250 Series Shotgun Microphones

Affectionately known in Japan as “Ni-Go-Maru” (Japanese for “250”), the Azden 250 Series Professional Shotgun Microphones deliver professional-grade performance and world class build quality at an affordable price.

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.

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.

Four models to choose from

each with a particular application in mind.

SGM-250

Powered by either phantom power or a AA battery without any loss in performance, it works great for booming or camera-mount applications.

$249

SGM-250P

This phantom powered only model is a great choice for those more budget conscious users who want a solid XLR shotgun microphone.

$229

SGM-250CX

The perfect cinema camera microphone, it measures just 6 inches in length and comes with an attached XLR cable.

$199

SGM-250MX

Short like the CX model, it’s the only microphone compatible with the Mini XLR input on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K and 6K Cameras.

$199

SGM-250

Powered by either phantom power or a AA battery without any loss in performance, it works great for booming or camera-mount applications.

$249

SGM-250P

This phantom powered only model is a great choice for those more budget conscious users who want a solid XLR shotgun microphone.

$229

SGM-250CX

The perfect cinema camera microphone, it measures just 6 inches in length and comes with an attached XLR cable.

$199

SGM-250MX

Short like the CX model, it’s the only microphone compatible with the Mini XLR input on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K and 6K Cameras.

$199

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