Sennheiser e 901

Sennheiser e 901

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e 901, Boundary microphone from Sennheiser in the evolution 900 series.

4 user reviews
Prices starting at $250 Average price: $250

Sennheiser e 901 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Sennheiser
  • Model: e 901
  • Series: evolution 900
  • Category: Boundary microphones
  • Added in our database on: 02/18/2009

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Sennheiser e 901 user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 4 reviews )
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joshsound's review

Sennheiser e 901
This very cool mic is a boundary layer mic from Sennheiser. I just recently got to test one out, and it sounds great! You connect this mic with an XLR cable just like most mics, and since the technology is based on a condenser you are going to need some phantom power to get it working. The pickup pattern on the mic is half-cardioid, so you need it to kind of face the general direction of the source if you want it to work correctly. The mic can be placed on any flat surface, whether that is directly on or inside of an instrument, or on the floor, wall, or ceiling. This mic comes in very handy in tight quarters when you don't have room for a traditional boom stand with a mic. With this boundary mic, you can just slip it into a tight spot and get a very nice sound that is something like a cross between a dynamic and a condenser. The frequency response does cover the entire spectrum, and sounds relatively even. The top end can at times sound a little dull, but it's nothing that a shelf of EQ can't correct. This sounds great inside of a bass drum and on the underside of a piano against the soundboard. It can sometimes be a little hard to affix it from walls or ceilings because it isn't that lightweight, but it's usually nothing some extra duct tape can't handle.


I have used this on 2 session fairly recently. Once we used it inside a kick drum and once on the underside of a grand piano in direct contact with the soundboard. Both applications sounded very full and crisp, which I was surprised about. This mic is a little exotic, but it's definitely something worth having in your locker if you wan't to be prepared for every recording situation. It is also priced reasonably at less than $250. I recommend it!

flav-le-musical's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" ben said so!"

Sennheiser e 901
Micro originally intended to take the GC ... this is great work. Better than a beta 91 or 52. By or against the strong is is that I tried it on vocals. (I'ma bass-baritone) and there ... !! just great! great clarity, attack, acute beautiful grain, not down and dirty mid serious organic! no feedback no repisse anywhere thanks to its directivity without doubt.



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mini stud01/27/2009

mini stud's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Sennheiser e 901
Trs short notice for this microphone that is worth it ... I start:

hmi-cardioid condenser microphone pressure zone, tudi to the bass drum. for wider use as a piano, choirs, etc ... there is the E912, I have not tried.

I put eight, because no trs versatile, even if ultimately very practical for other sources (pos on the table for the speech, for example), it's not the most forcment nice sound what comes out ...


I use it for 2 years.
the sound is much better than a Shure 91, rounder, less mtallique. it is also less fragile because it does not like it small cable with taking very fragile, not adapted to live trs. Here, we go take directly into the body.
srieuse manufacturing and robust, it sennheiser.
the sound now!
placement is the indoor of the GC (must still pierces it is ...) I dsaxe to the cot of the snare, and looking at the bat, it was as the most attacking, rejecting a max snare (it is Submitted to a 901 in a 52). if you want less of attack, it can look to the skin of rsonance is assayable. I put the collection's outdoor sometimes when I do not want to attack, but more often I prfrerai another microphone.
if the GC is not pierced, it's a bit dead for this microphone. we must find another solution.
it gives me a slap every time. With a proper prampli derrire good converter and one (type rm) the GC hits hard! For my part, I reduced a little the body of the GC (to 200/250Hz) which tends to be heard well. The rest is in default of the bass drum. dosage attack / rsonance is easy. to live, has more than enough. perfect for rock, mtal, etc ...
in the studio, I added a SUBKICK, the bass is prettier, even better. this couple walking trs well.
since I dropped the 52 ...

qualitprix the report is correct, it costs more or less the same thing as a 91 but the sound is better.

if I made the E901 me: I would try out the 912 to see if it is more versatile without sacrificing quality at the GC. if not, I Rasht even a budget without too hsiter E901. have to see what the competition but I know the 901 wins in the CATEGORY of static GC.

I put 9, nothing is perfect (in the prsence 200Hz, placement trsdlicat see not possible at all if the GC is not pierced)

CMC6's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Unknown ... unfortunately!"

Sennheiser e 901
hemi-cardioid condenser microphone for kick drum, substantially the same use as the best known of Shure beta91. A little big, it is sometimes difficult to pass through the vent of the skin of GC (when it is pierced). For cons, the XLR plug that fits directly into the microphone, it's really fucking better than Shure (I already had a problem with mini-XLR broke on it ... impossible to troubleshoot quickly).

What more ... a micro very well oriented to the bass drum, a little penalized by its physical form (but it's OK!).


I use it for over 3 years, I know many of the dedicated drum mics, and I confess that the E901 ... I love it! we can define a micro plug & play live, and you plug it plays.

The sound is really clear, dry (a bit too much for some, especially for reggae or any other music or bass drum has to drag a little), is obtained with frequency balance all wealth, infrastructure for the attack .
If you want to go into detail (studio or live or you have time) the position plays a lot on sound, it can be successfully treated with EQ, compressor, I almost never used with gate.

I often enjoy when I'm welcome to try other mics, but rarely found better. Moreover, I often convert the colleague who hosts!

In the studio very well also. use in my palette: pop / rock, metal, country, jazz ... Actually, when it was, the fact that ... really.

I use or have used: beta 52 and 91, D6, D112, E602, SubKick (not alone of course)

In conclusion, a versatile mic for bass drum, if you must have one, I really think this would be it. Sennheiser wind like a bass drum mic and he does really well. With that, and not looking for any versatility, and thinking that perfection is not of this world, I think the score of 9 is well deserved.

Microphone to discover, you will not waste your time!

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