It's been awhile since I received my pair of mics. I ended up with the more expensive pair.
Short story...when I first got them some months back, I was having an issue with hum and buzzing. This was with the 2nd pair Aman had sent me, having sent back the first pair. After talking with Aman, we figured it was the overhead power lines right next to my house that was causing the problem. So, Aman had agreed to take them back for a full refund! As luck would have it, a professional classical/Jazz guitarist friend is in town this week for a few concerts. We met over another friend's house and I thought why not give the mics another try, away from my power lines. It was the right thing to do. For comparison, I brought along my Avenson's as well.
I was not prepared, nor was the guitarist, for what came next. Playing it back through my Stax headphones, it was so real and clear sounding, and beautiful. It sounded exactly like the guitar if it were live, like listening through a clear window to the guitar. All the sounds of the fingers on the strings etc came through so clearly. The Avenson's were ok, but had a veil over the sound.
Here are both mics. So, long story short, I am NOT sending the mics back!!
I also recorded my 7ft grand piano, with the piano cover in place and just the front lid open....incredible sound...just stuck the mics in front of the piano. Oddly enough, the buzzing/hum was gone when I recorded my piano.
These are incredible mics, especially considering what they cost. I would have to spend a LOT more money to get this kind of quality. The mics were fed into a Korg MR-1000 DSD digital recorder, no processing of any kind was added other than a normalization into an mp3.
Classcial Guitar Avenson Mics Classical Guitar-Avenson Mics.mp3 - File Shared from Box.net
Classical Guitar Sahi Mics Short Classical Piece--- Aman Sahi Mics.mp3 - File Shared from Box.net
Classical Piano Rachmaninoff Short Classical Piano-- Rachmaninoff.mp3 - File Shared from Box.net