You are asking a question about different colored apples. It's only better if you believe it's better. It only sounds better if you think it sounds better. It's really only different. It's just another color in the rainbows of colors that we all utilize where we think the color works out the best. Real studios have a rather large quantity of multiple different microphones. No engineer uses them all but instead uses the ones they deem most appropriate for their particular applications they like to use them with. You can't go wrong with a 414, any variety. You are already happy with what you have. You haven't found anything bad about it why worry? Sure another microphone will sound different from the 4050. It won't be any better than the 4050 unless you like to spend $3000 +. And those $3000 + microphones don't indicate necessarily that they will be better or you will be happier with than your 4050. One day, you might want to supplement your microphone collection with a 414? So you obviously enjoy the 4050 over your TLM 102. Otherwise why would you have purchased the 4050 to begin with? If I had a TLM 102, I probably wouldn't have bothered purchasing a 4050? But I don't have a 102, I have U 67's, 87's, KM 86's, 56. So I have no need to purchase a 102 or a 4050 unless I wanted to for whatever peculiar reason I might deem necessary. So do you like your vocals now better than when you used the SM 7/58 or 102? And what part of Hell do you live in or is it somewhere else in Michigan? I enjoyed growing up in the Detroit suburbs of Oak Park, Royal Oak, Huntington Woods, Berkeley, Birmingham, Troy, Pontiac even though I've been to Hell and back. Of course the best to you in the morning only comes from Kellogg's which is a real Battle in the Creek. I never had a Grand time in the Rapids. Too much sand gets into my bathing suit in Saugatuck.
Variety is the spice of life
Mx. Remy Ann David