Well - I bought 7 different pairs of small diaphragm condenser microphones for my studio: Neumann KM 184; AKG C 451, AKG C 391, Audio Technica 4041; Audio Technica 3031; Octava Mk 012; And this Sennheiser E 614.
In a direct comparison with the other stereo pairs, the significantly lower level (output) is immediately noticeable, which must be doubled or even triple to get to the level of the other microphones. (By the way, a RME Fireface 800) was tested.
I have made numerous comparisons; Especially with acoustic guitars and transverse flutes; But also with a choir. After balancing the level, the sound of these microphones was nevertheless somehow flat; Without character. You would have to do a lot with an EQ to get a usable sound. Seen in this way, the Sennheiser E 614 doubles in comparison with the other four mics: in volume and sound.
Conclusion: Perhaps I find still an application area where I can use these microphones well - perhaps if a signal source by itself sounds too loud and too shrill. Possibly, they are, for example, the problem solver for drums (as overhead microphones) in a hard and shrill sounding room with high feedback risk exactly correct. At the moment, however, I am thinking of selling them again.
The SENNHEISER E614 is a condensation microcomputer, which is very safe. I take my orchestra with 3 SENNHEISER E614 and am very satisfied with the sound. With my old Micros I had always to suppress a lot of frequencies, because these were very fast. Now, the EQ remains relatively linear, and all frequencies are allowed to pass without causing a little harm. The SENNHEISER E614 is smaller than the standard microphone. It is operated by phantom power, which is however to be found on every standard mixer. A significant advantage of the SENNHEISER E614 is that no longer lost frequencies, but the full frequency spectrum is heard.
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