Excerpt: First, kudos to B&H for the VERY quick service. Thank you!I was in radio and TV broadcasting for almost 40 years and now do freelance voiceovers in my retirement, so I am very familiar with microphones.I settled on the XM8500 as a new V/O mic after reading the great reviews here and on other sites. The price seeemed too good to be true but, hey, for $ bucks why not give it a try?What a pleasant surprise!
Excerpt: I went in to buy a cheap one time use mic......but this mic is better then some other mics that I paid 10 time the amount for......was a great deal ...and the sevevice in the store was outstanding...
Summary: Mics are what they are, Microphones. Finding one that works well with your station and voice characteristics is hard. This mic seems to have all I need as to quality and voice reproduction. Using a Behringer MiniMic for modeling. Does well on FM and cuts thru on SSB. Rigs used on are a TS 570SG and TM 281A.
Excerpt: This is a sturdy mic and seems very reliable. I have recorded some electric guitar with it and put it close to the amp speaker. The sound was pretty realistic and the the isolation was very good. With this kind of price-no need to think twice.