AKG C414 Vs Neumann TLM 103 Comparison

Microphone device is part of the sound system is pretty vital. Microphone consists of the type of use such as for vocals and also for percusion. There’s also the mic clip on which we can use for presentation purposes or used for the broadcaster. But this time the review discusses mic type a more versatile and luxurious. MY AKG C414 and Neumann TLM 103 two particular brands know superiorly but also with facilities and features that they provide. How RDA C414 against Neumann TLM 103, or vice versa?

AKG C414 Vs Neumann TLM 103

AKG C414
The list of features in AKG C414 are Sonic character of the famous AKG C12, Nine selectable polar patterns, Three attenuation levels (-6,-12,-18dB), Three switchable different bass-cut filters, and Overload warning with audio peak hold LED. The AKG C 414 XL II condenser microphone is the successor to the famous AKG C 414 B-TL II mic. The AKG C 414 XL II mic is a unique sonic signature of the highly sought showed by AKG. It enables lead vocals and solo instruments to be placed even in a dense mix. The sound produces unrivaled up-front that is well-known for distant miking applications like classic music recording or drum ambiance miking. The AKG C 414 also offers nine pickup patterns for you to choose the perfect setting for every application. If you want to see the live-sound applications and permanent installations, all controls can be disabled easily enabling trouble-free use. (See also : AKG C414 Vs Neumann U87 Comparison)

Technical Specs

AKG C414Neumann TLM 103
- Polar Pattern : Omni, Wide Cardioid, Cardioid, Hypercardioid, Figure-8- Directional pattern : Cardioid
- Frequency Response : 20Hz-20kHz- Frequency range : 20 Hz - 20 kHz
- Output Impedance : 200 ohms- Rated impedance : 50 ohms
- Equivalent noise level : 7 dB-A- Signal to Noise Ratio : 88dB (A weighted)

Neumann TLM 103
The Neumann TLM 103 is known as a universal cardioid mic. The words of cardioid refers to the directional pattern of the mic and the “heart-shaped” pattern that accepts sounds from the front and then rejects them at the back too. There are no switches at all in this mic TLM 103, so you can not switch it into omni mode as you want where it picks up from all sides. There is also no pad to lower the sensitivity of the mic. It is also a limitation on paper, although we know in reality it is not. The mic can handle a high SPL with a maximum of 138db and it does so with extremely low self noise and seems to resist overload. The Neumann TLM 103 is also known as a large diaphragm condenser mic which handle most recording situations one will come up against. It shines as a vocal mic with pleasing coloration in the high frequency realm. It has proximity effect is nearly perfect and absolutely gives you that extra bass you want without being overbearing. (Take a look : Neumann U87 Vs TLM 103 Comparison)

AKG C414 Vs Neumann TLM 103

- Nine selectable polar patterns for the perfect setting for every application
- Sonic character of the famous AKG C12 delivers astounding sound quality for lead vocals and solo instruments
- Three attenuation levels (-6/-12/-18dB) for close-up recording or high-output sources of up to 158dB SPL
- Delivery includes an SG 103 swivel mount and a wooden jeweler's box
- A standard name in high-end recording studios around the world, Neumann mics deliver the professional touch that's needed to capture high-quality audio
- The TLM 103 is fast becoming a standard for home recording and the music industry

Both AKG C414 and Neumann TLM 103 are amazing mics. The AKG 414 will probably give you more flexibility because of the variable polar patterns, pad, and other features. But the sound in Neumann with the Neumann that you try to tend to equate with more meat. While, the AKG 414 tends to sound more “airy” which can be good or bad thing depending on you all. In other words, both have their strengths and weaknesses. You may become the judge based on sound.