Here's my experience with home studios....extreme directionality can be a big plus. Ignores a lot of extraneous noise. And if you put the foam screen on the 416, you can get so close that you rub your lips against this thing and you won't pop a "P." All in all a classic voice over mic and many of the top voice over talent in the world use it. Including the great Marc Graue in LA. That pretty much says it all.