This microphone by Rode is a fierce competitor in the studio when it comes to quality. When you can't afford a Sony C800, a Nuemann, a Telefunken or a Sennheiser... this is your best choice. This mic was built with professionalism in mind with its large-diaphragm tube condenser, handling growling lows and glass shattering highs. The only downside is that it's so sensitive you can hear a fly fart. Make sure to record in a soundproof space and you won't be disappointed!