Re: Microphone experts talk to me!
For your budget the shure PG set would work, but this is music shop semi pro gear.
If you up your budget by a couple hundred dollars, your preferences are great. SE4 condensers are cheap and sound great, as do the RODE NT 5's. Look for the SE's at cpc or Adam Hall.
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