NOTE: The mics are revealed on post #32.
We keep hearing about headphones and the diminishing returns one gets at around $200. Well, mics are almost exactly the same technology and they should be pretty much the same with the diminishing returns. Let's have a listen and see.
Three pairs of small diaphragm condenser mics of various prices were used to record a grand piano, placed a couple of feet away from and above the tail of the piano. The only processing I've done on these is remove the self noise, so that it doesn't get in the way.
Please, tell us your order of preference and, if you care, explain the reasons behind your preference. Also mention what headphones you used to listen to this (if you used speakers, mention that too.)
I will reveal the mics once we get enough feedback to have an idea what people prefer. This should be interesting!
(I couldn't upload the files, so I put it up on YouTube. Sorry if the quality is lacking. Let's judge it the way it is.)
Edited by MorrisL - 3/24/16 at 11:33am