The Behringer C1U is a USB powered large diaphragm mic. This mic is modeled after its non-usb counterpart, the C1. The sound quality of this mic is great. It's very sensitive and the large diaphragm allows for even the deepest bass sounds to be recorded in extreme high quality. Since this is a USB mic, there are no connection noise issues that may be in some of the XLR connected mics. I highly recommend this!