I compared these with Mitek 's set of C-3's The C3's are a great set mics, but I ended up going with these for overheads. The sound seemed to come through in a more classic way. The Mitek's were great (they included more in the set and were slightly less expensive) - but had a slightly different sound. The Miteks C-3's are a better deal. - it just depends on the sound you're going for. I reluctantly returned the Mitek's after much debate. You can't go wrong with either- but there is a reason the Neumanns have the notoriety they do. It was a tough choice, it depends on the sound you want. These are great mics. Worth the hype. (it is a personal choice) but I love the sound. Use your own judgment - you can't go wrong with these If you can afford them. There are many great microphones out there, these just sounded better for me (fuller and richer - flat but full), I endorse them.