Click to check best price . Like the Sennheiser 416, the NTG-3 is an RF-condenser unit that combines a somewhat sophisticated RF circuit with the capsule to reduce the deleterious effects of high humidity. It's tricky to design, but worth the effort. Perhaps not more than the 416, but certainly my mic of choice for the time being. It's tricky to design, but worth the effort. Hi I have used the 416 for years and would normally go for that on a shoot, but I recently bought the Rode NTG3 and I can honestly say that I love it. Their price range is similar too. I am pretty torn between the Rode NTG3 and the Sennheiser MKH 416. I personally enjoy both mics equally which makes this a hard decision. The Sennheiser MKH 416 is considered to be the industry standard and is considered by many as probably one of … I know rode is known for its more consumer products so its why I ask. The sound of the NTG3 is slightly warmer than the 416 and has a few degrees larger pickup pattern. Like the Sennheiser 416, the NTG-3 is an RF-condenser unit that combines a somewhat sophisticated RF circuit with the capsule to reduce the deleterious effects of high humidity. Like the Sennheiser 416, the NTG-3 is an RF-condenser that combines a somewhat sophisticated RF circuit with the capsule to reduce the deleterious effects of high humidity. Rode NTG 1 - Broadcast sound quality - Low noise circuitry - Condenser transducer - Rugged metal construction. Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount (B&H, Amazon) Rode NTG3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (B&H, Amazon) Sennheiser MKH-416 Short Shotgun Interference Tube Microphone (B&H, Amazon) Deity Microphones S-Mic 2 Shotgun Microphone (B&H, Amazon) Schoeps CMIT 5U Shotgun Microphone (B&H, Amazon) NTG-3 - New Shotgun Mic from Rode Ty Ford A $699 USD street, the new Australian-made Rode NTG-3 seems extremely well-placed for its price and performance. Sennheiser 416 - Increased directivity due to interference tube principle - Rugged, suitable for adverse climatic conditions - Equivalent noise level weighted as per CCIR 468-3: 24 dB - Current consumption: 2 mA. That design element has contributed greatly to a "bullet proof" reputation for similar mics and should do the same for the NTG-3. Rode NTG 1 Vs Sennheiser 416 . That design element has contributed greatly to a "bullet proof" reputation for similar mics and should do the same for the NTG-3. The Rode NTG3 had amazing sound, but it is just not a practical shotgun to use due to the power requirements. I've done post for a couple projects I was doing production sound and I've used either the 416 or the ntg3 for them all and I didn't find them hard to eq and the noise floor is spectacular. The Sennheiser does a pretty good job at isolating the sound too – we have tested the speaker moving around and it performed well overall.