Sennheiser e935 Handheld Vocal Dynamic Microphone

96 out of 100. Incorporating 1800+ ratings and reviews.

Gearank High Notes

Sennheiser e935: Highest Rated Handheld Mic Under $200 - 2022.08

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The e935 appeared on our recommended list for Handheld Live Vocal Mics when we published our first edition in March 2016 and it has been superceded by new recommendations.

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Sennheiser design and manufacture their microphones in Germany and their mics are very well engineered. The e935 is no exception; aimed towards natural sounding vocal captures, the e935 is designed to be relatively flat in the midrange with a slight high frequency boost.

This flat frequency response covers most of the vocal range resulting in very ‘natural’ sounding vocals. This makes it perfect for vocals that need to sit well with genres like Jazz where vocals need to be as natural as possible.

The e935 has a shock-mounted capsule for low handling noise and a hum compensating coil to reduce electrical interference. It’s very solidly built, and while I’ve only worked with them a few times, they feel like they will last for years.

Sennheiser have earned their high reputation for quality and many owners say the e935 is not only the best dynamic mic in this price range, but equal to the highest rated mics even when compared to the condenser mics it competes with.


  • Its flat midrange gives it a natural sound
  • Well built – durable


  • I actually have no complaints

Main features

  • Metal construction: Rugged and reliable
  • Shock-mounted capsule: Low sensitivity to impact and handling noise
  • Cardioid pickup pattern: Insulation from other on-stage signals
  • Hum compensating coil: Reduces electrical interference
  • Neodymium ferrous magnet with boron: Keeps microphone stable regardless of climate
  • Made in Germany

Rating Source Highlights

WebsiteSource*Rating Value
The Greatest SongEditor96/100
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