Got my father a new mic for Christmas

Discussion in 'Live Sound [BG]' started by LiquidMidnight, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    My father has recently started playing out again. His gig is very low production - powered mixer into some tops with backline covering instruments. It's a fairly low volume gig. However, I know he hasn't upgraded his mic in a while, so I thought I'd grab him one for Christmas, which I'll be giving him later today.

    I picked up a Sennheiser E935. The very helpful GC employee told me to A/B it with the tried-and-true Beta 58. When we went back to the pro audio room and tried them out, I thought the Sennheiser was the clear winner. While the Beta sounded good, the E935 had a little something extra. It was a bit more hyped in the top that gave the mic presence without sounding nasally or tinny. It also had a bit more punch.

    Dad's a baritone with a lot of energy around 250hz, so I'm thinking the E935 is going to work well with his voice.
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  2. Bufalo

    Bufalo Funk in the Trunk Supporting Member

    Jan 6, 2005
    Harrisburg, PA
    I have sang through most of the popular choices during my time and have ultimately chosen 935's for my own personal use. They absolutely give you a little more oomph without sounding strained or artificial. Great move! :thumbsup:
  3. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member

    Good choice! I got one myself a few weeks ago. Haven't played out with it yet, but definitely liking it better at home so far.
  4. modulusman

    modulusman Inactive

    Jan 18, 2004
    I wound up buying an Audix OM5 for a Christmas present to myself a few days ago. If my local store would have had a 935 in stock I would have definitely given it a listen.
  5. blowinblue

    blowinblue Kind of not blue. Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    SoCal USA
    Excellent choice. Back in the spring of 2009 I played an outdoor festival with a supplied back-line and all of the mics were the e935. Was so impressed with the sound out in the audience area that I just had to have one. Got the e945 instead because of the different pick-up pattern but they are close siblings. Been one of the best purchases I've ever made. What a nice gift.

    M. M. :)
  6. jad


    Aug 29, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I picked up an OM5 a couple of months ago for times when I need more GBF than I can get with an SM58. Boy, you really need to stay right up on that mic!
  7. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    We gave it a whirl last night and were both very impressed. Dad has a gig coming up on the 9th, so I'm eager to learn how it does on stage.
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  8. modulusman

    modulusman Inactive

    Jan 18, 2004
    I tend to eat the mic so that isn't a problem. The main difference between that a nd a 58 is the bass proximity effect. The OM5 is very low.
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  9. BucketOfFish


    Mar 17, 2014
    I was about to buy a new e935 when one popped up on the local CL. After watching some videos on how to spot fakes I snagged it. I let my favorite singer use it and I won't be getting it back anytime soon. She will loan it to me if I ask nicely.:thumbsup:
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