Sam Ash Music Store Locator

Sennheiser MD421II Cardioid Dynamic Microphone


(2 reviews)


Print page
You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.
  • Images (1)
  • Video (2)

Recommended Accessories

MSRP: $479.00 $379.95 Save : $99.05 (21%)
In Stock & Ready To Ship!

Protect Your Investment! ( More Info )

MSRP: $479.00 $379.95 Save : $99.05 (21%)
Add to Cart
  • Description
  • Reviews
  • Discussions
  • Specs
  • More Info

The Sennheiser MD 421 II is one of the best known microphones in the world.

The MD 421 II continues the tradition of the MD 421, which has been one of Sennheiser's most popular dynamic mics for over 35 years. The large diaphragm, dynamic element handles high sound pressure levels, making it a natural for recording guitars and drums.

The MD 421's full-bodied cardioid pattern and five-position bass control make it an excellent choice for most instruments, as well as group vocals or radio broadcast announcers. Its excellent sound qualities enable it to cope with the most diverse recording conditions and broadcasting applications while the five position bass control enhances its ‘all-round’ qualities.  One listen and you'll know why it's a classic!

  • Rugged professional microphone
  • Five position bass roll-off switch
  • Effective feedback rejection
  • Clear sound reproduction
  • Easy handling due to pronounced directivity

1 MD 421 II
1 microphone clamp for 3/8” thread

Technical Data
  • Pick-up pattern: cardioid
  • Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): 2 mV/Pa +- 3 dB
  • Nominal impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Min. terminating impedance: 200 Ohm
  • Dimensions: 215 x 46 x 49 mm
  • Weight: ca. 385 g
  • Frequency response (microphone): 30.....17000 Hz

Things You Will Get:

  • Microphone
  • Stand Adapter

One of the greats


The MD421 II is one of the studio mics that completes any mic locker and Is almost mandatory to have. The key behind the MD421 II is the fact that it is great on its own but becomes golden when combined and blended with other mics like the Sennheiser E906 or the Shure SM57. If you have ever tried this mic then you know what im talking about. if you have the opportunity to try it out and get one I urge you to do so. This is a real hands on product review from [email protected] Sam Ash Indianapolis




A solid workhorse on stage and in the studio


"The Sennheiser MD421 is by far my favorite microphone for many reasons. It not only looks good, but it can be used in so many different situations that it's truly a professional tool. This mic has a long history and has always been the Swiss-Army knife of professionals. I first ran into it, when I was growing up in Germany: Every television reporter and radio newscaster was using it. Back then it was still called MD411 and sported a gray housing. Over the past four years, it's been on every gig as my main vocal mic and in the studio I have used it for drums (excellent low end reproduction), for voice (it preserves the speaker's natural voice character, with sibilance and pops never being a problem) and last not least, to mike guitar amps. This dynamic mic doesn't even need phantom power, and it keeps on going gig after gig. I recommend that you handle the mic with care, because I found that the screen dents easily if you have a rough singer dropping it. Although I own other excellent mics, I'm getting the most mileage out of this beauty. Thinking about upgrading? Just listen to it and you'll agree: it's simply the best in its class. "

Roger Hausmann


MD421II Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

5.0 2


Series MD Series
Model MD421II Cardioid Dynamic Microphone
Warranty Info:

MD421II Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for two years and labor for two years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.