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1 Sennheiser E835 Vocal Microphone Review

Sennheiser E835 Vocal Microphone Review

There are some really crappy microphones on the market and there are some really incredible micro...

8.3

A good vocal mic is so important to not only lead singers but any band that wants to sound professional. If you are a back-up singer, running a music venue, creating music in a home studio or running a full recording studio, your choice in vocal mics can make all the difference in how the music sounds.

For most of us there are very affordable vocal mics from companies like Sennheiser and Shure. For the professional front man and lead vocalist, companies like Telefunken are really delivering amazing vocal mics that are providing crisp clear sound that is improving the sounds of vocals for everyone.


Telefunken M80

9.2/10 Read review
92 %
Last Amazon price update was: December 28, 2020 12:04 am
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9.2 Expert Score

Telefunken is an American company that produces quality products and is very involved in the music community and works with several musicians that I perform with on a regular basis.  I have met some of the reps and have had nothing but a great experience with them as people and using their mics in my studio and in live settings.  If money is a huge concern there are some comparable mics that are a bit cheaper, but for the versatility and clarity of this microphone, I think it’s worth every penny.

Sound
9.6
Price
8.4
Durability
9.4
PROS
  • Great clarity and warmth with low bleed and minimal feedback
CONS
  • There are more affordable microphones

Shure SM58-CN

8.9/10 Read review
89 %
Last Amazon price update was: December 23, 2020 1:40 am
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8.9 Expert Score

This microphone is solid.  I have seen musicians and sound men drop this mic and pick it up, dust it off and keep using it without noticing any difference in the sound.  With that said, I don’t suggest anyone actually “drop the mic”.  I also prefer this mic for live use and would only use it in the studio for specific instruments.  If you are on a budget and you want something solid that sounds good, this is your mic.  If you want a nuanced microphone and specifically want a great sounding vocals in a studio setting there are other microphones I would suggest.  With that in mind, the mics I would suggest do cost a bit more, so for the cost, this is a great all around microphone.

Sound
7.8
Price
9.9
Durability
10
PROS
  • Most durable mic on the market
CONS
  • Some knockoffs have made their way on to the market which are not as good

Sennheiser E835

8.3/10 Read review
83 %
Last Amazon price update was: January 3, 2021 10:41 am
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8.3 Expert Score

This sennheiser vocal mic package is not necessarily intended for studio use as it is advertised as a live vocal mic as it is good at working with high levels that compete with drums and amps and also rejects feedback pretty well.  With that said, I have used it for some home recording and have no complaints with what I get. For the price and the versatility of this dynamic cardioid microphone, it is a great deal. The package option comes with a stand and mic cable which is valuable as well, although the mic clip takes a slight adjustment out of the box to get it to get the perfect fit with the microphone.

Sound
7.5
Price
10
Durability
7.5
PROS
  • Affordable
CONS
  • Some of the higher frequencies can get lost

Some vocal mics are made by companies like Shure and Sennheiser and some are from lesser known companies like Telefunken but all have some really great vocal microphones. The key is finding the qualities you want for your voice and knowing was the pros and cons are for each microphone. Just because a microphone is expensive, does not mean it’s great or appropriate for your needs and and just because a vocal mic is cheap doesn’t mean it’s garbage, although there are definitely some garbage microphones you will want to avoid.

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