The X1 Series means a mic for any style, a mic for any budget - a mic for everything. The perfect home studio mic with the best performance in its class, a big & clean FET condenser for your vocals, an old-school ribbon for your horns & overheads, a titanium-diaphragm workhorse for your kick drum, a hi-fi 24-bit 192kHz USB mic so you can record anywhere you want, and so much more.

The X1 A

It could be your first mic - but you'll want to keep it forever.

Where the original X1 broke the cost vs. performance barrier, the X1 A completely shatters it all over again, providing an even more affordable entry point into the acclaimed X1 Series mics from sE.

With a newly-designed condenser capsule & low-noise electronics, and the same robust metal chassis and features as its immensely popular older brother, the X1 A yet again redefines what is possible for a "first microphone".

The X1

The original gold standard in affordable large-diaphragm condensers.

With a hand-crafted and individually-tuned 1" capsule, rubberized paint to minimize chassis resonance, a -10dB pad and a high-pass filter, the X1 has the sound and features you'd expect from a serious high-end studio mic, at only a fraction of the cost.

Also available as part of:

The X1 Vocal Pack
(with shockmount & cable)

The X1 Studio Bundle
(with shockmount, Reflexion Filter X, & cable)

The X1 R

A passive ribbon to bring out the midrange magic in your tracks. 

Drawing on some of the technologies in our Voodoo ribbon mics, the X1 R is a vintage-modern hybrid that provides all the inherent smoothness of a hand-crafted ribbon mic, but with more versatility, durability, and ease of use than the delicate ribbons of yesteryear.

The X1 D

D is for Drums. A titanium capsule makes all the difference.

Titanium is strong, light, and - above all else - stiff. This means it reacts quickly enough to capture the very fastest of transients (the initial hit of a drum stick, the pick on a bass guitar string) faster than a traditional gold-sputtered diaphragm.

Until the X1 D, such diaphragms were available on a very select few mics - and a very expensive few at that. Read more to find out how the X1 D can change your percussion tracks forever.

The X1 T

sE's best seller - now with a smooth, rich tube circuit.

There's nothing quite like the sound of a tube condenser microphone, especially on such exposed and natural sound sources as vocals and acoustic guitars.

With more and more recording aficionados wanting valve microphones in their arsenal, we're proud to welcome the X1 T to our biggest-selling series.

The X1 USB

Instant studio?
Just add laptop.

With 24-bit 192kHz recording capabilities, a built-in headphone amplifier, and the same hand-crafted 1" gold-sputtered diaphragm as the original X1, the X1 USB raises the bar for truly portable high-fidelity recording.

Need a shock mount for your X1 Series mic?

Check out the Isolation Pack.