Fancy some outboard audio gear for your ESSB transmissions? Can you tell the difference? This seems to be an impressive microphone. You might need headphones or some nice speakers to tell any difference at all. Of course it’s all subjective. The Electrovoice mics are MUCH heavier and finding microphone stands for them is a tough call. At least the Stellar X2 is lighter but you will need Phantom power and a mixing desk. I use the X-Air 18, recording directly via the USB interface. Callum.