Quote: Originally Posted by James Lehmann There is some leeway in this discussion because while some folks think of a U87 as the version with "Made in West Germany" stamped on it, others may be referring to the newer U87ai which is the modern incarnation made since Sennheiser took over Neumann. There is a difference. Please, what kind of difference? I've "almost" bought a new U87ai several times but always ended up buying something else "first". Soundelux, etc.