As of late, I have been getting into recording and have been building my own small studio setup at home. In need of a snare mic, I decided to do a microphone shootout between popular mics for snares, and mics that are for other purposes. Check it out! Maybe it will help you, just like it did for me, find a mic that will suit your snare!
I used the Pearl M1470S snare, which is a 14×7 all maple shell drum. We routed this into a Presonus Firestudio Mobile, which went into Cubase 5. No EQ or compression was used on the files. Just raw tone baby!