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Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package

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The legendary Sennheiser e 838 cardiod dynamic microphone, offered with a tripod boom stand and 20' XLR - XLR cable. This microphone compares favorab...Click To Read More About This Product

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Package price on a professional entertainer's microphone with extras.

The legendary Sennheiser e 838 cardiod dynamic microphone, offered with a tripod boom stand and 20' XLR - XLR cable. This microphone compares favorably to any microphone in its price range. With the added accessories, this is a great deal.

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 pickup 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

Order today for an unprecedented value on a pro mic with stand and cable.

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" (47mm x 181mm)
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Sennheisere 838 Stand and Cable Package
 
4.5

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (25)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Durable (13)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (23)
  • Outdoor events / games (17)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for Loud Vocalists In a Band

I purchased this for my wife who sings with me in a praise band. I use a Sennheiser e835 that I really like. These aren't for everyone, but in our situation they work...Read complete review

I purchased this for my wife who sings with me in a praise band. I use a Sennheiser e835 that I really like. These aren't for everyone, but in our situation they work very well. She and I have pretty strong voices and this mic is rich and smooth in the upper ranges of your voice when you get very loud. It feels like it has more resistance than a Shure SM58 or Beta58 which is why I prefer it for her voice. It handles a lot of volume being thrown into it. I wouldn't use this for someone who is a soft or breathy vocalist. I also like that this mic is very quiet. It has a pretty small coverage area, so you need to be right on it when singing lead and just slightly off if singing harmony, but if you back off too much you won't be heard. This is ideal if you have a lot of instruments or amps around you. Great value for the price for the mic alone, even better with an extra cable and boom stand!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good mic, lower quality stand and cable

The microphone was the best part of the package. Well built, solid and dependable. Takes a bit more gain over a similar Shure but sounds quite nice.
The mic stand is a...Read complete review

The microphone was the best part of the package. Well built, solid and dependable. Takes a bit more gain over a similar Shure but sounds quite nice.
The mic stand is a lower quality, will not stand up to steady or heavy use. The XLR cable is quite thin and I do not expect it to last many shows. Overall - not bad as I made the purchase for the microphone. Worth the money.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for Loud Vocalists In a Band

By raymart86

from Kansas City

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

    I purchased this for my wife who sings with me in a praise band. I use a Sennheiser e835 that I really like. These aren't for everyone, but in our situation they work very well. She and I have pretty strong voices and this mic is rich and smooth in the upper ranges of your voice when you get very loud. It feels like it has more resistance than a Shure SM58 or Beta58 which is why I prefer it for her voice. It handles a lot of volume being thrown into it. I wouldn't use this for someone who is a soft or breathy vocalist. I also like that this mic is very quiet. It has a pretty small coverage area, so you need to be right on it when singing lead and just slightly off if singing harmony, but if you back off too much you won't be heard. This is ideal if you have a lot of instruments or amps around you. Great value for the price for the mic alone, even better with an extra cable and boom stand!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice sounding mic

    By debszdoodle

    from Wake Forest NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

      I like this mic a lot. I own Audix OM5, OM7, EV ND767 and SM58's. I compared this mic with all the others and it came out quite well.
      It has enough clarity and high frequency response to give vocal separation but also has quite a dominant low end to it. My recommendation would be to use this mic for female vocals as it really does enhance those low frequencies.
      It blows the SM58 away, compares well to the ND767 and is almost as nice as the OM7. It is similar to the OM5 but with more bass response.
      According to my research, the E838 is the silver version of the E840 and uses the same capsule as the E935 which is a much more expensive mic. Great value for money….

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Value!

      By tmgokids

      from Jersey City, NJ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

        Excellent performance in an attractive package. The mic stand is tall and sturdy, yet lightweight, the microphone performs well, delivers clear, powerful sound, and has a great look too.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Outstanding Mic Value

        By WWfrontman

        from Gulf Coast Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Cool Color

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

          I have been a Sennheiser mic user for several years. I sing lead in a cover band and have been using an 835, a real workhorse, and a better choice for my voice then a 58. I figured it was time for a new mic so I headed for MF and found the 838 on sale with a free cable and stand. The reviews looked good so I pulled the trigger and boy am I glad I did. Very crisp and clear, cuts through the mix like a freshly sharpened knife.
          This mic has almost no proximity effect which is great for lower voices like mine. The matte silver finish is cool as well, looks great under the stage lights. Money well spent!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Perfect, all I'd hoped for

          By Worship Guy

          from Glasgow, KY

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Quality

          Cons

          • Lower End Cables

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

          Using in Worship Team and Choir settings at Church, but can also easily be used for my band "on the side." I have Shure mics as well, and these are as good, if not better on the feedback rejection. Very happy with the mics. I will purchased these from now on. Recommend getting a higher quality cable, and the stands are good enough--time will tell on durability.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Happy with Sennheiser e838

          By Jim

          from Colorado Springs

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

          • None to date

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

          My Sennheiser e838 worked well on lead and backing vocals in our 7 piece variety setting as well as 18 piece big band. Tone is clear and works well with my baritone vocal range.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good bang for the buck

          By CanadianAbroad

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Economical
          • Good value
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Coffeehouse
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

            Bought 3 of these sets for use in a Coffeehouse event where I run the sound board. Here are my impressions:

            1. Poor quality stand, but better than nothing.
            2. Inexpensive, but reasonable quality cables.
            3. GREAT mics for the price.

            I was tired of having 3 different mics on stage. EQing each as various groups came on stage for 2-3 songs at a time was a nuissance. Now I can level all 3 between sets and quickly adjust as needed to the individual voices.

            That being said, I get a lot of complements from performers and audience alike for the sound. After switching from SM58's for two of the mics to these E838s I have had some very positive comments from the performers. The only negative I've heard is that they aren't great with plosives - guess I need to buy some windscreens...

            At the price, these are very good value. They are clean and clear and have low handling noise. They are a cardiod pickup pattern. If you want high rejection from feedback, these aren't for you. But for the performers I work with this works quite well. They often sing off-axis or are mic'ing a guitar and moving around a lot. These mics let me keep a decent enough signal level even under those conditions.

            I would use these for groups and acoustic type situations, but not for rock band situations.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Mike holder and stand do not match up

            By N/A

            from Mobile al

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Clear Sound

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

            The Mike holder did not fit the Mike stand that came with the order.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            A great product

            By Jay Davidson

            from Northern Wisconsin

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • A Great Bargain
            • Clear Sound
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

              I did a direct side by side comparison with my SM58 and could not see any difference. Granddaughter tipped it over and the mic hit a fireplace (stone) full on---no damage at all! A very well built unit.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it!

              By Knothead1202

              from Greenup, KY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances

                Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

                Got an amazing deal on this. Even at its current price it is still a great deal. Only odd thing about the package is the mic holder that comes with the mic is the wrong size to screw onto the stand.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Good mic, lower quality stand and cable

                By Ted

                from Deland, FL

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Fair Price
                • Good Stoudt Mic

                Cons

                • Mic Cable Is Quite Thin
                • Stand Is Lower Quality

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ

                Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

                The microphone was the best part of the package. Well built, solid and dependable. Takes a bit more gain over a similar Shure but sounds quite nice.
                The mic stand is a lower quality, will not stand up to steady or heavy use. The XLR cable is quite thin and I do not expect it to last many shows. Overall - not bad as I made the purchase for the microphone. Worth the money.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Better than SM58!!

                By Vince

                from Ewa beach, HI

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Gig And Recording

                    Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

                    I can actually honestly say this mic is better than my SM58 when I tested them side by side and even asked my friends while I tested it again. Switching to this mic from now on!!

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Mic!

                    By Dogpatch52

                    from HamiltonMo.

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

                    Great microphones! Excellent sound! The stands will do anything I need them for but might not stand up to heavy use. The mics however seem to be excellent quality.

                     
                    4.0

                    SENNHEISER E838 V. AKG D8000M MICS

                    By mompophawn

                    from olympic peninsula

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Noise Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

                      Got SEnnheisers to replace old bargain mics.At same time got AKGD8000S for auxilliary/backup. Had experienced both at recent events similar to those we do.
                      Find that great superiority of Senns is in resisting handling, bumping toe-tapping lo freq non musical sound. Especially on a wooden stage. Senns will definitely be our 1st string mics. We do small to medium venues, max 300 watts to a pair of medium quality 15" speakers,easy listening but lively.comparably priced but easy choice.

                       
                      5.0

                      Best deal on the net! Outstanding mic!..

                      By Pat

                      from Sonoma County.CA.

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

                        I've got SM58's and a beta 58A....The e838 and e835 Senheisers are clearer and fuller sounding while being ez to EQ....I will change out all others...soon.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Value, Good Sound

                        By anderon007

                        from Carlsbad, CA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

                          Saw the deal and wanted to try a new microphone to compare against the SHURE 58 I've been using. Found I actually prefer the e 838 and now have a backup mic stand and XLR cable for a great price.

                           
                          4.0

                          good bang for the buck

                          By jammer

                          from Portland Ore.

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Quality Mics

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

                            I ordered 2 of these mics and stands. they seem to be just what I needed the quality of the mics are very good. the booms are kind of light but not bad. the only problem I've had is the mic holders are the wrong ones for the booms they won't work.

                             
                            4.0

                            Great Mics For Karaoke Business

                            By Cat

                            from NJ

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Nice Looking
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Mic Clip Too Small

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Karaoke
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

                            Haven't used the stand yet, but after a few weeks now of using the microphone and cable, I am really glad I made the purchase. I usually us pg58's but this is as high quality, clear sound microphone. And it has a nice look compared to my other microphones. Highly recommend if you can get the same deal as I did, its definitely worth it!! Bought 2 sets, so glad I did.

                             
                            5.0

                            Wow !

                            By Bigfoot Bassman

                            from Ohio

                            About Me Novice

                            See all my reviews

                            Ask me a question

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

                              Always heard that this company puts out a good product . They do . Very crisp sound . Nice and clear , no muffled sound or weird noise from mic . Easy to adjust to vocals . Nice mic great deal .

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Mic and package!

                              By A Coastal Gentleman

                              from Covington, LA

                              About Me Experienced

                              See all my reviews

                              Ask me a question

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Performances

                                Comments about Sennheiser e 838 Stand and Cable Package:

                                Great Mic for the price! Really good range. Less tinny sounding than the less expensive e822 mic. Sound great in a live performance!

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