Awesome for the price
By: Mike G from Richmond, VA
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
The quality of all of the components in this bundle are excellent, with the possible exception of the cable which seems to be of average quality.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
I am cutting vocals in a small room, and I was getting too much "room tone" in my recordings. I was using an older MXL mic and I had heard good things about the SE mics. This package has solved my problems, and the mic itself sounds great! All of the components in the package are first class...lots of heavy duty parts and brass fittings. Nothing feels "cheap". Pretty incredible for the price actually.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
It took a little bit of time to figure out how all of the parts fit together (but not too much time). If you just look at the picture of it, you can figure out how to put it together.
How is the tone?
The mic along with the reflection filter sounds great! Like I said, I was replacing an older MXL that I had been using and this mic is much smoother on the top end. I have not compared it to really expensive mics (Neumanns, etc), but I am very happy with the sound.
How has it stood up over time?
Don't know, as this is brand new. As I mentioned, the build quality is VERY high, so I don't expect any problems. They do offer a free extended warranty (makes it two years) if you register on their website.
Your general opinion of this product.
Frankly, I am pretty blown away by this package at this price. If I had to nit-pick, I would say that the free cable that they give you is just "OK" (I already replaced it with a Monster Cable that I already had), but you get the cable for free anyway, so it's no big deal.