Magical on vocals with the right preamp
I'm writing this review because I was amazed to see how few glowing reviews this microphone has here, given how incredible it sounds on vocals, in my opinion.
If you want a lush, smooth vocal sound that perfectly balances low-end warmth and high-end sparkle, I highly recommend this microphone plugged into a Vintech X73i. Using this mic/pre combination, I just got the (male) vocal sound I was hearing in my head for years, for the very first time. I've never used a Neumann U87, but this is the sort of sound I'm talking about, based on what the U87 sounds like in various online mic shootouts.
I have a voice that's not especially full or smooth sounding, and it sounds positively terrible on many different microphones that I've tried. But with the NT1000 (and X73i), it sounds shockingly beautiful. For the record, here are the microphones that I've tried--and rejected--in my quest to achieve the sound that I finally got with the NT1000: Neumann TLM 49, Neumann TLM 102, Mojave MA-200, Mojave MA-201fet, Shure KSM44, AKG C214, sE Gemini II, sE 4400a, Beesneez Oliver, Avantone CV-12. All of these microphones, incidentally, are more expensive than the NT1000, some of them significantly so.
I badly wish that I could go back in time a few years and try this microphone before most of the others on that list. But I know that if I had done so, I wouldn't appreciate just how excellent it is. Using a vintage-flavored, relatively expensive preamp like the X73i is, I'm sure, a major factor in the sound I'm getting, but the fact remains that I didn't get that sound with all the other microphones I tried. If you can't afford an X73i or anything in that ballpark, you could try pairing the NT1000 with a cheaper preamp that's going for the same kind of vintage Neve vibe as the X73i (such as the Golden Age Pre-73, which I haven't used).
I highly, highly recommend this microphone, and that's even without considering the price. Once price is taken into account, it's almost comical how great this microphone sounds. You'd be a fool not to at least try it.