All user reviews for the Sennheiser e 825 S
sw80's review"Ok, but I prefer Shure"
I was using this mic a lot back in 2006 to 2007 and it was one of my main microphones because I just did not have money at the time to upgrade. For the price I really did not expect to get much better than this, but after using other microphones that cost a lot more has allowed me to see just how many flaws this microphone has. While I was using it I knew that something was not right but I was in the early stages of my career and just could not put my finger on it. Now that I am more seasoned in recording and have worked with better gear I see what the issues where.
If you are looking to spend less than 100 dollars and need a vocal microphone I prefer going with the Shure SM mics. They will give you a great recording and can be a more versatile microphone than the E825S can be.
Have you ever had a screamer in your studio? The kind of guy that you wouldn't trust to even look at your nicer condenser mics? Well, in most cases that's where your trusty standard cardioid mics come out to play. Give the man a E825S and let him scream and spit all over it, it can take it, and still sound pretty darn good too.
Overall, the E825S is a really solid choice for live applications and can come in handy in the studio. In my opinion it's better than the Shure 58 for vocal and it can hold it's own on snare and toms. For a musician or club owner on a budget it's definetly worth buying one or two, you may very well find yourself buying some more.
AlanForPresident's review"affordable for home"
With the e825 you wont have to do to much eq at all. Just a little boost on the high end and I usually always cut out the really low end frequencies that you cant hear anyways just to make it sound cleaner and not have all the energy going to wasted space with frequencies that wont get picked up. The Sennheiser E825S is also very well built and light. You can travel with it and take it places without the fear of it getting broke, and even if it does get broke its not like you broke a 500 dollar mic. Its really cheap to replace which is always good because over time stuff will cause problems. I haven't been using this mic long enough yet to experience any problems and hopefully I wont for a long long time.
Anonymous 's review
The 825 has a cardioid response, which is typical. I found that the microphone does actually offer a nice level of clarity, even over some of the standard microphones (but then again, everything seems less muddy than an SM58 when I have a richer baritone voice). It also has an on/off switch, that never stops irking me for the simple shallow cosmetic preference I have.
The Sennheiser E 825 S is Sennheiser's entry level microphone for stage work. It is my no means a terrible microphone in this regard; in fact, I find that it is actually quite comparable to even some of the less budget oriented microphones from other companies. That being said, at its price point, it cannot compete with the next microphone up which is a standard: The Sennheiser E 835 is a staple microphone for many people. Several people believe that the Sennheiser E 835 kills the vaunted Shure SM58. So maybe the E 825 S was not built to compete with it, but at only $20 less new than the E 835, it sure seems like it is trying.
What is rather bothersome about this is that understandably, $20 can stack up over several microphones. However, Sennheiser also sells a three pack of the E 835 for $10 less than three E 825 S microphones would cost. So, there is very little reason to settle for this and not go for the next one up.
Samy44L's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good micro base - Very reliable"
I have a pair for 3 years.
It is a microphone that I use for a variety of uses: sound of voice or instrument (sax), sound ...
Compared to my other mics (static Chinese), it is much easier to use, and does not have this "bump" in the treble. There is less of a problem "S" untimely. It is less sensitive to defects room acoustics.
Compared to an SM58, it has a more neutral, less proximity effect on the bass.
This is a micro rather versatile and highly reliable in harsh conditions, where a static hassle to use.
Finally, considering the price is a bargain, compared to the "sacrosanct" SM58.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Lau.'s review(This content has been automatically translated from French)" Does not suit me"
Had it for 4 years.
Yes, I tried a shure sm58 who dropped me a shure beta 87 and an akg whose model eludes me.
This mic does not suit me at all (spoken vocals, mantras, singing) ... I've never managed to like my voice through it. I do not know if this is because it is worn out but it sounds really cardboard to me. In fact I used it as micro secondary way to apply effects crados by boosting the signals ... in its neutral I do not support it, I seem to hear a cold duck lost in the fog. I'm not sound engineer and have not really bothered to understand why it did not suit me. A friend had his sm58 mic and me and I complained that it gave nothing, we exchanged micro and he apologized. This mic seems to sing a lot of variety or choirs without trying too present. Zero for mantras, beat box for the rags to rap no too sharp enough to scream yes c well, to sing pop or classical can be clear without much character (harmonics?) Too. It has no presence, death. When I sing with him, I must adapt my voice to his faults blatantly ... and it cuts a ton of things. berkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
That these are just impressions, I have not taken the time to do a technical analysis to understand what does not suit me.
I like the on / off button, the fact that we can leave it lying around without fear of damaging it, it is interesting to me as micro experimental lying on the floor, we have no fear of damaging ( I walked into a mixer with a mc808 for preamplifying or in vst). It is solid.
Value for money: we gave it to me (thank you!) So ... uh if I will not buy a microwave as this one ... I preferred the SM58 well, now I think investing in a dynamic microphone akg beta type 87 or c xxx.
60 euros nine maybe it is! to try before you buy ...
3 of 9 people found this review helpful
sorgen :shoot:'s review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
It is now almost 3 years that I have this mic ...
I used to singing in my dates ... Moreover, the fact that I did with him (not Home).
For the price, it is very good, strong and effective level sound.
Single fault, never take an amp scratches with this microphone, the sounds are really saturated Deguelle ... But it is for the song (and it does it well)
I will soon be testing Home ... To see ...
In any case I would do this election ...
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
NiNø's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
I possde 825S microphones 2 for 1 year and a half and I'm glad trs. I use it for animation, voice recording. I dj record a piano, a harmonica and a flte and rendering silent trs good.
1 people did not find this review helpful
Mort-Fier's review(This content has been automatically translated from French)
high feedback rejection
80-15 kHz frequency response
Here is a quality mic for budget travelers in France it costs 65euros, but in Germany (or rockshop.de netzmark / thomann.de you'll find it much cheaper)
works with an XLR cable sold separately
I've had six months,
I am very satisfied, a good record, yours is well in hand
before I had the ultra low-end kind of Ericsson at Auchan, so I am more than satisfied with my sennheiser!
the quality is very good is the kind of microphone that lasts 20 years
I do it again the same choice without hesitation!