The fantastic German publication Bonedo has published one of the world's first reviews of the X1 A, and we couldn't be more pleased with the results.
Here are a few quotations from the review, translated into English:
"The clip included with the sE Electronics X1 A is pleasing...a circumferential lip on the foot extension prevents the X1 A from slipping out of the holder. Whether upright or overhead, the microphone sits bomb-proof."
"The microphone itself makes an excellent impression... painting and printing promise a long service life without ugly wear signs."
"...the frequency pattern for me sounds very balanced and sounds almost noble. Especially when you consider that this microphone goes for a price of not even 100 Euros over the shop counter."
"In the bass, the X1 A is full...the microphone is well-suited for the recording of singers with strong vocal projection...[and] loud sound sources such as guitar amps are no problem."
"Even plosive sounds do not pose a major problem at medium miking distances."
"With the sE Electronics X1 A an all-rounder appears on the stage of favorite condenser microphones, which can convince all around...I can hardly find a flaw on this microphone. The X1 A can convince you of its balanced frequency response, rich bass, unobtrusive yet present mids, as well as gentle highs, features such as high-pass filter and pad, right up to the fantastic processing of the microphone."
"The microphone is particularly suitable for vocal recordings of 'sharp', very present-sounding voices and is undoubtedly worth every cent of its low purchase price. Therefore beginners find here a worthwhile first microphone, in order to implement their home recording ambitions at a very small cost. For recording friends, the X1 A is a good choice to expand the microphone cabinet..."