I've always been told that Countryman was THE headset mic to get, but never had the budget for one before. I can tell you now that it's totally worth the price. This mic is just plain excellent! The Pastor is thrilled because it's comfortable and durable. The engineer is pleased because it sounds so good, it's easy to mix, has lots of headroom, and no feedback issues. Most importantly, the congregation is pleased because everything sounds nicer and is so much easier to understand. Some name brands are just high-priced versions of the same thing. Not Countryman. It is high-priced in comparison, but every penny is spent on better quality all around.