Excerpt: I have not been able to find my long shotgun mic and I needed something for my new Sony FS7. I needed to find something I could trust for a good price. Somebody on dvxuser mentioned the AT875. The test I saw indicated the side and rear rejection wasn't great. The first thing I shot with it was an outdoor event with a busy street that was at times behind me and at times to the side. The AT875 did very well especially considering the low price.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Good sound quality, Lightweight
Excerpt: I used this mic making my Survival Tips videos, and we were pretty rough with it. We used it outdoors in damp conditions and it saw a lot of physical activity, and recently it just quit working. Fortunately I had the Squaretrade warranty, which was fairly easy to claim -- they sent a shipping label and offered me a choice of payouts. I give it less than five stars because of the mildly "muffled" sound it records.
Excerpt: This mic has been highly recommended by those Voice Over guys that want to try a shotgun microphone and dont have the money to spend on a $ German shotgun mic. I originally asked in a group what the thoughts were on it, only to get immediate responses from over 20 members saying "I got one, get it, you'll love it". They were right!. Its a simple, clean mic, very clean sounding and with the right preamp? it sounds very decent.
Pros: Easy To Use, Great Sound Quality, Lightweight