I bought this on the recommendation of BandLab Cakewalk tutorials. My co-buddy muso has all the expensive stuff. I can't tell the difference. It's smaller than the condenser mics I'm used to seeing, but I think it sounds great. I write & record my own songs. I used to just use a Shure SM58 to reccord. This Neewer NW-700 is nicer & I can leave it setup & leave SM58 in the gig bag. If you want to get going with your home studio, get a laptop (you should already have one), Bandlab Cakewalk (it's free!), an audio interface (I have BEHRINGER UMC22 - cheap but good) & a mic - Neewer NW-70). And you're away.