Very warm condenser with clariy
First, I want to thank Phil Schwan and Sweetwater for helping me with this microphone purchase. Phil has been so helpful with my purchases here at Sweetwater, and so far, he and the entire sweetwater team have been way above compared to any competitors out there right now.
With that said, let me say, this microphone has very smooth high end, tight lows (but not lacking), and clarity in the midrange. I bought a Telefunken M80 and rerturned that one. That microphone is advertised to be a dynamic microphone with condenser like performance. But for me, M80 was just a dynamic microphone with lots of highs. On the other hand, Shure Beta 87A is very warm and smooth, yet still retaining that condenser quality in sound and detail. I am very happy with this purchase. Props to Phil because he recommended this microphone for me!