Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone
If you're looking for a condenser microphone that handles louder sound sources than conventional ones, then this is the mic for you.
As reliable as its high (144 dB) SPL handling is the AT2020's cast metal exterior. Majority of its positive reviews agree that this mic is among the most solid and reliable that they've tried, allowing for worry free operation and the peace of mind that this one will not break too easily. Finally, the AT2020's modern design and black color scheme makes it easy on the eyes. This is a great supplementary mic if you already have a large diaphragm condenser, and it can also be a good all-around mic if you are miking wind and percussive instruments.