Reviews and Problems with Sony One-Point Stereo Microphone ECM-MS957
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Acceptable Sound; Rare Cable; Task the ECM-MS957 Appropriately
8 January 2012
Summary: Based on other reviews I had read of this microphone I was expecting something special. I did not get it. The specs mention a lower range of 50 Hz, which was encouraging. I found the bass was thin and weak. It was decidedly lacking for recording acoustic guitar, both nylon and metal string. Since this was the main purpose of getting this microphone it has failed in its mission. This is an excellent microphone for voices and for higher frequency instruments.
Summary: I can't compare this product to any other only that it's a different beast to the internal mikes on my Olympus LS11 pocket digital recorder,they are more sensitive, but this mike does a great job and sounds good
Summary: It is an interesting set of compromises. The stereo is derived from mid-side microphones housed in a single body, that is very handy--and probably the best way I know of to get the two capsules as close together as possible. The downside is that the M-S processing takes place inside the microphone so you don't have as many mixing options as with separate M-S tracking. It does allow 90 or 120 degree stereo patterns.
Summary: I have only used this mic a couple of times to record solo bagpipe recitals, but have found it significantly better (at least for my purposes)than similarly priced mics by other manufacturers that I have experimented with - in short I am delighted with its performance.
A. P. Sanders "The grandest Grande Champignon..., Amazon
21 December 2010
Summary: This is a very good microphone. It's high quality in terms of recording sound, and is to all intents and purposes industry standard. I work as an animator/film maker and bought in on the recommendation of a fellow professional. I have not been disappointed. It is very high quality in terms of picking up sound on my Sony Vaio, but on my older lap top there is an annoying hissing noise.
Summary: The MS957 is a reliable performer for serious amateur and semi-professional use. It has two settings for stereo sound field width. The narrower (90 degrees) gives good spacial positioning; in the wide setting, peripheral sounds are captured with good definition, but central sounds are sometimes not so well localised.
Excerpt: Para lograr grabaciones digitales de calidad es necesario contar con un buen sistema de microfonia. El micro Sony ECM MS 957 es ideal para por ejemplo, grabar conferencias, así la voz aparece como mejor modulada y se puede mejorar el audio del ponente. El sonido es stereo, y el micro es de condensador electrostático direccional, este tipo de micros los descubrí por medio de la emisora de radioaficionado, probé de todos los tipos posibles sobre todo dinámicos pero tenian...