Sennheiser e 865Item ID: E865
Handheld Condenser Microphone with Supercardioid Pickup Pattern
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Studio Quality Sound For the Stage!The e 865 is a fully professional super-cardioid vocal microphone utilizing the very best in condenser microphone technology to achieve new standards of quality and sound. The microphone capsule incorporates special blast/pop protection plate to shield the diaphragm from excessive sound pressure levels. Sound inlet basket: refined steel.
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Reviewsbased on 6 reviews
by fromThese are great mics for loud and soft vocals. I bought these for my wife's acoustic duet and used them this past weekend at a small club (75-100 people). Their performances are very dynamic and the... read more [+]se mics caught every nuance of their vocal character from whispers to full on "belting" out the vocals. Up close they are very bassy, so I had to roll the bass completely out using my 3-band EQ on my cheap mixer, but once I found the sweet spot these mics picked up everything. Great feedback suppression too. This particular club and stage was laid out in a way that was very difficult to cover the entire floor with great sound. It was a significant challenge to our PA system, so we needed mics that picked up the vocals, but did not feed back. I never tried any other similar mics in this price range, and I dont need to. close [-]
June 11, 2012
Sennheiser Mic e865
by FL-WOLF from Naples, FL / USAI've been a performing musician since 1970 and have used many mics on stage, including some of the old Sennheiser. I've had the e865 now for about 5 years and it's absolutely my favorite! Sturdy, clea... read more [+]r sound, heck I even like the shape. I alwasys carry a SM58 with me as a backup, but so far I've never had to use it. Go Sennheiser!!! close [-]
July 29, 2011
Music Background: Singer/Guitarist for 40 years, 4 years under contract with EMI
Incredible stage mic with a powerful yet smooth sound!
by Jeff Harker from Columbia City, INI've used a lot of "excellent" dynamic microphones on the stage for vocals, such as those by Shure, Sennheiser, AKG, EV, and others, but when you step up and shell out a little more money for this con... read more [+]denser, it will send your voice into another realm. The e865 is a super stage microphone packed with power, presence, clarity, and smoothness. If you can afford a little more, buy this thing. You won't regret it. close [-]
October 16, 2009
Music Background: Electrical Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Vocalist
Presence & Clarity....at a price?
by Andrew Jacob Sahagian from Empowering Solutions, NJGreetings world! I just did a review of an AKG C5, and thought to share my findings here.
September 15, 2012
Music Background: Live Sound Engineer, PC Technician, Home Recording Studio Hobbyist
I've had this mic for a couple years, and it's been great. I consider myself to have a bit of... read more [+] a thin voice, so I purchased an e865 to fatten/beef things up with it's "pronounced presence and vocal 'punch'", yet maintaining a clarity that cannot be found on nearly any dynamic microphone, and for these things, the e865 delivers as promised!
...but I also just purchased an AKG C5, and when I A/B the two mics, they sound nearly identical. The C5 features a "Presence cap" (a plastic cap with a hole, that snaps onto the capsule), which helps deliver the "pronounced presence and vocal 'punch'" as well!
Both mics seem built rugged, have a useful side and rear rejection (though the e865's pickup pattern is a bit tighter), and have very little handling noise, especially for condensers! The feel and weight of both are similar, except that the Sennheiser is a bit more comfortable with it's smooth curves. The C5 has a recessed AKG logo which may feel distracting, but the overall texture is less slippery so it gives a slightly better grip.
With the presence cap removed, the C5 sounds a bit thinner and yes, a bit more detailed...closer to how I remember an Beta87A sounding...
Unless you demand the slightly tighter SuperCardioid pickup pattern for optimal feedback rejection, anyone considering an e865 (or Beta87A), should consider a C5 and possibly save around 70 to 90 clams! :) close [-]
Well made, easy to use, nice sounding mic
by buzzard from Salt Lake City, UT USAMy vocal mics include an AE3300, Rode M1 and EV 767A. I was looking for an easy to use super or hyper cardioid condenser mic for solo vocal performances with an acoustic guitar. The AE3300 is a wond... read more [+]erful mic, but it picks up the guitar too much (which is a problem with processors like the VoiceLive).
January 11, 2010
Music Background: Hobbyist
The Sennheiser e865 is well built and it's easy to get a nice clear, rich sound without hassle. It's plossive protection is fair to good. It's proximity effect is less pronounced than some. Off axis rejection is just what the doctor ordered.
For me, doing two or three church services a month through a flying PA of Mackie, QSC and JBL quality, I can't see needing more. close [-]
Christopher , Savannah, GA
Sennheiser e 865
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