Sennheiser E906 by obutcher
The Sennheiser e906 is a very compact and versatile mic that gives other dynamic mics a good run for their money.
The e906 has been designed for use with guitar cabs and other close micing situations. The side address of the mic makes it very compact.
The e906 has a similar tone to the SM57, no doubt this being its intention, however there is slightly less of a boost in the upper mids. This makes it slightly smoother and great for high-gain guitar tones where you don't want the extra crackle that comes with heavy guitar amps. It also compliments the SM57 if you'd like a blend of the two mics.
The mic can also be used on snare drum and occasionally as vocals, more often than not for use with blues and rock.
The mic does have a switch for boosting or cutting the high end set at 4KHz, so it can be easily adjusted tonally to match your needs.
It's also a cheap mic, currently selling for around $200. This makes it a perfect addition to any studio or live setup as the expense is easily made up for by its performance.
All in all, it's a great little mic!