I researched for a great 'live' mic. I was previously using a 58. It sounded fine. Then I upgraded to the Senheiser 935. I was very happy with that mic, but I wanted to make sure that it was the best mic for me. So I orderred the AKG 535. It is AMazing! I needed to make a few simple adjustments to my chain to make sure it was getting phantom power. But what a huge difference. So much presence now, I am stoked!