This was my first condenser mic. I was pleasantly surprised the first time I plugged this guy in, after having used primarily dynamic mics, it was nice hearing the enhanced high-end of a condenser. My initial tests on acoustic guitar turned out very nice at the time, the freq response seems to flatter acoustic guitar in general. Never really cared for the mic on my voice as it tends to be pretty sibilant. Really like this mic on room mic for drums as well, always did a good job there.
One thing I noticed when I opened this mic up was it had nicer components than many of the cheap mics. Nothing too fancy, but it was nice seeing use of WIMA poly film caps instead of ceramics.
I have to say, that you'd be hard pressed to find a much better utility condenser for the price. There may be some others that work better for one thing or another, but this one always seemed to be a good low-cost utility mic.
After a while I got other mics that did the same kinda thing as this mic but better, so I decided to try swapping out the capsule for a different one to see if I could get use out the mic again. I'd read that it's common with these inexpensive Chinese-made condensers for them to use a 67-style capsule with a circuit that is more designed for a flat response, like a 47 capsule. So, I decided to buy a K47 capsule from microphone-parts.com. This made the mic like a whole new mic, it has a much warmer, rounder response that has been a nice additon to my collection in recent times. I haven't used it on a ton of stuff, but so far it's sounded nice on certain voices, and it was really nice on snare once already. Just thought I'd throw that out there for any slutz who have one of these laying around and want to breathe some new life into it.