judgment, and everyone has their definition of “natural-sounding” or “warm sounding” microphone. The Rode NTG5 has 3dB less self noise, a higher output (66mV output compared to 25mV), is 89 grams lighter, 25% physically shorter, has a 10 year warranty, includes a Rycote shockmount/pistol grip, cable, windshield and it costs half the price of the Sennheiser … If you are shooting outdoors, you need to have some good wind protection (the foam windscreen is only enough for indoor situations, but as there’s a RØDE WS10 Furry Windshield included in the package, no need to worry in this point). We always use double opt-in, so please confirm your subscription by clicking on the link you will receive in an email after you hit "sign up". Almost every filmmaker and audio professionals has heard of or even used their microphones. I would also have liked a comparison to the NTG3. As I was considering using the Rode NTG5 as a backup and on-camera microphone for my Sennheiser MKH-8060, I tested the RØDE NTG5 side by side with my Sennheiser MKH-8060, both in the studio and in the field. My Recordings/Credits. It weighs only 76g, that’s almost half the weight of NTG3. I was actually quite shocked at how much smaller and lighter it was than the NTG3. With the experience they have, and the industry-proven sound quality, I doubt that for the price, there will be a better choice as the RØDE NTG5. RØDE has come a long way over the last 10 years and the NTG5 … This microphone is, for now, THE BEST all-around short shotgun microphone in its price range we know of. When the microphone is mounted on-camera, the sound source comes often from off-axis. cinema5D GmbH, Kranzgasse 22/9-10, A-1150 Vienna, Austria, Fixed! Tell us what’s your experience with the RØDE NTG5 and other RØDE microphones. Canon EOS R5 Overheating Solved with DIY Internal Heatsink, Black Friday Deals 2020 – Insta360, Atomos, Venus Optics Laowa, Panasonic, Edelkrone, Simmod SIMple Focus Gear & SIMTray Adaptor, Black Friday Deals 2020 – DJI Drones and Accessories, Panasonic LUMIX BGH1 First Look Review & Mini Documentary, Astera NYX Review - The Quest for the Perfect Cinema Lightbulb, TourBox 2020 Review – A Versatile Control Panel for all Your Apps, iFootage Shark Slider Nano Released - First Look Review.