The singer I'm currently works with sounds awsome on this mic. But I'm not happy with the overall quality of the signal. I may perhaps just have a "bad" one, as my friend did buy it from guitar center 5 years ago, but I've always hear people saying the tone of the mic will be horrible if you happen to get a bad one, not the noise level or sensitivity. Anyway... So, I'm wondering, what are higher quality (and less noisy) mics that are similar in tone? I remember a few people saying that one of the popular Neumann mics are in some cases hard to tell apart from this mic. I'm looking to buy the md441, and I know someone here said that the mc319 sounding like the md421, so I'm hoping that would be a close enough relation? Anyone care to share their thoughts?