I asked about good vocal mics here awhile back and several people mentioned the Shure Beta 87A. I listened to the sound tests on the Shure site, and it seems somewhat dull and bassy - on purpose. I am just asking, Is there something about the unique sound of this mic that translates to live PAs in a good and unexpected way? To my ear the SM87A (similar but different) is a far better sounding mic. But I do not have experience using either. Does anyone out there have live experience with both mics and can tell me why the Beta 87A seems to be preferred? Here is the Mic Listening Lab for Shure: http://www.shure.com/americas/buyers-guide/mic-listening-lab Please check out SM87A vs Beta 87A and Beta 87C - to me both sound uncrisp compared the the SM mics.