It really sound very good on guitar both electric and acoustic
The timestamp for Conclusion/Recommendation is supposed to be 06:34, not 07:34.
Thank you for telling guitarists to turn down their bass
Brilliant demonstration. Thank you!
I want to use it for vocals too.
I'll definitely buy one after that review..
Nice, clear, understandable, no mumbojumbo and well articulated film. Very well received! :)
This series is a great service, thanks so much
Pink Floyd used its predecessor for vocals live!!!
You can see it in live at Pompei.
And David Gilmour used another mic that isn't for vocals live.
Just like Lemmy!!!
Lemmy even used it in Studio
Really nice review!!!
The E906 sounds heavenly on the acoustic but I prefer the E609 on Cabs
I just had a huge issue today with my focusrite 6i6.
Yesterday I recorded with to mics and everything was working perfectly.
One dynamic(Sennheiser e906) and one condenser mic that need phantom power (AKG c1000s).
Today i tried to do the same,every time that im turning on the 48v with the dynamic mic plugged in im listening crazy electric fizzy noises.When im closing the phadom power everything works but I can't use the condenser mic.
Also when im turning on the 48v phantom power and im unplugging the dynamic mic, everything works.
So when im trying to record with both mics on the soundcard the situation is fucked up.The funny thing is that only one time worked well.
Do you think that something was damaged while i tried to record with both mics or its another issue of the Scarlett 6i6 2 generation ???
The crazy thing that I've noticed today that this is happening only with the Sennheiser mic.I tried my sm57,AKG D5,shure 57 beta today with the phantom power on and everything works perfectly.
Do you think that the Sennheiser damaged because of the 48v ?
Im thinking to return the mic i think my unit is faulty .
Sennheiser should send me a brand new e906 .
Love your reviews! How is the build quality of the 906 vs the 609 (specifically the plastic ring around the outside, is it the same on the 906)? PS. Would have been cool to hear a controlled comparison of the two as well, with the 906 switched to flat mode.
Good little review. Covered the all important null points since instrument miking in ensemble contexts will be important to reduce spill to get clean tracking or front of house mixes. Speaking from a budget p.o.v and when my sister-in-law who lives above me is out and about, miking my amp is the best way to get a decent sound. This mike could allow me to get a decent sound to tape before I route through plugins. One day I may have a UA Ox or similar but for now this is a cost effective approach. Liked the quirky approach/edit of the review, fun & snappy. Let the force be with ye.
After looking at the backside of this for several minutes, I’m wondering how many hours of work it would take to get rid of that circle e. They could probably make that a $30 delete option.
Great video, sounds fantastic. Buying one!
Just bought the Sennheiser 906. It is everything I was hoping it would be.
It has a crisp and clean sound. My amp sounds exactly like MY AMP through
I think that it sounds great for vocals though. It's fairly flat sounding so it will give you good tracks for post production
Thanks for the decent review.
I got one of these specifically for guitar speaker based recording. Have to say I did try it on acoustic and it needs a LOT of gain (no trouble with electric) and a quiet preamp! I also found the clip to be naff, way too tight, and with the feeling that it will break eventually. My advice to anyone is to buy one of those spring-clip mic clips instead.
Actually they sound best if you use both together, believe me, try that out. Put the e906 on the side of the speaker and place the sm57 a bit further away in the center of the speaker, amazing sound if you mix them together properly
I own both and they both sound great, the e906 is a little brighter(and there are more options the mic offers) but all corrections can be made in the mix
I like both. The ´57 sounds a bit more compressed (great for fluid legato). The 906 sounds more open and articulate (great for dynamics and expression).
These are both awesome mics. After tons of blend test we ended up liking the SM57 & MD421 then we made the Seven Sins “42157”Mic Clip which combines both mics for a super rich tonal guitar recording. It is also nice for other instruments but great on guitar amps and snare. The blend of the mics creates a deeper and more full sound spectrum.
I’ve used 57 for over 30 years and now I’m going to add a 906 because the blended sound is rad. I love the warm vintage sound of the 57 blended with the 906’s well balanced defined EQ🎸🤘🏼🇵🇹🇺🇸
was checking out this video to see if i could find a way to improve my recording, but turns out I HAVE the Shure SM57 without knowing it... just forgot the name.
For £100 more I would expect the E906 to be better and it was.
I’m getting the 906 for my first ever mic... I don’t really “need” quality but I’m glad the 906 will serve me well for many years. Gonna try it on vocals a little too
I don't think the mics are in the same spot on the cab.
On most of the sounds you played i should use a 57 and a 545 to blend the roughness from the 57 to the more "lame" 545. I would put the 545 nosed to the center and put it back some inches. But the michrofones you have sonds great for the purpose. Great video! Thanks for uppload.
e906 wins it with its clarity for me.
Sm57 sounds good, of course, but just like with the SM58, there are simply better options for specific tasks.
Thanks! Both are very good but to my ears 906 felt good.
the 609 is better for cleans and the 906 is better for distortion...always blend w/ a 57
if the mics are not in the same positions, it's not much of a comparison
e906 for me...the 57 is too muddy to my ears.
Both sound good, one is a little warmer but less high end. Blended sounded the best.
Shure copies? That can’t be a good idea. Comes with COVID splashed on the windscreen for free. Oh, and mic placement is important for mic tests, FYI. I appreciate the effort; but this isn’t helping much.
There's no "versus"! They complement eachother because their difference. SM57 AND e906, not versus... Audix D2 top racktom, e906 bottom racktom, not versus:) D4/D6 floortom top and e906 bottom.
Which part can't you understand??
Sold. I needed a bass and guitar mic and this looks absolutely perfect!
Loving these quick giudes Mitch, thanks a lot. Gonna need me one of these mics too
Sweetwater definitely knows music.
What's it like on vocals?
Picked up one of these a couple years ago, ended up getting the best tones I've recorded to date out of my AC15 with it. On a stand, positioned at the edge of the dust cap, just the right amount of sizzle and midrange bit to go with a nice, round low end that isn't too thick. I ran it with the presence switch up, which worked out really well for me. Definitely want to get more of these for live work!
Sounds fantastic as a snare side mic with the presence boost switched on.
Great mic for the studio!
How is is E 906 on recording acoustic guitar as part of stereo with the other mic bring a condenser Audio Technica AT4033A? Anyone here who has used E906 to record acoustic guitars?
I haven't used this mic in a while. Maybe ill pair it with my 184MT
My SM57 has been sitting around collecting dust since I purchased this mic 7 years ago. It sounds amazing!
Live examples would have been useful
Useful stuff Mitch!
Can you here me now, good stuff
What’s the difference between this and the 609? Just the switch?
NOTE: the proximity effect doesn't apply here just because
For drums is this good for a snare or Toms bass or overhead
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I think they improved the clip. Mine works fine.
Yo dude. Would you say the behringer is good for vocals at a live solo gig?
Behringer sounded great until you switched to Sennheiser which sounded excellent! Small things like this will add up in the final mix. Great review btw.
Que the comments from people who don’t know that headphones are making their buying decisions.
i never like the sound of e906 but i like the form factor and the fact that you can just left it dangling on the amp no stand required. the beringer sounded a bit box-y and plastic-y to me.
Vocal Review, ¡Please!.
This Behringer B906 Dynamic Instrument Microphone is for any instruments ? I can use this Behringer B906 Dynamic Instrument Microphone for Saxophone ?
For those of us that just want something better than our cellphone mic for making fun jam vids, I didn't hear anything from the Behringer that would make me want to spend 4x more on the mic its trying to mimic. Half the struggle for me is mic placement and mixing, perfect for a beginner like myself. Behringer has been around a long time and usually makes decent products with cheap housings and enclosures, you could do a lot worse
i love the soul of your guitar playing, and also for the amazing review!
Just got mine last week! It sounds great! Sound is slightly darker compared to the Sennheiser but easily 'fixed' with an Eq. What I noticed is that mine rattles when shaken, as if the switch on the back is loose somehow. Just wondering if anyone has the same issue/experience? And if you think that would affect the sound?
For the price sounds pretty good
A dumb question.
So you have connected the xlr from the mic to the audio interface thats connected to your pc?
The sennheiser sound compressed. Only difference I heard?
Please make one with bass
Behringer lacks the punch/thickness that the e906 delivers and has some loose harsh mid frequencies though it's a goodsounding mic! But just no match, sorry...
The B906 would be great for recording early hard rock/metal/ 80's shred. Sold. There's something going on there that I like, 70's early era AC/DC vibey mids punching out. Woo indeed. It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) yeah baby. (and no, I'm not going to spend 10k on a Neumann U 67 mic or drop 4k on a Universal Audio 1176LN Limiting Amplifier either just so you know ;) $95 for the B906 through the behringer 1202 pa mixer to smooth it out, sounds like a bloody good combo to me 🍻 Steppen wolf born to be wild...
Sennheiser e906 and the Sure sm57 blended, still the winner for me. (listening through the Audio Technica m40x headphones anyway)
Sennheiser for clean, Behringer for distortion
Thanks for doing this, and glad you mentioned the mic clip issue. You should notify Behringer about that. Great video, except your first guitar was out of tune! 😀
Very helpful video. The Behringer sounds like it will make a nice counterpart to my SM57 for recording.