Sennheiser e 935 Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 19 customer reviews
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from Sandyston, NJ USA
April 2, 2013Music Background:
I play music whenever I can.
Senn e935I bought this mic for my wife. We do mainly open mic's, and she brings her own microphone with her. We had been using my SM58. If it ain't broke, I usually don't fix it, but I thought she would dig a mic of her own. At first she was not wild about it, because the sound was too good, but now after a few performances she wouldn't use anything else. The e935 has great clarity, which really helps her voice to cut through. I'm no sound tech, but I can hear that this is a great mic.
from Marion, Indiana
March 4, 2013Music Background:
x-pro musician, recording engineer, old guy
We were unprepared!Once again our sales guru, Greg Baum, was right. You can't blow spit into a Shure 58 for 25 years without it effecting the preformance of the mic. If you haven't tries a Sennheiser on stage, bet one and be prepared for the clarity and full range response.
The e935 is not there most expensive, but I am not sure how much better it could get. As always, thanks Sweetwater!
from Central Illinois
January 4, 2013Music Background:
Sweeeeet Water!I have dealt with Jason @ Sweetwater on several purchases and have always been happy with my purchases. When I described my needs for a Microphone, he suggested this Mic. It was exactly what I needed and exceeded my expectations! Thanks again Jason & Sweetwater.
from Toledo, OH
December 31, 2012Music Background:
Southern Gospel Vocalist
Amazing!!I have tried nearly a dozen mics for vocal use in live performance, but when I tried this one I was blown away! Outstanding clarity, natural warmth, and absolutely NO handling noise made this mic my favorite instantly. This is definitely the best dynamic mic I have ever used. If you are looking for an upgrade from the Shure line, this mic is the solution.
from Westminster, CO
October 29, 2012Music Background:
Great MicWith or without any effects added, this mic is fantastic.
It has to be the quietest mic I have every handled and is very comfortable in your hand. Remember, the mic and guitar (or keyboard) are the 'source' of your music, so both have to be of quality and this mic is.
Worth every penny.
from New Jersey
September 17, 2012Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer, Pro Musician (Singer, Guitar)
This Mic RocksThis mic gives you everything it says and some. I have been using Sennheiser's for years now. I love my e835, which I have turned countless musicians on to. It is warm and really cuts through the mix, but the e935 has just so much more presence and warmth as well as clarity. I cannot believe for this price, I found a mic that I love more than my e835. Other's have tried to get me to use Beta 58s's and Audio Tech. and such, but I have never liked their feel and response. For me, the best microphones out there for the money are Sennheiser, period, end of discussion.
from Huntsville, AL
February 27, 2012Music Background:
Live sound engineer, musician
Amazing!This mic is the way to go! I was hooked on blue mics and then found out about these, had a shure sm58A beta, blue encore200, and the sennheiser.... Of course I got this one. The Shure, wayyyy to hot harder to control. The Blue, very dull had to boost the gains up alot just to get normal playing volumes. Sennheiser, took both those good sounding mics and put them to shame!
from Miami, FL
November 9, 2011Music Background:
Pro Steeldrum Musician and Recording engineer
Excellent Good Mic!!Got this mic for vocals after hearing all the great reviews. Went to my local music store and tested the e 935, EV N/D 767 and e 838. I was very impressed with this mic over the EV N/D 767 and it sounded better than the e 838 also. Very strong and well built mic. I highly recommend getting this mic if you're a vocalist looking for a very strong, excellent sounding mic.
July 8, 2011
E935Love this mic. Everyone should own one.
from San Francisco,CA
November 15, 2010Music Background:
Pro Musician-(Lead Female Singer)
Awesome Microphone!!!!I compared many microphones before buying this one. Let me say this mic delivers a warmth and a richness like a mic that is 3x the price. I was sold once I sang into it!!!
from Greenfield, IN
September 19, 2010Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
IncredibleThe band Keane turned me on to this mic. I decided to purchase one and give it a shot and it definitely outperformed the expectation. I gave it to our church for the worship pastor to use replacing his B87 he uses IEM and was very thrilled after the switch. The sound this Mic produces is worth at least twice the price they ask for it.
from Lowell, MA
March 9, 2008Music Background:
Student of myself. Rapper, Ghost Writter
Fantastic ResultsI totally was not expecting this mic to be as good as it is. I write and record hip hop music and found this mic to be perfect for the application. This is the best mic you can get before you start heading into condensor mic territory. I have this thing hooked up to my macbook pro through an M-Audio Fast Track USB and the sound quality is amazing.. I was able to redo the dubs on some of my songs and tottaly made them sound much cleaner and crisper than the original gritty recordings.
from Indianapolis, IN
April 30, 2011Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer
It's like butterI'm quite impressed with the 935... it has a pleasing tone balance with smooth highs and a limited proximity effect. Of course, everything is application specific; SO - I put it on my vocalists for: a 50's/60's early rock cover band and a celtic folk/rock band because this mic is not harsh at all and fits the vocals right in the sweet spot. I work with another modern alt/hardrock group and for them I stick with the Shure Beta's because they have more of a "cutting edge" to it. So the 935 isn't perfect for everything (no mic is), but it's certainly worth a try.
from New york
December 9, 2006Music Background:
w935This mike rocks..
I has smoothness..and clarity , it has high rejection..of feedback...
just used it this tuesday..and the house walls were brick..with slick wood floors... not a peek...just set it on the stage...and watch how every performer will pick it out for their mike..it really enhances suttle vocal passages...and tames loud vocals... it's a great mike..for those who have a voice a la Patti labelle, Chaka, A Keys, A franklin.. range..but like any good instrument try before you buy...
from Tallahassee, Fl.
December 28, 2012Music Background:
singer/songwriter/band member with a small recording studio
nice alternativeI bought two of the e 935s to give to two people that I sing with and when I tried one of them out ,I really liked it. That night ,I gave one to one of my friends and it sounded, really, much better than the 58 that he had been using.I based my purchase on reviews and forums and on the voices that my bandmates have and it worked. I think 58s are fine for some,but the e 935 gives you more. I hear more definition with the Sennheisers AND I think that Sennheiser has good customer service,if ever needed. Sweetwater is great to deal with,too.They make it easy and quick and very personable.
from Portland, OR, USA
January 10, 2007Music Background:
Play in small acoustic band
Quality MicrophoneThe e935 is a great dynamic mic. Excellent for vocals, it picks up the sound nicely even at some distance, or can be sung very close-in.
Though it's not billed as an instrument mic, I tested with an acoustic guitar against some other popular dynamic mics and it was a clear winner. I use a condenser mic for studio work but prefer dynamics for live, and this one delivers.
I see it billed everywhere with a frequency response of 40 - 16000, but its manual claims to go clear up to 18,000. Whichever is right, my ears say this mic does the job.
October 1, 2005
THIS WILL BE THE NEW STANDARDTHIS WILL BE THE NEW STANDARD IN LIVE VOCAL MICS. IT WOULD BE A STEAL AT 199 EVEN.
I USUALLY DON'T DO REVIEWS BUT THIS PIECE DESERVES ONE BECAUSE IT MAKES FOH'S JOB EASIER
CLARITY, HI GAIN BEFORE FBACK AND PUNCH LIKE YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE. WE HAVE DONE OVER 50 SMALL GIGS IN 3 MOS, ROTATING 4 OF THESE PUPPIES ON LEADS AND THE IMPROVEMENT WE GET IS INCREDIBLE--
-BECAUSE ITS CLEARER WE CAN USE LOWER MONITOR LEVELS FOR THE SINGERS
-HAS A NICE HOT OUTPUT- ALL PROS KNOW THAT YOU CAN WORK A GATE AND COMPRESSION BETTER W/ A HOTTER SIGNAL. SOUNDS GREAT WHEN BUS'D TO OUR HD24 AS WELL
-CLEAR, CRISP TOP END. IT DOESN'T HAVE THE BRITTLE SHURE SOUND THAT HELD US BACK FOR YEARS
-MADE OF SOMETHING FROM ANOTHER PLANET.
5 OUT OF 5 STARS FROM A LONG-TIME SHURE GUY
July 1, 2005
a great mici dont know what was wrong with the guys mic in the last review but it must have been faulty as the sennheiser e935 i have is great. the new 900 series was actually developed by someone who used to work for shure microphones.i have used an shure beta 58 a sennheiser e845 and now the e935 though i havent yet tried the e935 in a live setting, just used it at home and tried it in a couple of music shops. i have tried the e935 out alongside an beta 58 and a audio-technica ae6100.out of all the beta 58 came out the worst as it sounded weak and thin though some times this sound can help cut through the sound of say a loud metal band but the down side is once again it can make your voice sound thin but the very nasally sound of the beta 58 did help me when compared to my sennheiser e845 which didnt seem to cut through the mix the shure was used for live band performances.in one shop the audio-technica ae6100 sounded a little clearer than the e935 but lacked a little less wieght but i think the ae6100 would cut through a loud mix nicely (as good as a beta 58)but would sound much better than a beta 58 giving a fuller sound.the e935 also seemed to have a presence cut in its sound but one that sounde different than the ae6100 not nessercerly better or worse just different. in another shop i tried out all three mics again and the beta 58 didnt sound as bad as before but the audio-technica ae6100 sounded better with a more fuller powerfull sound.in this shop both the ae6100 and the e935 sounded the same clarity wise but the e935 seemed to have more balls to it, with more bottom end as well as a presence in the sound. as i havent yet used the e935 in a live setting i cant state whether it cuts through a loud mix/band as well as sennheiser state but i think it might as it does have a nice presence to the sound but also manages to found full at the same time giving a certain power to the sound.
June 1, 2005
DisappointedI love Sennheiser - I own two 835's and the back up vocalists in my band use them. For the lead vocalist, I purchased the e935 and was highly disappointed. The 835's are louder in the monitors. Sound people have told me the mic is no good. Maybe I just bought a lemon, but I am not impressed with this mic. It has no power at all.