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The Sennheiser E 906 is a professional super-cardioid, dynamic instrument mic. Versatile to handle drums, percussion and guitar amplifiers.

Switchable presence filter to tailor its sonic characteristics. A more direct sound - more directly from the amp.

The e 906 captures the guitar sound just as you want it to be: from clean to distorted, from gentle to aggressive. It provides a high-resolution, natural sound without unwanted coloration. The transient response of the e 906 convinces in every style: it even transmits riffs with an extremely hard punch directly and straightforward.
The microphone features a switchable presence filter with three sound characteristic options: one to boost the presence range, one for "normal" presence and one to attenuate the presence range. Thanks to its flat shape, it can be positioned in front of the amp hanging from its cable - completely without a stand. Not to mention its distinctly rugged design.
Dynamic microphone
Extraordinarily lively, full sound Extremely fast transient response
Switchable presence filter with three choices of sound characteristic boosted presence range, normal, attenuated presence range)
Perfect shape for the pick-up of guitar amps
Shock-mounted capsule
Hum compensating coil
Rugged metal housing
Dimensions: 55 x 34 x 134 mm
Connector: XLR-3
Frequency response: 40 - 18000 Hz
Weight: 140 g
Sensitivity in free field, no load (1kHz): 2,2 mV/Pa
Nominal impedance: 350
Min. terminating impedance: 1000

Mics for cello recording


I spent a lot of time today on my cello quest. In the end, I picked the SM57, and the Sennheiser e906 (mainly because I'd been using 3 of them for a Queen Tribute - and they did quite well on AC30 amps. I went with the AKG 414 and the U87.

SM57 vs. e906 and 609

I've won a $1,000 gift certificate in a George's Music contest and want to possibly get another mic for guitar cabinets. Can someone compare the Sennheiser e906 and 609 to a 57 for me? I would like a description of the sonic difference and if someone had a A/B soundclip of the two that would help as well.

Personal opinions/experience are also great. thanks

Sennheiser e906

I received my Sennheiser e906 today and I must admit that i am surprised at how cheap it feels. I have not had a chance to use it and I am fairly sure I will be satifsied with the sound, but It will never go near a drummer as is recommended in the manual. If you are rough with equipment this might not be the mic for you. I just dont think the plastic used on the mic would stand up to much.