Having read a number of reviews on this mic before I bought it, I was cautiously optimistic. to be honest, I was put off by the price.... it just seemed a bit cheap!!
BUT, and its a big BUT, this microphone is amazing for its price bracket. I'm a skinflint, and have bought mic's in this price range before, I'm a solo singer who just needs to record some demo material every now and then. So I've never been too worried about creating pro studio quality sound. But with this Mic, that is what you are getting near too.
No i'm not saying go out and replace your £500 pro studio mic's with this, but if you are a starter in home studio recording, looking to record voiceovers etc, some demo vocals. This is an ideal mic to have without breaking the bank.
Its a lightweight build, but all the bits that need to be there, are there and doing their job soundly. XLR is a nice tight fit, being an off round shape it doesn't fit into my current Anti-vibration mount as neatly as I'd like, but it does come with its own mic stand mount (not anti vibration).
Its got good gain without distortion and a robust all round sound. Even comes in its own lightweight, but well protective case, that will take a few knocks.