Lavalier Microphone is a must have if you are into recording YouTube videos and/or recording interviews or other videos with a voice over. It’s usually a small dynamic or condenser microphone with a clip-on and is most commonly used with a smartphone and/or DSLRs.
Most content creators prefer lavalier microphones over shotgun and other microphones because of its small size, capable of fitting discretely on a person and delivering significantly high quality audio recording. With each passing day, lavalier microphones are becoming more and more affordable.
Here are 5 lavalier microphones that we think you should consider to have a look at before making your purchase decision.
Rode LAVGO Lavalier Go Wearable Lapel Microphone
Rode LAVGO Lavalier Go is a professional-grade lavalier microphone with an omnidirectional condenser capsule and a discrete 4.5 mm miniature microphone. This mic comes with a 3.5mm TRS jack and can be used with most 3.5mm TRS microphone input like DSLR, Recorders, etc. It has a Kevlar reinforced cable and the package includes pop shield, pouch, and mounting clip.
Shure MVL/A Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone
This sleek, omnidirectional condenser lavalier microphone features a quality design and construction, built to Shure technology and durability standards. The microphone comes with a best-in-class signal-to-noise ratio, headroom and maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL). The 1/9 inch (3.5 mm) TRRS connector plugs into any mobile phone or tablet with a headset microphone input jack.
The microphone features proven Shure rf/gsm interference protection blocking errant noise artifacts due to external interference. The package also includes windscreen, tie-clip, mount and carrying pouch.
JBL CSLM20B Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
JBL is known for its headphones and speakers, especially in the consumer segment. The CSLM20B is the brand’s take in lavalier microphone which comes with a 3.5mm TRRS jack compatible with smartphones and most DSLR cameras. It features an omnidirectional pickup pattern and is powered by LR44 type battery to connect to DSLR cameras.
Sennheiser XS Lav Mobile Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone
The Sennheiser XS Lav Mobile Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone provides a clear, natural sound and comes with a 3.5 mm TRRS connector for use with mobile devices and computers. Like other options in this list, this lavalier microphone is ideal for podcasts, video and voice-over recordings that require a simple, high-quality set-up.
Boya BYM1 Omnidirectional Lavalier Condenser Microphone
Boya BY-M1 is an omnidirectional microphone designed for smartphones, DSLR, camcorders, audio recorders, PC, etc. The microphone features an omni pickup pattern, and a simple switch to toggle between smartphones and cameras. Users need to simply slide the toggle switch to ‘OFF’ to use it with smartphones and back to ‘ON’ while using it with DSLRs, Camcorders, Audio Recorders, PC, etc.
Do you have any other favourite lavalier microphone that you have used? We would love to hear about it in the comments section below!