The reason Im asking is because people speak highly of the RE20, but I see it mostly associated with micing drums rather than vocals, though Ive heard/seen examples of what it sounds lik with vocals. I like the fact that it has the high pass/low cut switch. Ive also heard a lot of people speak highly of the Heil PR40, so Im wondering which you guys think is better? When I say better, I mean better at capturing clean, clear vocals, in my case, rap/hip hop. Im looking to get the Studio Projects C1 for the home studio I record in now, but I plan on putting my own together too. Mine isnt acoustically treated to handle a very detailed condensor in my opinion, so Im lookin to get a few dynamics first. Ive heard some great recordings with dynamics so I dont look at them as a stepping stone at all, especially in my situation. Im getting the Shure Beta 58 first. I suppose what Im looking for is a dynamic mic, that can emulate the sound of a condensor, the detail and crisp qualities, without picking up the unwanted background noise and room, which WILL be treated. Im also purchasing a FocusRite ISA One preamp to make sure I get a better sound with these mics. Im sure the Beta 58 will give me a sound that I like, but I dont see anything wrong with slowly building a collection, especially if Ill be recording other people at some point.