What astonishes me about this mic is the combination of the high end air and low end girth, all which being extremely articulate and nuaunced throughout the entire frequency spectrum - there isn't a muddy, flat, or harsh sound to get out of it, and it just makes your voice sound, well, better, simply put. My voice sounds much richer, remarkably deeper (though not darker!!), and more confident through it - definitely a "telent booster" of sorts, though the confidence part may just come from the actual added confidence of hearing yourself through the headphones. Either way, I'll take it!! I also record a female singer through it, the top end air sounds EXCELLENT with her voice, as well, extremely soft and detailed, but I feel this mic really flexes its muscle and shines when you put a deeper voice through it.
I bought the 241 instead of the 251 as it's nothing but a vocal mic for me - I'd rarely use anything other than the cardoid pattern (only pattern on the 241 vs multi-pattern 251), so why spend $2000 MORE for extra patterns that would rarely be used? Did not make sense for me, though it may for others.
I cringed at the pricetag, but this mic has proved to be worth every penny. I can't record through anything else now - I've been running it through a Slate Pro Audio Fox preamp and Dragon compressor, and what a combination. I feel spoiled. Highly recommended, you'll fall in love with any voice your put through it.