Geraldo ... A minority opinion, for sure, but the Rode mic's have always sounded "plasticky" or "transistorish" to me, though this is more apparent on some sources more than another. It's always very apparent to my ears on a piano from an octave above middle c on up. Even on sources such as a metal flute, there is this amp signature. To be fair, though, more people than not like the Rode mic's.
Agreed. I have two old NT5s and find them very unpleasant on (classical) acoustic gtr. They're for sale if anyone wants to pay to confirm this.
... OK; but the application is key...
A week or two ago I was running live-sound for an acoustic guitar duo - one classical guitar and one steel-string amplified through good-quality pick-ups.
The classical guitarist brought his AKG414 which he uses all the time for classical recording and we've used succesfully before for live work. But on this occasion and in this room the sound was the pits - irrespective of mic position and desk EQ. Fortunately I had my box of mics with me so decided to see what a different mic might do. I tried an NT5 first, but needed to experiment no further... everything just came together and smiles replaced worried looks.
Would I use the NT5 to record him? Probably not, but in this context it was the right mic.
So how much for your NT5s?