Sennheiser e 614 Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Street Price: 

$200
Sennheiser e614 Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Specifications

  • Type: Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Max SPL: 139dB
  • Power Requirements: +48V
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid

Gearank Recommendation

The Sennheiser e 614 appeared on our recommended list for Small Diaphragm Condenser Mics Under $200 from March 2020 until April 2021.

Overview

Sennheiser's e600 series are composed of high quality instrument microphones.

The e614 is a Supercardioid electret condenser microphone with a high max SPL for use specifically with high volume sound sources like drums and percussion.

It's compact size allows it to be easily positioned even in tighter drumkit layouts.

It's great for miking up drums, especially overheads, where the neutral sound of the mic plus the supercardioid design allows some reflections of the drum room to be recorded, resulting in natural sounding overheads.

The e614 proves to be a community favorite because of its small size, high SPL handling and neutral frequency response. For overheads, it's a definite go-to mic for many professional engineers.

Hands On Report

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Audiofanzine moosers 100/100
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Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Condenser Mics - Small & Large Diaphragm.

Sennheiser e614 Frequency Response and Polar Pattern Charts:

Sennheiser e614 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.