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CardioidSennheiser Electronics Corporation e 840

Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

The Sennheiser e 840 is a handheld dynamic cardioid microphone designed for live lead vocal use.

Like all the handheld vocal mics in the evolution series, the e840 has a shockmounted cartridge and a humbucking coil.

The e840 ships with a mic clip (p/n MZQ 800) and a storage pouch.
It is available with our without a silent on/off switch (model e840-S).

Whereas most of the evolution mics have a 2-year warranty, the e840 has a 10-year warranty.

The e800 series vocal microphones can be distinguished as follows:

  • e815 (cardioid) - inexpensive mics for the consumer market
  • e825 (cardioid) - entry-level mic for stage use
  • e835 (cardioid) - best-selling vocal mic
  • e838 (cardioid) - this is the e840 with a silver finish
  • e840 (cardioid) - tuned for better projection on loud stages, improved feedback rejection; has 10-year warranty.
  • e845 (supercardioid) - tighter pickup pattern for more feedback rejection is needed

According to Sennheiser, all these microphones share a basic moving-coil cartridge design, but differ in the size and shape of their diaphragms, the coil windings, damping elements, and resonators.

The Sennheiser Electronics Corporation e 840 is also known as: evolution 840, e840.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (2 mV/Pa; 40 - 18,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a 350 Ohms (Low) SPL n/a
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
330g (11.64oz) 181mm (7.13'') 47mm (1.85'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications

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