Another thread prompted me to post a shootout I'd had up my sleeve for a while. There are four microphones and I recorded exactly the same snippet of tenor (at the same time)
The mics were placed as close together as possible, so placement should have no significant effect, and this should give a good comparison between the mics. Mics were 2 - 3 feet from the saxophone.
I'm not asking you to guess which is which (but I will reveal that in a day or two) just say which you prefer (and why) or which you hate. Files are 320MB mono mp3.
There is no compression or EQ
Soundfiles at: http://tamingthesaxophone.com/saxophone-recording.html
NB: you can vote for more than one if they rate equally. It's not a public poll, people can't see who you voted for, only the number of votes cast.