Whether you know a musician who is playing gigs, streaming performances or recording music and podcasts, Sennheiser offers a great selection of pro audio gear that will help them take their passion further.
The company is at the forefront of microphone, headphone and wireless monitoring technology for musicians with some industry standard models, so its range offers the perfect gift options this festive season.
From condenser and dynamic mics for stage and recording, to headphones for mixing, DJ'ing and general music listening, Sennheiser has you covered with its new Christmas gift guide. We delved into it to share some inspiration for you.
Condenser mics for the studio and stage
Condenser microphones are a must-have for every musician, offering sensitivity and capturing sonic detail for live and record vocals, instruments, as well as podcasts.
The Sennheiser Mk 4 is an excellent and affordable choice of cardioid condenser mic for a range of musician needs – from recording vocals and acoustic instruments in a studio setting, to mic'ing guitar amps and instruments on the live stage. Its one-inch true condenser capsule produces a warm and powerful sound.
Sennheiser's MD 421-II makes a wonderful gift for a musician or podcaster with its reputation for rich sound capture and the versatility of a five-position bass control. It's ideal for instruments and recording the detail of multiple vocals simultaneously.
Versatile dynamic microphones
Dynamic mics are the first choice for stage vocalists, but are also great for recording amp speakers and broadcasting too.
The dynamic cardioid Sennheiser e 835 mic makes for a useful gift this Christmas for any musician. It's ideal for the stage and home studio with its mids-centric sound, tight low mids and present treble. The e 835's rugged metal construction and ability to handle high sound pressure levels make it great for gigging.
If you're buying for a live singer the Sennheiser e 935 cardioid vocal stage microphone might prove an even wiser gift purchase. Its balanced frequency range with transparent high-end, warm and defined lower mids and fast transient response is great for capturing musicians' vocal details on the stage.
The e 935's high feedback rejection and shock-mounted capsule are ready to take on the rigours of the road too.
Wireless audio systems
Sennheiser's pro-level wireless audio systems can be a huge upgrade for a musician; from hearing their voice and instrument better, to freeing up their performance without the need for cables.
The Sennheiser XSW IEM is the ideal starter set for a musician to go wireless, and a potential game-changer for live vocalists to focus on giving their best performances with the personal monitoring it offers. There's everything you need here to go wireless straight away.
You could also make life easier for the guitarist or bassist in your life this Christmas with the Sennheiser XSW-D Pedalboard Set. It's a one-touch digital system that's as easy as plugging in a guitar cable, without the limitations.
Headphones for recording and beyond
Sennheiser are a go-to brand for monitoring, mixing and general listening headphones. And that means it can cater to all musician needs and budgets with its ranges.
For starters, who wouldn't want to unwrap a pair of the best studio headphones available? The Sennheiser HD 400 Pro's open back over-ear headphones offer a rich, detailed listening experience with a wide frequency response of 6Hz - 38kHz.
Their angled transducers enable a natural and transparent response for studio monitoring and mixing. And the HD 400s are incredibly comfortable for extended recording session work too.
But if you looking for the perfect present for a DJ, the Sennheiser HD 25 are an industry standard with the perfect combination of rugged build, light weight and the ability to deliver in loud environments.
The closed-back design of the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro headphones are a fantastic gift option for monitoring. Their collapsable design makes them a great choice for portability and the high ambient noise attenuation allows musicians to focus on what's important.
The HD 280 Pro's tough single-sided cable is also ideal for tracking with an instrument, without getting in the way of playing.
Elsewhere in the range, the Sennheiser HD 200 PRO are a great way to introduce a musician or music fan to the advantages of the German pro audio brand's closed back headphones for listening and monitoring.
Rounding out the highlights for potential headphone present ideas from Sennheiser's festive gift guide are the closed-back HD 300 PRO. Their neutral, precise and high-resolution sound is a wise investment for any budding producer-musician this Christmas.