The X1 A: It could be your first mic, but you'll want to keep it forever.
When it was introduced in 2011, the original X1 brought a new level of quality to entry-level microphones, competing easily with others costing several times as much. But that didn't stop sE from trying to outdo themselves again. With a newly-developed condenser capsule and an exterior based on the rugged metal chassis of the latest X1 S, the X1 A offers first-class sound & specifications at an even better "home studio" cost, featuring an extremely natural frequency response, massive SPL-handling capabilities (150dB!), switchable attenuation and low-cut filters, and a perfectly balanced sensitivity level - so it's at home on absolutely any source.