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Sennheiser e845 vs. e835 – Is There An Important Distinction?

by Stuart Charles Black
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Hello there friend and Welcome aboard!!

Before we dive into the Sennheiser e845 vs. e835, grab a snack, sit back and relax because…

You’ve come to the right place!!

What I will bring you in this review

Today I will provide a quick but informative comparison and then link to my recommendation towards the end. 🙂

  1. Similarities & Differences
  2. Final Word

Now without further ado, let’s get rolling!!

Similarities & Differences


  • Both are dynamic microphones.
  • Both excel with many of the same applications and voice types.
  • Both have a 10-year warranty.
  • Both are XLR. What is XLR?
  • Both can handle very high Sound pressure levels. What is SPL?
  • Both are pretty much identical in appearance, color, size, and weight.
  • Both have a 350 Ohm impedance.


Cardioid vs. Supercardioid.

The e845 is super-cardioid while the e835 is cardioid.

This basically means that the e845 has a smaller, more restrictive area that you can effectively sing into.

The advantage is that it rejects sound from the sides better, but the downside is that you have to be pretty much directly in front of it to get the most precise frequency.

The e835 on the other hand has a bit less of a restrictive area that it will pick up sound, but the trade-off is that it will capture sound from the sides which you may not like.


The 845 has a smoother top with more treble extension and is not as hyped in the upper mid-range as the 835.

Overall the 845 is definitely more neutral than the 835.

It’s flatter and smoother, while the 835 has more sparkle but may be a bit grainier by comparison.

The 845 also doesn’t do as well in live situations as it’s duller than the brighter 835.


The e835 weighs a little less at 11.64 oz. compared to the e845 which is 12.9 oz.


The e845 is a bit more expensive.

Final Word

I would say which of these you go with depends entirely on the application and where you intend on using it.

If you’re going to be strictly in a live setting, on stage, and moving around a lot, you’ll want to go with the e835, as it’s a bit more forgiving of how you sing into it.

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On the other hand, if you need a mic that rejects sound from the sides better, and you primarily record in an untreated room, the e845 is the solution.

It works well in both a studio and live environment, although you would need to be more precise in how you sing into it.

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Well, that’s about it for today my friend! I hope you’ve enjoyed this Sennheiser e845 vs. e835 comparison.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Did I miss the mark on something? Looking for something else? Please let me know down below or Contact me!!

Which one of these tickles YOUR pickle? I would love to hear from you. Until next time…

All the best and God bless,





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Hernan Manrresa July 6, 2021 - 2:43 am

I have an old sennheiser whose shape has to be an 835 or an 845, but the paint is worn and cannot be read, is there any way to identify which it is? Thank you

Stuart Charles Black July 6, 2021 - 8:46 pm

Hey man! Yeah. Look at the grilles. The 835 has a taller/more elongated grill, while the 845’s grill is kind of more condensed/shorter in height. It’s also a tad wider. Let me know which you have!


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