Sennheiser e906 Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 13 customer reviews
This is a real hidden gem! The e906 microphone is the secret weapon of many an engineer for recording killer guitar tracks. Just hang it in front of a cabinet and you are most of the way there! For the price, there is little that competes for a rock solid guitar amp mic! Get one!
Improving upon the already great sounding and popular e 609 was no easy task, but Sennheiser has managed to pull it off with the e 906! The e 906 is now my first choice on guitar amps when playing live because of its easy-to-position design and its focused, natural sound. The three-position presence filter makes the e 906 versatile, capable of perfectly capturing guitars, percussion, horns... just about eveything! It also sounds amazing on amps in the studio, especially when combined with a ribbon or a condenser microphone on the same speaker cone.
Why don't you already own one of these mics? It's like three mics in one. A ridiculously great deal.
March 6, 2013Music Background:
The perfect solution for amp recordingThis is the first mic I have bought. (Although I've have used others.) The clarity of the recorded material is impressive. I'm guessing that pro musicians could use this mic with even better results.
from Sacramento, CA
February 7, 2013
Best guitar amp micThis dynamic mic is the best mic on the market for electric guitar amps. Don't let it's compact size lead you to believe it doesn't pick up a wide range of full-bodies frequencies. Highly recommend this mic for studio or live use.
from Denver, CO
April 7, 2012Music Background:
AWESOMEThis is a great microphone for guitar cabinets. Matched with a 421, it is the sound I have been looking for. I mainly record metal music and this mic picks up every detail. Hands down my favorite microphone for cabinets.
from Fort Wayne, In.
March 25, 2012Music Background:
Sounds GreatI love this mic, it sounds great in live and studio applications, the frequency settings give me great sounding options for pairing with other mics in the studio (usually just an sm57) to deliver great sounding results. Sure there's a better sounding mic for your guitar amp out there, but with this one you'll get great sound and still have money for other gear. Thanks to my engineer, Jorge ext. 1341 for another great recommendation for my mic arsenal.
from Orland Park, IL
February 29, 2012Music Background:
Recording & Mixing Engineer
Sounds Perfect e906!!!As a Sound Enginner I have to say this product is well built and with the low and high cut switches this mic is an all around microphone; great for Toms, Overheading, and Cabs it will blow you away. Light weight, and easy to work with clean sound and is well used for high and loud situations. If you are using it for a live situation instead of a recording situation use it for cabs and toms.
You can't bet the price on what you are getting here. Would I recommend this to a friend you bet I would. You won't be disappointed with the sound quality.
from South Bay, CA
November 10, 2010Music Background:
Home Recording, Band Guy, Sound Geek
Excellent guitar cab mic, even better on crowded stagesWow. What. A. Mic!!
Had previously been using 57's or an e609. The e906 is a marked improvement over either mic and the 3 position switch lets you tailor the sound exactly. It's worth the extra $$.
On crowded stages, you don't want to be tripping over mic stands. Plus, if you're tipping your amp back (you know you should be as your ankles don't hear so well) things like a Z-bar don't work as well. The e906 just hangs from the mic cord - a quick loop through the handle is all it takes and you're done. One less stand to worry about!
Sounds great on a Princeton Reverb, Dr. Z 1x12, or a Fender Bandmaster 2x12 cab. Liked one so much I bought a 2nd one for our other guitarist.
from New Orleans, LA USA
August 9, 2010Music Background:
Great quality , easy set up and lightweight!This mic catch even you change tone knob on your guitar!!(like a 5 to7)
I really felt from "it's OK " kind a PA system.
Definitely This is the best guitar mic on the market.
from Philadelphia, PA
July 24, 2010Music Background:
Guitarist, Semi-Pro Live Sound Engineer
A great guitar cab micI've used many other mics such as SM57's, even CE1000 condensers. This is the first mic I've used that sounded good without EQ'ing. I simply faced the mic dead center over the speaker dust cap and it sounded remarkably close to the sound you hear acoustically listening to the speaker. But, with the added benefit of built-in EQ padding it's fairly versatile out of the box. I'm going to get a few more and try them on drums.
from Kent, Ohio
July 17, 2012Music Background:
Professional musician,producer,and audio engineer. Started in work in1965.
e906 mikeThis is a great amp mike. Convenient and inexpensive. I get great results. Usually I use other peoples gear when I record live so it's nice to have one of my own that I can use for myself.
from Waakoneta, OH
February 8, 2012Music Background:
Worship Leader, Pro Musician, Singer/songwriter
Great Amp micupgraded from a standard 57 and heard an immediate difference. The filter options are great to have as well. Haven't used it on anything but my AC15, but I'm sure I'll be using this for some overheads on our drum set as well.
from Monterey, TN USA
July 30, 2008Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer, Recording Engineer, Vocalist
Guitarist's DreamI have to give full disclosure here first, in that I am a huge Sennheiser fan and user, and have already written a couple of reviews on two of their vocal mics that I use regularly. That being said, I have to let anyone reading this know that as a mic for a live guitar cabinet, you simply cannot go wrong with this mic. It picks up everything that comes out of your cab's speaker cone with perfect accuracy, and does not muddy up or lose any of the frequencies, whether you are playing a screamingly high lead guitar in an 80's "Hair Band", or getting down and dirty with a 7-string while covering some Godsmack or Metallica. When I first brought this mic to a practice session a while back and used it to run my lead guitarist through our practice PA, he actually made the comment that he liked his sound coming out of the PA speakers (product of this mic) better than he liked the actual sound coming out of his cabinet! As a sound engineer, however, I found one of its greatest attributes to be the fact that it NEVER feeds back. As a band that plays more small-stage joints than arenas (like most of the readers, I assume), we constantly find ourselves on "stages" that may be 10-15 feet wide where the monitors can be as close as 10 feet away from the guitar cabinet mic. This creates an intensely challenging feedback scenario where nearly every other mic I have tried has failed without significant EQing (by that I mean degrading) of the monitor mix (I'm talking to you, SM 57!). This mic takes it without so much as a flinch, as its flat-face design allows it to be placed directly on the face of the cabinet where other sounds and frequencies find it difficult to make their way to the mic's element.
As a closing thought, I will add that I normally opt for something a little more "elaborate" for studio guitar cabinet micing like an Audio Technica AT250DE, as that mic basically gives me two mics at the same time. But the AT takes up a little more real estate, which can be hard to come by on certain stages (as I mentioned before). This mic can simply hang over your cabinet without a stand if need be, which is super convenient in the live arena, and it costs just a little over half what the AT costs! The added flexibility of the AT (dual element) is the only reason I give the Sennheiser 4.5 stars instead of 5. As both a live sound and recording engineer, I can truly attest to the differences in each environment, and in the live environment the Sennheiser 906 will simply blow you away for all the reasons I have given. If you are still debating, I'm telling you to buy this mic. For its price, there is simply no way you will be disappointed.
from Newburgh, NY
February 28, 2012Music Background:
FOH/MON engineer and TM.
One of my favoritesThis is one of those, "no one gives it the street cred it deserves" kin of Mics. Most people buy the e609 and say I don't need the eq switch for an extra $80, but this mic is so much more. The body and fullness that this mic produces by comparison of the 609 is unreal. The 609 is thin, brittle, overly bright. The 906 with the eq switch flat is full, round, and can still cut a dense mix. I've used this mic with almost every band I've mixes since I bought my first one 3 years ago.
from Alpharetta, GA
April 23, 2008Music Background:
Recording Engineer / Studio Owner
Fantastic sounding mic!!The extra frequency response over the E609 is well worth the extra money. This has a clear, full sound that sounds great on guitar amps. I've also combined it with an MD421 to mic a bass cabinet. Great big bass!!!
I'll be buying a few more very soon!!!