Sennheiser E614 Review

Written by Mark Le. Last updated on September 2, 2020.
Sennheiser E614 Review

Too busy for the full read? Here is why you should buy Sennheiser E614 Super-Cardioid Condenser Microphone.
✅ Offers flat response from 40 Hz to 20 kHz
✅ Super cardioid pattern provides durability
✅ Offers a fast transient response
✅ Captures all the shimmer and contact of hands
✅ Includes a microphone pouch and clip

Amplify your voice, enhance your music, and perform with a number of instruments with Sennheiser E614. Read the review to find more about this life changing microphone.

My father was part of the clergy that delivered the weekly sermons in one of the biggest Churches in Arkansas. He has always been eloquent and his words can have an impact on the most stubborn of hearts.

However, he wasn’t gifted with a very loud voice. Whenever he had to deliver sermons to a large crowd, he struggled with the pitch of his voice. He was blessed with some of the best friends one could ask for. They gifted him a compact, yet efficient microphone on his birthday. Ever since he started using it, he became more confident during his lectures.

He loved the model for its small yet comfortable exterior. He also praised the microphone's ability to produce an extended frequency range. I often asked him to bring his unit home, but he was very possessive of it and didn't let us children use it. But I knew I had to get one for myself.

Things to Consider Before Buying a Sennheiser E614

I was into playing gigs for my friends and sometimes in front of small crowds, so I wanted to get a unit that could produce loud volumes with more clarity. However, I wasn’t sure Sennheiser would be the best choice for me. This is because church sermons aren’t very demanding and a lot of models would work well under those conditions. I needed a microphone that could offer stability in a variety of settings.

Luckily, Sennheiser comes with a lightweight body that is easy to carry around. The company has been around for 70 years; hence I knew it was deserving of my trust. Before I allowed myself to reach a decision, I asked myself the following questions.

  • Does it offer good portability?
  • Does it offer good value for money?
  • Will it break if it falls or upon sudden impact?

While asking myself these questions, I didn't realize that three questions would turn into a dozen. I also assessed the unit to see whether it offered diversity, a good frequency, and greater volume. To my surprise, I got a satisfactory answer to all these questions. I also knew that I had a small budget and didn't have room for any errors.

Presenting the Product

I am not in the habit of doing a lot of research; something that has actively sabotaged my chances of getting a suitable model. However, this time I was adamant. I knew I had to scour the internet to find myself the perfect device. I had seen how great Sennheiser worked, so my first preference was always this unit. I looked at the features and found the microphone to be both powerful and durable.

It also came with a well-defined and highly dynamic control system that allowed for greater diversity. There was also a lot of attention to detail that further added to its appeal. One thing that stood out for me was the design. The manufacturer went through a lot of trouble to keep the design as simple as possible without compromising the strength.

ProsCons
✅ Offers flat response from 40 Hz to 20 kHz
✅ Super cardioid pattern provides durability
✅ Offers a fast transient response
✅ Captures all the shimmer and contact of hands
✅ Includes a microphone pouch and clip
❌ Not compatible with some MIDI equipment

Features & Benefits

Equipped with a strong body and minimalistic design, there isn't much that doesn't stand out about Sennheiser. It is a super-cardioid condenser microphone that is designed to enhance even the most demanding of performances. It also offers great stability and ensures that you get an even and consistent volume throughout your gig or your sermon. Here are some of the most prominent features of the model.

Usage

I was really scared of investing in a model that wouldn’t provide diversity. Being a musician, I wanted better clarity, but I also wanted my microphone to be multi-functional and come through for other purposes. Sennheiser was initially created for musicians who wanted a good frequency; however, its small size and its accurate response made it a great set for drum set miking too. It can also work with any percussion setups and can fit into any setups without any issue.

Price - Sennheiser E614 Review

Unlike most other models, this one isn’t only for professionals who have a large budget to invest. I found Sennheiser to be one of the most affordable units in the market. It can be used by home musicians who want to record music in their homes. It is also user-friendly which means it can be used by newbies. The controls are touch-sensitive which ensures that you get to make adjustments very quickly.

Sound clarity

This highly versatile model helps reduce the sound bleed that might be produced in the presence of many different instruments. This makes it a great unit for large stage performances. It also allows people to speak into the mic without being interrupted by any ambient noise from the surroundings. You will also get more clarity on the road. The strong and super-cardioid pickup pattern ensures that the musicians and speakers sound both clear and bright while speaking.

Accessories

While deciding on the model, I knew I wasn’t ready to compromise on the number or quality of the accessories. With Sennheiser, you not only get an excellent pouch, but you also get a microphone clip. The former helps keep the microphone safe from any damage. It is also both soft and strong thus ensuring better protection. Moreover, it also helps you store the microphone without worrying about the exterior. The clip, on the other hand, is designed to hold your microphone steady at all times. It makes sure that the unit doesn’t shift positions or wobble during usage.

Benefits - Sennheiser E614 Review

  • It offers a 10-year warranty that covers most of your repair and replacement costs.
  • The advanced 600 series offers a consistent and reliable result, even at higher volumes.
  • It is made to capture detailed and magnified sounds that aren’t influenced by any handling noises.
  • It comes with a high feedback rejection mechanism that ensures greater clarity.
  • It provides you with a uniform on-axis and off-axis response; even with greater frequencies.

Social Proof

When it comes to advice, I don't trust anyone other than my dad. Since he loved this unit, I did too. However, with a limited budget, I only had one shot at getting this right. So naturally, I wanted to read reviews by other people. Without even searching much, I stumbled upon a plethora of positive reviews that people had to share, after using Sennheiser.

Most users loved the compact, yet powerful design that produced clear sounds. Others loved the relatively affordable price. However, one thing that almost everyone praised was the ease of usage that the mic provided.

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Alternatives

I had a gig coming up in a week, and so I didn't have much time to waste on the internet. However, I knew that I had to do one last thing before I could choose my final product. I was worried that I would end up loving a much more expensive model after this, but to my relief, that didn't happen. Even after extensive research, I found Sennheiser to suit my needs in the best way.

For the sake of comparisons, I selected 3 very similar products. I made sure that these didn't differ much in price and weight. I then wrote the pros and cons of each model and compared them with the pros and cons I had written for my preferred model. By comparing the features simultaneously, I realized that Sennheiser not only offered greater portability but it also offered intense music.

I am attaching a short overview of my research to help you make an informed decision.

1. Rode NTG2 Multi-Powered Condenser

Sennheiser E614  Rode NTG2 Multi-Powered Condenser
Weighs 3.2 pounds hence easier to carryWeighs 5.8 pounds hence restricts portability
More affordableRelatively expensive
Offers a shorter frequency response rangeOffers a wider frequency response range

2. Sennheiser e945 Supercardioid

Sennheiser E614  Sennheiser e945 Supercardioid  
Offers a frequency response of 40Hz to 20kHzOffers a frequency response up to 18kHz
Is compact hence easy to handleComes with less number of controlsIs slightly heavy Comes with diverse controls

3. HyperX QuadCast

Sennheiser E614  HyperX QuadCast
Offers better sensitivity for fast transient responseIs more affordablenot very sensitive to changeis relatively expensive
Longer size restricts long term usageVery lightweight and compact body

Conclusion

Versatility, portability, and convenience come together in the making of Sennheiser. It is undoubtedly one of the most diverse and easy to use models in the market. However, those aren't the only reasons I fell in love with the unit.

I had seen the change in my dad before and after he used this microphone. He was a completely different person who no longer had to struggle with his voice. He used to deliver sermons like it was a piece of cake.

I wanted to have the same level of confidence for my performances too. The excellent acoustics of Sennheiser ensured that the depth of my voice and my music reached the far ends of the room.

I was always scared of change, but now I am ready to take up any challenge.

Article written by Mark Le
An enthusiastic and charismatic Christian – dedicated to living a life of full service to the ministry through helping churches in bridging the gap between the Gospel and Technology.

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