Audio-Technica AT4040 by EDF
First, this mic is durable. It has been on the road for a couple of years and it's standing holding it's own. I haven't had any issues with the mic. It includes a nice coffin that is good for travel as well. No complaints in terms of the build quality.
Sonically, the audio is crisp, it also has a low cut filter as well. The low cut filter does wonders if you are working with vocals especially. It removes just enough muddiness that will allow you to mix your music better at the end of the day.
It also includes a -10db pad. I rarely use the feature, but when I have had to use it, it's helped out tremendously when tracking louder vocals or instruments.
Versatile, it allows you to record vocals, as well as instruments. It records vocals amazing. The vocals are crisp. It picks up highs and mids well. I can usually work with the hi's as well when it comes to mixing.
In terms of style, the mic is your typical black metal mic. It blends and fits in well in most environments.
I suggest one for a portable rig or your cabinet. If you are looking for quality, a decent price, and something that will fit well in any project studio, the best way to go is the AT4040.