I am going to be doing some mic testing shortly. I joked in another thread that it would only be on guitars, as there is not a mic in the world that could flatter my singing voice enough to tell if it was any good. However, I am wondering if I can use the spoken word as a diagnostic tool. So, my question is, will there be enough correlation (qualitatively speaking) between how a mic sounds on the spoken word, and singing, to be of some use in discerning the better mic(s)? If there is some correlation, I could speak into mics and record samples. Obviously speaking is not an ideal test of how a mic might perform on vocals, or how it sounds in general, but I am hoping someone who has done some speech recording can volunteer some insight into this exact question, and indicate whether the mics that do well on vocals are often the same mics that will do well on the spoken word.