I'm looking for a good quality stereo mic for field recording, gathering samples for heavy manipulation later on in music production, including ambience and spot fx. I'm leaning toward M/S stereo because I want the option to only use the mono channel if I choose. I realize a compromise is made when cramming a Fig8 mic into a cardioid mic but I want the slim profile of a stereo mic. I'm looking at these models:
I'm leaning toward the Sennheiser 418-S because it appears to maintain more bass than the other two. Looking at the frequency plots the Pearl and Sanken start to roll off around 200Hz whereas the Senn rolls off around 100Hz. But I can't find any reviews from experienced people online. Wondering if anyone here has experience with these mics, or, would suggest something else. Thanks! M.