Professional Shotgun Microphones

Affectionately known in Japan as “Ni-Go-Maru” (Japanese for “250”), the Azden 250 Series is a collection of four professional XLR shotgun microphones, each designed with a particular video application in mind. The Ni-Go-Maru Series delivers high-quality audio performance and world-class build quality at a very attractive price point. All four models in the series have the same sonic characteristics: detailed and natural sound pickup with a full-range frequency response, low self-noise and a tight supercardioid polar pattern. And all 4 models are backed by Azden’s amazing 10-year warranty.

Professional-Grade Performance

Low noise and full range frequency response and a narrow supercardioid pickup pattern for professional dialogue capture.

World-Class Build Quality

Backed by 10-Year Warranty

Each microphone is assembled by hand in Azden’s factory in Japan. This craftsmanship is backed by a 10-year warranty.

Series Versatility

The four models in the 250 Series are suited for a number of different applications, ranging from boom pole mounting to a variety of different on-camera mounting situations.

Affordability

The models in the 250 Series fall in a very attainable price range from $199 to $249 (in the US).

Sonic Consistency

While each microphone model has their own unique physical characteristics, users can expect the same superb sound quality and side-noise rejection across the board. That’s because each model uses the same high-quality microphone element and the same length interference tube.

Natural Sound

The 250 series microphones have become notable in the industry for their natural, professional sound. While other manufactures hype-up the bass response on their microphones, making the audio sound muddy, or over-accentuate high mids, making dialogue tracks sound harsh, users can expect all of the 250 Series microphones to accurately record the sound of their scenes.
Meet the Microphones

SGM-250

MAP: $249.00

Professional Dual-Powered Shotgun Microphone

Designed to be a flexible work-horse for the modern video creator. Record detailed, natural sound with the versatility of dual-power. Run off phantom or a AA battery without sacrificing on performance.

SGM-250P

MAP: $229.00

Professional Shotgun Microphone

Delivers awesome sound at an amazing value. For those that don’t need a battery option, record the same detailed and natural sound as the SGM-250 while saving a little money. And at just 3 ounces (half the weight of the 250), the 250P is a lightweight option that’s ideal for handheld boom applications.

SGM-250CX

MAP: $199.00

Professional Compact Cine Mic

The perfect on-camera microphone for filmmakers. Measuring just six inches long and equipped with an attached cable and XLR connector, the SGM-250CX is a convenient choice for mounting on today’s cinema cameras. And it features the same focused pickup pattern and high-sensitivity microphone element as Azden’s other 250 Series shotgun mics.

SGM-250MX

MAP: $199.00

Professional Compact Cine Mic w/ Mini-XLR

The perfect microphone for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, and now the Canon EOS C70 camera. The attached cable and Mini XLR connector let you take advantage of the higher-quality Mini XLR microphone input. And it features the same focused pickup pattern and high-sensitivity microphone element as Azden’s other 250 Series shotgun mics.

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Comparison Chart

SGM-250SGM-250PSGM-250CXSGM-250MX
Retail Price$249.00$229.00$199.00$199.00
Frequency Response20 Hz - 20 kHz20 Hz - 20 kHz20 Hz - 20 kHz20 Hz - 20 kHz
Polar PatternSupercardioidSupercardioidSupercardioidSupercardioid
Sensativity-38 dB-38 dB-33 dB-33 dB
Impedance120 Ω120 Ω100 Ω100 Ω
Low Cut Filter160 Hz / 3 dB per Octave160 Hz / 3 dB per OctaveN/AN/A
Phantom Power48 V48 V48 V48 V
Battery Option1 x AAN/AN/AN/A
LED Power
Indicator
YesNoNoNo
Length9.8" (250 mm)7.9" (200 mm)6" (153 mm)6" (153 mm)
Diameter0.83" (21 mm)0.83" (21 mm)0.83" (21 mm)0.83" (21 mm)
Weight5.7 oz3.2 oz3.0 oz3.0 oz
Output3-pin XLR3-pin XLR3-pin XLR3-pin Mini XLR
CableN/AN/A13"13"

Polar Pattern

Frequency Response

Comparison Chart

SGM-250SGM-250PSGM-250CXSGM-250MX
Retail Price $249.00 $229.00 $199.00 $199.00
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz 20 Hz - 20 kHz 20 Hz - 20 kHz 20 Hz - 20 kHz
Polar Pattern Supercardioid Supercardioid Supercardioid Supercardioid
Sensativity -38 dB -38 dB -33 dB -33 dB
Impedance 120 Ω 120 Ω 100 Ω 100 Ω
Low Cut Filter 160 Hz
3 dB per Octave
160 Hz
3 dB per Octave
N/A N/A
Phantom Power 48 V 48 V 48 V 48 V
Battery Option 1 x AA N/A N/A N/A
LED Power
Indicator
Yes No No No
Length 9.8" (250 mm) 7.9" (200 mm) 6" (153 mm) 6" (153 mm)
Diameter 0.83" (21 mm) 0.83" (21 mm) 0.83" (21 mm) 0.83" (21 mm)
Weight 5.7 oz 3.2 oz 3.0 oz 3.0 oz
Output 3-pin XLR 3-pin XLR 3-pin XLR 3-pin Mini XLR
Cable N/A N/A 13" 13"

Polar Pattern

Frequency Response

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SGM-250

$249

SGM-250P

$229

SGM-250CX

$199

SGM-250MX

$199