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Sennheiser e 865

Small diaphragm condenser microphone from Sennheiser belonging to the evolution 800 series.

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"Sennheiser E865"

Sennheiser e 865Published on 04/25/06 at 15:00
Sing.

Got this used Sting Signature E865 over Ebay for about $140 as the principle mic to replace the wirelesses. Not knowing which was better, I also got a Shure beta 87A for about the same money. Both are top of their line condensers and I expected them to sound and work alike. But no!

Even without comparing, the Shure was a toy, unpleasent to use. When comparing, the shure was trash:
The Sennheiser E865 has execellent, uniform, and sensitive pickup that does not varies too much with the distance from mouth. I have amazed friends who told me they like this mic, totally on their own initiatives.
The Shure Beta 87A sounds weak when farther and sounds harsh when close. It is very......
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Sing.

Got this used Sting Signature E865 over Ebay for about $140 as the principle mic to replace the wirelesses. Not knowing which was better, I also got a Shure beta 87A for about the same money. Both are top of their line condensers and I expected them to sound and work alike. But no!

Even without comparing, the Shure was a toy, unpleasent to use. When comparing, the shure was trash:
The Sennheiser E865 has execellent, uniform, and sensitive pickup that does not varies too much with the distance from mouth. I have amazed friends who told me they like this mic, totally on their own initiatives.
The Shure Beta 87A sounds weak when farther and sounds harsh when close. It is very sensitive to distance that you must hold it very steadily. It has a slim handle that may not be comfortable to hold. One person prefer this one because of its high frequency emphasis.


Nothing wrong about this one.

Good metal construction.

For professionals.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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"Sennheiser E865"

Sennheiser e 865Published on 06/09/03 at 15:00
I recently aquired the e865 from a Lukert Productions, motion picture production company who happened to be a Sennheiser dealer. No one else in the Phoenix area had them in stock, but they had plenty. Interestingly, they said they sell a lot to churches because they're so rugged. Had seen them dropped of scaffolding onto concrete without ill effect. I paid $249. Have been in search of the perfect vocal stage mic for years, have gone through SM-58's, a number of EV mics and most recently an AKG D-3700.

Crystal clear highs, great punch, good bottom end without being boomy, little need for EQ. Sounds great EQ'd flat. The hype said Sting wanted a mic that has "air" and that's true. There's......
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I recently aquired the e865 from a Lukert Productions, motion picture production company who happened to be a Sennheiser dealer. No one else in the Phoenix area had them in stock, but they had plenty. Interestingly, they said they sell a lot to churches because they're so rugged. Had seen them dropped of scaffolding onto concrete without ill effect. I paid $249. Have been in search of the perfect vocal stage mic for years, have gone through SM-58's, a number of EV mics and most recently an AKG D-3700.

Crystal clear highs, great punch, good bottom end without being boomy, little need for EQ. Sounds great EQ'd flat. The hype said Sting wanted a mic that has "air" and that's true. There's no distortion even if you scream into it, (I don't, but someone else did, actually cupping her hand around the end). Good feedback rejection and no handling noise. There's a clarity and spacial sound that you just don't get with a dynamic mic. This results in not having to sing with as much effort to be heard.

Nothing, as close to perfect as you can get. Included items are a little Spartan, just a clip and a nylon pouch, but I'd rather have all the money go into the mic, and not some fancy carrying case anyway.

High quality, good finish, good looks. Comfortable in the hand, although I play guitar, so it's on a stand. Mic clip is also good quality, not cheap-looking and holds the mic securely.

I know the Celine Dion also uses this mic, don't know who else. I just know my search is over. I have a very dynamic vocal style and this mic suits me to a "T". I don't know anyone who wouldn't like it, unless someone wanted the muddiness of say, an SM-58 to cover up flaws in their vocal timbre, or a funky sound. Singing through this mic is like being in the studio. I don't think many people are that aware of this mic, appears only intermittently in the MF catalogs, so at this point it's like a secret weapon. People will think you sound better and they won't know why. It's not cheap of course, and you have to have phantom power to run it, but most PA's have phantom power any more. It carries a 10-yr warranty unlike many other mics. Just save that documentation... and don't let it out of your sight.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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"Sennheiser E865"

Sennheiser e 865Published on 02/22/02 at 15:00
Purchased from House of Guitars,Rochester,New York for 229.00
I needed a mic that wouldn't need to be equed so heavily in the monitors when playing out live.

This mic out performed my trusty sm58 by leaps and bounds. Of course it's a condenser mic so it has a lot more guts than a 58. I used it live for the first time and was amazed at the tight cardiod pattern it produced allowing me to not have to cut all my high frequencies to kill feedback in the monitors. It has a smooth attack and lots of presence which really helped to save me from over singing. This is a phantom powered mic so that must be taken into consideration when purchsing it.

I like everything about this mic.
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Purchased from House of Guitars,Rochester,New York for 229.00
I needed a mic that wouldn't need to be equed so heavily in the monitors when playing out live.

This mic out performed my trusty sm58 by leaps and bounds. Of course it's a condenser mic so it has a lot more guts than a 58. I used it live for the first time and was amazed at the tight cardiod pattern it produced allowing me to not have to cut all my high frequencies to kill feedback in the monitors. It has a smooth attack and lots of presence which really helped to save me from over singing. This is a phantom powered mic so that must be taken into consideration when purchsing it.

I like everything about this mic.

Professional looking.Gotta be carefull not to drop it though as the condeser mics are much more delicate than passive mics.

A great value, a strong performer and it helps your overall performance by letting you hear more of the frequencies that you need to be hearing especially in a rock situation where the sound levels are up there.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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"solid mic for cheap price"

Sennheiser e 865Published on 10/30/11 at 20:52
My bands budget wasn’t very high, and we wanted to have a high quality set up. After a mixing board and pro tools LE setup and Mics we didn't have much left for construction. But we managed to pull it off. We used to use a Sennhieser E865(great stage mic) but this has a glassier feel to it. Buy a pop filter! It mixes well with Sure sm57's and 58's but then again what doesn't? Use it with a Presonus TubePre for best results and don't be timid to use the pad feature, this mic pics up my neighbors lawnmower from underground. You get what you pay for, but its surprising more mic for the money than most think. Most reviews I read that were bad I think they just didn't take the time to learn......
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My bands budget wasn’t very high, and we wanted to have a high quality set up. After a mixing board and pro tools LE setup and Mics we didn't have much left for construction. But we managed to pull it off. We used to use a Sennhieser E865(great stage mic) but this has a glassier feel to it. Buy a pop filter! It mixes well with Sure sm57's and 58's but then again what doesn't? Use it with a Presonus TubePre for best results and don't be timid to use the pad feature, this mic pics up my neighbors lawnmower from underground. You get what you pay for, but its surprising more mic for the money than most think. Most reviews I read that were bad I think they just didn't take the time to learn how to use the mic right. Marshall put some time engineering it for budget people like me. I use the sennhieser for backup vocals and this for lead. I yell a lot into it and its withstood what I've tossed at it, but not at first when the levels were off. As far as voice over its got a nice range, lows are a little lacking it seemed to me but I'm a tenor. Its clear as a bell for money. If you don't have a lot of money, this mic will do an album or at least an EP no problem IF you dial it in for your vocalist. Thats half the battle


OVERALL OPINION


You should be using a preamp anyway, to get a good heated signal... a preamp will rid you of that cold digital feel you get when recording without one and you've got your phantom power. The mic is cheap, so just drop a little more for the preamp and wha-la. Buy this mic. It's a steal for the price
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  • Manufacturer: Sennheiser
  • Model: e 865
  • Series: evolution 800
  • Category: Small diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 04/12/2004

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