I have a pair of Rode NT5's that I like a good bit, but I mostly just use them for overheads (lack of money, lack of enough active inputs for a full live setup [again a lack of money]). I place them over and pretty close to the cymbals, (which flank the head toms on either side), but slightly off and they get a pretty good response and mix. I should probably work on positioning some more, however. These mics get a very clear sound, flat frequency response. I'm happy with them. I do not know much about these other mics, though. I've been looking into some small dynamic ones for the toms, actually.