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NMD Sennheiser E835

Discussion in 'Recording and PA Lounge' started by Kerry Brown, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Kerry Brown

    Kerry Brown Gold Member

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    I needed a mic for our singer's classical guitar. She only uses it for a couple of songs but it will allow me a bit more freedom to do my thing as I was basically just playing what she was doing on her unamplified classical. I found this on sale at Long and McQuade.

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    Sennheiser - E835 Mic with 5 Meter Cable and Boom Stand
    Sennheiser - E835 Mic with 5 Meter Cable and Boom Stand
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    I was going to get a SM58 or another Apex 381 (Yorkville SM58 clone, I have two). The Sennheiser got good reviews online and came with a cheap stand and cable so I thought I'd give it a try. So far I like it for my voice. It has a bit better highs and a bit more of a mid boost than either the SM58 or the Apex. I think Monica will get an Apex 381 for her guitar and I will get this one for backup vocals.
     
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  2. sulphur

    sulphur

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    Congrats!

    I picked up a three pack of these on sale a few years ago.
    I gave one to the singer in the band and we both preferred them to the Shure 58s.
     
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  3. Wardo

    Wardo

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    I have that stuff.

    The mic is a little more crisp than an SM58 although I went back to the 58 for vocal.
     
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  4. Frenchy99

    Frenchy99

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    I got a brand new kit that I got in a garage sale, still haven't opened it ( have lots of mics).

    Please let us know how you like it.
     
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  5. Wardo

    Wardo

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    I have a Shure SM86 which is a really nice mic but it’s a bit too refined for a hill billy singer like me.
     
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  6. Kerry Brown

    Kerry Brown Gold Member

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    I like it so far. It needs less EQ than I am used to. It sounds good with my voice with everything pretty flat. Usually I have some mids and treble added and a little bass taken out for my voice. It definitely has more highs out of the box than a 58. I have a cold right now so I won't know for sure until my voice is back to normal.
     
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  7. Merlin

    Merlin Gold Member

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    I like those kits. Good value, but the cable is usually crap.
     
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  8. Kerry Brown

    Kerry Brown Gold Member

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    The cable and the stand are not great. I needed the stand to mic Monica’s guitar. It will work OK for that. She plays sitting down. If you extend the boom for a singer standing up it eventually sags.
     
  9. Wardo

    Wardo

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    Another nice kit is the Rode NT1A comes with a pop filter and a good cable for $300.
     
  10. jimsz

    jimsz

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    Good choice with Seenheiser, Kerry. Picked up a E945 last year after using Shures for years and the difference was noticeable, fuller richer sound. I also didn't need to boost any mids, highs or lows. Very good mics.
     
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  11. ronmac

    ronmac

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    Kerry, many mic stands come with the boom clutch tightening handle oriented so that the weight of the mic loosens the clutch. If this is the problem with your stand it can be corrected by pulling the clutch assembly apart and putting it back together with handle on the other side.
     
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  12. bw66

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    The e835 is my favourite of the entry-level vocal mics. I have about four of them, plus a 935, which is crisper at the top end, but not worth the $100 up-charge IMHO. Once in a while Cosmo has a really good sale on the 935 - I got mine for $129 a while back, which makes it a bargain.

    I also have one of the stands that come in the kit and have experienced the same issues. I've compensated by minimizing the extension of the boom, but I'm going to try reversing the clutch assembly.
     
  13. High/Deaf

    High/Deaf Gold Member

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    I think that if the SM58 wasn't the reference standard for live mics for decades now, they wouldn't sell many of them. I have a couple that I feel like I have to have to keep the soundmen out there happy. You bring something else and they look at you funny, like, "what they hell am I supposed to do with that."

    They are durable, I'll give them that. I pretty sure I used my 40 year old 58 as a hammer, a weapon, a beer bottle opener, and many other Swiss-army applications. And it shows in the fact that it doesn't sound quite the same as my newer one does. I still take it out when I know other people are going to be spitting into it, or possible walking away with it.
     
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  14. KapnKrunch

    KapnKrunch Gold Member

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    Ditto.

    My old 58 sounds lame. I have been using a condensor headset (to see my bass pedals), but I think I will get the E835 like Kerry has for regular stand-up use. Sounds like a winner.
     
  15. Kerry Brown

    Kerry Brown Gold Member

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    Don't count out the Apex 381. I haven't used the Sennheiser enough yet to know if I like it better than the Apex. I have been very impressed with the Apex. Our singer really likes them. She likes them more than an SM57 and 58 that we've tried.
     

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