Excerpt: This would have been a great review if I'd written it yesterday, I've had the mic for just over two weeks, worked great for vocals, that is until today. I unplugged the mic to move it, upon plugging it back in to record tracks, it stopped working. No signal - tried a couple of known good cables, everything, no signal. I noticed that one of the 3 connecting pins on the bottom has pulled out about an eigth of an inch.
Summary: I really love my new rode mic! the ONLY reason that i didn't give it 5 starts is my extreme disappointment with the seating of the mic in the included shock mount. the mic screws in to the shock mount but in order to place the mic for optimum recording from a condenser mic i have to unscrew the mic - therefore backing it away from a tight screw-in (so if physically touched it's wobbly). it's very disconcerting that the mic is not properly fitted in the shock mount.
Excerpt: I bought this with the intent of using it for video voice-overs and recording classical guitar. It is indeed a quiet microphone, but recordings of both my voice and guitar seem suppressed on the high end and are definitely muddy on the low end. The low end frequency boost is probably the cause of both problems. Do not buy this microphone if you need flat response. Perhaps if you have a thin voice, the base boost will fatten it up. And it might work well in a drum kit.
Excerpt: Despite the tremndously rich sound this mic can produce (esp for the price), I'm 2 for 2 in getting faulty units which produce a constant "wind noise" and low output volume. I'm very careful with the mics, and keep them covered or put away when not in use. Kept in a climate controlled room and never dropped or abused. Others on the net have had similar experience...maybe it's production run issue?
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile