Sennheiser e 906
Sennheiser e 906

Dynamic Microphone

User Reviews: 4.812 Average price: $190

All user reviews for the Sennheiser e 906

Average Score: 4.8 ( 4.8/5 based on 12 reviews )
  9 reviews 75 %
  3 reviews 25 %
Value For Money: Correct
Mattfig 06/24/2012

Mattfig's review "The Best Choice for miking a cab"

5
This mic has a HUGE sweet spot that is much more simple to dial in than the traditional SM57...It also has 2 frequency rolloffs as well...

Here's the official specs:

Pick-up pattern: supercardioid
Frequency response: 40Hz-18kHz
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): 2,2 mV/Pa
Nominal impedance: 350 ohm
Min. terminating impedance: 1000 ohm
Dimensions: 55 x 34 x 134 mm
Weight: 1/3 lb.




OVERALL OPINION

It's easy to place...GREAT value considering a new one is under two hundred...I own two and hope to get more...

I tried a lot of different mics over the years and none have worked so well on guitar cabs than this one...I place mine just off center from the cone and it is perfect....It's so forgiving that I can setup most times without having to check it...I know exactly what I'll get from it...Everytime!

This mic also does nicely on snare drums...It can handle some really high signal to noise ratios too...I would bet it's great on horns thoug I've never tried...

You can't miss with this mic...It is the new standard for many...SM57s still have their place too, the E906 is a great alternative that sounds as good if not better and is easier to place...
James... 08/19/2011

James...'s review "No stand? No problem."

4
This microphone was pretty much made for live use. I suppose you could use it to record but given all the options out there, it's really not that special for studio use. It does excel in the live environment however, as I think it was designed to. Despite the look of it, this mic has a very tight pickup pattern and it's a try dynamic to the bitter end. I think some people buy these thinking they are some kind of ribbon or even a condenser mic but they aren't. It really is just a dynamic mic. Think SM57ish in function.

OVERALL OPINION

I tour sometimes with smaller bands, and some of the stages I play are so small that I simply don't have room for a stand to use to mic my cab. This is bad since I typically like to use an SM57 or a large diaphram condenser to mic my cabs, which both require a stand. I used to mess with special compact SM57 stands but if they break on tour, you are stuck up river. I was recommended this mic since it is able to be hung from the mic cable over the back of the cab. Pretty genius actually when I think about it. But is the sound good? Well yes it is. It's like an Sm57 almost but with more bass response. It does require a bit off low end roll off at the board with certain speakers. No big deal. The main rig I use this with is a simple AD30 with an Orange 2x12 setup. It's pretty flat. Or flat for what it is. Usually these kind of mics have crazy peaks in certain spots. Not this one.

It has held up well to road abuse. I actually have 2 in case one dies on me. But it hasn't in the two years I've used it. I've heard they break easy but I've dropped mine maybe 6 times and so far so good. A little disclaimer...it's not the best guitar mic in the world and I'm not saying that. But when you don't have a stand it's probably the best you're gonna get. I wouldn't use it in the studio because it doesn't have enough character or flavor for a track.
07/19/2011

Anonymous 's review

5
The Sennheiser E 906 is a marked improvement over the E 609, already a fantastic microphone. In this review, I will go into why it is.

The Sennheiser E 906 is a dynamic microphone designed for picking up the sound of a guitar amplifier. It is supercardioid, which means that it has an extremely tight pickup pattern, so when using the E 906, you will never once have to worry about bleed or the sound picking up anything else. The Sennheiser E 906 has a frequency response from 40-18,000 Hz, so it naturally has a bit of an advantage over the mainstay Shure SM57 when it comes to clarity and detail.

What makes the Sennheiser E 906 special, however, is that like the E 906's little cousin, the Sennheiser E 609, it is shaped and engineered specifically to have low profile. It is side address, and very flat, meaning that especially on a crowded stage or in a crowded studio, no one will ever have to worry about kicking the guitar amp microphone and ruining the sound of the gig. People often thread the XLR cable through the handle of the amp and hang the E 906 from it, which is especially easy if you tip your amp back like a normal person.

What makes the E 906 special over the E 609, however, is its switch that invokes either flat, smooth, or bright sounds. This makes the E 906 more versatile, and it captures percussion and horns just as well as it captures a guitar sound!

OVERALL OPINION

The Sennheiser E 906 is an improvement over the E 609 microphone, which was already an improvement over the SM57 when it came to guitar amps, What I did not see coming, however, was the E 906's ability to mic up other sources as well, making it markedly more versatile than the E 609. For a little more money, you have have a little more microphone, and I think it's worth it.
mooseherman 08/02/2009

mooseherman's review

5
These mics can be used in both live and studio settings, and actually work great in both situations. They are dynamic mics, so they don't require phantom power. It has a cardioid pickup pattern and it has a switch that switches between tones, which are labeled fat, bright, and smooth. <span style="white-space: pre;"> </span>

OVERALL OPINION

I like the tones that this mic gets out of an electric guitar. I've used it with my Fender Stratocaster and  Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb in the studio, and I couldn't believe how much better it was than the mics I'd been using (mainly the SM57...old habits die hard.) I like the variety of tones you can get from it; mic placement alone is no longer the only factor with these mics, as the three switches allow for drastically different sounds. I ended up choosing the setting based on the different types of songs I was doing, and it was almost always perfect, sometimes only requiring a slight change in position. The versatility I got out of one dynamic mic was impressive. The quality of the sound wasn't quite up there with some of the higher-end Sennheiser mics like the 409, but I think it is still great, especially for the price. The differences between it and other good Sennheiser mics, at least as far as tone is concerned, is minimal, with the exception of the switch that gives you greater versatility, which makes it more ideal than other mics in the price range. I didn't really look at this model until I heard that Robert Randolph uses it on his guitars, so that alone made me at least curious. After trying it, I was sold. If you are a fan of Robert Randolph's tone, it's worth your while to check out this mic, because it allows his tone to ring through clear and powerfully, and it will do the same for you, if you know what you're looking for in your sound. I would highly recommend this mic to anyone with an interest in recording or gigging, especially if you are a stickler for sound quality.
moosers 04/07/2009

moosers's review

5
The Sennheiser E 906 is a dynamic microphone designed and best suited for use with electric guitar. I have only used this mic for recording, but it is definitely suitable for both recording and live shows. It has a super cardioid pick up pattern and has an three band switch to choose between a flat signal, bright, or smooth.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using the Sennheiser E 906 dynamic mic for about two years and have found it to be an extremely useful mic for recording electric guitar. The shape and make up of the mic allows for only one side of the mic to be picking up any sound, so putting it up against the grill of a guitar amp will block out any sound outside of what is on the side that is picking up the sound. In addition to be a great mic for electric guitar, it also works for tom tom drums while recording or live shows and even vocals for live shows. Compared to the Sennhesier MD 409 or the e609, that both have a similar look and use, this is priced in the middle of these two mics as it is not as expensive as the MD 409, and is a bit more expensive than the e609. It doesn't sound as great as the MD 409, but is a bit fuller sounding than the e609, and is probably a bit more versatile than the e609 as well. Even though it is more expensive than the e609, it isn't that much more expensive and the only difference other than the fuller bodied sound, is the switch in the back for setting slight EQ changes. I have really come to trust Sennhesier to make good mics and other products, and this mic definitely lives up to the standard. Overall, the Sennheiser E 906 is a great mic for amateurs and professionals alike.
Jp6l6 02/17/2014

Jp6l6's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " Vriment top"

5
Dynamic microphone to speaker electric guitar.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for several years with great pleasure. Although my stage appearances are limited to an occasional beef for some time, it is always with me and if it is called sound engineer does not have this model, I give hers just before starting her balance if balance there and installs it. With practice, I always have pretty good before you start.
I also use it at home, when a musical idea comes to me and I do not want to forget. It is always before an amp. While it's easy to have, better still do a screen test. I play hard and the amp can cover my headphones. With this stuff, I would never record simulations.
I would do this purchase.
ThomasMC 03/18/2012

ThomasMC's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " My favorites for amps"

5
- What kind of microphone? (Voice, sound, mixed ..)
This is a microphone made for recording guitar amps, clear the box-and brass.

- What technology? (Electret, condenser ...)
This is a dynamic microphone.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long you use it?
More than a year.

- What is so special that you love the most, least?
I do not think I will though be a bad experience.

- Did you tried many other models before buying it?
I also have a Shure SM57 and an AKG Perception P4, I prefer the E906 in most cases.

- How would you rate the quality / price?
Well, it is for now my dearest dynamic in my park but it's well worth I think.

- With experience, you do again this choice?
Without any hesitation, it is really great for guitars, clean it in me has come to prefer the SM57 but if I make all my shots with him!
aurelman 11/24/2011

aurelman's review (This content has been automatically translated from English) " e 906"

4
very good micro easier to used the sm57 'it depends on the way is it's less of a microphone stand

the sound is very good in sound settings very easy

does not pick up surrounding noise

OVERALL OPINION

very good product
report quality fair price
dexter236 10/01/2010

dexter236's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
The characteristics to see other reviews.

OVERALL OPINION

* I've had very little time. Used only about twenty minutes, but enough to give a first notice hot (j'diterai that later).

* My situation:

Amp: Orange PPC212 Rockerverb 100 with two CB V30/G12T75

Guitars: Telecaster Lite Ash LP Studio

* I have a copy of SM57 (T Bone MB75) and I must say that the sound does not satisfy me alone.

The * +: moves easily obtained without a sound directly to the head, was the REAL sound of his amp, the effective filters that can vary the sounds without EXAGRES.

* The -: uh ... the price? It is worth its price even if it is not empty to provide a microphone 150 for beginners when the home studio. Apart from a.. I see no!

I took it for my copy couple of SM57. We made recordings "amateurs" with my band but we want something not too bad.
Here, the microphone is perfect and worth of being purchased (or E606 cheaper).

In 20 minutes, I had two made for a song and liked the sound directly, it did not take the head compartment some microphones.

In conclusion: If you have a sound you like, a desire to save srieusement be without a pro, I strongly recommend it. It's good! Coupled to an SM57, a should be all good.
Bear2Beer 01/26/2010

Bear2Beer's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

5
Dedicated to dynamic mic for live guitar amp with boost and attenuation to 4kHz (practice). The format is now well known proven and is still valid.

OVERALL OPINION

I have two past 6 months, but already knew. I can say they have their place in a park mic scene. This is different from 57, you can enjoy for other qualities, ideally, have both is interesting! His sound is balanced, accurate and fast. 0 output noise! Why it is fabulous; cons by its low sensitivity and Directivity (super) make him a precision tool, which is a good thing when you're pusser but bad for nags: they do not understand why one day " it sounds and the next "it does not sound"! <img class="smiley" src="/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_lol.gif" alt="" /> Pros: its flexibility on the equalizer, his realism, his frankness. Another plus: its directivity can effectively separate the sources, which is very easily live! The least: a very frank tone color and a clean cut at the top of the spectrum, the opposite of an electrostatic loudspeakers. the sound is really modern.
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