sE Electronics X1 Reviews4.4/5.0 based on 8 customer reviews
There is not one person involved in audio recording that should not own this mic. The sE Electronics X1 is inexpensive, hand built, and feels like a pro mic. They sound professional, and are not mass-produced!
from United States
March 13, 2013Music Background:
student, foley artist, recording engineer
great michave used the mic for vocals and foley sounds great! Working out of untreated bedroom and studios with this and mic have had no problems with microphone. Would recommend it to anyone who likes getting great sound.
from Sunny Oregon coast
August 24, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer \ keyboardist
Forget the price, this is a great micThis mic sounds rich and full without the hyped top end of a Bluebird. I like the Bluebird, but after recording several songs with it, Iím getting tired of the extra Ďairí and exaggerated sibilance - so I was looking for a more accurate mic when I bought the X1.
I would say the X1 delivers an Ďhonest soundí that has the richness you would expect from a large condenser. Believe it or not, the other contender was an AT 4047. While the X1 would not replace a 4047, in A\B listening tests, the X1 sounded beefier. Iím glad I bought it.
Verdict - Highly Recommended
from United States
May 8, 2012Music Background:
Super quality mic!I bought this about a week ago and have been using it through my Fishman Loudbox Artist amp. I tried 3 other mics through the amp which all sounded pretty bad. I was ready to take the amp back and try a small PA system and then I got this. It sounds great! You don't even have to mess with EQing it. I have all the knobs straight up (center) and the mic set to flat and it's just right. Real clear and has enough air to it to give that presence in the mix. I think it's a real deal. I plan on using it live for coffee house gigs and as a studio mic.
from Yorba Linda, Ca.
April 12, 2012Music Background:
AMAZING!!!!What an amazing sound this mic produces! After having the chance to try several mics in years past, this mic for the price is unbeatable. I was able to use this on some vocals and the sound that it produces is completely uncolored and natural. The amount of eq required to get a good sound was almost nothing and was a dream to use. I would highly recommend this mic for anyone looking for a reasonably priced mic with studio quality results.
from Woodstock, NY
April 30, 2013Music Background:
Composer, Mixing Student for 10 years, Singer
A Great MicrophoneIt was a great microphrone, although a little overkill for my personal use, as I had to buy a phantom power supply and an extra xlr (mic) cable. If I had it to do again I would probably buy a USB microphone.
There's not much else to say about the quality other than that it's really solid.
from Long Island, New York
March 27, 2013Music Background:
First condenser mic, I love it!I had tested this mic at a audio store in manhattan, along with other VO "industry standards", the man that helped me had pointed me I the direction of this mic after knowing I'm in traning for voice over, and on a tight budget. I don't have any experience with other condenser mics, but I love this mic, I have recieved positive feedback from my peers on the quality and I am really having fun learning mic technique with my sE X1.
from San Angelo, Texas
July 29, 2012Music Background:
Very Solid !For the price it is awesome ! I bought it with the reflection shield and it made a perfect combo ! I preferred it well on Rap vocals and gave you that punchy yet crisp sound. I highly recommend to project / home studio users !
from Portland, OR USA
November 2, 2012
Not good for un-tuned roomsThey should call this mic the 'ambient sound enhancer' it picks up the sound of rain outside louder than your voice. Maybe its decent if your room is acoustically tuned. Also the sound is ok but its not the swiss army knife people make it out to be.