My duo partner and I are putting together our first sound system. We have two guitars and two voices. You can hear us on Youtube by searching "Paul and Do Mi" (in quotes).
This is our first system. We will likely save up later for higher-end stuff, but we want something for coffeehouse gigs now. We have a (long-term loan) Berenger 180W power mixer and are looking at 12-inch non-powered speakers.
I am comparing the Sennheiser E838 and E835 and the Shure Beta 58A. Does anyone have knowledge of any of these mics? I tried the 838 and the Beta at the Guitar Center (both much better than the Shure 58, enough that I knocked it off my list). I can afford two 838s right now at their sale price; would have to wait for the Betas, but I want something that's decent.
Researching online it sounds as if the E838 is good, although I'm a little nervous that it's described as being for singers in loud bands, developed to cut through high onstage levels. That's not our situation, playing acoustic music with two people. I'm enough of a beginner that I'm not entirely trusting my own impressions singing with it in the store.
The E835, which I haven't tried, sounds as if it may be just as good as the E838--and maybe better if it's not made for loud bands?
All input welcome! Thanks!!