I wasn't sure about this set of MXL550/551 when i first got it. But I admit they have grown on me. They're pretty good at micing acoustic guitars, cellos, and violins. And I've even used them on vocals a couple of times. They seem to sound great on female vocals ( IMO). You can usually find these guys pretty cheap. Give 'em a go!
I love this mic pair for it's true sound and durability, but I am now looking to move on to a more high end mic. This mic is perfect for people just getting into recording.
i bought this combo pack on a whim when it was like half off on hellomusic. i dont use the 551, but the 550 is an essential mic when it comes to how my recordings sound. its brightness is like perfectly contoured for my voice for some reason & i LOVE how it captures guitar tones, even from shit amps