In researching these mics I came accross several reviews claiming a marked similarity in tone with the U87. Being the consumate cynic and devil's advocate I put it those of you fortunate enough to have used both. How much truth is in such a claim and how much BS. I doubt they are good mics. They get good word of mouth here to be sure. The question is aimed at what to expect if I go this route. A U87 sound a like or a good mic with its own voice?