While I really like the sound of the build-in mics on the PCM-M10 I decided to buy a shotgun mic. After listening to the comparison here: http://www.newmediascholar.net/tester/ I decided to go with the Rode - NTG-2.
I bought a second hand one and couldn't try it out as it was from a guy from different part of the country.
Now I am quite disappointed. To get usable sound with the Rode NTG-2 (with a fresh battery) plugged into the PCM-M10 via XLR - 3.5mm jack cable I have to use the 'High Mic Sensitivity' on the recorder a then it is significantly noisier then the PCM-M10's built-in mics. Also (the hiss aside) it sounds muffled and overall much worse than the standalone PCM-M10.
Am I doing something wrong? Or is it just not a suitable mic for the PCM-M-10?
What would you recommend?