Drumsound. For the purpose SM81 is a better choice. Rode NT5: The lower end of this spectrum. Or other suggestions in that price range. I already have an AKG C3000 and was wondering if I should just buy a Shure SM81 to go with the AKG or use the Rodes. The main competitor of the Shure SM81 in the instrumental microphones class is Rode NT5. $400. But I am interested in a small diaphragm mic. 24th January 2015 #2. Rode NT5 vs Shure SM81 on Acoustic Guitar. Tout afficher. The SM81 is about 350 new. They have a bit of warmth in midrange and a smooth top end that can warm up a fiddle/ give the HH some body and keeps the bow-scratch from getting too … Tout afficher. I found the NT5 to be quite harsh and undesirable when i borrowed a set when there were first on the market. I've used these and have been decently satisfied with them on overheads, but again, I figure I could probably do much better. (Rode site is not responding, so I can't give a model name). 11th June 2006 #2. tINY. AT4041 vs KSM137 vs NT5 vs SE5 Share Quote. A pair of NT5s go for about 400. 1 Review written. I haven't played with the NT5, I like the 81 on things like fiddle and HightHat. Both microphones provide great recording quality and they have similarity in technical specifications as you can see in our comparison table. TurboJets. (Edit : Site available !! Youtube. 3 Reviews written. My Studio. I am shopping for a mic for recording acoustic guitar. Recording Acoustic Guitars. Share Quote. Close micing cymbals unfortunately eliminates NT5 due to its inability to cope with higher SPL. Thanks. Gear Guru . Shure SM81 vs Rode NT5 . Lives for gear . The acoustic guitar is one of the most frequently recorded instruments in the studio, but it is often recorded poorly. There is, however NT5 'version' with pad which works perfectly. Téléchargements. Tout afficher. VIGO Recor­ding Studio . Has anyone compared the SM81s to the NT5s? $600. Gear Guru . Specs. Any feedback would be appreciatied. My Studio. Guides en ligne. 24th January 2015 #3. Rode NT5 vs Shure SM57 (acoustic guitar) (pt.1) Crash Course Recor­ding . Shure SM81 vs Rode NT5. I have used Rode NTK and Rode NT1-A with pretty decent results. Shure SM81: People also know Shure, but these aren't super high-end. I've used some RODE NT5's that I borrowed one time and I really liked the way they sounded on a classical guitar. I can't afford Schoeps or really expensive mics . AT Pro37's Share Quote. SM81 to NT5 comparison. I know a lot of people use them, but I think I could probably do better.