The things, Neal, if a high end sound is hearable with the ears, I would
think that the mike, plus or minus its own high end response
characteristics, would hear them, especially if it were omni.
Interestingly, I did not hear excessive liveness in DB's office, so am wondering if the enclosed space can account for the high end difference.
A real test would be for her to go outside at night and record crickets, they have a lot of high end in their cricking and perhaps that would tell. I heard a good deal of highs in your mike review when you did the mid-side example outside at night, I think it was. Of course, we can't really compare mikes of such disparate price ranges, but I really do wonder about the seeming difference between in and out.
But, since it obviously happened, perhaps you are right and I need more Wheaties with Scotch, breakfast of champions.