Product Comparison: SE Electronics X1 A vs SE Electronics X1 S

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General Specifications
SE Electronics
SE Electronics
X1 A
X1 S
About the Product
From vocals to acoustic instruments to electric guitars or percussion, the X1 A is the perfect choice for any musician seeking a high-quality microphone with an entry-level price tag.
The X1 S is a refined version of sE's best-selling X1, tuned for advanced performance in every way imaginable.
Key Specs
Microphone Type
Polar Pattern
Minimum Frequency Response
20 Hz
20 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
What customers say about "Key Specs"
SE Electronics X1 A Condenser Microphone
  • Good price, excellent recording sound for vocals.
  • Looks sleek and nice, good audio quality.
  • It's absolutely perfect for vocals both male and female.
  • Excellent budget condenser microphone - superb sound quality.
  • Very impressive on acoustic guitars. Very clean on vocals.
SE Electronics X1 S Condenser Microphone
  • Sound is crisp, flat, and the built in filters are awesome.
  • Beautiful mic. Sounds great.
  • Well balanced frequencies.
  • The audio sounds crisp and clean and I get compliments on my microphone quality.
  • The sound quality of the microphone is excellent.
Size & Weight
6.65 in.
6.65 in.
2.28 in.
2.28 in.
2.28 in.
2.28 in.
0.86 lbs.
0.98 lbs.
Equivalent Noise Level
16 dBA
9 dBA
Maximum SPL
150 dB SPL
160 dB SPL
Output Impedance
50 Ω
125 Ω
Microphone Sensitivity
Power Options
+48V Phantom power required from mixer or inteface
+48V Phantom power required from mixer or inteface
Gold plated output contacts, Switchable attenuation pad, Low Cut Switch, All Metal Construction
Hand-crafted Capsule, Switchable attenuation pad, Switchable low-cut filter, All Metal Construction, Gold plated output contacts
What customers say about "Features"
SE Electronics X1 A Condenser Microphone
  • Quite sensitive so the pad and tone switches are useful.
  • Warm sound and excellent construction.
  • Excellent sound quality with a very good bass attenuation and very low levels of floor noise.
  • Really clean and precise sound.
  • Great quality for a great price.
SE Electronics X1 S Condenser Microphone
  • Sounds so good out of the box.
  • This mic is incredible. The sound quality is crystal clear.
  • The sound quality on this mic is really outstanding, and it looks really nice as well.
  • Excellent mic with great sound quality.
  • Simple to use, terrific low noise sound quality.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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