More realism or rather more character in the reproduction? Normally a question such as this implies a choice between two completely different microphones. This question is no problem for the VMA, it unites these two basic sound characters in one. Through simple switching, you can select between the very natural transparent sound of the VM1 or the markedly full character sound of the VMX, thus you actually have two different Brauner microphones in one single body enabling in essence the sound of a VM1 or a VMX.