Sennheiser HANDMIC DIGITAL Microphone with Apogee PureDigital Conversion
Product #51986 | SKU 506974
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Sennheiser HANDMIC DIGITAL Microphone with Apogee PureDigital Conversion

Product #51986 | SKU 506974
Usually ships in 4 - 6 weeks

Product Features
  • Dynamic Capsule with Low Handling Noise
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Digital Conversion by Apogee
  • Compatible with iOS Devices & Computers
  • 40 Hz to 16 kHz Frequency Range
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Product Details
  • Product: #51986
  • SKU: 506974
Our Price $369.00 AUD

Delivery - $27.00*
4 - 6 weeks
*estimated shipping to New South Wales


The Sennheiser HANDMIC DIGITAL is a dynamic, handheld microphone which sports analogue/digital conversion from Apogee—a company well-regarded for its AD/DA conversion. Sporting a dynamic capsule and operating in a cardioid polar pattern, the microphone is suitable for speech and instrumental recording, while its mobile features (it’s compatible with your iOS devices, after all), render it useful for recording interviews on location, whether indoors or outdoors.

Concrete design attributes render this task achievable, such as an internal shockmount that reduces handling noise—making the mic suitable for handheld interviews—as well as a polar pattern that ensures off-axis rejection; in other words, the capsule will prominently record audio fed directly into it, and little from the sides. The microphone is also immune against cellphone radiation, which can often introduce unpleasant sonic artefacts into the recording. With a frequency response of 40 Hz to 16 kHz, you’ll be sure to pick up the nuances of the human voice and various instrumental sound sources.

With onboard digital conversion, you’ll obviate the need for a preamplifier, recorder, or interface, and will be free to record straight to your iOS device or computer. Apogee PureDigital A/D conversion is provided for this task, operating at 16-/24-bit resolutions and sample rates of 44.1 to 96 kHz to ensure quality recordings. The microphone draws power straight from your computer or iOS device, so batteries or phantom power aren’t required. With your purchase of the HANDMIC DIGITAL, you’ll get two different cables (one micro-USB to USB, one micro-USB to lightning), a microphone clamp, a table stand, and a convenient carry pouch.


Digital Compatibility and Apogee Technology
Generating high-quality audio files straight to your mobile device is possible with the HANDMIC DIGITAL, thanks to convertors supplied by Apogee that bolster quality audio capture on the digital side.

Suitable for Mobile Journalism
As it's a handheld mic, the HANDMIC DIGITAL allows you to get close to the audio source. Its immunity against wind and cardioid polar pattern allow you to focus on what's coming into the microphone, generating quality audio or audio/video recordings that can be easily shared or uploaded for editing and publication.

Suitable for Podcasting and Voice Recording
With its robust design for both indoor and outdoor uses, the HANDMIC DIGITAL is suitable for podcasters working in the field or in their own studios. Fitted with a shock-mounted capsule, the mic provides suppression of handling noise. Also-and this is no small matter-the mic is highly immune against radiation from cellphones.

Suitable for Instrument Recording
Get your creative song ideas recorded right there, right now, without hassling with technology. Take your HANDMIC DIGITAL, take your iOS, plug it in, and play. In the past, you'd often sacrifice sound quality for digital ease of use; with the combination of the HANDMIC DIGITAL and basic mic technique, you can achieve broadcast quality, editable audio.


Analogue Performance
Sound Field Mono
Transducer Dynamic
Tube No
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Range 40 Hz to 16 kHz
Maximum SPL Cardioid: 134 dB SPL Peak
Cardioid: 99 dB SPL PeakReflects values at minimum and maximum gain positions
Pad None
Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sensitivity Cardioid: -54 dBFS
Cardioid: -19 dBFSReflects values at minimum and maximum gain positions
Low-Cut Filter None
CMRR Not Specified by Manufacturer
Digital Performance
Bit Depth 24-Bit16- or 24-bit
Sample Rate 44.1 kHz
48 kHz
88.2 kHz
96 kHz
Operating System Support Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X
Output Connectors 1 x Micro-USB
Battery Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
AC Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
Operating Temperature 32.00 to 122.00°F / 0 to 50°C
Operating Humidity 40 to 95%
Storage Temperature -13 to 158.00°F / -25 to 70°C
Length 7.09" / 180 mm
Diameter 1.89" / 48 mm
Weight 11.99 oz / 340 g

Australian Shipping Via DHL
DHL offers a great express shipping service to Australia from New Zealand. We are proud to be able to offer express shipping to main cities on the east coast of Australia, within the same timeframe ( If not quicker ) than local Australian courier companies. Prior to the Covid-19 outbreak, service standards for these main centers was overnight. However these services have been impacted greatly, and as such the overnight service has been suspended. Overnight shipping will likely resume once things have returned to normal.

Qualifying main centers include:

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide

Whilst this service is extremely efficient and will likely be delivered within 1-2 days 99.9% of the time, it cannot be guaranteed. In the case where something were to go wrong with your delivery and it doesn’t arrive within the specified time frame, in most cases it will be delivered by the next day.

While not all major cities are eligible for overnight delivery, they still benefit from this great service. Other centers throughout Australia will have a typical delivery ETA of 2-4 days. (Excluding rural delivery address where this ETA can be extended to an additional three or more days).

If you require urgent shipping and you don’t reside in one of the cities stated above, please contact us and we can find a solution that works best for you.

Please Note: Shipping via DHL is not available to PO boxes and/ or parcel boxes etc.

In The Box

  • Sennheiser HANDMIC DIGITAL Microphone with Apogee PureDigital Conversion
  • Micro USB to Lightning Cable (6.6')
  • Micro USB to USB Cable (6.6')
  • Microphone Clamp
  • Microphone Table Stand
  • Pouch


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  • Product: Sennheiser HANDMIC DIGITAL Microphone with Apogee PureDigital Conversion
  • Manufacturer: Sennheiser
  • Model: 506974
  • SKU: 506974
  • RM Product #: 51986
  • Warranty: 2 year manufacturer warranty