Set aside from this being just a plain cool mic to look at, Manley have made a Cardioid reference quality mic that works well on many sources. From vocals to acoustic guitars to drum overheads, the Manley Reference Cardioid delivers detailed highs without being harsh and a nice and smooth low end. From classical to rap vocals, this is one of my go to mics in my mic locker. With minimal coloration, what you put in is what will come out. The only con is that I don't own more than one!