Hey guys, i just wanted to pick your minds a little more: I have a cable that I got with a $30 mic in highschool. Its an XLR to 1/2" cable. and right now im doing some home recording and am a little short on cash and XLR cables. Should I use that cable? Im going to do some tests on my own, but i just dont feel that my ears are at a level yet to really tell a diferance. It dosnt need phantom power which kind of freaked me out. Thanks a lot guys. and oh yeah. I may not have a lot of posts, but i'm on this forum all the time. It has really been a great place for my introduction into the recording world.