Trying to decide which provides the most "natural" sound for recording vibes; Small diaphragm vs. large for condenser mics. I've attached two WAV files here in which I recorded myself with each of the two types (not actual tunes, just me improvising some lines and chords to try to capture the range and timbre of the instrument). File C-2 Mic test is a pair of Behringer C-2 pencil condenser mics. File CM2400 Mic test is a pair of Stellar Labs CM2400 large diaphragm condenser mics set for cardoid pickup pattern (I think Stellar Labs was a house brand of MCM Electronics). Both set of mics were positioned on stands at about ear level above the keyboard, piped through an ART Dual Pre USB interface (it provides phantom power) and recorded with Audacity. The vibe is a Musser M55. Same mallets used for both recordings.
I think the Behringers provide more "presence" and better accuracy for the high notes, which seems to comport with what I read about the response of small-D mics. The CM2400's sound to me a bit more in the "background". Any thoughts about the sound, or what you find in your own experience is welcome.