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Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone  

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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 ...Read More

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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.

SPECIFICATIONS

e 838 Dynamic Microphone

  • Transducer principle: dynamic
  • Frequency response: 40 - 17,000Hz
  • Pick-up pattern: cardioid
  • Sensitivity (free field, no load at 1kHz): 2mV/Pa ± 3dB
  • Nominal impedance 350 Ohms
  • Minimum terminating impedance: 1 kohms
  • Connector: XLR-3
  • Weight: 11.64oz. (330g)
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): 1.85" x 7.125" (47 x 181mm)
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Sennheisere 838 Dynamic Microphone
 
5.0

(based on 22 reviews)

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    (21)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (19)
  • Durable (13)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (15)
    • Outdoor events / games (10)
    • Home studio (8)
    • Professional recording (6)
    • Amateur recording (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (11), Experienced (10)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best you will find in this price range.

    By Irene's Dream bass.

    from DC area.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Cuts Through The Mix
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Almost Anything

    Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

    This mic makes,even my vocals,sound clean and clear. You can spend more,but I can't see why you would.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing!

    By fabiohmp

    from Brazil

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Great Design
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

    Fast shipping, great product = Really satisfied. =]

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sennheiser 838

    By Paulie Gee

    from Lindenhurst, NY

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

      This mic seems to bring the vocals right out front. Feedback is almost non existant unless you have your reverb up too high and are right on top of the speakers. I have been using a Beyer mic for years but the E838 blows it away. I sing with a vocal group and I am now out front above the other singers. I also have an E835 wireless which is great also but I have a lot of trouble with feedback as it is very sensitive. If you are a lead singer, try this mic. You will not be disappointed.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pretty awesome, I'd say.

      By WillHuff

      from Picksburgh, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear
      • Clear Sound
      • Presence

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

          Compared to a Shure sm58, much tighter low end and, that certain Sennheiser high end sparkle. If you have a lower register or a more powerful voice, this is the one for you. It cuts through the mix, not because of a higher output but because of the increased presence it has over a lot of other microphones. Feedback is really not an issue and the proximity effect you get with other mics is really not there (good or bad). I personally like it, it doesn't color the sound of your voice much at all. In other words, if you have a thin voice and depend on using the proximity effect of a mic to thicken your voice, this is not a good choice.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Noticeable Improvement

          By Paul Thomas

          from Philadelphia, PA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Very Present Sound

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

          I've used the Sennheiser E835 for many years with the same lead singer of a band for whom I run sound. At a recent multi-band concert, we encountered a pre-set stage with an E838 in the lead singer's position. I didn't have another E835 with me so I decided to use the E838. I was very surprised that the lead singer sounded better with the E838 than the E835 with increased clarity and presence. I didn't have to adjust the channel EQ to add any presence boost or reduce low frequency plosives. The mic did it all for me. As soon as possible, I ordered an E838 and will use it for many of the lead singers I run sound for.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          FANTASTIC!!!

          By Nathan1234

          from STL

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

              BUY IT! BEST IN IT'S CLASS!!! if u can afford the e935 then do it, its the best, if not, do this, this is the second best in live vocal dynamics, unless u want a supercardioid, then go for the e845 or the e945

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Cuts thru mix with presence and clarity

              By Superhand

              from Dallas

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

                I've used all the "standards" at this price range (58, 835, etc). I had decided on the 835 until I heard this mic. This mic definitely cuts thru the mix. But not because it's super hot or loud. Rather, it's extremely clear with a subtle presence boost, and very little color. So, you can really hear someone using this mic, even at the same volume as other mics. Word to the wise, though. Because it's so clear, your voice will be heard and you can't hide back in the mix. Thus, you gotta be able to sing. But... as a result, the quality of my vocals have improved vastly since using this mic. Get it. You won't be disappointed.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great mic!

                By Hollemonster

                from Caldwell, TX

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Bulky/Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

                Outshines other "industry standard" pro vocal mics in the mix! It sounds great without having to add any EQing...

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A great mic great value!!!

                By B.R.

                from St. Louis

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Definitive Vocal Mic
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

                  Great microphone!! Recommend it to anyone wanting to get their voice to sound with better presence. Buy this mic and you will not be disappointed.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great mic for a great price

                  By Victory in Christ Jesus

                  from Palm Bay, FL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Dynamic Microphone:

                    We just started a new church and wanted some great mics but we just could not afford the real high end equipment at this point. My wife has used a 935 for years and it has been awesome so we thought we would try a few of these to see how well they would work. We were not disappointed at all ! If anything we were incredibly happy and will definitely be buying more of them as the church continues to grow. When we plugged in her 935, and replaced it with each of the 838's, we couldn't tell the difference. I also tested it against a Sure Beta58a, and found the 838 to be a little crisper.

                    I will say that all of the mics are currently used by female singers (country, southern gospel, and contemporary Christian music)......and the mics are excellent. Definitely recommend it.

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