What's the catch? it costs only $300 but the .wav samples on http:// where they compared it to these mics: AKG C414-EB, stock U87, Klaus Heyne 87, U-67 I was blown away. it has excactly the sound I've been looking for! My AKG C4000B sounds like the 414 so I think a C1 would be a great addition to my mics. It's cheap, but it's still an investment so I'd like to know is it a good one?