I ordered the 3-pack of e604s to reduce the cluttered mess of stands around the drum kit for my recording sessions and (hopefully) get some better results on toms than the 57s I've been relying on for a few years. There are better mic choices for this application, obviously, but most of the bands I record are in the metal, punk, or otherwise generally LOUD realm and subtlety is rarely in the formula. 90% of those sessions are also done live in untreated spaces of a questionable nature (i.e., basements), so cardioid dynamics are a necessity. On rack toms? Killer sound and the cymbal bleed seemed diminished compared to past recordings I've done using 57s (probably due to the smaller size and included clips making it easier to angle and position). I'm not totally sold yet on the e604 as a good option for floor toms, but I've only used this mic for one session so far and while I tuned the drummer's kit beforehand and the heads were fairly fresh, there was a lot of body on the floor tom missing through the mic even after obsessively adjusting the mic placement. However, the overheads filled in enough of the missing body and all the transient attack and initial tone of the floor tom came through on the individual channel. Nothing that a small amount of reverb didn't help, too. Hopefully further sessions will give better results on the floor tom as I'm able to tweak a bit. I used the last mic for the bottom head of the snare, which turned out great: fat slap and plenty of high-end energy from the snares. I'd say if you're considering cardioid dynamic choices for drum applications, this is a great buy on a budget with a smaller footprint.