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Old 20th August 2016
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Originally Posted by KevWind View Post
Good idea in rational, common sense, logical terms then, if you EQ one you are no longer comparing the mics .. Forget the emotional allure of attempting to rationalize and justify getting by for less, spending much less and getting the same performance, "if you just inject this or that variable" . The emotional pull of beating the odds and ignoring the rational adage "You get what you pay for" and desperately hoping in this case it somehow magically doesn't apply, is strong but usually wrong.

If that is what you desire to do then by all means do so. No one is saying you can't get decent sounds that way. And of course no one but you can decide if you will be satisfied with the results.......But quit trying to justify it with comparing an apple to an apple+a lime, in plain old common sense it is simply not a valid comparison.

And BTW I do not own any Neumann mics, for my use I personally don't particularly care for the sound compared to some alternatives. But I reached that conclusion based on comparing them un processed. Attempting to dismiss as emotional, disagreement with your skewed personal perspective is hypocrisy at it's finest.
I hope you'd take a moment to think about whether you really believe the "You get what you pay for" is a rational adage. I, for one, think it's a lazy rule of thumb.

Is it possible that the Neumann microphones are just good quality microphones, just like many others from Rode, Oktava, AKG etc, and the only real difference is that they have a big name and reputation and so they charge a lot more for their products, hoping (correctly) that the buyers will be impressed by the high price and think they are getting a superior value for their investment?

Having a basic understanding of human nature and knowing how business and marketing usually work, I expect this to be the case. If this perspective is skewed, then I'd really want to know why so I can learn something new.