Sennheiser e835-S Dynamic Cardioid Handheld Vocal Microphone


95 out of 100. Incorporating 850+ ratings and reviews.

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Sennheiser e835-S Dynamic Cardioid Handheld Vocal Microphone

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 95/100 is based on analysis of 850+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

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.

Sennheiser e835-S Polar Pattern Chart:

Sennheiser e835-S polar pattern

Sennheiser e835-S Frequency Response Chart:

Sennheiser e835-S frequency response chart

About the Author

Raphael PulgarRaphael Pulgar

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