Summary: I bought the MCE 494 to replace the missing stereo mic for my M-audio pocket-size digital recorder. It does not disappoint. I'm a songwriter and use it for recording song ideas. I'm also recording my twins voices for posterity. This handy little mic pops right out of my pocket and into the recorder whenever needed. Its powered by the recorder so no batteries are necessary. The sound reproduction of voice is very clear, but the shocker was how well it recorded guitar.