Sennheiser e614 Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 150+ ratings and reviews.

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$200
Sennheiser e614 Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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.

Specifications:

  • Type: Condenser
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Max SPL: 139dB
  • Applications: Percussion, Drums, Electric and acoustic instruments
  • Power Requirements: +48V
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid

Pros

Users love it 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. For more percussive elements, the mic is noted to perform equally well for with its fast transient response.

Cons

Few relevant complaints from people who bought it - most were about packaging differences.

Overall

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.

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

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An audio engineer of nearly 20 years who specializes in rock and metal recordings, he also plays guitar and produces original music for his band and other content creators.

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