Live Vocal Microphone Comparison featuring the Shure SM58, the Sennheiser e835, the AKG D5 & the AUDIX OM2 Live Vocal Mic Comparison and Review.
Hey all, This is Matt from the Sonic Sense Resource Center.
Right now we’re gonna check out 4 popular handheld vocal mics and hear audio samples of each one. We’ll hear AKG’s D5, the OM2 from Audix, Sennheiser’s e835, and the SM58 from Shure.
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Okay, before we hear the microphones, let’s quickly go over a few key features.
The OM2 from Audix is a dynamic microphone with a hypercardioid pickup pattern.
This one utilizes Audix’s Very Low Mass™ diaphragm, promising clean, clear reproduction.
The D5 from AKG is a dynamic mic with a supercardioid pickup pattern. AKG states that their laminated Varimotion diaphragm produces a crisp sound while the internal dual-shockmount minimizes handling noise.
Sennheiser’s e835 is a dynamic, cardioid microphone. Sennheiser states that this mic provides minimal proximity effect for clear bass, and is also voiced with a slight presence boost to help cut through loud mixes.
Shure’s SM58 was introduced in 1966 and it’s still a common choice among live sound engineers.
Yep, the good ol’ 58 is famous for it’s nice blend of useable sound, legendary durability and affordability.
Alright now let’s hear ‘em…(countdown appears)
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