The Shure C606 microphone is quite simply one of the best microphones i've ever heard in my life and for this price? I had a microphone that cost over £60 and I was extremely disappointed with it so I went looking. I read the reviews about this mic on amazon and i'm so glad I decided on this one. Essentially, I needed a microphone to do computer recording of podcasts, jingles, adverts etc and since i've got this microphone, i've just been curning them out.
The mic comes in a nice looking red box, well padded and with the appropriate lead to plug straight into a mixer or computer. The mic itself is black of course but looks very nice and feels great. Nice weight, doesn't feel cheap. You plug it in and you're transformed. The sound is crystal clear - I use audacity as my main computer recording software and yes, you'll have to do some minor cleaning up as you do with all recordings. You should also invest in a decent pop shield as this microphone is super sensitive when you're right in front of it. If you're tempted to buy anything more expensive than this simply to do some recording, don't! This is going to do exactly what you need it to do. I'm not into techmincal data like some people are, all I can tell you is ... this is money well spent ... buy it!