I am upgrading my studio condenser mic. I have been using a cheap Apex 435 which costs me around $60 from amazon.com. I use the mic for vocal recording as I plug acoustic guitars to the amp. Now I have my eye on 2 mics. Both are under US$200. The first one is: MXL V87 Condenser Microphone MXL V87 Condenser Microphone - find the largest selection of the hottest music gear at music123 One thing that I like with this mic is it has a custom metal pop filter. The downside it hasn't got a case not even a soft bag but then again I don't use it for travel so I won't be carrying this around. It will remain on the mic stand all the time. The second one is: New AKG Perception 220 Condenser Mic +Shockmount + Case | eBay The goo side is it has a hard shell case. Can anyone give me any advice which one to get or any other mic under US$200?