error
GearEVU Giveaway Contest

Review a product for chance to win?

Learn More

Review: Sennheiser MD441

0
Submitted On May 22, 2013 by Contributor:
square_louped_md_441-u_01_sq_vocal_sennheiser

Rating

Sound
100%


Build Quality
100%


Ease of Use
100%


Versatility
79%


Overall Value
100%


Total Score
96%

96/ 100

Review Details

Price: $899.99
 
Manufacturer:
 

Positives:

Unbelievable sound for a dynamic mic.
 

Negatives:

One of the more expensive dynamic mic's on the market today. Mic is HUGE making placement sometimes hard.
 
by 
My Review

It’s hard to know where to start when reviewing a classic that has gone through its paces many times before.  The MD441 is a mic in a class all by itself.  It is technically a dynamic microphone, however you would never be able to tell that after listening to it.  It has a huge bright and clear tone (which is able to be shaped at the mic using a pair of tone controls).   The mic features a spring capsule mount which reduces handling noise to a minimum.  It also features a humbucking coil making the mic ultra quiet.  At the tail end of the mic there is a 5 position bass roll-off switch used to tailor the mic’s sound as well as a treble boost switch, further allowing you to customize the sound of the mic before it hits the pre.  The construction of the body integrates a pop filter which helps to reduce plosives and silibance if being used for vocals.

That being said, all these features need room for circuitry and the mic body doesn’t try to hide that.  The mic is HUGE.  Almost a foot long.  This makes placement on certain things (like drums) a little difficult, but its well worth the extra time figuring out how to make it fit.  The mic also requires a specialized mic clip to hold it (there is a shock mount clip available also) which if lost, will cost quite a bit for a replacement.

WHERE IT SHINES: Snare drum, Electric Guitar Cabinet, Acoustic Guitar, Voice, Toms

WHERE IT DOESNT: not great on lower frequecy instruments (kick / bass) but could definitely do the job if needed.  There is not much you cant put in front of the mic that will not sound great.

Recommend to a friend

About The Contributor

meistudio


Full service boutique studio in Nassau County, Long Island, New York. In addition to recording media services, the studio also builds a great deal of custom studio equipment.

0 Reviews



Be The First To Review!


You Must Be Logged In To Post A Review.

About us

Gearevu.com is a one stop review site for all your audio gear research and recommendations to buy. Whether you are looking to research, evaluate, compare or buy….you’ve come to the right place!

Recommend to a friend

Subscribe to our newsletter 

Latest Reviews of Products

  • on Shure SM7b Dynamic MicrophoneSimply a must have for any mic collection! Sound: I use this with great results on Male Vocals (which sound GREAT through a tube amp
  • on Universal Audio UAD-2 Fatso Plugin"Though I no experience with the actual hardware, I am absolutely IN LOVE with the UAD Fatso! It is simply one of the best plugins

TOP REVIEWS BY TYPE

Copyright © 2017 Recording Gear Reviews, All Rights Reserved.