Cheap, does the job. Sound quality isn't great, you somewhat get what you pay for, but it's far better than other mics in its price range. I've heard that, except cosmetically, it's identical to the MXL V67G, for about 1/4 the price, as a result of a patent infringement settlement. I'm not sure if that's actually true, though. In any case, at some point it seems the two companies merged, so if you find one now (seen one recently on Amazon), it's now an MXL SP1.