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If neither manufacturer mentions the word "calibrated" in their descriptions of their mic itself then you probably can use them interchangeably, but if you want to be dead sure only use Sony with Sony and Yamaha with Yamaha.
If they are in a sense "specific" to their own brand only, the difference in actual use by using the "wrong" one will probably be rather trivial to the ear.
In A/V reproduction accuracy, there IS no concept of "accounting for personal taste/preference". As art consumers we don't "pick" the level of bass, nor the tint/brightness of a scene's sky, any more than we pick the ending of a novel or Mona Lisa's type of smile. "High fidelity" means "high truthfulness", faithful to the original artist's intent: an unmodified, neutral, accurate copy of the original master, ideally being exact and with no discernable alterations, aka "transparency".