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Old 17th May 2017 | Show parent
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About a decade ago I was shopping for a new LDC in the $1000-ish range and my choices came down to a Soundelux U195 and a Gefell M930. Both great-sounding mics, and I could hear pluses and minuses in both. It really felt almost like a coin flip. I ended up choosing the U195, and I don't doubt that the scale was tipped at least slightly by the greater "shiny object factor" of the U195.

Another side of mic selection psychology is timing. I've found that if I ask a client to A/B two mics, they tend to prefer the second one. I think it's partly recency bias and partly just acclimating to the listening situation.