Waterproof MKE 2 elements mic designed for use in extreme conditions with GoPro HERO4 cameras

To let you capture audio in some of the most extreme action or weather situations audio specialist Sennheiser has taken the wraps off the new MKE 2 elements microphone, which is officially GoPro-verified to work with the HERO4 Black and Silver cameras.

The waterproof MKE 2 elements mic can capture sound underwater and is also designed to operate in extreme weather conditions such as rain, snow, dust and heavy wind. The MKE 2 elements is the first microphone for the GoPro HERO4 camera to have obtained ‘Works with GoPro’ verification and it should let you capture high-quality sound, whether you’re skiing, surfing or mountain biking.

Based on pro mic
Sennheiser says the MKE 2 elements is based on one of its professional microphones, with innovative features making it “nearly immune” to snow, wind, and water. A special windshield is said to “to reduce wind noise for clear sound when it gets wet, while an elastic suspension suppresses any structure-borne noise.”

The Sennheiser view
Sennheiser’s Commercial Manager for Broadcast & Media, Achim Gleissner, explained, “In the world of action sports uncompromising sound quality was still a summit to be scaled. Until now, users have had to accept that there are situations where poor-quality recordings are inevitable or even when sound capture is impossible, such as underwater. The MKE 2 elements breaks through these barriers, so you can make your action cam footage even more intense with fantastic sound. The MKE 2 elements will be an ideal companion for producing outdoor travel footage, with its special design protecting your recordings from wind noise.”

Kit and availability
The MKE 2 elements action microphone will come with a windshield and a back cover for the GoPro HERO4 protective case, thus keeping the camera hermetically sealed. The Sennheiser MKE 2 elements action mic for GoPro HERO4 cameras will be available almost immediately – from Monday 24 April 2017 to be precise.

Watch & find out more…
If you want to check out some footage and audio samples captured with the new Sennheiser MKE 2 elements mic working with GoPro HERO4 cameras just click on the play button in the video window at the top of this article.