sE Electronics sE4400a Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone
- Type: Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Supercardioid, Omni, Figure-8
- Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
- Impedance: 50 ohms
- Max SPL: 130dB
- Power Requirements: +48V
The sE4400a appeared on our recommended list for Large Diaphragm Condenser Mics Under $500 from March 2020 until April 2021.
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.
|Sound On Sound||Paul White||98/100|
|Music Radar||Future Music||90/100|
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.