Title: A comparison of five directional microphones for film-makers from €60 to €380
Author: Matthias Proske
Translated from the original German article
The runner-up: beyerdynamic MCE 85 BA:
At the same price and sound quality level, the beyerdynamic MCE 85 BA follows on quite closely. Just the low frequency range seemed a bit heavy in the test recordings (see the video), but without sounding muffled. For voice recordings which have to be as neutral as possible, the microphone is not ideal. In certain situations, however, when voicing over film trailers, for example, the effect can be quite positive. For atmospheric recordings the full bass presence can be an advantage, for example for fireworks and motor racing events.