It lacks the instantly-recognizable visual profile of its closest competitors, the Electro-Voice RE20/PL20 and the Shure SM7, and it cannot rival the RE20 in studio ubiquity (which falls only slightly short of the notorious SM57 and D 112). $220.55. Sennheiser MD 421 II Cardioid Dynamic Mic Has anyone compared the m201 to the 88? by cjb from West Granby CT on February 27, 2020. Full sounding, crisp, crystal clear - everything all at the same time. Should I buy a 201? Tape Op reviewed the SM7 all the way back in 2003 but is just catching up with the M 88 now. $99.95. The M 88 is an easy microphone to overlook. I own a M88 mic I wanted to try in place of a 57 on snare. Beyerdynamic M201 TG Classic Dynamic Hypercardioid Microphone for all Instrumental Applications 5.0 out of 5 stars 22. Only 9 left in stock - order soon. This is my new favorite live vocal mic - so it will be working both days and nights now! Sennheiser e935 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Mic 4.7 out of 5 stars 358. I havent bought anything for 2 d. I own a M88 mic I wanted to try in place of a 57 on snare. So I tried the M88 live and the sound in my IEM's was just silky smooth. Has anyone compared the m201 to the 88?