Hello all... I've been searching the forums for a couple weeks now, and have read many, many posts that have been extremely helpful. On everyone's advice, I purchased two Studio Projects c3's for drum OH's. When I received the mics, I was very impressed with their quality on vocals, but not so much on overheads...they were still nice, but I think I want a small diaphragm condenser. So anyway, i returned them. Kurt, I know that you have reviewed and love the studio projects c4's. Unfortunately, I cannot access the sound samples on nowhere radio as I have a Mac. The sound: I have a dark and dry small vintage kit, and dark, thick hihats and ride. I have found it difficult to capture the high end of my hi hats (DYNO beats- they are heavy!!!). I am producing instrumental down-tempo hip-hop, dub-reggae- jazz. Anyway, I have narrowed down my mic choice to these mics. The mics will be going through a Universal Audio 2108. I have ruled out the Oktava MC012's, and i didn't like the Rode NT5's. These mics garnered my interest. Shure SM81 Studio Projects c4 (currently the favorite $$$) Audio Technica 4041 or 4051. Ideally, I would like the Josephson c42's, but I can't afford them. The room is decent but not fantastic, and I will be close-micing the snare and kick. Kurt, as I cannot listen to them, would you deem the Studio Projects c4 an adequate mic for this job? Please forgive my flurry of posts in the past two weeks, but I cannot demo these mics and thus have to trust others experiences before I buy them. The more data, the better decision. Thanks everyone!