The Bova ball is one of the most amazing omni mics I have ever used… period. Spherical omni condenser with discrete FET support circuitry= HUGE. As room mics, they are unequalled. Really: un equalled. SO open, but super flattering at the same time. Like a more flattering earthworks TC30k, or a less honest version at least, but the lies are all in favor of the performance. Absolutely amazing omni microphone, that looks amazingly weird, sounds amazingly good, and could withstand a baseball bat. Totally my perfect omni. Works well with the way I work.