I've been using the AKG Perception 100 for about six months or so and while this isn't even close to a top end microphone, this is pretty good bang for your buck as this is a usable microphone at an incredibly low price. The mic has a decent sound quality, but unless you are in a home studio or simply doing demos, I don't think the sound quality is up to par for a professional. AKG is a fine maker of microphones, but since the price is so low and this is at the end of spectrum for AKG, it isn't the best made or sounding mic. For this reason, I would really only recommend the mic for low end home studios or project studios. This would also be a good choice for someone looking to get a single microphone to record ideas or if you are just looking to start up a rig. There are plenty of other microphones in this price range these days, so I would absolutely recommend trying out a few other microphones in the under $100 USD range if you are looking for a mic like this. The price is so cheap that even if you don't love the mic, you aren't risking all that much. All in all, this is nicely priced mic that doesn't sound half bad.