I don't believe this! I have an ART MII which I use for Guitar and vocals moslty, but this Mini Mic is just unbelievable. It is super clean and quite. It does not add much coloration, but if you want super clean super quite Preamp, this is it. I might be exageratin but this cheap item kicks of some of the professional equipment's ass when it comes to clarity and quiteness, no Hisssssingg sound at all with gain turned up almost all the way. i LOVE IT.