In late 2017, FLEA Microphones released their version of the classic Neumann U47 FET microphone dubbed the 47 SuperFETFLEA has taken much effort to match the sound characteristics of the tube U47, while offering the benefits of a FET circuit such as a higher signal to noise ratio.

With the release of the 47 SuperFET, FLEA has created a microphone that does a great job of matching the sound of its classic predecessor. While it might not sound exactly the same, the mic will allow engineers on a tighter budget to bring the U47 FET sound to their studio for $2,195, a fraction of the cost of the vintage version.

We put the FLEA Microphones 47 SuperFET to the test against a vintage U47 FET in a new shootout. Watch below to hear both microphones on acoustic guitar and vocals to get a sense of their sound and hear how each performs. If you have any questions about the 47 SuperFET, please contact a Vintage King Audio Consultant via email or by phone at 888.653.1184.