Having used the RE20 and the RE27 N/D I knew that the RE16 was going to be a great mic and I was not let down. My main reason for using the mic was for field work mainly interviews. Since you cant conduct an interview with an RE20 I figured this would be the next best choice and it lived up to its name. I also wanted to use this to record sound effects/music in the field.
This is a great mic for vocals. Use it for spoken word or singing and you will be suprised at how well it handles plosives while still rendering a very usable signal. Also right off the shelve this mic is great for outdoor use. I conducted a number of interviews and most where outdoors so there was the possibility of a lot of extra noise that would have ruined the recordings. It really shocked me how well it rejected wind noise and really focused on the vocal take. I did not have to put the mic up close to the source and I actually found myself turning down the pre more times than not. It is a very directional mic so when I was playing back I could here slight phasing when I tilted the mic. I was very pleased with this mic and I am sure there are a whole host of other applications this mic would excel at but in the studio I would rather use an RE20 so for field work this mic really worked out well
Built in P-plosive filter
Matte Grey Finish so if you are using it for video work it won't create distracting reflections
Its a little pricey but its well worth it!
Great mic I don't know if I would ever need more than one but I can see it getting used quite a bit in the field especially for vocal takes!