Thank you for clarifying the part of my post where I said "If you don't need the absolute very best..."
These Astras are made for daily use, so for someone who only needs them once a week or less frequently, the less expensive models I referenced will still be robust enough to last a few years. I know this from personal experience.
There is of course nothing wrong with the highest and best even if you don't "need" it, but when you can get 4+ of a similar item for the same price as 1, it's worth asking yourself if you really need it.
adrian1205 wrote:The difference between the cheaper versions of microphones in the market is that ARC uses US made Kevlar on all of the wiring insulation rated to 120 lbs., also the microphone is US made Knowles which is a premium microphone as well as German made hypoallergenic acoustics tubes. All the others are not near the quality , sure you can pay 24.99, but you’re going to get 24.99 in quality and longevity