Rycote has been the golden standard in wind protection for many years. The product line has remained the same for many years until recently with the addition of the new Super Softee with a retail price of $135.00. It is a very different looking Softee then the past with an all black tear drop shape. I have only used mine once with my Schoeps CMIT-5U. It is definitely more sonically transparent then the older model but I am not sure if it is any better in preventing wind noise. It will take more testing and time to figure out how much wind protection it actually offers however I still feel it has a place in my arsenal since it does not color the sound of the microphone at all.