I bought this microphone to replace the ageing Shure SM58 I was using for wedding gigs, I fancied something with a more vintage vibe, so looked at this, the Shure 55SH and the Heil Fin. All three are great mics and I doubt I could have gone wrong with any of them, but I'm really happy with my purchase. The quality of the vocal reproduction is gate, a little gainier than I'm used to perhaps but sorted in the desk. People have criticised the handling noise, but as I'm not one for touching the mic once it's on the stand this hasn't been an issue. Looks the business and comes with a great little flightcase to boot.