sE Electronics sE4400a Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 40+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$499
sE Electronics sE4400a Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Specifications

  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Supercardioid, Omni, Figure-8
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Max SPL: 130dB
  • Power Requirements: +48V

Gearank Recommendation

The sE4400a appeared on our recommended list for Large Diaphragm Condenser Mics Under $500 from March 2020 until April 2021.

Overview

The sE4400a is a vintage-inspired microphone with modern features like four polar patterns, a vintage-style brass capsule, two bass cuts and two pads.

Because of these features, the sE4400a can be seen as a general-purpose mic that can be used with different applications from drum overheads to violin string sections to intimate voice-overs.

While excellent on drums and rooms, vocal uses may need additional tweaks but would still be a definite plus if a more neutral vocal sound is desired.

The sE4400a is definitely a versatile mic with its feature set; it's your go-to mic for neutral sounding captures of almost any sound source.

Hands On Reports

Website Source *Rating Value
Sound On Sound Paul White 98/100
Gearspace andreaeffe 90/100
Gearspace AnaLoGMunKy 80/100
AudioTechnology Mark Woods 90/100
Music Radar Future Music 90/100
*Displayed values are prior to the Gearank Algorithm's adjustments it makes when evaluating the source.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can find in our guides to Condenser Mics: Small to Large Diaphragm and Studio Vocal Mics.

sE Electronics sE4400a Frequency Response and Polar Pattern Charts:

sE Electronics sE4400a frequency response chart

About the Author

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I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings, and also I play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.