Originally Posted by aracu
The specs of the mics are similar, but the capsules are different. The price
differences have a lot to do with the particular qualities of the capsules.
Would you care to elaborate on that if you have more information/insight into this?
btw - I am not raising those questions to diss the product. It is clear that Line Audio CM3 is more than a great product for its price and even more, and since I can't afford Schoeps CMC6+MK21 at the moment, I'll get a pair of those.
I just wish to put things in perspective. To see reality. I still can't completely buy those arguments for the tenfold price difference. It could be half the price or something - but such difference must be justified in some other terms than market and production laws. And to make it clear again - it is fine if there is a difference - I don't think it's a scam or anything - it is more than a fair price and the maker of the mics seems to be a nice guy. But I just want to understand how close it is to MK21 and why such a dramatic price difference.
This whole questioning doesn't make much sense for the use of those mics - if it works, it works. If you can't afford something else, you work with what is available and what you can use to get good enough results. That's understood.
This is more for the sake of putting things into real perspective, like - "you pay 250 EUR and you get a pair of workable mics, they sound good, limitations are this and this and this..." and on the other hand "you pay 2500
EUR and you get a pair of no-compromise mics that can do this and this and this and DON'T have this and this and this limitations..." That's all.
Up until now these things were raised:
1. the noise issue (which is not too clear, since it can't be seen from the specs and most users report otherwise)
2. objection about the different quality of the capsules (as compared to Schoeps and the like), which was not explained yet
3. the remark about lesser sensitivity - but it remains to be explained in what way does it influence the quality of sound if you use averagely good preamplifier.