Summary: For a very reachable price, I was able to buy this new SM7B mic and match part one of the signal Chain used to record many pro recordings from Michael Jackson's Thriller to Chickenfoot's III. You can see the mic briefly in the studio parts of some Chickenfoot videos from III including the video for "Three and a half letters". You can find that video online. I've found it to be a quality mic.
Excerpt: The Mighty SM7B. One of the great all time vocal mics for sure. I use this thing all the time. It's a great mic to have in the arsenal. If I were only going to own one mic, it might be this one.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Great Off-axis Rejection
Excerpt: I've been wanting one of these for some time now, and am certainly not disappointed! It's fairly heavy for a mic, so be sure to use it on boom stands carefully. Also, it's got a low output, being a dynamic, so a good pre with clean gain is a must.
Excerpt: Clearly this microphone has some serious reputation. If you watch Youtube carefully, you can see this mic everywhere from vocal performances to radio broadcasters. A lot of people may be skeptical because of the price, but this microphone is a monster...so much power and ability. Matched with the right preamps and interfaces, this mic can put every mic in its price range to shame.
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Excerpt: I use the SM7B for recording male vocals and, occasionally, to do a podcast. This microphone has excellent presence and is very forgiving when used for vocals. The bass and the middle are smooth, and the highs are exact without being unpleasant. Little tweaking is needed to make it sound good. Highly recommended for similar uses!