so im looking to buy a new condenser mic in the 600 dollar price range. Right now I have an akg perception 200, and although its not horrible, I would like to upgrade. I've been looking at the akg c214 but i have some mixed feelings. I will be recording mostly acoustic guitar and vocals with it, but i will also use it as a drum overhead, room mic, and maybe for a guitar cab. I play music similar to radiohead and coldplay, so deffinitely nothing for metal. check my profile at previous songs i've recorded to get a better idea of the type of music i play. But if anyone can give me some reccomendations based on personal experiences i would really appreciate it.
You are talking high end mics and you may have better luck at the Studio-Central forums.
What pre are you feeding ?