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, 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 S

The new gold standard in affordable large-diaphragm condensers.

With a hand-crafted and individually tuned custom 1" capsule, high-performance electronics, an all-metal chassis, -10dB and -20dB pads and two low-cut filters, the X1 S 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 S Vocal Pack
(with shockmount & cable)

The X1 S 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.


Need a shock mount for your X1 Series mic?

Check out the Isolation Pack.