I just had to put my 2 cents infor anyone thinking of getting new mikes. My wife and I decided instead of buying each other presents for Christmas this year we would give each other money this year and we would buy what we wanted for Christmas. Of course I wanted stuido stuff so last night I went and bought a Rode NT-1-A and a matched pair of NT-5s along with some other stuff. Tonight I just recorded an acustic track with the NT-5s and all I can say is WOW!!! These are little jewles. For anyone doing acustic guitar work these are a MUST have. Also the NT-1-A was fantastic on vocals also I might add. So if you are thinking about new mikes soon check these little puppys out, you won"t be sorry. Brock. P.S. Everyone please have a Marry Christmas and a Happy Newyear.