We played at a big frat party, without a proper sound man though, but I was pleasantly surprised at the M-80's tone. It really took to my voice I guess. I could get it loud without feedback, have a hot enough monitor I could actually hear without feedback, and the tone was clear as a bell. I was not thinking the difference would be that great, it is truly a great mic like they boast. Quest for mic I truly love is finished!