Excerpt: This mic is by far one of the best or if not the best mic that Sennheiser has ever made. I have used several of their mics over the years and have yet to find one like this. I started using this mic back in about 2009 and still use it a lot today. I don’t see myself ever getting rid of this mic unless something happens to it and it gets damaged or something like that.
Excerpt: Not every microphone manufacturing company has the kind of microphone in the class that the Sennheiser MD 431 fits in. I never got my hands on the apparent successor, the Sennheiser MD 431 II, but the MD 431 in and of itself is absolutely stunning. At any rate, the Sennheiser MD 431 is in that range of monstrous premium microphones that venues seem to own more often than artists.
Excerpt: This mic is one of Sennheiser's nicest mics for live vocals. It is a dynamic mic, so it doesn't really have the super smooth top end that condensers will give you in the studio, but its other benefits far outweigh that loss when it comes to the live setting that this mic was designed for. First of all it is a dynamic mic, so it is by definition going to be a little bit less sensitive than other types.