The premium Neumann KMS 105 topped the rankings but shared that honor with the more modestly priced Sennheiser e935 along with strong results from Shure and Earthworks.
QSC extends their dominance with no other brand out ranking them in any of the 3 main price brackets with their CP8, CP12, K8.2, K10.2, K12.2 and KW153.
An amazing 5-way tie for the top spot in large-diaphragm condensers: LA-320, TLM 102, WA-251, KSM42/SG and WA-47.
Grace Design's m101 is the highest rated for condenser mics while the Cloudlifter CL-1 topped the dynamic mic ratings.
For the first time in 5 years, we now have a new number 1 with the Arturia KeyLab 88 MKII topping the rankings while the previous number 1, the Kawai VPC1, came in 2nd.
Covering all price ranges, the highest rated overall is a standard kit, the Roland V-Drums TD-17KV, while the highest rate hybrid set is the Roland VAD306.
The Schecter C-7 FR-S Apocalypse topped the rankings in the regular scale section and the Schecter Reaper-7 Multiscale topped the multiscale guitars.
The top rating was a 3-way tie between the Vox AC30S1, Vox AC15C1 and Peavey Classic 50 212 II all of which scored an impressive Gearank Rating of 96.
Although Martin scooped the honors with their D-15M and 000-15M, they were only 1 point ahead of the budget priced Fender CC-60S which tied with Martin's high-end 000-15SM.
Boss and TC Helicon dominate the ratings in this category and the top spot went jointly to the Boss VE-20 and the TC Helicon VoiceLive Play Acoustic.