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Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone  

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  • Rugged metal body
  • Shock-mounted capsule
  • Frequency-independent directivity
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      For singers in loud bands.

      The Sennheiser e 838 Microphone from the evolution 800 Series has been engineered for the vocalist who needs the vocals to cut through the band. Due to its excellent acoustic properties, the e 838 mic delivers a high signal output to cut through high on-stage sound levels with ease. A gentle presence boost to even tonal response ensures vocal clarity and projection. The balanced frequency response maintains signal quality when moving on and off-axis during performance. The minimal proximity effect provides for consistently clear bass-end performance when singing closer to, or further from the microphone. The cardioid pick-up pattern provides excellent feedback rejection and good isolation from incidental rear noise. The rugged metal construction and internal damping isolates handling noise.

      Features

      • Rugged metal body
      • Shock-mounted capsule
      • Frequency-independent directivity
      • Exceptional feedback rejection
      • Excellent vocal projection
      • Humbucking coil
      • Includes microphone clamp and heavy-duty pouch

      Order today and have the high output and clarity you need.

       

      e 838 Dynamic Microphone Specifications:

      • Transducer principle: dynamic
      • Frequency response: 40 - 17,000Hz
      • Pick-up pattern: cardioid
      • Sensitivity (free field, no load at 1kHz): 2 mV/Pa ± 3dB
      • Nominal impedance 350 Ohms
      • Minimum terminating impedance: 1 kohms
      • Connector: XLR-3
      • Weight: 11.64 oz. (330g)
      • Dimensions (diameter x length): 1.85" x 7.125" (47 x 181mm)
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      Sennheisere 838 Dynamic Microphone
       
      4.9

      (based on 10 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

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      • 4 Stars

         

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      • 3 Stars

         

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good audio (7)
      • Durable (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances (7)
        • Home studio (6)
        • Outdoor events / games (5)
        • Amateur recording (3)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Experienced (5), Professional musician (5)

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        5.0

        Sennheiser e838

        By Flash

        from Michigan

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

          I now have 4 of these. Exceptional value. Clear, well made, and deliver the goods every time.

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          5.0

          E838 vs SM58

          By Robert

          from Lodi Calif.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Better Range Than A 58

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

              Compared this mike side by side with my stand by 58.
              Have to say, the presence and depth was much better.
              Really sounded like the beta series, but a lot cheaper!
              Don't know about the "roadworthiness" as this is for
              a permanent church setting but it definitely has a
              higher quality sound.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              ok for the price

              By Tous.

              from Upper MI

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              Pros

              • A Good Mic For The Money

              Cons

              • Sensitive To Feedback

              Best Uses

              • Performances

              Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

              Ok mic. Have a problem with feed back in close quarters.Moved it around and found the rooms sweet spot.(No squealing) So far so good. Only had it in use for two practice sessions.If I paid any more for it I would be concerned with the feedback. Over all sound quality is good.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              CLEAR & THIN WITHOUT THE TIN

              By Babs O'Reilly

              from Gator Country

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • No Added Tone

              Cons

              • Clear sound
              • No Added Tone

              Best Uses

              • Fantastic Effects Clarity
              • High Keyed Vocals
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

              This is the silver version of the e840 and has the same capsule as the e935. I absolutely love my e945s for depth, clarity, accuracy so I tried an e935 because I need tone mics for some folks. The e935 seemed to emphasize tone way heavy over clarity, and I sent it back, very disappointed after my e945s. Then I found out about this e838, basically the same mic as the e935 without the ND magnet and with less sensitivity and proximity effect(exact same curves, compare them). It was exactly what I was looking for as a companion to my e945s, but not at all a tone mic. I guess I'll just have to stick with my Shure Betas as tone mics for people who don't sing so deep or think it sounds better when they are grinding. I far prefer acoustic quality mics like the e945 and e838 over the Betas. I can sing in the Betas adequately, but they sound like mud to me compared to these two sweet Senn's(same reason I sent the e935 back).

              What the e838 won't do
              - give you an accented low end or heavy tone.
              - give you an artificial mic induced 4k bump, you gotta get it on your preamp or mixer.

              What the e838 will do
              - give you the flattest, smoothest cruise through mids low to high. Side by side the e838 sounds very much like the e945 with a 150hz bass cut. The e838 doesn't have as much depth or nuance as the e945, but I prefer it over my beloved e945 on higher keyed songs because the upper mids are smoother and more accurate, I didn't realize what the 8k scoop on the e945 was costing me in terms of push until I started on the e838! and the e945 is the comfiest mic I ever crawled up into.
              - give you the cleanest feed for effects, I couldn't believe the clarity in echoes, reverbs & synths. The e838 takes all the roughness out of effects that the Betas have(and a lot of people like?). It is nice and thin like the Heil PR20 but none of the tinny tone of the PR20.

              So I don't recommend the e838 if you need deep or growly tone added to your voice, or you don't have a 4k mid eq to add on your mixer. In other words if you are more comfy hiding behind a mic's tone then stay away from the e838.

              p.s. I held off a long time on writing this review until I was sure I had enough in my kit to last for fear you quys would buy them all up and cause the price to go back up. I think it's the best kept secret at Sennheiser. Yeah, the silver looks odd online but perfect on stage, and it is almost an identical match to the paint on the Shure KSM9 side by side. Hey, if that color's good enough for Daryl.....

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Clear Sound!

              By Jeanne

              from Chattanooga, TN

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

                  We need to have clear vocals to cut through our band and this microphone does it!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  better than the sm58

                  By BlueGoose 1

                  from Bluegoose, TN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Vocals Cut Through Mix

                  Cons

                  • none

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

                  I bought two, and I would very highly recommend this mic over the sm58 for the value, as well as the quality of mic you will get. Go on line and research the specs and you will see for yourself verses the sm58 this is the better mic at a better price. I am not downing the sm58, however the sm58 has been known as the standard vocal mic for years and shure will need to step up there frequency range on the 58 to get better than the 838. Like I said check out the specs and compare them.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great deal

                  By Arturo

                  from Portland,Maine

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Powerful
                  • Responsive
                  • Sweet Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Vocals

                    Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

                    We A-B'd this mic against the e 835 and a Blue 200.It blew away the other Sennheiser and it was on sale for less.It was as good as the Blue 200 in clarity,power, and presence. A little different in the cardioid pattern.Great mic for the money !!

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Mic!

                    By Toni

                    from Auburndale, FL

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

                      Performed at Lundyville and used this mic. LOVED it and have just bought 2 from you for our studio and touring projects. Excellent vocal projection for female vocalist, instrument pickup, etc.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      One use your hooked

                      By Extol contempary gospel sound

                      from Miami, Az

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

                        Love it . Been using it for years and makes my vocals have a rich quality. Not a box sound. Yo will be very pleased. I used it from a friend and then got my own. After one song I was hooked. Ha.

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                        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Smooth professional sound, love it

                        By Sholo

                        from Wilmington, NC

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                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Home Studio
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

                          Love this microphone, used to sing through a shure sm58 but it just can't compare to this beauty. Sennenheiser is high quality and this microphone is the real deal for a great price.

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