sE Electronics sE4400a Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

92 out of 100. Incorporating 30+ ratings and reviews.
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sE Electronics sE4400a Large-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Gearank Recommendation

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

Rating Source Highlights

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.


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.


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

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