Build A Travel Case For Your Sennheiser MKH-416 For Under $10

Build A Travel Case For Your Sennheiser MKH-416 For Under $10

One of the reasons I wanted to buy a Sennheiser MKK-416 (other than the awesome sound quality) was it’s size. It’s portable. Very easy to stick in a suitcase and take on the road. This way, I’ve got the same mic whether I’m recording at home or in a hotel room.

Consistent, quality sound was my goal.

That said, the case the 416 comes in isn’t exactly travel friendly. At 13.5″ x 3.5″ x 2.5″, it’s going to take up an awful lot of space in a carry-on or backpack.

I wanted something smaller. I built it for under $10.

Shopping List

Visit your local hardware store. Here’s what you’ll need.

1 x 1.5″ piece of ABS pipe 10″ long. (Most stores sell it by the foot) Cost: $1.45 / ft

2 x 1.5″ ABS caps. Cost: $6

1 x 1/2″ Foam pipe insulation. Cost $0.59

Total: $8.04 CAD (you American’s will pay even less!)

Build A Travel Case For Your Sennheiser MKH-416 For Under $10

Cut the pipe and insulation to 10″ in length.

The end. (This is WAY easier than building IKEA furniture!)

The 416 fits perfectly inside a 1/2″ piece of pipe insulation. The pipe insulation fits perfectly inside the 1.5″ ABS. Your mic is now doubly protected with a foam layer and a hard outer shell… just like the original case it came in. Only, it’ll take up a fraction of the space in your suitcase!

Happy (and safe) travels with your 416!

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