Deva Straight Talk: First of all, the protective packaging is really cool: It comes in a specially designed metal can. Visually, I was immediately impressed. This mic has a more open-sounding high end than most dynamic mics. It can take a beating without showing signs of age or neglect. The mic design allows for singing right up on it — as so many rockers prefer doing.
Best Uses: Great for rock, male or female singers and especially male vocals with a darker, passionate voice.
Technical Details: This mic is well balanced and ergonomically crafted and is therefore comfortable to hold and perform with on stage. It’s built with an internal pop-filter to reduce consonant pops and hisses. The Rode M1 is an excellent mic for Rock singers.
Note: A dynamic mic, the Rode M1 doesn’t need phantom power.