Sennheiser e865 Handheld Condenser Microphone

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.

Delivery Includes:
  • 1 e 865
  • 1 microphone clip
  • 1 pouch
Sennheiser e 865 Features:
  • Rugged metal body
  • Extended dynamic response with pronounced presence and vocal 'punch'
  • Excellent feedback rejection
  • Very good rejection of handling noise
  • Very high sound pressure handling capability
  • 10-year factory warranty

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Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz-20kHz
Max SPL 150dB
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 0.7 lbs.
Included Accessories Mic Clip, Carrying Pouch
Manufacturer Part Number 004846

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Perfect mic for me!

I'd been using SM57s and 58s forever and was content. Then about 6 years ago I bought an e865 and was blown away. It is perfect for me....smooth, rich and clear. I compared it to a Shure Beta 58 and while the Beta was an improvement on the SM58, it was no where near as good as the e865. It is definitely worth every penny I spent on it. I still carry the SM58 but have bought an e935 as my backup mic.
Music background: Singer/Guitarist
5/5

Amazing vocal mic!

This microphone is warm, smooth and clear! Definitely worth every dollar spent. I also find it easier to sing with this mic. Two thumbs up! Glad I made this investment in my vocal microphone! You won't be disappointed.
Music background: Professional singer
5/5

awesome!

I'm in a 10 piece RB group and we've been using Beta58s for vocals--we purchased a wireless beta 58 and added another lead vocalist so one was using the wireless and the other had the wired mic. The gal with the wired mic always complained that she had no punch-her voice in the monitors (they share two) was as clear. On advice from our Sweetwater rep, Derek, we tried one of these---all problems solved. My only regret is that I've got to get 4 more of these and sell the Betas---any takers?
Music background: musician, amatuer sound tech
5/5

Fantastic

These 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 these 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.
5/5

Sennheiser Mic e865

I'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, clear 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!!!
Music background: Singer/Guitarist for 40 years, 4 years under contract with EMI
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