Electret condenser microphone with super-cardioid pickup. Rugged, for live performance and lead vocals with natural, detailed sound. Sensitive to the slightest nuances. Precise reproduction for moderators and speakers.
This photo shows Ed Sheeran performing live and singing into a Sennheiser e 865 microphone. An article on the UK Sennheiser site confirms that Sheeran uses an 865 capsule with a Sennheiser 2000 Series wireless system. Sheeran's Front of House engineer Chris Marsh says that before the 865, Ed was using the [Sennheiser e945](https://equipboard.com/items/sennheiser-e945-supercardioid-dynamic-microphone), which didn't respond as well to Sheeran's "cupping the microphone and holding it in the air at an awkward angle." He goes on to say, "The 865 is the capsule out of all those that I tried, and not just Sennheiser, that has consistency between the open mic and the cupped. And Ed likes it!" The original article can be found [here](http://en-uk.sennheiser.com/news-ed-sheeran-gets-the-a-team-with-sennheiser-and-avalon).more
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