I'm still amazed at how little talk there is going on about these mics. Everyone I talked to who uses them tells me they are just awsome, better then the km84 for most parts. I can't even find one single review on them. WHY?
Scott Dorsey has a review in this months or last months Recording magazine. He liked them. I have one that I have only used in a live situation for acoustic guitar and it was very nice. I bought it mainly for recording, but have not had a chance to record with it yet.
I know the dpa claims to have no off axis coloration (or maybe almost none), and the shcoeps are just amazing sounding. some of these mics that are at least twice the price of the c42 - and for good reason I'm sure. the fact that many consider them to be "better" is understandable. the c42 may be more durable then most, I don't know. Has anyone tried dropping a schoeps or hitting it with a drum stick?