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Anyone tried the Sennheiser 905 snare mic? Dynamic Microphones
Old 18th August 2005
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Anyone tried the Sennheiser 905 snare mic?

I'm thinking of checking it out. Tired of 57 ALL the time!
Other Suggestions welcome especially for Jazz snr.
Old 18th August 2005
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Try a 421. From my understanding the capsule is the same in the 421 and the 905.
Old 19th August 2005
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Hi talco,
I havnt tried the 905 but I do have a 906 which sounds great on snare ( and guitars), the inbuilt eq setting are really cool for getting different sounds on things.
Old 24th March 2019
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Originally Posted by C/G View Post
Try a 421. From my understanding the capsule is the same in the 421 and the 905.
Having seen both (and a few versions of the 421) from inside i can say: no. Like, so much totally no. The capsule of the Sennheiser 905 is a cheap snap-on plastic affair. Of course it will do the job where it's the right mic, but i doubt 905s will live as long and gain a reputation like the 421s. The 905 lives in my live mic bag and has a place there until it dies, but not because it's so infinitely unique or brilliant at what it does.
Old 24th March 2019
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I haven't tried the Sennheiser 905. But I recently bought a Sennheiser MD 441 U3 for use on snare and I'm loving it so far. It's a little expense but damn. Jazz too.
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