Sennheiser E835 Microphone Review

Sennheiser e835 Review

SENNHEISER E835 REVIEW

Dynamic cardioid microphone designed for speech and vocals. Produces a solid sound that projects well and cuts through high volumes on stage. Intended for home recording, semi-pro studios and live sound applications. Let’s take a closer look…

DESIGN

Sennheiser again keep costs down and simplicity high by including no switches on the body. The e835 features an attractive enough handheld design with metal dark grey body and a very robust black grille.

FEATURES

  • Dynamic cardioid microphone for speech and vocals
  • Cuts through high on-stage levels
  • Clear reproduction with a high presence
  • Consistent sound quality (varying distances, moving off axis)
  • Handles high sound pressure levels
  • Optional silent on/off switch
  • Isolates handling noise, hum compensating coil
  • Excellent feedback rejection
  • Rugged metal housing

The polar pattern used is a standard cardioid, which is great for feedback rejection although the e835 works very well off-axis too. Connectivity comes in the form of an XLR port. The e835 compatible with any board or mixer out there. Finally, this mic comes with a basic zippered pouch and a decent mic stand clip. This is more than you would expect from a microphone under hundred bucks.

PERFORMANCE

Sennheiser e835 is a dynamic microphone which has a cardioid pick-up pattern. It sounds excellent, the noise-reducing features work well together to ensure the only thing coming from the mic is your voice – not unwanted hum or handling noise. e835 series microphone is a wired type microphone which provides a fine and consistent sound right out of the box. It requires no drivers or installation. It connects through the XLR port and cable, making this microphone usable straight out of the box.

For instrument recording, the e835 fares very well, with that high SPL coping nicely with everything from drums to aggressive electric guitars.

CONCLUSION

The German brand does the simple things well, keeps costs low, and provides both beginners and experienced stage performers a worthwhile addition to their toolkit.