We love this microphone - it just seems to sit well in the mix. Male and female vocals sound really balanced. The Z5600a II is one of the most versatile mics on today's market. With 9 graded steps through omni, cardioid and figure of eight patterns, 10dB pad and bass cut, the Z5600a II finds uses in a huge number of applications, from mic-ing a live drum kit, to overhead on a choir. Above all though, this excellent mic has won its praise on delivering superb vocal recordings, with natural warmth and incredible detail.