Sennheiser e 902
Sennheiser e 902

e 902, Dynamic Microphone from Sennheiser in the evolution 900 series.

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Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Anonymous 's review

Sennheiser e 902
The Sennheiser E 902 is supposed to be Sennheiser's successor to the very nice and interesting E 602. The E 902 is intended primarily for use with a kick drum, although Sennheiser advertises it, like the E 602 as a "bass instrument" microphone. I am quite sure that it will work well on bass cabinets, but it was not an application that I got around to testing it on. This review will, consequentially, cover their use on kick drums.

The Sennheiser E 902 is a dynamic microphone specifically designed to be used with bass instruments, so it will get utilized mostly on kick drums. It has a cardioid pick up pattern, which is nice, because if it gets placed in the hole of a kick drum, it will pick up some of the boominess in the kick. It has a bass-heavy frequency response from 20 Hz all the way to a respectably high 18,000 Hz.

The E 902 has a stand mount built right onto the microphone, and this resulted in considerably less hassle in setting it up inside of the hole. This mechanism is a markedly noticeable improvement over the E 602.

In my review of the E 602 II, I mentioned how the E 602 II seems to magically fix low end kick drums that had a tendency to sound boxy. In keeping true with the fact that it is a higher end microphone, the E 902 does not have this compensation built into the curve. The E 902 will make a good kick sound good, and a bad kick will continue to sound bad, so it is not a magical solution to a bad kick like the E 602 seemed to be. This particular microphone from Sennheiser tends to be very clean, very honest about the sound it imparts.


I like the E 902 more than the E 602, but they are differently colored. The E 902 is not designed to compensate for any bad bass signals like the E 602 is not only engineered to do, but is also advertised to do. Do your research before you buy anything, and you'll have a great kick in no time!

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

Sennheiser e 902
Micro dynamic, cardioid optimized for low frequencies (Bass Drum, Bass ...).


I use for 3 months, I tried the Beta 52 (good), the 602II (medium), the PG52 (FRO), the BR 20 (very good).
This mic is really amazing, I especially used to Kick back, the answer in the bottom of the spectrum is accurately and correctly, the 602II is problematic in this field (too mushy), I find that it is a kind mix beta 52 with Sennheiser sound.
I soundtrack drummers of all kinds (metal, rock, jazz) in all these records he has done very well out.
It is a very good finish (Sennheiser 900 series) and robust, it does not take much space which is very convenient, I transplanted the kick of a jazz drummer at the skin punch and there it is very well integrated.
This is not necessarily the best microphone in this price range but I took advantage of a promotion for me threw it and I do not regret it, he has totally erased my 602II I was not a fan anyway .
The quality-price ratio is normal I think, is a micro well enough known for my taste, much confused with the 602 but once connected the professionals with whom I work is not beta 52 of their side because as they say, there are has worked on for ...

freddie54's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good microphone!"

Sennheiser e 902
Dynamic Microphone


For how long have you been using it?

I own one since 4 years.

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

two microphones of the same kind: a shure pg from a drum kit and an AKG D112.

What thing do you like most/least about it?

most: no need for clips, dynamics, at least: I see no bah!

I use this microphone to dub the bass amps, I tested was the bass drum but I prefer the AKG D112 (it's a matter of taste) otherwise it remains an exellent microphone that does what you request !

What is your opinion about the value for the price?
Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice? ...

a good microphone very clear good quality workmanship that has its place on stage and hold the road!

redo this choice, of course it's already done!