Not all Telefunken microphones are created equal. This one is about as cheap as they get. It's no U-47 but, I'm a fan of old cheap mics and truthfully, this one doesn't sound half bad. Job was to make it useful, get rid of the old German 3 pin connector and install a proper Neutrik XLR. Nice and easy. I'd use it myself. Crappy mics make my singing sound better!