You can't beat this for the price. At Wolf Digital Media we've been using this puppy for a year now and get fantastic sound from it. I've used it in pro-video situations direct to the camera's input without phantom power, through a BeachTek mixer, through a NotePad 4-channle mixer, and it just plain delivers great sound. I've used it going direct into a VS-1680 raw and it delivers fantasticly clean and detailed sound. It has also come in handy as a back-up mic on location when what we planned to use falls through. I NEVER go on a shoot without this mic anymore. I feel the only way to get a better shot-gun mic is to spend a LOT more money.