DX is my main interest, but I also work some NVIS. I was wanting to hear the advantages/disadvantages of going with the Heil HC74 element, over the other choices. My radio is actually an Icom 7300, but I told Bob I am interested in that DX sound, so he said I should go with the HC74 -- not the Icom IC mic element, or the HC7. I was listening to a few videos of the HC74 and the HC7, but the HC7 video was recorded over WEBSDR, which tends to be a less than stellar way to hear the real sound, as other ops hear it (too tinny). I have found nothing recorded of the IC element, which appears to have a very different sound than the others -- just based on specs and charts, and I don't want to go with something I have never heard. Anyone here have comments pro/con for different elements? At this moment, I want to go with the HC74 as my only element, but it appears that I can only purchase it as an add-on to the original headset? Or is the HC74 very similar to the HC7, and not much need to bother? I am kind if surprised that there aren't real-world examples of these mics on the Heil website, as heard over a radio. Or maybe I am missing something.