Five stars because firstly, it sounded great on the first take we sang through it. Very forgiving polar pattern and very workable mic. The overall character really suited an Alto opera singer with a massive clarion voice. She usually has to back off more on higher, louder passages, but this mic takes intensity very well, allowing the intimate focused tone to continue. Read more
I have tried this through a DAV, Vintech 573, and Hv3, and this microphone just sits very well in my mixes. Upper end has a touch of sparkle which suits vocals (depending on style) very well. The cliche is true: not much EQing needed, but takes it well when you do.
Secondly, for the price, it has put a huge smile on my face. It is in the same camp sonically to some usually heavy hitters.