I don't have a professional recording space, so my vocals come out with a lot of background noise. I have an Audix i5 dynamic which is meant to mic guitar cabs so the amount of gain I have to put on in post-production just to hear it is ridic, this also boosts all background noise. Do condenser mics pick up background noise just as easily? I have looked into this one... http://www.guitarcenter.com/Sterling-Audio-ST55-Large-Diaphragm-FET-Condenser-Microphone-103641361-i1165169.gc ...and I'm pretty sure I will buy it soon. Its sound quality is great for my budget but noise is my only concern.