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I have done a couple recordings with these now and I think they are just fantastic sdc's. I mainly use them for overhead drum kit micing and have recorded solo acoustic guitar with these as well. I have used oktava 012s, and the rode nt5s in the past and i have to say i prefer these which led me to buy my own pair from zzounds. To compare: the Shures have a nice present quality that is not as overbearing / harsh or as hyped in the hi mids as the the rode nt5s. Compared to the Oktavas I would say that these are a bit fussier about placement but a bit more rewarding once you get them placed correctly. I find the Oktavas sort of dark and un-exciting although very usable. I would love to shoot these out against my dream Neumann 184s but truly feel that these will keep me happy a long time, and even if i one day get together the cash for the neumanns i could still use these for other things to great effect. Great bang for the buck here.
playing and recording for a couple decades
rock, metal, punk
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