Originally Posted by Alex Niedt
I recently bought a Brauner VMX, and it is a perfect pop/R&B vocal mic. I much prefer it to my Neumanns. Haven't heard the Phantom V, but I'd imagine you'll be pretty happy with a Brauner.
Well, this thread is really outdated (5 years), but since it has been recently brought back to life then please let me address it for future reference.
Brauner's Phantom is a natural/transparent mic while Phanthera shows colored/charming quality. For modern pop/rock/r&b applications Brauner Phanthera seems to be the way to go...
Both mics come in cardioid or 3-pattern versions. A basic "L" versions are also available - they come with no accessories, but the mics are identical to "full" versions at a lower price.