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Sennheiser E865 - Super-Cardioid Handheld Condenser Microphone

You Pay: $269.95

The Sennheiser E 865 represents the first condenser microphone in the acclaimed Evolution Series. A live performance, lead vocal microphone, the E 865 easily cuts through high on-stage levels by virtue of its detailed and natural 40 Hz to 20 kHz reproduction and superb transient response.

Its smooth supercardioid polar pattern rejects feedback with low, off-axis coloration. The E 865 withstands sound pressure levels of up to 150 dB, and deftly suppresses pop noise. While it picks up the finest sonic nuances, the E 865 is at the same time rugged, benefiting from high- quality workmanship and a robust all metal housing.

Steel inlet basket
Superb transient response
Handles high levels of sound
Rugged, robust all-metal housing
Transducer Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 40 Hz - 20 kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level 150 dB @ 170 Distortion
Power Requirements 12v - 48v Phantom Powering
Output Impedance 200 Ohms
Output Connectors XLR-3M Type
Dimensions 7.72 x 1.9" (196.1 x 48.3mm) LxDiameter
Weight 11 oz. (311.7 g)
Sennheiser E865 - Super-Cardioid Handheld Condenser Microphone
  • Protective Pouch
  • (MZQ 800) Microphone Clip
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    SennheiserE865 - Handheld Condenser Mic
     
    5.0

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      5.0

      pricey but worth it

      By ray j

      from south alabama

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Sennheiser E865 - Handheld Condenser Mic:

        used for southern gospel group as vocal mics. bought to replace some old AKG condenser mics that had seen to many miles. these Sennheiser 856e will pull even the most timid singers out of the noise and make it possible to hear them. they sound great and very little problem with feed back.

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        5.0

        Great mic

        By DNWord

        from Arizona

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Sennheiser E865 - Handheld Condenser Mic:

          I love this mic -- easily better than my previous lead vocal mic (an EKG that is now discontinued) -- I compared them side by side and always preferred the Sennheiser. Haven't tried it onstage yet, but it definitely gave me more authority in rehearsal. Nice, warm tone in a sleek package.

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          5.0

          Best Micro

          By mariosinger

          from Mexico City

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Professional
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Live Concerts
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Professional singers

            Comments about Sennheiser E865 - Handheld Condenser Mic:

            The best sound i have experienced.
            I use it for live concerts, is great!!
            One year ago i recorded a friends live perfomance and i got amazed, the sound is so clear...
            Simply Great!

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            5.0

            Greatest Microphone Ever

            By Ruvim Heliament

            from Seattle, WA

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            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Sennheiser E865 - Handheld Condenser Mic:

              I use Sennheiser E865 for more than 5 Years, and never been upset about this microphone. Great thing about it that it has very clear sound, works perfectly for every kind of voice, but i find it the best in having it for Male Vocal. because it picks up low frequencies really good and makes any voice sound very rich.

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              5.0

              Outstanding vocal mic

              By Dan-o

              from Toronto, ON

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Sennheiser E865 - Handheld Condenser Mic:

                Nothing bad to say about this mic. I bought four(4) units for my band vocals and couldn't be happier.

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