I have a Shure Beta 58, which is my default microphone. But I have found myself pulling one of these out of the bag many times. I've never actually used it with a Helicon product, even though I own two of their pedals. So I can't speak about the switch function. All I know is the mic itself actually sounds great. And it's not just my voice, either. The female vocalist in my band also enjoys it. For dynamic mics, this is a good one.