So by far this is the best lapel mic I have ever used. We’ve been using it for a while now for our senior pastor it’s so good we actually ordered two so he’ll have a backup ready to go. This mic has a hypercardioid pattern which helps it reject ambient noise and helps with gane before feedback.The hypercardioid design countryman states “the B2D has an extra 6-10 dB of headroom compared to an omni lav”. And I believe this, I’ve tried, it works, phenomenally! As of right now until we can get to the phase where we can redo our audio system our senior pastor is preaching almost in front of the main loudspeakers. This is due to the stage rebuild we did a year ago. So with that said this mic is a lifesaver for me. One of the cool things I like about this mic is that you can change out the adapter for different brands of mics, so we can go from Sennheiser to shure with just ordering a new adapter. It’s also big win with our pastor because it’s so small and it’s very easy to hide.