Originally Posted by Jack Duelisis
I agree it's not a terrible mike. It's average. Not great, not bad. Not versatile either.
Maybe he should try a Brauner Phantom C. Not that versatile either, but a bit more useable in day to day aplication, and in the same price ballpark.
The Phantom C is fantastic. If you get the TLM103 with a shockmount, they are pretty much the same price, with the Phantom C coming with a shockmount and case as standard. They are different animals though. The Phantom C is more about clarity and fidelity. A very honest special mic.
If I was going to recommend some better options, IMHO, to the TLM 103 (Thinking of staying within the price range or lower), I would go for....
Brauner Phantom C
SE Electronics Z3300A
Audio Technica AT4070SV
Charter Oak E700
Neumann TLM 102
Shure KSM 32/44