Exactly! Grab the XLS, NOT the XLII/TLII. IMO they're WAY too bright, and everytime I've heard an XLII/TLII tape, Ive wished it had way more lowend! Just harsh. As always, YMMV! But I say grab the flatter XLS and be done with it
Enjoy those 5 patterns, especially the hypers & fig8
I typically don't care for SD's when run XY, but I've heard some killer XLS/Hypers/XY tapes from my buddy Jesse D. Scott
Its better than SD's because of the larger diaphram of the LD's! They shine in hypers IMO, but the subcards/omnis/cards/fig8 kick ass too! Really, you can't go wrong with a 414 XLS, as long as you don't mid the extra weight and dealing with bigger stuff!
I DO recommend getting these Rycote Invision shocks
They'll easily last you a lifetime of taping!
Rycote Invision USM http://rycote.com/microphone-windshield-shock-mount/invision-studio/