The Audix OM5 was the third of our all-time favorite vocal microphones. First was the Sennheiser HD431, then the Beyerdynamic M700 - both of which are sadly discontinued, and then along came the Audix OM5. The OM5 is known for its clarity and perfect presence. Most users report adding just a touch of high frequency and not much else in terms of equalization. You can read specification sheets all day long, but the reality is that the way a microphone sounds on your system is what's important. Of course, the specs are great (48 Hz - 19 kHz), the response is quick, and the reproduction accurate.
The OM5 has virtually no handling noise. The mid-range is tailored for presence allowing the vocalist to be more easily heard in the mains as well as the monitors. The OM5 is comfortable to hold, and very durable. The praise band vocalists at our owner's home church have been heard with a set of four Audix OM5 for over five years. The OM5 is another real world, Made-in-the-USA success story. It's a fantastic microphone that's priced right. Try one today. You'll want more.