Summary: Fantastic sounding mics, well worth the price, good customer service from the mfg. also. These are perfect for high quality recording, and very portable for mobile gigs. Comes in a nice carrying case, with accessories. I would but these mics again, or recommend them to a friend. The one caveat is that the switches on the side of the mic are somewhat fragile, and care must be taken in not damaging them through overly hard use of the switches.
Excerpt: This is one of the few microphones that I have used that work excellent on both the kick and snare. A friend brought a pair of these to a drum session, we experiemented with the KSM141 and the Microtech Geffell M930 witch ended up not being able to handle the snare. Positioned the Ksm 141 aproximatly 10" from the kick, in hyper-cardiod pointing twards the beater. Excellent response with no eq.
Excerpt: The shure KSM 141 is a multi patterned condenser mic. Its similar to the KSM 137 , they look almost identical in appearance alone. I have experience NO feedback with the KSM 141 which is great after using a few other mics from Shure’s competitors , I had a lot of issues with feedback but it was resolved with this mic. The mic is about 5” long and about 5.5 ounces . Its pretty small and sleek and looks great!
Excerpt: Wow, these mics sound great! That was my first reaction to the KSM 141. They are not totally without fault, but overall these are really great small diaphragm condenser mics. They have more features and the frequency response is much more smooth and pleasing than the little brothers of this mic, the
Excerpt: These mics are small diaphragm condenser mics, the "pencil" mic type. They are commonly sold in stereo pairs, since this mic type lends itself to stereo recording. It requires phantom power since it is a condenser. This mic also has a couple bonus features. There is a switchable pad, that will give you either 0, 15, or 25 db of attenuation in case you are recording something really loud that is clipping the mic.