Audio-Technica AT4041 by ARIEL
The AT4041 has been my mic of choice for overheads for years now. I primarily track hard rock and metal and I find these mics do an incredible job on capturing the cymbals perfectly. I never have to add any top end with these mics as they sound balanced in my mix. They are not overly hyped or output a sizzly top end which is dislike in any mic for any instrument. I have tried a few other small condensers which just dont sound right to my ears. The price point is perfect. Dont let the low price think that these are a cheaper mic. They hang with ones that cost upwards to 1000.