Your identity is usually based upon your looks. You can look like James Bond or an unshaven mountain man. We are created equal- right? Not. On the radio, your good or bad identity upfront is your voice. Some of us sound like a professional broadcaster and unfortunately some of us do not. I am in the 'do not' group. My voice sounds very young (I am 69) and does not have much low frequency. It also is a northern Midwest voice, not that smooth sounding a little southern OH, KY, VA, North & South Carolina voice. Now, some radios have an equalizer built-in. So with the right microphone you can adjust the response. But, the microphone is important too. If you have a bass voice with little highs a Heil HC-10 or Goldline does produce boosted highs. On the other hand a Heil PR20 produces more bass output with a flat midrange for voices lacking bass. If you have a built-in equalizer you can get a good sound on the airwaves. A microphone that suits your voice can get a few more dB adjustment from the equalizer. For older radios without a built-in equalizer, a microphone that suits your voice helps. But an outboard microphone equalizer is best. A few equalizers exist specifically made for Ham radio. Two that stand out is the W2IHY equalizer and a model made in Ukraine simply called the 7 band equalizer compressor with echo and compressor. The Ukraine equalizer is listed on eBay and an internet site called Transverter-Store. On the internet site a video shows the performance and it is impressive. Frankly, a little echo sounds great as it adds some dimension. Just do not overdue it or you could be labeled a dreadful CBer. This equalizer offers + or - 6DB range. This is a new model replacing the 5 band equalizer without echo. The great part is it only costs $70 and operates off of your 13.8 volt DC power supply. The W2IHY equalizer has two models. The 8 band Equalizer and the EQPlus. Both have a noise gate that reduces background noise. These equalizers offer - or + 16dB range. That is a huge range. The Standard equalizer does not have a compressor, but the EQPlus does have a compressor and an acoustic enhancer. They are $299 for the standard version and $389 for the EQPlus. So, using my Kenwood TS-950SD without a built-in equalizer, what did the Ukraine 7 band equalizer do for my feeble voice? First I removed my Heil HC-10 that boosts the midrange & highs and bought a Heil PR20 that boosts the bass with a flat midrange that more suits my voice. Perhaps the W2IHY with 16dB boost would work well with either mic, the 6dB bass boost works well enough with the Ukraine equalizer. Placing the equalizer in line I have a much bigger sounding voice. It now has good bass and a normal midrange. I simply sound big now vs the wimpy sounding guy behind the microphone. Hey, we are not all created equal, so I bought an equalizer.