Sennheiser e 614 Small-diaphragm Condenser Microphone
Gearank High Notes
- Type: Condenser
- Frequency Response: 40Hz-20kHz
- Impedance: 50 ohms
- Max SPL: 139dB
- Power Requirements: +48V
- Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
The Sennheiser e 614 appeared on our recommended list for Small Diaphragm Condenser Mics Under $200 from March 2020 until April 2021.
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.
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.