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I think it's a decent mic. It doesn't have the painful high boost that the TLM103 has which is a good thing on most sources. Out of your list I'd probably prefer the 102 or SM7B for most vocals and the 414 for acoustic instruments. Try the Austrian Audio OC18 too, that's a really good mic.
Well I got it anyway !
One of these has come to my attention , bear in mind I've recently been considering the Shure SM7B and SKG 4114XLS..Anyone got one / used one?
It’s funny how maligned the TLM-103 is, especially on Gearslutz etc. It’s the mic Billie Eilish used for all of her recordings and those are some of the best vocal sounds we’ve had in years. I think it just needs a bit of EQ, but then that should be the case with any mic.
Tell that to Al Schmitt!
@spark240 Whats your verdict on the 102? I’m fancying one myself, im in between that and the Austrian Audio OC18. Both similar price.