After over 40 years using the U87 on many VO production jobs and loving the result I decided to try an experiment: logically the dynamic range of the microphone HAS to be negatively impacted by using a WS. Right? So I tried a couple of sessions without the WS87 and could perceive NO change of dynamic range whatsoever, with or without the WS. The only change I discovered was the loss of most mouth and room acoustic noises. What a surprise! This thing is worth its weight in gold... no, it doesn't weigh much, it's worth far more than its weight in gold!