Sennheiser EW 165 G3-A - A Band, 516-558 MHz

Wireless Microphone System with Rackmountable Receiver, Handheld Mic/Transmitter, Infrared sync, Clip, and Power Supply - A Band (516-558MHz)
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You'll Sound Fantastic with This Handheld Wireless System!

The Sennheiser EW 165 G3-A wireless handheld microphone system makes it easy to get great sound and reliable performance on any stage! The EW 165 G3-A system features a high-performance SKM 100-865 G3 handheld transmitter/mic with a very wide frequency response and high sensitivity. This allows you to share every vocal nuance with your audience with amazing clarity. The rackmountable receiver provides a wide range of frequencies plus an infrared sync function for easy setup with the transmitter. You also get all the accessories you need to get set up with the EW 165 G3-A system.

Sennheiser EW 165 G3-A Wireless Microphone System with Handheld Transmitter/Mic at a Glance:
  • You can rely on this receiver
  • Rugged, powerful, and lightweight handheld transmitter
  • Uncompromising mic sound and performance

You can rely on this receiver
The rugged EM 100 G3 rack receiver is ready for the road with its proven transmission reliability and inspiring flexibility. A sound check mode allows you to check the audio and RF signal at any time during setup. Twenty frequency banks with 12 preset frequencies each — plus a user-programmable bank — mean you can easily run multiple channels of G3 wireless simultaneously.

Rugged, powerful, and lightweight handheld transmitter
The SKM 100-865 G3 handheld transmitter includes an infrared sync function, which lets it tune to a G3 receiver with a simple push of the receiver's sync button. Compatible with every vocal style, this hand-held transmitter/microphone combination provides wireless freedom and great sound to all types of performers. Its rugged design and powerful sound makes the SKM 100-865 G3 ideally suited for the stage. Newly revised features such as the enhanced graphic display, easily swappable capsule and included charging contacts make the SKM100-865 G3 a solid choice.

Uncompromising mic sound and performance
This system's microphone capsule is based on Sennheiser's fantastic evolution e 865 condenser. With a wide frequency response and high sensitivity, this is the elite handheld model in the G3 100 series. You get excellent sound and simple operation from this system, allowing you to perform with confidence.

Sennheiser EW 165 G3-A Wireless Microphone System with Handheld Transmitter/Mic Features:
  • Sturdy metal housing (transmitter and receiver)
  • 42MHz bandwidth: 1,680 tunable UHF frequencies for interference-free reception
  • Enhanced frequency bank system with up to 12 compatible frequencies
  • High-quality true diversity reception
  • Pilot tone squelch for eliminating RF interference when transmitter is turned off
  • Automatic frequency scan feature searches for available frequencies
  • Enhanced AF frequency range
  • Increased range for audio sensitivity
  • Wireless synchronization of transmitters via infrared interface
  • User-friendly menu operation with more control options
  • Illuminated graphic display (transmitter and receiver)
  • Auto-Lock function avoids accidental changing of settings
  • HDX compander for crystal-clear sound
  • Transmitter feature battery indicatation in four steps, also shown on receiver display
  • Handheld transmitter with easy-exchangeable microphone modules from evolution series
  • Integrated Equalizer and Soundcheck mode
  • Contacts for recharging BA 2015 accupack (not included) directly in the transmitter
  • A Band (516-558MHz)
  • Includes mic clip, power supply unit, two antennas, two stacking elements, two AA batteries, and instructions
The Sennheiser EW 165 G3-A wireless handheld microphone system gives you the sound you want and the reliability you need!

Worry-free Wireless!

We wanted you to know that all of the wireless systems you see here — and all of the wireless systems available at Sweetwater — are 100% compliant with the Federal Communication Commission's new rules governing wireless systems. You can be confident that these systems will work safely and within the permitted frequency/power ranges, just as they are. However, please be aware that by choosing to use systems that operate in the 700MHz range or by modifying a new wireless system you receive from us, you may cause your system to operate outside the FCC's new guidelines. If that's the case, you may need a license to operate the unit. To find out more, visit the FCC's wireless microphone website at or give them a call at (888) CALL-FCC.

Additional Media

Studio Microphone Buying Guide
Wireless Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Simultaneous Systems Per Band 12
System: Analog/Digital Analog
System: Frequency Range 516-558MHz
System: Frequency Response 25Hz-18kHz
System: Microphone Included Yes
System: Channel Selection Auto
Microphone: Type Condenser
Microphone: Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Microphone: Max SPL 152dB SPL
Microphone: Frequency Response 80Hz-18kHz
Transmitter: Form Factor Handheld with Mic Capsule
Transmitter: Battery Type 2 x AA or Sennheiser BA 2015 Accupack
Transmitter: Battery Life 8 hours
Transmitter: Dimensions 10.43" x 1.97"
Transmitter: Weight 0.99 lbs.
Receiver: Antenna Type Detachable
Receiver: Signal/Noise Ratio 110dB (A-weighted)
Receiver: Type Table Top
Receiver: Rackmountable Yes (kit sold separately)
Receiver: Rack Spaces 1U (half-rack)
Receiver: Front Panel Display Yes
Receiver: Outputs 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
Receiver: Dimensions 8.35" x 7.95" x 1.69"
Receiver: Weight 1.98 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number 503269

Customer Reviews

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Incredible mic!

I've used this mic for over a year now, and it provides both exceptional vocal clarity and feedback rejection, especially at this price point. Prior to buying the Sennheiser, I used the Audio Technica T5400 large diaphragm wireless condenser in the AEW 4000 series (a mic that nearly doubles this one in cost). The 165 equals or nearly equals the AT's sound quality, but has both superior construction quality and feedback rejection at about half the cost.I also have the EW135, which is really nice...but to me the rich, warm nuance of the EW165 condenser makes it well worth the extra money. Jason Koons and Andrew have provided informed, spot-on advice and exemplary service every time. You won't be disappointed.


My wife needed an exceptional microphone to use on stage and she had two demands: Cordless and condenser. I said, "Wow, that sounds expensive." But I compared the to price to a nice guitar that I would not think twice about if I really wanted it, so we went for it. She's a performer, and the cordless feature is great for when she gets down off stage to dance with the crowd. NO FEEDBACK. Her vocals cut through the mix effortlessly with guitar, bass, drums, two horns and keys behind her. Crystal clarity no matter what room or outdoor venue we are in. She has wandered about 50 yards from the receiver at times with no problem at all with the connection. We keep the receiver in a solid flight case on rack mounts (purchased separately) and the mic and receiver travel very well, both are solid and road-worthy. The power cord is tiny, so I worry about pinching it, but everything else about this unit is fantastic and I don't have time to mention all the other great things about it. Very happy with it.
Music background: gigging musician
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