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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.
Thanks
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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