All other standard return policy conditions apply. Im leaning towards the sm7b.. have for a few years now.. Neumann TLM 103's are everywhere & they sound very good. great stuff, hadent really checked out the hail 40 before.. sounds very interesting.. One of these days I'm going to have to make it down to a studio and try out a variety of mics through the Avalon, I'm happy with the KSM44 to an extent, but I'm looking for a mic that will brighten my voice up a bit - I have yet to find that mic. Is something wrong with me. well...I would take a SM7b over a TLM 103 any day of the week for vocals. Anybody tried a Heil PR40 for this style of vocal? ... Get the KSM44 for female vocals plus it has 3 patterns. Good point, sir. A microphone for live performances needs to have good sound quality, but at the same time it should be able to avoid capturing environmental noise. Either that or I'm really sensitive to HF.. actually I think he was saying that the tlm103 is NOT like ice picks or harsh but actually is a perfectly useful mic. You need an account to post a reply. ah yes, there ya go. I recorded a song with the TLM 103, however, and the quality didn't seem to really differ - both mics are a bit dry sounding. Basically my buddy bought a TLM103 in January and never used the things so he wants to sell it already. Not responsible for typographical or illustrative errors. : Elec. It's an impossible question to answer, so take the advices above. Compare Shure KSM44A vs Neumann TLM 103 vs Shure KSM42 | B&H Press ‎ ↵ Enter ‎ for Accessibility for blind people who use screen readers Press ‎ ↵ Enter ‎ for Keyboard Navigation Well, he is in somewhat of a rush - I just bought his Avalon off of him for $1200 to help him out with his situation. If you're going for dark and aggressive, definitely the SM7b. I switched to the Sm7b and never looked back. The only thing I don't like about the TLM103 is it came with a ring mount and not a shock mount, whereas I have two shock mounts for the KSM - this has nothing to do with quality but it's just nice to have a mic resting in a shock mount, and a spare one at that. Yeah no so much that I want to scream at it.. .cant seam to find one.. Neumann TLM 103's are everywhere & they sound very good. Rap Vocals, loud, fast and sometimes aggressive. Totally - the SM7b is a dynamic and the TLM 103 is a condenser, so the 103 is going to capture more high-end and just be way more sensitive than the SM7 just by nature of the kind of microphone it is. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. © 2000-2020 B & H Foto & Electronics Corp. 420 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001. Click here to login, The ability to reply to and create new discussions, Access to members-only giveaways & competitions, Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As, Access to members-only sub forum discussions, Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio, Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free. Even some cheap mics have redeeming qualities in certain situations. Overpriced Yes.. Bad Mic no.. Fair is definitely better. Already have an account? Neumann TLM103 or Shure KSM44? keep the one you like and you won't be second guessing everytime you record a vocal. Hey there! We close every Friday evening to Saturday evening for Shabbos. Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. try them both out, you'll decide after hearing them back to back...my money is on the ksm44... Well, he is in somewhat of a rush - I just bought his Avalon off of him for $1200 to help him out with his situation. I'm confused about who I'm confused about LoL. There's a wicked presence peak going on with that mic that made my tenor vocals super harsh. For the right price it is worth having. The TLM103 does not sound like a U87. Add at least two items to compare. The email address you entered was an invalid email. I recorded a song with the TLM 103, however, and the quality didn't seem to really differ - both mics are a bit dry sounding. Both good mics. whether or not you love the 103, that is a fair review. It's a SUPER bright dynamic mic, IMHO. Yes, Heil PR 40 could be a perfect suggestion here! Just a friendly reminder that political discussion, (including "offhand" and 'sideways' commenting) is. You have until Feb 01, 2021 to return or exchange items bought after Oct 19, 2020. [Rap vocals]. Totally - the SM7b is a dynamic and the TLM 103 is a condenser, so the 103 is going to capture more high-end and just be way more sensitive than the SM7 just by nature of the kind of microphone it is. I've owned the Heil Pr 35. Deal. Neumann TLM103 or Shure KSM44? Quite the contrary, I don't think it's a bad Mic.. Manufacturer rebates, terms, conditions, and expiration dates are subject to manufacturers printed forms NYC DCA Lic. Well you might have answered your own question. Create a B&H Account, America's Best Customer Service List-Newsweek, Prices, specifications, and images are subject to change without notice. What do you got in your garage sale Chris! If you really want to spend that kind of $ there are lots of other choices other than the TLM 103. Hey there! Below, we will help you choose between two popular mics for live applications, Shure KSM9 vs Neumann KMS 105. I know mine has bit more presence than my SM7B and may be an alternative for the OP. you know which one you like, you should follow your gut. Also I feel that dynamics tend to take compression a little better. No items to compare. But only a bit worried that it might sound a bit flat and less 3d then a condenser.. I bought a KSM44 about a year ago, I've been pretty happy with it - but, now I'm weighing my options between either selling my buddies TLM for him, or keeping his TLM and selling my KSM. If the difference is minor, and not worth to you, then don't bother. Gen. #0907906. Will be running through an Avalon 737sp. Speed up future orders, see order history, create wish lists, and more. Sorry a bit off topic maybe.. but does the sm7b have a shock mount. Saying it is for rap is a precision, but not helpful. and imho it's actually a really excellent mic that is far less harsh than most chinese vocal-oriented condensor mics, although it can do wiht a speck of de-essing (as can some classic vintage c-12 mics for point of reference). I would plus 1 that review of both mics and the preamp. Is something wrong with me? You … #0907905; Sec. The only thing I don't like about the TLM103 is it came with a ring mount and not a shock mount, whereas I have two shock mounts for the KSM - this has nothing to do with quality but it's just nice to have a mic resting in a shock mount, and a spare one at tha. Well my SM7b must be defective then, because with the presence switch on the back it has alot of HF.. Hence, finding a good microphone for such purpose is often tricky and confusing. I agree as well. Please enable javascript for your best B&H experience. I comes with its own mounting bracket if that's what you're asking. What would you guys suggest? just wanted to point out that the tlm103 has been used for some pretty amazing lead vocal recordings over the years. Hd. Haha. Serv. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Also I feel that dynamics tend to take compression a little better. When you buy products through links across our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered. & Home App. Too many list cons without any pros on gear sometimes. Deal. Some of them are pumped in the HF though and need to dial it back.. Not to say that used with the right chain they can't be excellent also. Store #0906712 Elec. No worries! The Mohave MA-200 or the Pearlman TM-1 are a couple of options I might be looking at if it were me. Hated the thing. most people who dislike it seem to be on gearslutz - I've come across it in a LOT of very serious big budget studios where engineers think the way gearslutz disses the tlm103 is completely crazy.