Starting from Brandon’s premise – which was Killer HOME Recording – I think he was on the right track.
Let me explain myself in terms of hunting, because that’s something I’ve done before.
In general, high power competitors are ranked as Marksman, Sharpshooter, Expert, Master and High Master.
To shoot an Expert level score, you need to keep your shots within 2 MOA – translating to 2" at 100 yards and proportionate to that out to 600 yards.
A person can be a perfectly effecting hunter shooting 6 moa or even worse on game at 100 yards or less. Because the vital area of a deer is about 6".
Pretty much any rifle that doesn’t have a barrel bent sideways will do that. If my rifle is capable of 0.5 moa accuracy, it is utterly indistinguishable from a rifle capable of 2 moa accuracy at hunting distances out to 100 yards in terms of effect. Even a 3 moa rifle is fine.
Where this DOES make a difference is if I leave the ranks of short range deer Hunting and run of the mill Marksman competitors, and set my eyes on being an Expert in competition at 600 yards or doing head shots on squirrels at 50 yards. NOW I need a rifle where that 1 moa or better accuracy is present.
For Killer Home Recording, you can get a lot further understanding the ideas and principles with a cheap mic than you will with a very expensive mike. I am doing home recording – hunting deer at 100 yards or less. Until I am ready to contend as an Expert marksman, having a $1000 mic or a rifle that will shoot 0.5 moa is pointless.
Or let me phrase it differently.
There is a much greater increase in performance between a $25 mic and a $200 mic than there is between a $200 mic and a $1000 mic. The $200 mic gets you 95% there. It gets you close enough that with proper principles and technique, your results could overlap with those of the $1000 mic.
As an electrical engineer, I think a LOT of electronics stuff for the recording market is overpriced.