I’ve been using the Electro Voice RE50B for quite some time now, about 4 years I think. Since then it’s been used a lot and still is standing strong. This thing is tough!
If you’re looking for a reporters/handheld microphone for interviews, I really can’t recommend this microphone enough. I really love the sound that it produces. In the video above you can hear the difference from my $600 Sennheiser G3 Lav to the Electro Voice, it really is a smoother sound.
The mic is an industry standard across most news networks in the States, here in Australia and in many other countries, and you can see why. It’s tough, has a built in wind filter, little to no handling noise and most importantly it has an awesome sound!
Read the reviews on B&H or Amazon (http://amzn.to/1kVnMV6) and you’ll see just how good a rap this mic gets.