Neumann M147. The membranes of the two dailleurs MODELS are not identical. The M 147 … So is it true that the M149 as cardioid ... Neumann M147 & TLM 103. M149 vs. M147? However, if you might have other uses for the mic, the M149 … However, it is more of a general purpose mic than just for vocals. The other multi-directional as the M149, the flagship of Neumann, at least in the 21st century! If you want a top of the line mic for strictly vocals you could get a Brauner VM-1 or Valvet, or a Soundelux E-47 or Elux, all of which are stellar vocal mics. The M149 is a very good vocal mic, quite different from the 147. By mchimes in forum 3D Classifieds Replies: 0 Last Post: 03-24-2004, 09:11 PM. The Neumann M147 models only is the cardioid tube manufacturer's catalog Berlin. Neumann M 149 Tube Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone. The capsule is Neumann… The M 149 Tube is one of Neumann’s flagship tube condenser microphones, with a large-diaphragm capsule, 9-way pattern-control switch, and very low self-noise.