I enjoy collecting condenser mics and then testing them out, I bought this condenser microphone two months ago to add to my collection and I love the quality, and for the price it is a steal, this microphone is perfect for home studios because it is a great inexpensive quality microphone. There are some microphones that are more expensive then the Audio Technica 3035 and don't even come close to the Audio Technica 3035. You only need 11-52 volts to get this microphone started and most condenser microphones need 48 volt power to get it started. It even comes with its own custom shockmount which provides superior isolation, and a carry pouch. Its has a wide frequency range of 20Hz - 20kHz. It also has a low cut switch on it, and it has a very low self noise of 12 dB SPL. Its has an extended low-frequency response for rich, full sound. So if you is looking for a great quality microphone on a low budget I would highly recommend the Audio Technica 3035.