This microphone is of excellent quality. does exactly what it needs to do right out of its packaging. i purchased this microphone to use in a competition for my students where i teach, so their tiny voices could be heard throughout the hall and its capable of that with out any extra hardware or software like Microphone emulators provided that you are using Windows 7.
My setup was Microphone connected to a Laptop and the laptop was connected to 2.1 speakers and the sound passed through superbly. i could even apply some effects like echo, bathroom, hall, concourse, etc.
really pleased with product. Play, however took their time shipping this item to me :(.... over 36hrs went on payment clearance!
over all 5/5!