1) is designed to withstand moisture and bad weather conditions.
2) is 6 dB more sensitive, which is significant (as it allows you to get about the same signal level that NTG-2 does, even after the recording distance is about doubled)
But has 1 distinct disadvantage
1) cannot be self powered as NTG-2 can (well, this only matters if you find it troublesome to supply phantom power)
NTG-3 is better in many ways. But if you don't need moisture resistance or extra sensitivity and if you don't do recording in bad weather, I think NTG-2 should be about as good as NTG-3.
Here's a quote from Rode Mic's official website:
“I wanted to let you know how amazing your products are - my apartment burned down a few months ago and one of the only things I recovered was my RØDE NTG-3 because of the amazing case! All my other mics like my Neumanns and Shures were fried from the flames and the firehoses. It still sounds as great as it did when I first got it!”
- Anthony Marino, USA"
So, if you need some sort of fire resistance, between the 2 mics NTG-3 is the only way to go.
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