I've done voice-overs in some major studios over the years using Neuman to odd German box mics.. most of which cost more than this mic by AT. I've never heard my own voice coming out of a mic and thought "wow".. UNTIL I tried this mic. I never honestly thought of Audio Technica as a high-end mic company, but this mic is smokin'... killer! Holy mackerel! This is honestly the BEST sounding mic I have EVER used! I've used EV's, Sure, Sennheiser, Neuman, Telefunken, old RCA ribbon mics... you name it. They sounded good.. but not THIS good! Way to go AT for honestly making the best sounding mic EVER!