Sennheiser e614 Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
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from SW VA, USA
August 6, 2012Music Background:
Great on KicksThe guitarist I record with got one of these based on some reviews. I thought it an odd choice for bass drum application, but the attack is superb and it handles the pressure levels fine. I got a second one to use on my double kick set up which we are recording now. It seems like so many mics designed for kick drums sound muddy to me with low end saturation and no decent attack. These small diaphragm condensers surprisingly do the job well. I really like them. At this price point that are winners.
from LR, AR
February 4, 2010Music Background:
project studio owner
not a bright SDC...a GOOD thing!i own another pair of SDC's: rode nt5 pair. i find the nt5's are pretty bright and lack bottom, these are polar opposites. full and not piercing. i have used them primarily acoustic guitar and have used them as OH, they reveal a more realistic 3D side to the sound. truly an underrated mic. i own a pair and usually use them as spaced pair or wide xy.
from Boxford,MA USA
March 28, 2009Music Background:
E614I bought these thinking they would be good portable overhead solution for live drums. Then, just for fun, I put them up in the studio over the drums instead of my expensive large diaphragm condensers. These are my new overheads. Amazing.
from York, PA
January 10, 2007Music Background:
Pro Musician, Recording Hobbyist
Just the Sound of the Taylor!Tried a stereo pair of these when recording a Taylor 110. Unbelievable is the only word to describe. Very precise sound out of these little beauties that required no EQ. In fact, I hesitate to do anything to these dry tracks - all I would do is mess them up. Recorded over a hardwood floor - one to the soundhole, the other to the 12th fret. I thought I was listening to a different set of very expensive German mics.
from Athens Greece
July 5, 2006Music Background:
Pro Musisian/Recording-Live Engineer assistan
NOT EXPECTED GUEST..I'm playing the most of traditionals acoustics strings instruments in my country(GREECE!)plus guitars and some percusions.Always looking for"pure"sound at live perfomanses.One night i'm trying the 614e and it dosn't need even EQ!Even sens i have a pair(for my new home studio too!)..!!!
It's really great for this category of money.
from Salt Lake City, Utah
January 9, 2006
A Real StealWhen I went hunting for a reasonably low priced high performance condenser primarily for live use with a Martin acoustic guitar, I looked long and hard at a number of top choices. Shure, Rode, AKG and Audio Technica were certainly in the running. However I remembered an experience I had with some older Sennheiser condensers on some Martin 12 String guitars I recorded on back in the early to mid 1970's.
I decided to give this little wonder a try. Built as one would expect from this respected German company (and yes this mic IS made in Germany) it is built like a little brick cylinder made of turned solid brass it would seem. Small enough to get into tight places and be placed anywhere imaginable. While it doesn't have the ultra sensitivity of some condenser's out there, it's self noise is better than most I've ever heard to be sure. But last and not least it's tonal characteristics are simply stunning. If you handed me this mic and said it set you back $800 I would not challenge you. The tone coming off a nice Martin acoustic is like putting your ear in front of the actual guitar. Small adjustments in placement make the appropriate changes desired. Any small amount of eq goes a long way. The slight presence boost works for the guitar perfectly. All in all this is a wonder of a mic for the price, and a must have for even studio acoustic guitar. It will see more use than just live that's for sure.