It's hard to complain about these at this price. They let you economically mic everything in your kit (I combined a DK707 and a DK705) and provide good enough sound, after some EQ, to sound quite good in a mix. I -might- replace the Samson I am using for the top of the snare with an SM57, but the same type of Samson I have on the bottom of the snare sounds amazing. I actually have three sets of these same C02 condensers now and I am happy with them in every application I'd tried. Bottom line: If you know what you are doing, you can make these work pretty well. If you don't know what you are doing, spending more isn't going to help you much anyway.