I bought these for snare drum duties. They work brilliantly on top and bottom together. Subsequently I have been using them as a stereo room pair in x-y config and they are great. solid build quality, good accessories. They will get a lot of use in general.
Purchased these to record rock drums. Had been using other microphones which i thought were doing a fine job, however when i made a few recordings using these and used them in band recording i was doing all the other band members immediately commented that the drums were much crisper, clearer, and it was easier for them to hear the drum track while they were doing there part over the drums. These microphones come in a solid case, can be mounted on one stand using the stereo bar, and have a microphone cover. They pick up alot of sound, so be quiet in the backround. Have used these to record piano, and vocals (ensemble from a distance, Singing right into them would pick up too many explositives). They are small and powerful. Takes a while to find the best position to place. These are affordable and clear. If you make a living from doing professional recordings you may want higher spec. If your like me and want quality and affordibility these are for you.
I'm not that experienced with recording equipment and recording acoustic instruments, so I cannot reallt compare these to the more expensive mics, but to my ear these sound really really good and unless you actually have a high end studio I think these should be sufficent for all kinds of recording, be it a piano, a choir or a singer songwriter.
Sound is clear and seems to take all frequencies quite well. However it is a bad choice for a real studios because of materials and quality, it is not reliable if not taken with care. However in a personal home studio it will work and live quite long i think.
I have been nicely surprised by theses mic's. They were bought for recording (primarily) acoustic guitar. They do a fine job particularly if used x/y as this allows mono without phase problems. As a spaced pair they sound great but like all other mic's don't mono too well. They seem to catch the top guitar strings in a warm way without that fizzy spiky stuff you can so easily get. The bottom end is warm without boom. I also used them on a full band recording (bass, electric guitar, harmonica, vocals) as overheads on the drums. Again a nice crisp sound that could either be used with lower frequencies rolled-off for cymbals, or as a full range recording. On mandolin they are very good, fiddle a bit bright but may be very good at a little distance in the right room. Not much good for vocals - the large LDC win every time. I haven't tried these on guitar cab but again suspect that there are better options.
The mic's feel chunky and of good quality. The clips are a little awkward as they a bit too tight but at least your mic's don't end up on the floor. The clip threads are only plastic a feel as they may easily cross-thread. The same applies to the crossbar which is all plastic including the thread. The roll-off switches are useful but I tend to use the pad on drums only and the HPF on the mixer.
All in all worth every penny. I guess you would have to spend quite a bit more to get significantly better. A keeper.
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