I normally play acoustic in a big band or sometimes a shared stand mic on solos. I need to get a mic for my alto for a small combo gig in September. I read some postings, did some research and decided that for me, a wired clip on condenser mic is the answer and ruled out wireless or mics on stand. Last night I ordered a Shure Beta 98H/C on wwbw along with several other items. The confirmation showed backorder, so I called today and they were unable to give an expected date. I am worried about not getting the mic in time if I wait until September to do something else. WWBW suggested the ATM-350 (it was my second choice) but it has mini xlr and will need a converter to full size xlr for mic cables and input. The ATM-350 costs $40 more than the Shure, the performance specs look very similar and the converter they suggest is another $70. The good news is the converter is capable of providing phantom power if I ever need to use it into a system that cannot provide it. Is the ATM-350 worth the difference in cost? Is the Shure just as good or maybe even better? I also play tenor and curved soprano sometimes, but lately mostly alto. Thanks for any help or suggestions.