Never tried that mic..I used the blue bluebird and a cad m179 AND the SE..I would take the SE over all of them..but I have never used the rode so I can not help you there..It is worth the price..I got mine off ebay really cheap and LOVED it!! It feels like you could pound nails in with that thing,,it will last,,
PS. the rode is Multi pattern, the SE is cardioid only if I remember correctly, I could be wrong!!