Comparing Neumann U87 Ai and Warm Audio WA-47

Lowest price found: $3295 Show listings
Lowest price found: $948 Show listings
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Neumann U87 Ai ranks #171 out of 174.
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4.3
Poor
Consumer Score
In comparison:
Warm Audio WA-47 ranks #80 out of 174. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great
Neumann U87 Ai: Buy | Customer Reviews
Warm Audio WA-47: Buy | Customer Reviews

Experts recommend Warm Audio WA-47 more than Neumann U87 Ai

As of 2 Aug 2022, experts prefer Warm Audio WA-47 over Neumann U87 Ai, but both Microphones have solid expert endorsements.

As per this month's meta ranking, Warm Audio WA-47 received 2 recommendations: from Music Grotto (27 Dec 2021) and CBR (28 Jan 2021). Neumann U87 Ai was also endorsed 2 times: by PianoDreamers (27 Jan 2022) and MusicTech (6 Apr 2022). However, experts generally ranked Neumann U87 Ai lower than Warm Audio WA-47 in their articles, which caused it to rank lower in ReviewFinder ranking.

Rank Change Price Microphone
Music Grotto
Tom's Guide
PianoDreamers
Just Creative
CBR
Music Radar
IGN
PC Gamer
MusicTech
CNN Underscored
6
+3 $948
Warm Audio WA-47
1
-
-
-
2
-
-
-
-
-
23
-11 $3295
Neumann U87 Ai
-
-
11
-
-
-
-
-
13
-

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About our ranking methodology

Endorsement summary:

  • On 27 Jan 2022 PianoDreamers ranked Neumann U87 Ai as #11
    Rank Microphone Comment
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    #11 out of 11 Neumann U87 Ai
    The King of Microphones
  • On 6 Apr 2022 MusicTech ranked Neumann U87 Ai as #13
    Rank Microphone
    ... ...
    #13 out of 15 Neumann U87 Ai
    ... ...
  • On 27 Dec 2021 Music Grotto ranked Warm Audio WA-47 as #1
    Rank Microphone
    #1 out of 7 Warm Audio WA-47
    ... ...
  • On 28 Jan 2021 CBR ranked Warm Audio WA-47 as #2
    Rank Microphone Comment
    ... ... ...
    #2 out of 10 Warm Audio WA-47
    Premium Pick
    ... ... ...

Verdict

After counting and adding up the 107 expert endorsements of the May rankings, Warm Audio WA-47 outranks Neumann U87 Ai. This is not to say that Neumann U87 Ai is a bad option. Like Warm Audio WA-47, it is recommended by experts, but less.

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Customers like Warm Audio WA-47 way more

At ReviewFinder we prefer to focus on professional product reviews, because customer reviews can be disproportionately affected by unrelated factors such as delivery, specific seller listing problems, and, of course, fake reviews. With that said, below is the summary of consumer sentiment.

Neumann U87 Ai
Warm Audio WA-47
Consumer score (CS) is a normalized computed representation of customers' sentiment towards a product.
CS of 10 is similar to a 4.8 star review, CS of 0 is similar to a 2 star review.

Warm Audio WA-47, the cheaper option, tends to get more favorable reviews than Neumann U87 Ai.

As can be seen in the chart above, median best-selling microphone receives a consumer score of 8.7 (great). Warm Audio WA-47 ranks higher than that and Neumann U87 Ai ranks lower than that.

Neumann U87 Ai
In comparison:
Neumann U87 Ai ranks #171 out of 174.
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4.3
Poor
Warm Audio WA-47
In comparison:
Warm Audio WA-47 ranks #80 out of 174. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great
Median best-selling Microphone
In comparison:
Fifine K670 ranks #88 out of 174. It is in the top 10%.
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8.7
Great





Warm Audio WA-47 is more popular than Neumann U87 Ai

It's fairly safe to say that Warm Audio WA-47 is a more popular microphone than Neumann U87 Ai, based on its 30+ reviews. Popularity is determined based on product sales. Note that older and cheaper products tend to sell more.


To consider

Customers who view Neumann U87 Ai and Warm Audio WA-47 often consider Warm Audio WA-47, a pricier option.
Table: Top compared alternatives for Neumann U87 Ai and Warm Audio WA-47
Warm Audio WA-47 $948
In comparison:
Warm Audio WA-47 ranks #80 out of 174. It is in the top 10%.
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9.0
Great
2 expert recommendations
Sennheiser MD 421 II $394
In comparison:
Sennheiser MD 421 II ranks #49 out of 174. It is in the top 10%.
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9.2
Amazing
2 expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular Better Reviews
Shure SM7B $398
In comparison:
Shure SM7B ranks #11 out of 174. It is in the top 10%.
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10.0
Amazing
3 expert recommendations Cheaper More Popular Better Reviews
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Critic Consensus Common points from expert reviews summarized.
As can be seen below, Warm Audio WA-47 outranks Neumann U87 Ai by 17 positions. This indicates that, as of 2 Aug 2022, Warm Audio WA-47 is more critically acclaimed than Neumann U87 Ai.
Rank Change Price Microphone
Music Grotto
Tom's Guide
PianoDreamers
Just Creative
CBR
Music Radar
IGN
PC Gamer
MusicTech
CNN Underscored
1
- $249
Shure MV7
-
-
-
8
-
5
3
1
4
-
2
- $82
Blue Yeti
-
1
-
19
-
-
-
-
11
1
3
+2 $99
Rode PodMic
-
3
-
-
-
-
5
-
1
-
4
+9 $28
Fifine K669
-
-
-
2
3
-
-
-
-
2
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Expert Reviews There are people on the Internet whose job is to review products. Below are their opinions.

Expert reviews [6]

96
Total expert reviews: 6
  • with a score: 3
  • without a score: 3
Highest score by yourlocalmusician.com
100
Average score based on 6 reviews
96
Lowest score by Music Critic
92

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20

Expert reviews [10]

84
Total expert reviews: 10
  • with a score: 2
  • without a score: 8
Highest score by shout4music.com
93
Average score based on 10 reviews
84
Lowest score by musicplayers.com
76

Score distribution:

80-100
60-80
40-60
20-40
0-20
Neumann U87 Ai: Buy | Customer Reviews
Warm Audio WA-47: Buy | Customer Reviews
From Seller:
  • 3 selectable directional patterns: omnidirectional, cardioid, and figure-810dB attenuation switch127dB SPL handling 20Hz to 20kHz response Impedance rated at 200 ohms.
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From Seller:
  • Large-diaphragm Tube Condenser Microphone with 9 Polar Patterns
  • Wood Presentation Box
  • External PSU
  • Shockmount
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Video Reviews Most popular unboxing/review videos.
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Warm Audio WA-47 Review
Review by Jason Miller
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Review by Steve Freeman
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Review by Tim Cerny
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From Manufacturer Manufacturer-provided product description, urls and documents.
EAN Numbers: 0615104070226, 0639476315518, 0731642795091, 4006087070222
UPC Numbers: 615104070226, 639476315518, 731642795091
EAN Numbers: 0713541493117
UPC Numbers: 713541493117
Model Numbers: WA-47
Neumann U87 Ai: Buy | Customer Reviews
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Neumann U87 Ai is a well-known and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling microphones and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Audio Technica AT5040 or Royer Labs R-121 .

Neumann U87 Ai is $3204.52 more expensive than an average microphone ($90.48).

Warm Audio WA-47 is a well-known and one of the most expensive options. It's in the top 3 bestselling microphones and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as AKG C414 XLII or Lewitt LCT 640 TS .

Warm Audio WA-47 is $857.52 more expensive than an average microphone ($90.48).

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Warm Audio WA-47: Buy | Customer Reviews

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