sE Electronics sE X1 by Riku
I bought this mic as a by-product of buying an sE Project reflection filter. They came bundled together for about £160. I thought, if the mic is no good then I've not really lost anything on it. My main use for it is as a vocal mic (with the reflection filter) and for cranked guitar amps (athough mainly as a room mic).
It has a standard -10dB pad and a LF roll off. The roll off switch rolls off a bit too high for my liking so I tend to use the one on my pre-amp instead as it has a lower corner freq.
On vox (well my vox) it has a HF presence that isn't really there on other mics in it's price range. It doesn't really have that "vintage" sound, but that's ok as I like my HF. As a room mic it really picks up the room in a nice way.
New they come in at just over £100 so you could call it budget, but it easily gives mics that cost a lot more a good run for their money.
I really like this mic and it's now my main LDC. Considering the price, everyone should have one.
Given how impressed that i've been with sE X1, I'm definitely looking at getting a SDC or 2 from sE.
The project reflection filter is ace as well.