Sennheiser e835-S Dynamic Cardioid Handheld Vocal Microphone
150dB is loud.
For comparison, a jet engine during takeoff produces 120dB SPL.
There aren't many mics that handle this range of SPL confidently despite being advertised as able to.
The Sennheiser e835 is a mic designed to handle even the loudest of vocals (or other sound sources you might want to record).
The mic capsule is designed to minimize the frequency response change from singing close to far from the mic.
- Type: Dynamic
- Polar Pattern:Cardioid
- Frequency Response:40Hz-16kHz
- Impedance: 350 ohms
- Maximum SPL: 150dB
One thing to note about the e835 is that the high SPL handling makes it a great choice for aggressive and screamed vocals. User mentioned that it's their go-to mic for live performance venues that handle metal bands. Its relatively affordable price makes it easily replaceable when some singers get too rough onstage.
The on-off switch is the first thing to go for one user. Other than the odd preference for not having an off switch, there were no consistently reported negatives. NB: A switchless version is available: Sennheiser e835.
Like to scream and sing loud during gigs? Do you own a venue that hosts bands that do? The Sennheiser e835-S is a great pick for aggressive vocals.
You can see the switchless version and other highly rated options in our guide to The Best Live Vocal Mics.