Sennheiser e965 Dual-Pattern Condenser Handheld Microphone

Meet the e965: Sennheiser's first large-diaphragm condenser handheld mic. Toggle from cardioid to supercardioid pickup patterns with a flip of the switch.

The e965 is Sennheiser's first large-diaphragm, true condenser handheld microphone. The innovative one-inch dual-diaphragm capsule means you can access both cardioid and supercardioid polar patterns with the flip of a switch. Ideal for every vocal application, the e965 truly combines the sensitivity of a world-class studio condenser with the ruggedness that customers demand from a Sennheiser Evolution-series stage microphone.

Learn more about the Sennheiser e965 Condenser mic:


- Switchable pickup pattern (cardioid/supercardioid)
- Low-cut switch, which reduces ambient noise, rumble, and wind noise
- Switchable pre-attenuation (-10 dB) accommodates singers with powerful voices
- Capsule shock-mount efficiently rejects handling noise for superbly clear sound
- Excellent protection against moisture
- Full-spectrum frequency response of 40-20,000 Hz
- An unbeatable 10-year warranty

- Pickup Pattern: Cardioid/super-cardioid, switchable
- Frequency Response: 40 - 20,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 7 mV/Pa (2.3 mV/Pa) (with pre-attenuation)
- Nominal Impedance: 50 ohms
- Min Terminating Impedance: 1 kOhm
- Equivalent Noise Level: 21 dB
- Max Spl: 142 dB (152 dB) (with pre-attenuation)
- Dimensions: 1.9 x 7.8"
- Weight: 14 oz.
- Transducer Principle: Dual-diaphragm AF true condenser microphone
- Operating Temperature Range: 0 C - 40 C
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Bundle with Boom Stand and Cable
Shipping Weight: 7.6 lbs
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 500881
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Shipping Weight: 1.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 10 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 500881

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 877-736-6434

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (9 ratings)
Submitted February 8, 2014 by Brian Woodzy

"Sennheiser e965"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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All musicians strive for a better sound. Most of the time, we are not happy with the sound we produce and feel we could improve, so we buy more expensive speakers, amps, vocal processors etc. We spend a fortune and yet there is always something niggling us about the sound....vocalist are the worst affected. Sorry for the long intro, but it's true.Vocalists....please note that the one thing you should be investing in above all is the very thing that projects your vocal signal. Many mics will do a great job within a small vocal spectrum, but a mic that can handle a low baritone vocalist and handle the high register of a powerful female vocalist is another matter.Like many singers, I too have owned all the usual well know mics, but I always returned to SM58's. The trouble was when I sung high notes it made them harsh.The Sennheiser e965 took them high notes and made them musical. All frequencies are well defined, full, warm and Natural. The large diaphragm is your friend not your enemy. Switch patterns inside the head to obtain the best sound and avoid feedback.... It is very resistant, more than expected. People may say that there is no point in using an expensive mic with a cheap system, but I disagree, the start if your vocal sound source should be the best it can be. Like I said earlier, we are never happy and will start improving by buying better more expensive equipment. Save up for the best quality mic around, you won't regret it!

Musical Background:

Lead vocalist

Musical Style:

Swing, RnB & Pop
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