Hi! Id like to share some phenomenal results of an a/b testing i have had today with several microphones: we were looking for a deacent vocal microphone, and started to preform tests between some blue and studio projects microphones. we recorded a very good male singer (for which the microphone is intended) through the chosen mic, into an API 512 (mounted in a lunch box), to an RME fireface at 96khz / 24bit. and that was recorded to nuendo (im a logic man myself but what can you do...). these tests were preformed using our ears, listening through the ADAM S2a monitors. it is a subjective test. and is about taste. here are the results: Blue Blueberry - This mic sounded quite natural, with soft and pleasant mids. the high end was also nice and natural but lacked a bit detail, and the low range did not sound as solid as the rest of the mics. it had a more modern feel to the sound. Blue Baby Bottle - This mic sounded more colored. with a nice round low end and pleasant sweet mids, but the top end had something phasy that colored the sound, and made the sibilances sound a bit unnatural. this microphone sounded warmer an more "vintage". Studio Projects C1 - This mic sounded Natural yet it gave an extra "Larger than life" sound that the other mics could not deliver. The high end was a bit enhanced but sounded very natural and much more detailed than the other mics. the low end was solid and big. and the mid range sounded very detailed and expressive. it was not as sweet as the blue, yet it gave a much larger sound, even tho it was brighter, with more details. Studio Projects T3 - This mic sounded a bit similar to the C1 in nature, but had more charecter to it, and thus sounded less natural. its low end was fatter and very pleasant on the ears, but the mid range and hi range suffered in some way and did not sound as good as the C1. All in all, the Studio projects C1 microphone sounded better to our ears. from a previouse test i made the C1 sounded much better than the C3 (which is the same only has 2 capsules and thus is multipatern), my theory is that a single capsule microphone sounds better (in cardioid mode ofcourse). which explains alot about why the C1 won. it is still strange to us that this mic that costs about 1/4th of the blue mics sounded 4 times better than them. we are going to continue testing microphones with this setup to choose our perfect vocal microphone. money is not an issue (top end would be 3000$) so if you have suggestions wed like to hear them. we shoudl be getting a Neumann 87, and 149, and some violet design later this week. im also trying to find access to brauner mics... What do you think?