I bought this because our church was moving out into a school hall because of lack of space at our hall, while a new building is built. It is mounted on a straight mic stand and has to deal with a variety of people speaking through it, men, women and children. It is very well behaved, it has a natural sound and seems fairly immune to feedback with a small amount of EQ on our Behringer desk. Because we set up and tear down every Sunday morning and the job is done by a group of volunteers, this mic has had a few knocks and drops but it is tough and durable and still sounds like new. The gooseneck is still stiff and doesn't droop. We are very pleased with it.