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 supercardioid while the e835 is cardioid. What is a Cardioid capsule? 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 clearest 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.
Sound. 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 more dull than the brighter 835.
Weight. The e835 weighs a little less at 11.64 oz. compared to the e845 which is 12.9 oz.
Price. The e845 is a bit more expensive.
I would say which of these you go with depends entirely on 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 probably want to go with the e835, as it’s a bit more forgiving of how you sing into it.
On the other hand, if you need a mic that rejects sound from the sides better, and primarily record in an untreated room, the e845 would be a great option. It would work 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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