This usb microphone from piy painting is exactly what i wanted and needed. The microphone has a gain dial that you can use to increase your volume without distorting your voice. This is helpful when you are farther away from your microphone. (For example if you are talking across the room, have multiple people included, perhaps playing an instrument, anytime you are not talking into the microphone directly) Beyond that, I felt like the sound was very clear and that my voice sounds pretty good. At this price point I don't think there's any other microphone on the market that could really compare to this one. Overall great buy and I highly recommend.