U87Ai vs U87i professional recording engineers criticisms
Author: Paul Walster
Date: 10/10/2013
As a new owner of a U87Ai, I just wondered what Neumann's opinions are regarding the many criticisms by professional recording engineers, proclaiming the U87Ai to be 'harsh sounding' and 'nothing like the original' by comparison to the older U87i? Especially since the sub pcb with SMD components was fitted! (A direct answer to this criticism would be appreciated)
And also, I was quite disappointed when I opened the microphone packaging, that there was no individual frequency response chart for my microphone! As this used to be provided by Sennheiser as a matter of course, and is still provided by many professional audio manufacturers today..
This does make me wonder why Neumann microphones have such a high premium price bracket?