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SupercardioidSennheiser Electronics Corporation e 865

Supercardioid Condenser Microphone

The Sennheiser e 865 is a handheld supercardioid condenser mic for stage use. This is the only condenser vocal mic in the evolution line.

The e865 was nominated for a TEC award in 2001.

The mic uses uses an electret condenser capsule with a response of 40 - 20kHz. The mic is rated at 150 dB SPL.

e 865, Sting Signature EditionThree models of the mic are available:

  • e865 - microphone, MZQ 800 clamp, storage pouch
  • e865 S - as above, with a lockable, noiseless on/off switch.
  • Sting Signature Edition - e865 with Sting’s signature, presumably packaged as the original e865 with clip and pouch

The Sennheiser Electronics Corporation e 865 is also known as: e865s, evolution 865, e865.


Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Supercardioid (3 mV/Pa; 40 - 20,000 Hz)
Capsule Dimensions Impedance SPL/Noise
Diameter n/a
200 Ohms (Low) Max SPL: 150 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
311g (10.97oz) 193mm (7.60'') 47mm (1.85'')
  • 3-pin XLR male (1)
Power Specifications
  • Requires phantom power
  • Phantom voltage: 12-48v

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