I've had this for a year now and I absolutely love this mic. In fact I think it's one of the best mics you can buy in this price range.
Let's talk specs first.
It has a two stage HPF (60Hz / 120Hz) which is very nice.
-10dB and -20dB pad, which means it can withstand even the loudest of noises. With the -20dB pad engaged sE claims 142dBSPL which is very good. And to top it off, it has four polar patterns; cardioid, hyper cardioid, figure-8 and omni.
I've used this on drums and percussion live with good results. It's a killer mic on bass drum! The included shock mount is made to be low profile, so getting up close to a source is no problem.
In the studio I've used it on singing and spoken word, both in cardioid and omni and had stellar results. It has a very clear and uncoloured sound. It's not beefy, not warm, not airy. Just clean, clear, and natural sounding. The omni-setting does increase the high frequency sensitivity a touch, so on some spoken word voices I did have to do some mild de-essing to contain a few hard S'es. It's a little bit more forgiving in cardioid.
It's not a "character" mic. If you're looking for something "vintage-sounding" or to add any sort of vibe to a recording, this might not be the best mic, but if you're looking for something that'll give you a clean and natural sound, this might be the mic for you.
I bought it because I needed a relatively cheap all-round microphone for live use and this hasn't let me down at all. And I was pleasantly surprised that it could hold its own on voice in the studio as well. I will be buying another one so I can have a stereo pair, that's for sure!