Taking price into consideration, the ART Tube MP series is pretty good. I have a StudioV3, and am quite pleased with it.
I don't have a Rode, but I was very impressed with the sound of a friend's Oktava MK219... especially given the microphone's low price. It's another large-diaphragm condenser. He has quite a few very nice mics, but really loves the Oktava, even though it's probably the least expensive of the dozen. That's why I went and got myself a MK319, which is the same as the 219, but with a different casing.