What are the best shotgun microphones for talking head videos?

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    #1Sennheiser MKE 400

    Sennheiser MKE 400

    Sennheiser MKE 400 is a small shotgun microphone with a rugged all-metal housing and integral shock mount which can fit all cameras with a standard mount. 

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    Ryan Ford
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "In my opinion, the reasoning behind why the Sennheiser MKE 400 is the best shotgun microphone is that's small and tough. It has a switch so you can go between long distance and short distances for noise. It has a terrific battery life consider it's only one triple A battery. It also has a wind noise filter which is pretty awesome. I would recommend this product to any peers or people asking for my opinion. "
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    #2Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro

    Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro

    Rode VMPR VideoMic Pro is a shotgun microphone ideal for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders which can record high-quality audio. This is battery powered and lasts up to 70 hours of recording. 

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    Patricia Ross
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a solid option if you need a shotgun microphone. I like the different options that this company puts out, there is a wide range of price points and quality levels. I found this particular microphone to be of high quality, a nice, long battery life, and it is affordable, which is nice if you only use it from time to time, like me. I think this is worth checking out if you need a new microphone. "
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    #3Movo VXR1000

    Movo VXR1000

    Movo VXR1000 is a mini HD shotgun condenser microphone for DSLR video cameras with integrated shock mount and an outdoor wind muff which can record low noise circuitry both in outdoors and indoors.

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    Jordan Collins
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "The Movo VXR1000 is cheap, which is the good news. Unfortunately in this case you get what you pay for. The sound quality is weak and filled with static. I didn't expect top-level professional studio level stuff here, but even at this low price I expected better than this. I recommend paying up if you're interested in the best shotgun microphones for talking head videos."
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    #4Comica CVM-VM10II

    Comica CVM-VM10II

    Comica CVM-VM10II is a compact on camera mini shotgun video microphone with a cardioid polar pattern which is ideal to use for smartphones, iPhone, mirrorless cameras and DSLR cameras to record high-quality sounds and audio. 

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    Timothy Roberts
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a highly rated microphone with exceptional quality. It easily attaches to video recording equipment. It also provided good value for the price."
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    #5Rode NTG2

    Rode NTG2

    Rode NTG2 is a lightweight condenser shotgun microphone with low noise circuitry and 48V phantom power which is ideal to be used for film, video, and television productions. 

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    Evelyn Castro
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "The Rode NTG2 would be a perfect shotgun microphone for talking head videos for a variety of reasons. It is lightweight and condensed and it is designed for professional applications so you know you are getting a high-quality product. It would definitely increase the value of your production with how you can record amazingly through the microphone. "

Summary

Best What are the best shotgun microphones for talking head videos
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sennheiser MKE 400Electronics 12 Paid
2Rode VMPR VideoMic ProElectronics 7 Paid
3Movo VXR1000Electronics 6 Paid
4Comica CVM-VM10IIElectronics 3 Paid
5Rode NTG2Electronics 2 Paid
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