Look.....I'm talking about the "results" (after applying any EQ or whatever) sounding ok to a listener. He or she doesn't need to know what mic was used. And as I've said.....OK to one might be great to another...or garbage to another.EQ and various filtering affects the overall recorded tone - even when it approximates the more expensive microphone.
Well to begin with very few people know what a Neumann U47 is supposed to sound like - and whether a microphone sounds 'okay' is meaningless in the scheme of things because that lack of experience negates the choice.
Because a listener doesn't have an idea or understanding of the sound of a U47 is meaningless....not just to him or her......but in this conversation as well.
By that standard.....you also cannot say that a cheap mic can't be as good as a U47......since you don't know what every track you've ever listened to was recorded with. Yes....see......that's meaningless too.
You remind me of a guy who used to post here. Nuanced deviations from a general thought in an effort to prove a point. That's not an insult by the way.