Summary: Like the product very much. Price was steep but I needed it. Like the sound it produces. Haven't had a problem but if I did I have info to get it fixed. I like the longevity of this type of microphone.
Great dynamic mic especially due to its retro visual looks.
14 February 2012
Summary: I bought this retro mic for mainly its visual looks because I want to record my old retro songs for Youtube with this mic. Sure this mic is no match for my AKG Perception 420 multi pattern studio condenser mic but this is a dynamic mic not a studio mic. The capsule of this mic is a Shure SM59 capsule and it is a legendary mic.
Fat Freddys Cat from Williamsport PA, Sonic Electronix
13 December 2011
Conclusion: This is it. This is the one. If you want great sound and the classic look of the 55S, get one of these puppies. She sounds a little cleaner than the original 55S and has an XLR connector instead of the funky old connector the old doggies had.