I liked the Chinese version better..... it said the Chinese mic had 6db more output...that's cool....buuuuut it's a rip off of the Russian mic design. If that continues...you'll be able to buy Neumann rip offs for $100......but they won't be Neumanns. Sort of like buying a Rolex from a street hustler......How would you like to see a fake copy of your cd for sale for $.99 at some street market ????