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7 Best Affordable Wireless Lavalier Lapel Microphone Kits

7 Best Affordable Wireless Lavalier Lapel Microphone Kits

Lavalier ( a.k.a &#;lapel&#; or &#;clip on&#;) microphones make you vlog or short film audio professional. Whatever name you choose, they all work the same way. The design allows you to capture audio from a single subject. However, some systems have multiple microphones sending audio to a single receiver.

The advantage of clipping a wireless lavalier lapel microphone to clothing is clear and consistent audio capture. Regardless of which direction the camera is pointing or the distance to the subject, the audio will remain the same quality.

When is comes to wireless lavalier lapel microphones, the microphone advantages and some disadvantages.

Advantage: No cables means our subjects can move around freely.

Disadvantages: much more costly and connection issues add complexity to audio recording.

When you connect a lavalier mic to your camera via a cable, it&#;s very reliable. You can also purchase a decent one from as low as $ Many situations prohibit a mic connected via a cable. For example, when filming actors or when a speaker is on stage.

In this post, I&#;ll look at affordable wireless lavalier lapel microphone kits. For recording a vlog you don&#;t need a wireless system costing $s. And for low-to-no budget filmmakers, the cost of pro wireless sets is prohibitive. Anyway, you can get some great sounding wireless kits for much less.

Before you purchase, consider whether you need a single mic or multiple mics. Some systems come with more than one or may allow you to add further mics later. Others are a single mic unit only.

Bear in mind, when you are used to recording sound from an mics built in to GoPros, iPhones, smartphones, Osmo Actions or Osmo Pockets, almost any clip on mic will be a step up in quality.

Note on Band Frequency

Traditional wireless microphones operate in the MHz bandwidth. Whereas new wireless microphones are coming on the market which use the k GHz bandwidth (essentially WiFi).

GHz microphones are a great choice if you only need a few channels and like hassle-free setup. For those who need lots of channels and ultra low latency, UHF mics are still the best choice.

These new wireless systems from makers such as Sennheiser, RØDE and Saramonic generally come with a mic built into the transmitter. But there&#;s also the option to add a clip on mic, as well.


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This is a simple Channel UHF wireless lavalier lapel mic system. It&#;s right at the bottom of the price range, so makes a decent introductory mic. But at this price, it comes with inconsistent durability.

While it&#;s working, this mic will give you pretty good audio. A big step up from inbuilt camera mics and even mini shotguns (which are only effective at close range). While the range (50 feet or 15 meters) is shorter than more expensive models, there&#;s everything you need here to get started using a wireless lav mic. Fifine includes a inch jack to mm jack adapter, too.

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A step up in price but also in build quality. The audio quality is also slightly better. The Pixel MK7 is designed to be used with smartphones as well as DSLRs and other cameras.

Using the UHF frequency band, the Pixel MK7 offers 6 channels and claims a range of up to feet (90 meters). However, I imagine that would be in the best case scenario, as that&#;s quite a range for a low cost wireless mic. Anyway, when vlogging or filmmaking, how many of us need to be that distance from the camera?

Powered by 2 &#;AA&#; batteries, the wireless lavalier lapel mic will be powered for hours. The set also comes with a durable hard case. However, I noticed the same kit (particularly in the UK) under a different brand name going for less money, but without the case. I personally wouldn&#;t use the case as it adds unnecessary bulk to my kit bag. So if you feel the same way, it might be worth hunting around.

Either way, this is a decent introductory level wireless lav set up at an affordable price. Check out an audio test here by Matthias Lebo.

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3. Comica CVM-WS50(C) & CVM-WS60

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What I like about this wireless lavalier lapel kit is it is specifically designed to be used with smartphones. They can of course be used with other cameras such as DSLRs and mirrorless. There are 2 models, a single transmitter/mic and a double transmitter/mic.

What I was looking for was a good quality double mic kit which can connect directly to a smartphone and this fit the bill.

We are shooting a short film in a couple of weeks, so I&#;ve ordered the double set from Amazon (arrive today). I came close to ordering the Saramonic UWMIC9 system, but was stalling over the cost (I would need an extra portable recorder too). Then I saw the Comica and felt it should work better in our situation (a tiny crew) and cost less.

The kit is 8-channels with a maximum feet (60 meter) range. The quality of the microphone is good, too. In addition, the Comica CVM-WS50(C) & CVM-WS60 both come with useful mini LCD screens.

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However there are some differences between the single and double mic set. The single kit has a rechargeable inbuilt lithium battery, while the double mic kit needs AAA batteries or external power. The single operates in the MHz~MHz frequency while the double mic kit operates in the MHz~MHz range. The single only has 6 channels while the double has 8 channels to choose from.

Note that the CVM-WS50(B) has a smartphone grip handle instead of a mini tripod. Otherwise it&#;s the same as the (C) version.

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4. Saramonic UwMic9

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Like the Comica above, the Saramonic UWMIC9 comes with a single and double mic kit option. These kits come at a somewhat higher cost, but in terms of audio are approaching pro level quality. While they have the option to connect directly to your smartphone or DSLR, they also come with XLR connectors to feed into a portable recorder.

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Bear in mind, if your phone no longer has the mm headphone jack you will need an adapter. The system offers 96 channels in 2 groups ranging from to MHZ. Range is up to feet ( meters) in open areas or feet (60 meters) with obstacles.

When compared to a more expensive Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 there&#;s very little difference in audio quality. While cheaper wireless kits have fixed lav mics, the Saramonic UWMIC9 allows you to swap out the included mics for alternatives. This is useful if you wanted to replace or upgrade the mics, for example.

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GHz Systems

These are the best wireless lavalier lapel mics I could find, if you are working on a tight budget. However, there is a new breed of affordable wireless mics which are aimed towards vloggers and/or general social media video folks.

These systems, like for example the RØDE Wireless Go, operate in 83 MHz of spectrum between GHz and GHz. The same as WiFi. These mics are simple to use, lightweight and convenient.

They generally have lower range than UHF wireless mics. But operating within normal distance to your camera, this shouldn&#;t be a problem. I mean, if the subject is small figure in the distance, why bother with live audio anyway?

The quality of the inbuilt mics are usually inferior, but good for getting mic&#;d up in a hurry. Just clip the transmitter to your clothing and off you go &#; no fiddling around feeding wires under clothing and so on.

5. RØDE Wireless Go

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RØDE designed the Wireless GO as a simple solution for wireless audio. Whether you are a small business, a beginner filmmaker or a vlogger, this system could be your entry-level wireless mic.

The Wireless GO system is very compact and lightweight. The RØDE Wireless GO transmitter measures in at 44 x x mm ( x x ″) and only weighs 31g (oz).

As mentioned above, the Wireless GO transmitter has an inbuilt mic. So you can use it as it is, just simply clip the transmitter near the subjects mouth and off you go. The basic package is one transmitter and the receiver. If you want to add a lavalier mic to the transmitter, that&#;s an extra cost.

Overall, the quality with the lavalier attached is good. But when using the inbuilt mic, however, the quality is not too smooth. So, although it&#;s still going to be a step up from your inbuilt camera mic, for the cost you would expect a higher quality.

On the plus side, the sheer portability of the mics can allow you to get creative with placement. The system has an inbuilt battery which lasts up to 7 hours from full charge.

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6. Saramonic Blink

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The Saramonic Blink is new (and seemingly only available in the US right now). The system is comparable to the RØDE Wireless GO, except for a couple of big differences. One is that you get 2 transmitters and the other is that the lavalier lapel mics come included.

On the down side, the two transmitter feed into one audio file where the 2 channels become mixed. Another is that the receiver is a little bigger than the Wireless GO receiver. The range of the system is up to feet (50 meters).

Again, there is an inbuilt mic in each transmitter. Listening to this YouTube audio test, there seems very little difference between the inbuilt mic and the lavalier. There are different kits with connectors for all kinds of phones and devices: lighting, USB-C and mm TRRS jack.

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Internal batteries last hours after a full charge.

You can find all the Saramonic Blink version on the official website.

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7. Sennheiser XSW-D

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This is Sennheiser&#;s version of the GHz wireless lavalier mic system. Sennheiser are one of the most trusted makers of audio gear for consumers and professionals alike. So we can expect the audio quality, durability and reliability to be a step above some of the other makers.

The system comes in a variety of versions and separate items which you can mix and match to suit your needs. There&#;s up to a feet (76 meter) range in optimal conditions. The battery can last up to 5 hours on a single charge.

The system comes with no setting controls. Therefore, no volume control, which could be a problem. Raise your voice and (without some kind of volume control system placed inline), you might get audio clipping.

With all the different mix n&#; match combos, the system can be a little complex for those who just want a run and gun mic, without having to research every possibility. Having said that, with this system you get Sennheiser audio quality at an affordable price.

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Lavalier microphones are also called lapel mics. They are small and clip to your shirt, collar or tie. The great thing about lavalier mics is that they allow you to record hands-free.

Once you have it positioned correctly, you won&#;t even have to think about the microphone. You can just focus on the content you are producing.

Because they are small and unobtrusive, they are great for video as well and are commonly used with DSLR cameras and iPhones.

Lavalier mics are commonly used by sports anchors, news reporters, conference presenters, churches and more. They make a great option for podcasting on the go or creating YouTube videos as well.

See our top YouTube microphone picks (all different styles)

Lav mics come in both wired and wireless options, both having their pros and cons. We&#;ll start by highlighting the best lavalier microphones in for a variety of budgets in the wired configuration.

Quick Overview: Best Lavalier Microphones

  • Broadcast quality
  • High-quality omni-directional condenser capsule
  • Professional-grade lavalier mic with TRRS jack

Shure MVL

  • 1/8" ( mm) TRRS connector plugs
  • Sleek, miniature housing
  • Best-in-class in signal-to-noise ratio

Best For DSLR

Rode RodeLink Filmmaker Kit

  • Able to constantly monitor and hop between frequencies
  • OLED display
  • Includes an omnidirectional lavalier microphone

Sennheiser AVX – MKE2 Lavalier Pro Set

  • Ultra compact AVX receiver
  • AVX switches on and off automatically with the camera
  • AVX automatically sets input sensitivity for optimum recording levels

Best For Live Performances

Sennheiser XSW 2-ME2-A

  • Unobtrusive clip-on microphone
  • True diversity receiver
  • Fully tunable over a wide range of UHF frequencies

Shure GLXD14/93

  • Operate up to 4 compatible systems
  • Best-in-class intelligent lithium-ion battery
  • Intelligent frequency management

Best Bluetooth

Sony ECM-AW4

  • Interactive communication
  • Two-way communication, up to feet from the camcorder
  • Shoot while still talking to each other

Hey Mic!

  • Uses bluetooth technology
  • Generally works with any app that support a bluetooth microphone
  • Get great audio with your smartphone videos up to 65 ft away

Best Wired Lavalier Microphones

Rode smartLav+

The Rode smartLav+ is one of the best lavalier mics for a smartphone. You can use it with a DSLR or audio recorder, but you may need a TRRS to TRS adapter like the Rode SC3.

The smartLav+ has great sound and build quality, which is rare for devices of this size. It is an omnidirectional condenser mic, meaning it picks up sound from all angles. It&#;s built with a windscreen to reduce wind noise and plosives. The cable is Kevlar-reinforced and the clip is strong so you don&#;t have to worry about it falling off.

Rode created their own iPhone app for this mic called the Rode Rec (sorry Android users, but it still works with any recording app). It comes with some standard EQ settings and the ability to export to SoundCloud and DropBox.

Interested in iPhone microphones?

If you plan to Snapchat regularly or do Facebook Live&#;s or Periscopes, get this mic.

For people doing interviews, they just came out with the Rode SC6-L Kit that comes with two smartLav+&#;s and a Lightning adapter.

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Shure MVL

Likely the most direct competitor to the SmartLav+ above, the Shure MVL is an omnidirectional condenser lav mic with a mm TRRS connection for smartphones or tablets.

Just like the SmartLav+, you&#;ll need a TRRS to TRS adapter to use this with DSLRs or digital recorders. You&#;ll notice many of the poor reviews are because people weren&#;t aware of the differences between mm inputs.

No batteries are required, the cord is about 52&#; long, it has a great dynamic range, and a low self-noise level. It&#;s really a great option for a fair price.

The frequency response ranges from 45 Hz to 20kHz and the package includes a windscreen, clip, and carrying pouch.

Audio-Technica ATRiS

The Audio-Technica ATRiS is another lav mic that is marketed as &#;for smartphones&#; but it will work with a DSLR or audio recorder as well. It comes with an adapter to plug into the headphone jack of smartphones.

The cable is nearly feet long and this a big step up from the built-in phone mic for only $30 or so.

The battery lasts about a month with heavy use and it comes with a windscreen.

I&#;ve used this outdoors near a river and it barely picked up the background water sound. This is a great choice if you want a longer cable.

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Giant Squid Audio Lab

Crazy name, I know. The Giant Squid Audio Lab Omnidirectional Mic gets great reviews and has great sound quality for a sub-$50 mic.

It clip is metal and strong so it will stay in place. It comes with a windscreen, although it doesn&#;t always stay in place.

This mic uses a standard mm microphone jack, so it&#;s not recommended for smartphones, but works great with laptops, DSLRs and digital recorders.

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Sony ECM

The Sony ECM is a step up when compared to the previous wired lavalier mics. It uses an XLR connector, which means you&#;ll need a mixer, USB interface, or another device (like a Zoom recorder) with an XLR input. These can easily be used both on stage or with a portable Zoom recorder.

It comes with 2 metal clips: one clip for a single mic and one clip for dual lav mics. The wire is thick and sturdy and it has the option to use battery power.

The sound quality is accurate and feels natural &#; although you should consider this a cross between the above &#;entry-level&#; mics and more professional models (below).

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Rode Lavalier

The Rode Lavalier is a high-quality lapel mic that will give you broadcast quality audio. It uses Rode&#;s proprietary MiCon connector system that allows you to change how you plug it in (XLR and mm stereo are common choices) as well as the option to get a 4&#; or 10&#; MiCon extension cable. You will need to get a connector when you purchase the microphone as it doesn&#;t come with one.

It does come with a water-resistant storage case, pop filter, windshield, clip, and has a 4-foot cable.

I actually recommend you look at our top choice in the wireless section as their RodeLink Wireless Filmmaker Kit comes with this mic, making it a killer deal.

Audio-Technica AT Subminiature

Our next wired lavalier mic recommendation is the Audio-Technica AT Subminiature. It uses phantom and battery power, has a low profile and has amazing sound quality (don&#;t be fooled by its small size). This mic, as well as the next few, are a big step up in terms of sound quality &#; and price.

The microphone is 5 mm in diameter and is easily hidden. It comes with full complement of accessories:

  • clothing clip
  • viper clip
  • magnet clip and lanyard (black models only)
  • windscreens
  • element covers
  • interchangeable single and double mic holders

This mic also uses an XLR connector and comes with a foot cable. It is built exceptionally well &#; as are the accessories.

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Sony ECM77B

The Sony ECM77B is another professional-level lav mic. It is an industry standard and has been around a long time. Many people use them in TV studios and for interviews.

Check out our post dedicated to interview microphones of all styles.

The sound quality is excellent &#; full and natural without buzz or hissing. It also has excellent frequency response ranging from 40Hz &#; 20kHz. It is powered via phantom power or a AA battery. The ECM77B is extremely durable and meant to be taken on the road and will withstand a beating.

If you&#;re doing an interview show and you want something small to travel with, this is a great choice.

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Sennheiser MKE2-PC

If you want to step up another notch, the Sennheiser MKE2-PC is your mic. It has a wide 20 Hz &#; 20 kHz frequency response, the microphone is only 4 mm wide and is water-resistant.

The sound quality is amazing and it does an excellent job of reducing background noise. This is a great lav mic for both indoor and outdoor use &#; in nearly any temperature &#; and the stainless cable is made to last.

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This mic doesn&#;t come with a clip, so you&#;ll definitely need to get the Sennheiser MZ2 Accessory Kit for $40, but it comes with a nice padded carrying case for both the MKE2 and the accessories:

Best Wireless Lavalier Microphones For DSLR Cameras

Now we&#;re going to look at wireless lavalier systems designed specifically for DSLR video cameras, but most of these are flexible enough for many different uses.

Rode RodeLink Filmmaker Kit

The RodeLink Filmmaker Kit is easily my favorite wireless lav mic for DSLRs. It is easy to use and set up and will sound great at feet away or more, depending on line of sight and other wireless signals being used nearby. As you can see, it comes with a transmitter, receiver, and a lavalier microphone.

The microphone itself usually sells for over $, so this entire kit being only about $ is amazing!

It uses a GHz digital signal, has one-button pairing, is built solid, and looks great!

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Sennheiser AVX &#; MKE2 Lavalier Pro Set

Microphone sound familiar? I recommended the MKE2 above in the wired section, but this is a wireless set designed for film. I&#;ve also recommended the AVX wireless system as one of the best handheld wireless microphones for DSLRs.

Combine all that together and you have the Sennheiser AVX Digital Wireless MKE2 Lavalier Pro Set. It uses the GHz range so it doesn&#;t need a license and the transmitter plugs into an XLR port. They also have a version that uses the ME2 lav mic for a couple hundred dollars less.

Sennheiser XSW-D Portable Lavalier Set

Just released in January , the Sennheiser XSW wireless lavalier set is almost too simple.

The size of the transmitter and receiver is much smaller than the RodeLink, but you only get a simple LED light to indicate if it&#;s paired.

Either way, it&#;s small, sounds great, and is really easy to use, making it easy to throw in your camera bag.

This set includes a ME2-II clip-on lav mic &#; which you can use without the wireless system if you want. You can also get the same system without the microphone for $50 cheaper.

Up to 5 separate devices can be used at once (in the same location), but you&#;ll need a transmitter and receiver pair for each device.

Saramonic Dual Wireless Lavalier Microphone Bundle

The Saramonic Dual Wireless VHF Lavalier Microphone Bundle comes with 2 transmitters, 2 receivers with lavalier mics, and an audio mixer for DSLR cameras. As you can see, the antennas are fairly long, so you will need to make sure they can be hidden and kept out of your shot.

It&#;s not the highest quality equipment, but it works well and is a great value.

Best Wireless Lavalier Microphones For Live Performances

I&#;ve recommended several handheld wireless microphones, so I&#;m going to try to recommend wireless lavalier microphones that would complement the suggestions there. They will use the currently, as of , allowed frequencies and match the frequency ranges I&#;ve suggested before so you can easily build out a live wireless system.

Sennheiser XSW 2-ME2-A

I recommended the handheld version in another post. The Sennheiser XSW 2-ME2-A is the wireless lapel version that would fit right in. You can mix and match up to 12 of these (they also have headset, instrument, and a handheld condenser option) and it has automatic frequency management and sync, along with being rack mountable.

Shure GLXD14/93

I&#;m a big fan of Shure wireless systems, and the GLX-D series D14/93 is a digital GHz system with a range of up to about feet. The WL93 microphone is an omnidirectional condenser lavalier and has a windscreen. The bodypack uses an intelligent lithium-ion battery that can be used for up to 16 hours at a time.

There is also a GLXD14/85 that uses the WL cardioid lav mic which is great to reduce ambient noise.

Sennheiser EW G3-A

The Sennheiser EW G3 also uses the MKE 2 lapel condenser microphone. There is an auto-lock function so you can&#;t accidentally change the settings, a battery indicator on both the receiver and transmitter, and automatic frequency scanning. There is also an Ethernet port for connection to Sennheiser&#;s Wireless Systems Manager software.

Many people also swear by the Countryman B6 lav mic which is compatible with this receiver.

Best Bluetooth Lavalier Microphones

Bluetooth audio is more compressed than other wireless formats, but for vlogging and less pro-level recording, these wireless Bluetooth lav mics will work great.

Sony ECM-AW4

The Sony ECM-AW4 is a Bluetooth lavalier mic kit that offers clear audio for use with anything with a mm mic input, including digital recorders and DSLRs.

It has a built-in microphone, but you can also plug in any mm TRS microphone (like the Giant Squid above, for instance) if you want to use a better mic. If you plug in an external mic, handling noise will be greatly reduced as well.

It also comes with 2 earpieces for monitoring, TRS cable, pouch, and strap.

Hey Mic!

The Hey Mic! will work with any device that can connect and record with Bluetooth.

Pretty much every smartphone has Bluetooth, so this is a great option to have a wireless lav mic for your iPhone or Android.

On an iPhone, you may need to use a 3rd party video recording app that lets you use the Bluetooth connection as the input device.

Wireless Lavalier Mics For Smartphones

Comica CVM-WS50

I recently found this awesome combo that includes a tripod, transmitter with clamp, receiver, and lavalier mic.

Check out the Comica CVM-WS50 on Amazon.

They also have a model for about $30 more that includes a handheld Bluetooth remote.

Rode Wireless GO

Out of the box, the brand new (April ) Rode Wireless GO is set up for DSLRs or audio recorders, but if you get the SC7 cable it&#;ll work great as a wireless mic for an iPhone or Android!

It has a built-in microphone and a mm TRS input with plug-in power so you can use any of your wired lav mics as well.

There are 3 adjustable gain settings (0dB, -6dB, and dB), an easy-to-read LCD screen, USB-C ports for charging and firmware updates:

In the box you also get 2 furry windshields, an SC2 coiled TRS cable, a USB charging cable, and a pouch to make carrying everything easy.

Samson Go Mic Mobile Lavalier System

Samson also has great kit if you need a wireless lavalier mic for your iPhone or Android.

The Samson Go Mic Mobile Lavalier System includes all the cables you need to connect to either a smartphone or DSLR.

It uses the GHz digital spectrum, works up to feet, and has an optional handheld mic you can get too.

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The RØDE Lavalier is a discreet lapel microphone that provides broadcast-quality audio when close-miked in almost any scenario.

The Lavalier's low self-noise, user friendly omni-directional polar pattern and minimal appearance make it an ideal solution for film, television, video, theatre, house of worship and anywhere where a high quality microphone needs to be heard but not seen.

The microphone capsule is connected via a m (4') shielded, Kevlar® reinforced cable that has been rigorously strain tested up to 10kg to ensure reliable performance.

The included mini-furry for high wind protection ensures quality recordings in adverse environments, and the included cable management clips ensure that you are able to minimise the microphone and cable visibility, while providing maximum mobility for the wearer.

The supplied anti-trauma water resistant case provides rugged and secure protection for the microphone, cable, clips and included accessories.

Knowing that versatility is paramount in any product, RØDE has developed the MiCon™ connector system which provides seamless integration between the Lavalier and a wide range of wireless systems as well as consoles, cameras and portable recorders.

The RØDE Lavalier lapel microphone is designed and made in Australia and is covered by RØDE Microphones' innovative 5 year 'no questions asked' warranty which provides 12 months of complete cover, and an optional US$99 replacement microphone during the extended warranty period.

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8 Best Lavalier Microphones for DSLR Cameras

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My latest guide looks at some lavalier microphones compatible with DSLR cameras. These are small mics that cameras support directly or via a special adapter. Lavs are ideal for recording interviews, tutorial vids, presentations, and many other applications. However, they’re not all equal. So, there are some things to contemplate before you buy one of these tiny audio tools (see below).

Point to note: Lavalier microphones go by many other names. They include lav for short, lapel mic, clip or clip-on mic, body mic, necktie mic, collar mic, and personal mics.

RockDaMic Lavalier System
Weight: oz.
Pickup Pattern: Omnidirectional
Affordable, small and durable, noise-canceling technology.
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Alvoxcon Wireless Lavs
Weight: oz.
Pickup Pattern: Omnidirectional
Metal parts, crystal-clear sound, decent range, LED status indicators.
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Top Pick
Sennheiser AVX ME2 Lavalier Pro Mic Pack
Weight: oz.
Pickup Pattern: Omnidirectional
Metal housing, self-configuring, compact receiver, link protection.
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Types of Lavalier Mics for DSLRs

There are two options for DSLR lavalier mics, i.e., wired or wireless. It wasn’t so long ago that most videographers snubbed the wireless variety. That’s because they cost a lot and weren’t very dependable. The older technology saw lots of inconsistencies with wireless audio transmissions too. Both the above are no longer concerns. Today’s wireless lavalier mics are more affordable and reliable.

Why Polarity Pickup Patterns Matter

The pickup pattern of a microphone is something many novice buyers overlook. Even a few experienced users neglect this vital buying consideration. It matters as the pattern determines which direction the mic is most sensitive to sound. If you want to record the ambiance of an event, then it makes sense that the mic can hear equally on all sides. That’s where omnidirectional mics come in.

Benefits of an Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic

A ° polar pattern belongs to omnidirectional or omni microphones for short. The desktop variety is useful for recording group discussions around a table using one mic. Many of the small clip-on lavaliers also have omnidirectional pickups. That gives the wearer the freedom to move their head and walk around without losing their voice in the process. Other lapel-type mics use the cardioid pickup.

Benefits of a Cardioid Lavalier Mic

Ambient sound can be an unwanted distraction in some situations. Choose a lavalier mic with a cardioid polar pattern if you need to isolate the sound source. The cardioid pattern picks up its sound from the front, a little on the sides, and almost nothing from the rear. There are downsides to cardioid lavs. They can be sensitive to plosives, handling noise, and wind, so they need setting up with care.

What’s it to Be?

OK, so you’ve decided between wired, wireless, and the preferred pickup pattern. There are a few other buying considerations before you choose a lavalier mic for your DSLR. The first is compatibility. Some mics that advertise DSLR compatibility may not work with your particular camera. Always check the full product compatibility list before you commit. Or, contact the advertiser if in doubt.

Sound Check

The second most important consideration is sound. A mic’s tone can be subjective, but there are some that sound awful to anyone’s ears. The sales pages always boast crisp, clean audio. My advice is to read feedback from real owners to get a more accurate picture.

Adaptability &#; Application

Make sure the lavalier is adaptable and compatible with other devices if that’s what you need. Do you want to use it with your smartphone, tablet, or computer as well? Does the lavalier come with a ° rotating head? That’s useful as it makes placing the mic in the precise direction quick and easy. Does it clip on and grip easily to all materials, and is it small and discrete enough for your purpose?

Other considerations are budget, application, cord length—with wired types—and build-quality. The latter includes the quality of the supporting clips, cables, and wireless receivers.

About My ‘Lavalier Microphone for DSLR’ Guide

There’s no shortage of clip-on lavs, but some of them are much better than others. There are cheaper lapel mics that can outperform their costlier counterparts. I’ve looked over dozens of the bestselling ones that are compatible with DSLRs. I viewed user feedback as part of the selection process and read the opinions of industry experts. The result is a shortlist of 8 products across all price ranges.

The first three reviews are the Editor’s Choice for Best Budget Lavalier, followed by the Best Value mic, then the Top Pick. Use the table below to navigate to the products that interest you.

Lavalier Microphone for DSLR Comparison Table

1. RockDaMic Lavalier Mic System for DSLRs | Best Budget

RockDaMic Lavalier Mic System for DSLRsView on Amazon

Editor’s Rating: /5

The Best Budget lavalier microphone for DSLR cameras goes to the RockDaMic clip-on. It’s a small and versatile tool that works with DSLRs, PCs, plus Google and Apple smartphones.

  • Best feature 1: Wide compatibility across devices
  • Best feature 2: Versatile lapel microphone
  • Plus points: Affordable, small and durable, simple to use, noise-canceling technology, extras
  • Minus points: Average sound quality

Microphone Compatibility: DSLRs, Windows PC, iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android smartphones.

Lavalier Clip-on Mic System Highlights

RockDaMic advertises their lavalier as a ‘professional’ product. But it can’t possibly be pro-grade at this price, though it’s still a great-sounding microphone—for the money. The noise-canceling technology does a decent job of keeping the audio consistently clean and clear. It’s a small, discrete condenser mic that comes with enough cable to place it exactly where you need it.

Consider this tiny lavalier if you’re new to recording with external microphones. The mic not only enhances the quality of your audio, but it also gives you greater flexibility to move around. It provides an affordable entry-level introduction mic for podcasting, vlogging, video, interviews, and chat. There are extras in the box too. They include 4 wind muffs, extension cables, and a soft storage pouch.

The Not So Good

The sound quality produced by this lavalier is much better than that of any built-in mic. However, it’s still only average when compared to costlier products. It is—after all—at the low end of budget-priced lapel mics. You&#;re sure to be more than happy if you buy it with realistic expectations.

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Tech Specs
Brand: RockDaMic
Mic Type: Condenser
Connection: mm jack
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Power Supply: Plug-in device
Cord Length: 3ft and 10ft
Dimensions: x 3 x ”
Product Weight: oz.
Warranty: Money back guarantee
The Pros
Better audio than built-in mics
Broad device compatibility
Versatile product
Small and durable
Metal clip
Simple to use
Noise-canceling technology
Four wind muffs
Extension cables
Storage pouch
The Cons
Average sound quality

2. Alvoxcon TG Wireless Lav Mic for DSLR | Best Value

Alvoxcon TG Wireless Lav Mic for DSLRView on Amazon

Editor’s Rating: /5

Alvoxcon’s wireless lavalier microphones get the Best Value slot. It’s the kind of product to choose when moving away from the low-budget options like the RockDaMic above.

  • Best feature 1: Complete 2 microphone wireless kit for DSLRs
  • Best feature 2: Hot shoe mount for cameras
  • Plus points: Metal parts, crystal-clear sound, decent range, LED status indicators
  • Minus points: Restricted device compatibility

Alvoxcon Wireless Lav Mic Highlights

Microphone Compatibility: DSLR, PA speakers, Windows PC, Smartphones, laptops (adaptor included).

This wireless kit includes two microphones, i.e., a clip-on lapel and a lightweight headset. It has a one-key auto-pairing function, so setting up is both quick and painless. The wireless control distance is a reasonable 40ft (12m) and with zero latency (delay). The mic works seamlessly with DSLR cameras. All you do is mount the mini receiver directly onto the hot shoe and connect the cable. That’s it.

The sound of the Dual UHF lapel microphone is crystal clear and free from distortion. The omnidirectional polar pattern keeps a good focus on the primary sound source. It also allows just enough ambient sound to get through, which is ideal for weddings and other events.

Alvoxcon Transmitter &#; Receiver

Alvoxcon’s lightweight metal belt-pack transmitter is intuitive and straightforward. The blue LCD shows current battery status and the frequency in use. Below the display is a volume and frequency button. The receiver is also uncluttered and easy to read. It has colored LED indicators for Charging, Radio Frequency, Power, and a Low Battery indicator.

The Not So Good

Alvoxcon’s wireless lavalier mic set doesn’t work with all devices. It’s okay with some Android products. Interested buyers are advised to contact the seller for an Android compatibility check first. It doesn’t work with any MacBook computers or Bluetooth speakers either.

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Tech Specs
Brand: Alvoxcon
Mic Type: Lavalier &#; mic headset
Connection: 1/4&#;, 1/8&#; jack &#; TRRS
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Power Supply: Tx/Rx built-in batteries
Battery Life: 6 hours
Charging Times: hours
Dimensions: x x ”
Product Weight: oz.
The Pros
Complete 2-mic wireless DSLR kit
Hot shoe mount for cameras
Sturdy build w/ metal parts
Crystal-clear sound
Decent range
Selectable channels
Volume control
Receiver LED status indicators
The Cons
Limited device compatibility

3. Sennheiser AVX ME2 Lavalier Pro Mic Pack | Top Pick

Sennheiser AVX ME2 Lavalier Pro Mic PackView on Amazon

Editor’s Rating: /5

The Sennheiser AVX ME2 Lavalier Pro Mic Pack is not cheap, and there are a few reasons for that. The sound is crystal-clear and always consistent without any messing from the user end.

  • Best feature 1: Optimized dynamic range
  • Best feature 2: Fast set up, plug-n-play simplicity
  • Plus points: Metal housing, self-configuring, compact receiver, link protection, carry pouch
  • Minus points: Short receiver battery life, cheap mic clip

Microphone Compatibility: DSLR cameras.

Sennheiser AVX ME2 Lavalier Mic Highlights

The lavalier set has Sennheiser&#;s renowned metal build quality—almost, (see the last section). The mic boasts an optimized dynamic range, so the sound always remains leveled. That means the user doesn’t have to adjust the audio when things become too quiet or overly loud. And the link protection works in the background by selecting the optimal operating frequency.

AVX ME2 Receiver &#; Transmitter

Both the receiver and the transmitter pair easily and stay paired for future use. Each device has convenient USB charging ports. The receiver is ultra-compact and lightweight. That makes it ideal for mounting onto DSLR cameras. Some users may find the buttons a tad small to use easily, though.

The bodypack transmitter is small and lightweight. It has a mute switch along the top along with an AVX link LED and a short, built-in antenna. There’s also an option to expand this kit and use a handheld microphone with the transmitter. The manual has full details on how to do that. Consider the AVX ME2 if you want a straightforward yet sophisticated, self-configuring pro-level lavalier mic set.

The Not So Good

The receiver battery has a life of only 3 hours at best, which is a disappointment. It’s supposed to last longer, but it doesn’t. That’s made worse by the high cost of spares. Another frustration is the poor-quality plastic lapel clip. Seriously, you can find much better, all-metal spring clips on budget-end mics that cost only a few dollars. Why Sennheiser skimped in this area is anybody’s guess.

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Tech Specs
Brand: Sennheiser
Mic Type: Wireless Lavalier
Mic Connection: Light shoe mount
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Power Supply: Battery, Phantom, Device
Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz
Dynamic Range: > dB
S/N Ratio: > 90dB
Dimensions: x x ”
Product Weight: oz.
Warranty: 2 years
The Pros
Fast set up; plug-n-play simplicity
Metal housing, superb build
Optimized dynamic range
Self-configuring mic system
Lightweight, compact receiver
Replaceable battery packs
Link protection, solid connection
Smart carry pouch
The Cons
Poor receiver battery life
High cost of Rx batteries
Cheap mic clip

4. YelloWay Dual Lavalier DSLR Interview Mic Set

YelloWay Dual Lavalier DSLR Interview Mic SetView on Amazon

Editor’s Rating: /5

The YellowWay is an affordable dual lavalier microphone interview set. It means you get two mics instead of one. That puts an end to moving a single mic between the interviewer and guest.

  • Best feature 1: Clear sound
  • Best feature 2: Includes adapters and connectors
  • Plus points: 2-mic set, plug-n-play, deluxe storage case, free extension cord, wind muffs
  • Minus points: Short cable, some background noise

Microphone Compatibility: DSLR Cameras, laptops, voice recorder, all Apple iOS devices, Android Smartphones, Google Pixel, Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, and other devices.

Lavalier 2-Pack Mic Set Highlights

The YelloWay Dual Lavalier microphone set is compatible with most modern recording devices. That includes DSLR cameras using the included 4-toPIN adapter. It’s a typical plug-n-play clip-on that’s ready to use once attached to a camera, PC, phone, or other devices. The mics produce clear sound with proper placement and are suitable for YouTube and Social Media recordings, etc.

This lavalier interview mic set comes with a smart deluxe storage box. Other extras include an audio splitter/y-connector and a couple of spare wind muffs (4 in total).

The Not So Good

The cord that comes with the mic is short. You can apply for a free extension cord after trying the mic for a week. That’s a bit of a hassle and something of a marketing ploy. The other con is that the omni pattern can be sensitive to a little background noise. That’s quite usual for omnidirectional pickups, though. The way to reduce unwanted noise is to clip the mic as close to the sound source as possible.

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Tech Specs
Brand: YelloWay
Mic Type: Dual lavalier condensers
Connection: mm jack
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Power Supply: Plug-in device
Cord Length: ft
S/N Ratio: ≥56dB
Frequency Range: 50–16kHz
Package Dimensions: x x ”
Product Weight: oz.
The Pros
Clear sound
2-mic set
Plug-n-play simplicity
Spare extension cord on request
Audio splitter (Y-connector)
4 wind muffs
DSLR/PC adapter
2 metal microphone clips
Deluxe storage case
The Cons
Short cable
Some background noise

5. PowerDeWise 2 Lav Mic Set for DLSRs

PowerDeWise 2 Lav Mic Set for DLSRsView on Amazon

Editor’s Rating: /5

Meet the PowerDeWise Dual Lavalier Mic Set for DLSRs. It’s another interview kit that’s slightly better quality than the previous one. This is a full set that’s ready to use right out of the box.

  • Best feature 1: Complete 2-mic interview kit
  • Best feature 2: Simple to use, PNP simplicity
  • Plus points: Wide device compatibility, decent audio, extension cord, soft case, extras
  • Minus points: Lacks bass, not compatible with all devices

Microphone Compatibility: DSLR cameras, PCs (adapters included), iPhone X/8/8 plus/7/7 plus/6/6s/5/ 5s, all modern iOS, and Android smartphones.

PowerDeWise 2 Lav Mic Set Highlights

This mic set has everything in the box so that you can start recording right away. It’s plug-n-play, so there are no drivers or mic configuration to bother with. You can easily hook it up with a DSLR using the included PC/camera adapter. It also works with most other recording devices like smartphones and tablets. The audio quality is perfectly acceptable for entry-level YouTubers and Instagram, etc.

Both the build quality and the sound are better than many similar products in the same price category. The ft extension cord is average, so some users may need to order a longer extension. The 2-mic-splitter keeps everything organized, which makes interviews a breeze with this practical set. Extras include a spare cable, wind muffs, a y-connector, and a 4 to 3 pin camera/PC adapter.

The Not So Good

Mic tone is subjective, but some users complain that this one lacks bass—for them. Consider another product if you prefer a mic with a more broadcaster-type boom. Few lavalier mics can work for every DSLR or mobile product, due to the ever-changing technology. It works with many devices, but get a compatibility update from the seller if you’re unsure.

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Tech Specs
Mic Type: Dual lavalier condensers
Connection: Multi options
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Power Supply: Plug-in device
Sensitivity: ±2 dB
S/N Ratio: ≥56 dB
Frequency Range: 50–16kHz
Box Dimensions: x x ”
Product Weight: oz.
Warranty: 1 year
The Pros
Complete 2-mic interview kit
Simple to use, PNP simplicity
Wide device compatibility
Decent audio
Spare extension cable
Extra wind muffs
Includes y-connector
Includes camera/PC adapter
Soft storage case
The Cons
Lacks bass
Not compatible with all devices

6. Dazzne FotoWelt 4CH WM Wireless Lavalier

Dazzne FotoWelt 4CH WM Wireless LavalierView on Amazon

Editor’s Rating: /5

The Editor’s Top Pick goes to the FotoWelt WM It’s a semi-pro-grade, full metal lavalier mic system with 4 channels and some impressive specs.

  • Best feature 1: Metal parts yet lightweight design
  • Best feature 2: Built-in external noise reduction technology
  • Plus points: High-fidelity audio, long battery life, long-range, decent storage case
  • Minus points: Little real user feedback

Microphone Compatibility: DSLR Cameras, XLR Camcorder, and all modern smartphones.

FotoWelt Wireless Lav Highlights

This mic system produces high-fidelity digital audio that’s comparable with some costlier shotguns. It’s an excellent choice for DSLR video work and many other voice applications. The integral noise reduction technology does well at reducing unwanted environmental sounds. The power comes from a built-in rechargeable lithium battery or DC external power supply.

The battery life lasts around 10 hours in optimal conditions, and charging takes 3+ hours. The included receiver and transmitter auto-connect when they&#;re on up to a range of ft or 50m. There are four preset channels available for single devices. And there are up to 20 preset channels for each system. You also get a port for real-time headphone monitoring.

The Not So Good

There’s not too much user feedback for the Dazzne FotoWelt WM or any of its products. That’s always a bit of a gamble for the inexperienced shopper on the fence. Always reach out to the seller if you have any questions. Skilled lavalier mic users, though, can make better-informed decisions. They simply micro-analyze any minimal feedback and review the technical specifications.

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Tech Specs
Brand: Dazzne
Mic Type: Condenser Lavalier
Connection: WiFi
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Power Supply 1: built-in lithium battery
Power Supply 2: DC-5V external power
Battery Charging Timer: 3+ Hours
Battery Service Time: 7+ hours
Frequency Response: 40Hz &#; 18kHz
Channels: 4CH each set
S/N Ratio: ≥80dB
Dimensions: x x ”
The Pros
Quality metal parts
Lightweight yet durable
Built-in noise reduction technology
High-fidelity audio
Long battery life
Long WiFi range
Decent storage case
The Cons
Little user feedback

7. FULAIM MX20 Wireless Lavalier Mic for DSLR

FULAIM MX20 Wireless Lavalier Mic for DSLRView on Amazon

Editor’s Rating: /5

The penultimate review goes to the FULAIM MX20, a pro-grade 4-channel lavalier mic system. It’s an excellent choice for serious interviewers, YouTube presenters, and vloggers, etc.

  • Best feature 1: Transmitter (TX) with daylight-visible display
  • Best feature 2: Full-featured mobile receiver (RX)
  • Plus points: Clean, crisp audio, long-range, long battery life, headphone monitoring, extras
  • Minus points: Non-replaceable battery, restricted device compatibility

Microphone Compatibility: DSLR cameras, Android Smartphones.

FULAIM MX20 Lavalier Mic Highlights

Consider the MX20 if you need high-quality audio from a stable mobile recording system that’s compact and lightweight. FULAIM’s MX20 is a dependable, UHF wireless lavalier microphone system. It comes with two clearly marked cables. One’s for DSLR cameras and one’s for phones and other devices. The omni pattern picks up sound from all directions, which allows for flexible mic placement.

MX20 Receiver

The MX20 portable receiver has a built-in adjustable smartphone clamp and 1/4” expanding hole. Along the sides and top are its well-marked features. There’s a headphone output, power switch, line out socket, DC5V power input, and various LED indicators.

MX20 Transmitters

The MX20 comes with two bodypack transmitters. The daylight-readable displays show the channels, reception quality, and current battery status. The antennas are flexible and almost impossible to break by accident. You can expect a clear working range of around ft (50m). It’s around 98ft (30m) in obstructed areas. Battery life for both transmitter and receiver is about 7 hours.

Both the transmitter and receiver are lightweight units with convenient USB charging ports. And the included 2-head Micro USB cable lets you charge two units from one power adapter.

Comprehensive Pro Recording Kit

There are lots of parts and accessories with this set. The full kit includes the following items:

  • Portable Mx20 receiver
  • 2 bodypack Mx20 transmitters
  • 2 lavalier microphones
  • Camera audio cable
  • Smartphone audio cable
  • Battery charging cable
  • 2 dead cat wind muffs
  • 2 foam-type windscreens
  • Handheld camera grip
  • Locking knob
  • Mini desktop tripod stand
  • Shoe-mounted connector
  • User manual
  • Storage case

The Not So Good

The batteries are built-in and non-replaceable, at least not by the end user. The long 7-hour battery life should cover most users if they set out with a full charge. This lavalier system is not compatible with all devices. Contact the seller if the kit appeals to you, but you’re unsure about compatibility with your camera or other devices.

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Tech Specs
Mic Type: Wireless lavalier condenser
Channels: 4
Connection: Various
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Power Supply: DC V Lithium
Battery Life: 7 hours
Frequency Range: –MmHz
Frequency Response: 30Hz–18kHz
S/N Ratio: ≥96 dB
Package Dimensions: x x ”
Product Weight: 48 oz.
Warranty: 1 year
The Pros
Transmitter w/ daylight display
2 Full-featured mobile receivers
Clean, crisp sound
Long wireless range
Decent battery life
Headphone monitoring
Desktop tripod stand
Carry case
Cables and accessories
The Cons
Non-replaceable battery
Limited device compatibility

8. Saramonic UWMIC9 RX9 + TX9 + TX9, Pro Lav

Saramonic UWMIC9 RX9 + TX9 + TX9, Pro LavView on Amazon

Editor’s Rating: /5

The last DSLR lavalier review goes to the Saramonic UwMic9 RX9+ two TX9s. It’s quite a mouthful, but then there’s a lot on offer with this UHF Wireless lapel mic system.

  • Best feature 1: Clean, interference-free audio
  • Best feature 2: Superb kit for DSLR videography
  • Plus points: Easy to use, portable &#; compact, shoe adapter, 1/4-inch thread, cables
  • Minus points: Low-average battery life, larger than average mic capsules

Microphone Compatibility: PRO DSLR cameras, camcorders, and modern smartphones.

Saramonic UWMIC9 RX9/TX9 Lav Highlights

The Saramonic UWMIC9 RX9 + TX9 + TX9 is a lightweight and portable wireless lavalier mic system. It’s a versatile setup that sounds fantastic with its clean, interference-free audio. All parts and accessories are rugged, well-made, and so easy-to-use, despite the sophistication.

Saramonic UwMic9 RX9 Receiver (RX)

Saramonic designed its auto-scan UwMic9 RX9 receiver with cameras in mind. It has a wide switching radio frequency (RF) bandwidth and seamless infrared IR synchronization. The backlit LCD panel is uncluttered and easy to read. Real-time monitoring is possible via the integrated headphone jack. The total weight of the RX is ounces, excluding batteries.

Saramonic UwMic9 TX9 Transmitter (TX)

Saramonic’s compact UwMic9 TX9 transmitter also has an easy-to-read backlit LCD panel. It sounds obvious, but not all TX LCDs are equal. Some are difficult to read, which makes input accuracy more of a challenge. The TX 9 here has an operating range of around ft (m). Other highlights include an auto-scan function, muting, crystal-controlled PLL synthesizer, and an RF power output switch.

The Not So Good

There’s not much to gripe about with products in this price category. Most complaints are personal rather than general. That means things they don’t like or didn’t want rather than serious negatives. One quite common criticism relates to average battery life, especially the RX. Another is the reasonably large mic capsules that make hiding the lavaliers more difficult behind thin clothing.

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Tech Specs
Brand: Saramonic
Mic Type: Wireless lavalier condenser
Connection: Various
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Power Supply: AA batteries
Package Dimensions: x x ”
Product Weight: oz.
Warranty: 1 year
The Pros
Clean, interference-free audio
Superb kit for DSLR videography
Easy to use
Portable, compact wireless set
Camera shoe mount adapter
1/4-inch tripod thread
Includes all cables
Transmitter belt clip
The Cons
Low-average battery life
Larger than average mic capsules


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 For quite some time now, I’ve wanted to add a wireless microphone set to my camera set-up. I hate having to be tethered to my camera and tripod with a microphone cable. I also prefer using a Lavalier microphone rather than a shotgun microphone because people always seem to be shouting when an on-camera shotgun mic is in use. With that in mind, I’ve really wanted a high-quality, but budget-friendly wireless microphone set. I ended up finding that with the K&F Concept Wireless Microphone Set.This set is designed for use with professional photographers, videos, news coverage, lectures, and a variety of other occasions. The wireless transmission can reach up to 70 meters without any obstacles. The receiver and transmitter are only 85g each and they are very easy to wear or carry. The set uses UHF frequency and complex interference-free circuit. There are 6 preset channels available with strong anti-interference capabilities. It is possible to use more than 4 sets of devices can be used simultaneously without interference. The set uses WNCR noise control technology and will auto mute if no signal.The wireless set consists of a transmitter, receiver, hot shoe mount, and a unidirectional Lavalier microphone compatible with most modern Canon DSLR cameras (Rebel T6S, T6i, T5i, T4i, T3i, T2i) with a mm interface. Both the receiver and the transmitter require 2 x AA batteries (not included). The battery door reveals not only the battery tray but also button controls for channel selection and volume control (receiver only) and a switch for selecting aux or mic (transmitter only). Each pack is made out of heavy-duty plastic. There is a metal clip on the back that can be used to attach the pack to a belt or pocket. K&F Concept includes a hot shoe mount that snaps onto the metal clip on the back of the receiver.The battery doors are a bit stiff and they can be difficult to open. This is really the only criticism I have of this set. Because the plastic clips that lock the doors into place are hard to open, I’m concerned that it will eventually snap off. For the most part, you would only open the door to change the batteries, but since there are button controls on the inside of this set as well, it’s a little concerning that the doors are so hard to open.I love how simple this set is to use this set. You add the batteries, hold in the power button until the LCD lights up. From here, you make sure that both the receiver and the transmitter are on the same channel. On the receiver, you will plug the extension cable in and then attach it to the microphone jack on your camera. On the transmitter, you will plug your microphone into the mic jack and make sure that ‘mic’ is selected on the mic/aux switch. At this point, you start recording. It really couldn’t be easier.When I recorded some audio of my fiancé talking about how the kit works. It was easy for her to attach to her shirt and record her video. I was sitting approximately feet away from her with the camera when I recorded her. The wireless set didn’t have any issues with the distance and we successfully recorded audio well with it. The only issue we really had was some over-modulation from the Lavalier mic. We tried another microphone to see if it was the equipment or user error and we found that while the volume on the mic was better it wasn’t perfect. So, we determined that the level on the mic needed to be adjusted. This is something that needs to be considered carefully before you start recording.The K&F Concept Wireless Microphone Set is a great option for a wireless microphone kit. It is budget-friendly and compact enough to work with any on-the-go kit. I can recommend it based off of its ease of use and low cost.

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1. Wireless Lavalier Microphone, Portable Rechargeable UHF Wireless Lapel Mic System, 65 ft Range, 6Hrs Work, 1/8&#; Output, for iPhone, Android Phone, ipad, DSLR Camera, Recording(Incompatible Laptop)

  • Easy to use mic: ●please turn on the transmitter and receiver power switches, the blue light will flash for approximately 2s, indicator light stops flashing after a successful match, and then you can use it,no further action.※ ●for android phones, due to system version issues, the microphone is not compatible with the phone&#;s own video recording function. android phones&#;
  • ●smart polarity switching: ●built-in intelligent polarity automatic switching device can adapt to android and iphone without additional converter. this lavalier microphone is not recommended for instant calls, some applications may not recognize it due to the built-in smart polarity switching of the microphone. ●if you need to connect to macbook or other computers, you &#;
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  • ●1 year warranty: ●we offers 1-year warranty and free replacement service, if you have any question, please contact us anytime. ●if you need to connect to macbook or other computers, you need additional purchase a usb to mm trrs converter (search on amazon: b08nwqlwc3).

2. UHF Wireless Microphone System Headset Mic/Stand Mic/Lavalier Lapel Mic with Rechargeable Bodypack Transmitter &#; Receiver 1/4&#; Output for iPhone, PA Speaker, DSLR Camera, Recording, Teaching

  • Great value complete accessories &#; this wireless microphone system is equipped with three adapters!!!(2 trs adapters &#; 1 trrs adapter); 3 microphones: a.headset mic b.handheld mic c.lavalier lapel mic. what’s more, you will get a multi &#; functional tripod, a windproof fur shield and a charging cable(save your time, no need to spend extra money to buy ).
  • Multi applications &#; this microphone wireless system is ideal for live performances like preaching in church, weddings, teaching, presentations, school plays, trainings, public speeches, interviews or video and audio recording. it can also serve as a nice tool for fitness /exercise instructor. this set of wireless microphone is packaged well in a box so that it can be a&#;
  • Wide compatibility &#; mph receiver originally has 1/4&#; plug works with mixer, pa speaker and amplifier. once plugged in the to adapter, you can connect the receiver to any mobile device with a 1/8&#; jack, such as dslr camera, digital camera, laptop, desktop, laptop, for ipad &#; smartphones. for smartphones without 1/8” jack, you should use lightning/type-c adapt&#;
  • Extraordinary audio performance &#; wireless lavalier microphone system offers high quality sound transmission and clear voice at operating through its upgrated noise reducting techlonogy. for 3 microphones in this package, built-in condenser cardioid mic, more sensitive and clearer. the anti-jamming chip makes the sound quality further improved. in the absence of obstacl&#;
  • Selectable channel &#; wireless microphone system delivers 32 uhf frequencies for each channel. when there is frequency interference in the use environment, press buttons on bodypack transmitter to choose a frequency suitable for interference-free with less prone to electric appliance interference and offers stable signal transmission.if you are not satisfied, just contac&#;

3. Professional Lavalier Microphone for iPhone, Camera, PC, Android, Lavalier Lapel Microphone with USB Charging, Omnidirectional Lapel Mic with Noise Reduction for Video, YouTube, Interview, Vlogging

  • 🎤usb charging🎤 the important thing is that the built-in battery is rechargeable with a universal usb cable (include). extra-long hours wroktime after full charging. the convenience that comes with rechargeable products is great when you’re traveling. when the red light is on, it&#;s charging. when the light goes off, it&#;s full of power.
  • 🎤universal compatibility🎤 standard mm plug and an extra mm adapter (include) compatible with iphone, pc, android phone, dslr camera. (note: for iphone 7 and later series use mm-lightning adapter from your iphone box; some android smartphones need to download external video recording software for normal audio vlogging.)
  • 🎤omnidirectional lavalier lapel microphone with noise cancellation tech🎤 built-in high capability all directions pickup mic, with noise reduction tech and the sound quality it produces is excellent! this mic can improve the sound quality of video recording. great resource for your audiences.
  • 🎤quality🎤 the body of this clip-on phone mics is made of aluminum, which is anti-drop and not easy to scratch, more cost-effective than plastic products; unique metal texture that makes your microphone stand out from others.
  • 🎤portable lavalier microphone🎤 this lapel microphone is quite light compared to other similar products. the whole thing weighs less than your keychain and it comes with a small black pouch that you can fit everything into. extra total length &#;(8m) cable, longer than other comparable microphone brands.

4. Wireless Headset Lavalier Microphone System -Alvoxcon Wireless Lapel Mic Best for iPhone, DSLR Camera, PA Speaker, YouTube, Podcast, Video Recording, Conference, Vlogging, Church, Interview, Teaching

  • Best choice for video recording – plug the head worn or clip microphone to the body pack transmitter &#; plug mini receiver with hot shoe mount to your dslr camera or phone (with include adaptor/cable), you are ready to take your exciting video
  • Multi –applications &#; wireless receiver with universal 1/4” plug works with mixer, pa speaker w/ 1/4 mic in jack, and pc, smartphone, laptop (with adaptor included), ideal for presentation, preaching, training, fitness /exercise instructor, wedding
  • Superior sound &#; performance – uhf wireless lapel lav microphone delivers crystal clear sound &#; metal belt pack transmitter with mini receiver offer noise cancelling transmission range up to ft without feedback or distortion. uhf digital wireless technology provides a stronger signal , reducing the possibility of interference from bluetooth or wifi.
  • Wireless headset &#; lavalier – condenser headset microphone offers secure wear for vocal performance, clipon microphone offers invisibility on shirt collar, both make hands free to use in interview, classroom, gym, stage, church, meeting
  • Selectable channel &#; volume control– single channel wireless microphone delivers multi frequencies &#; volume control, just press buttons on transmitter to select desired frequency &#; volume level to reach its best performance without interference

5. Wireless Microphone System, Rechargeable UHF Dynamic Handheld mics for iPhone, DSLR Camera, Karaoke, PA Speaker, DJ, Video Vocal Recording, Singing, YouTube, Podcast, Vlog, Church, Interview

  • Crystal clear sound &#; reliable wireless performance – built-in high sensitivity professional dynamic moving-coil capsule ensures crystal clear sound with working range up to 80ft. uhf digital wireless technology provides a stronger signal and ultra-high fidelity, reducing the possibility from bluetooth or wifi interference and dropouts.
  • Full compatability- the 1/4 inch plug cordless receiver with included adapters allows the two microphones to work with any sound device equipped with &#;mic in&#; input jack, such as iphone, ipad, dslr camera, pa active speaker, dj controller, karaoke singing machine, voice amplifier, mixer, smart phone, etc.
  • Rechargeable battery– with built-in rechargeable lithium battery, both the microphone(s) and the receiver support 4~6 hours working time and can be easily charged by usb power supply. never be annoyed by replacing battery anymore.
  • Multi applications – benefitted from the included cold shoe mount particularly for camera video recording, this wireless system becomes more versatile &#; competent. best for interview, youtube, podcast, vlog video recording, classroom activities, church, wedding host party, voice projection, home karaoke, outdoor or on-stage performance. just enjoy your charming voice wi&#;
  • Easy setup &#; operate &#; plug &#; play, cable-free, the wireless mic system is preset with 20 selectable frequencies. (mhz complies with fcc rules) automatic frequency pairing makes it portable, versatile and easy to setup, less prone to interference and low distortion, thus to use its best performance.

6. FULAIM WM 2-Person Camera Mount Wireless Lavalier Microphone System, 20 Channels UHF Wireless Omni Lapel Mic Compatible with iPhone, Android Phone, DSLR Camera for Video Recording Vlog Interview

  • 🌿 dual-channel wireless receiver &#; wm includes two bodypack transmitters and two lavalier microphones for miking two subjects at the same time. the microphones&#; locking mm plugs screw into place to prevent accidental disconnection. receiver&#;s built-in clip with shoe mount allows easy attachment to your camera.
  • 🌿 miniature clip-on receiver &#; receiver&#;s built-in clip with shoe mount allows easy attachment to your camera, belt, or clothing without adding much weight. includes 2 in 1 gold-plated mm trrs cable for connection to a smartphone equipped with a headphone jack or connection to dslr camera with mic input.
  • 🌿 20 selectable uhf channels &#; uhf high frequency digital wireless signal, automatic connection. with a maximum operating range of feet, it can be effectively used in an array of environments for video, field recording, interview, broadcast tv, and eng applications.
  • 🌿 omnidirectional lavalier microphones &#; by utilizing omnidirectional polar patterns, the lav mics offer ° sound pickup, which is more forgiving to your subjects&#; head movements. fit the supplied windbusters on the lav mics to significantly reduce noise from wind and rustling of clothes.
  • 🌿 real-time audio monitoring &#; the receiver is equipped with a monitoring headset port for real time monitoring of recording effects by plugging in earphone/ headset. especially useful if your camera lacks a headphone output.

7. Movo WMX-1 GHz Wireless Lavalier Microphone System Compatible with DSLR Cameras, Camcorders, iPhone, Android Smartphones, and Tablets (&#; ft Audio Range)

  • Reliable audio: features an upgraded rf chipset that broadcasts on the open ghz frequency spectrum, allowing for interference-free and regulation-free wireless transmission up to &#; ft (60m)
  • Convenient: listen to your audio in realtime with the headphone input to ensure accurate sound recording. for more control, adjust the microphone volume to reduce time in post-production. each unit is powered by two &#;aaa&#; batteries for up to 6 hours of operation
  • Universal wireless system: record crystal-clear, distortion-free audio from your dslr, camcorder, smartphone, or tablet. perfect for filmmakers, vloggers, mobile journalists, and content creators
  • 1-year warranty: we’ve got your back! our products are designed to ease your technical woes, not add to them. our friendly us-based support is here to help
  • In the box: includes a transmitter with belt clip, receiver with belt clip and shoe mount, lavalier microphone, mm trs cable for cameras, mm trrs cable for smartphones and tablets, and a hard case

8. Smartphone Camera Video Microphone Kit with LED Light,Wireless Remote, Flexible Tripod,Phone Holder &#; Shotgun Microphone for iPhone, Android Phones, GoPro, Camera &#; for YouTube, TIK Tok, Vlogging

  • 【flexibletripod for phones, gopro, cameras and smartphone &#; smart phone holder】the non-slip feet design keeps this adjustable tripod steady on the virtual ground surface. by the standard 1/4 screw mount, you may easily attach it with small digital cameras, action cameras like gopro. ideal for taking individual, group photos &#; wide-angle views.
  • 【shotgun microphone &#; wireless bluetooth remote control】 professional quality stereo sound, includes foam windscreens and cold shoe mount; remotely trigger your phone or carmera to start/stop videos and take selfies.(flexible, socket joints legs with 1/4&#;)
  • 【smartphone video kit】includes the universal led video light,wireless remote control, flexible tripod,smart phone holder shotgun microphone and mm usb cable.perfect for vlogging, making movies, interviews and more.
  • 【universal led 36 video light】features 36 ultra-bright led&#;s, 3 brightness levels, rechargeable lithium battery &#; securely connects to the shoe-mount on most digital video cameras &#; slrs
  • 【easy mount most any device】 easy video microphone kit, compatible with most devices,works for iphone 5/6/7/ 8x/ xs/ xr/ 11/ samsung/ google, camera.the perfect iphone vlogging kit or smartphone video kit with light and microphone

9. Camcorder Video Camera 4K 48MP 18X Video Camera WiFi YouTube Camera IR Night Vision Camcorder with °Wireless Remote Control, External Microphone and Lens Hood

  • 【camcorder with ir night vision】➽ this video camera is equipped with ir led light for night vision shot, you can shoot clear white and black photo or video in the dark environment.the camera comes with two batteries.one full-charged battery can be sustainable used for minutes.you don’t need to worry that there will be no electricity during the shooting process.
  • 【hdmi output &#; webcam】➽this camera supports the webcam function, you need to download the &#;xdv pro&#; app on your mobile phone or tablet, and then connect the computer via usb to select the webcam option to use the webcam. if you want to play the video you shoot, you can use hdmi the cable is directly connected to the hdtv (not included hdmi cable).
  • 【4k hd &#; 48mp &#; 30fps camcorder】➽ this camcorder with 4k hd video resolution, 48mp picture pixel.supports taking high-quality photos or videos. 30fps allows you to get smoother videos.the camera supports 37mm extended lens(not included).the camera with the hood can capture more wonderful pictures(included hood).
  • 【° wireless remote control】➽ the camcorder has a an upgraded version remote control. we have upgraded from the connection method, remote control distance, controllable angle and battery, its advantage is that it can be controlled ° wireless and the distance is within 20 meters.so that you don’t worry about the remote control not working problem.
  • 【multifunctional camcorder】 âž½ the video camera comes supports sd card, sd card up to gb (not include sd card), inch touch screen , fixed focus(the range is 1m-infinity),slow motion, motion detection, continuous shooting, face capture, beauty function, self-timer, playback modes and anti-shaking function. with this camera it can help you become a video blogger.

Wireless Headset Lavalier Microphone System -Alvoxcon Dual Wireless Lapel Mic for iPhone, DSLR Camera, PA Speaker, YouTube, Podcast, Video Recording, Conference, Vlogging, Church, Interview, Teaching

  • Best choice for video recording – plug the head worn or clipon microphone to the body pack transmitter &#; plug mini receiver with hot shoe mount to your dslr camera or phone (with include adaptor/cable), you are ready to take your exciting video
  • Multi –applications &#; wireless receiver with universal 1/4” plug works with mixer, pa speaker w/ 1/4 mic in jack, and pc, smartphone, laptop (with adaptor included), ideal for presentation, preaching, training, fitness /exercise instructor, wedding
  • Superior sound &#; performance – dual wireless lapel lav microphone delivers crystal clear sound &#; metal belt pack transmitter with mini receiver offer noise cancelling transmission range up to ft without feedback or distortion. uhf digital wireless technology provides a stronger signal , reducing the possibility of interference from bluetooth or wifi.
  • Wireless headset &#; lavalier – condenser headset microphone offers secure wear for vocal performance, clip on microphone offers invisibility on shirt collar, both make hands free to use in interview, classroom, gym, stage, church, meeting
  • Selectable channel &#; volume control– dual channel wireless microphone delivers multi frequencies &#; volume control, just press buttons on transmitter to select desired frequency &#; volume level to reach its best performance without interference

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The best microphone for vlogging and filmmaking in

Getting one of the best microphones for vlogging is one of the most efficient ways to improve the production value and quality of your videos. It may seem like the quality of the image is the most important thing, but in truth, viewers will respond much more negatively to poor sound than anything else. There's no faster way to make a video feel amateurish than having bad audio. 

All digital cameras and smartphones that shoot video will be able to capture audio to some degree, but built-in microphones leave a lot to be desired. They tend to record at noticeably lower quality than a dedicated microphone, and are at the mercy of external noise like wind, traffic or an insistent air conditioner. Whether you're shooting indoors or outdoors, this can be a ruinous problem. 

Even if you're using one of the best 4K cameras for filmmaking , or one of the best cameras for vlogging, you'll run into problems without a dedicated microphone. They can be small, portable and inexpensive, so there's no excuse not to pick one up if you're serious about making high-quality video.

It's worth looking into the various different types to figure out what you need. If you're going to be shooting interviews or panel discussions, then a wireless mic is a good choice. Also known as lavalier mics, these can be clipped to clothing, and will transmit their signal wirelessly to a receiver on your camera via radio. If you're worried about interference and know your subject isn't going to move very much, you can also get wired lavalier mics. 

Alternatively, a good do-everything microphone is the shotgun mic. This can either be mounted directly on the camera via the hotshoe, or rigged up on a stand nearby, and will simply record whatever it is pointed at. The uptick in quality over omnidirectional mics is immediately noticeable, and you'll be able to easily suppress background noise with a wind-shield if necessary.

For this guide, we've split things up into sections for the different types of microphone available. You can click the headings to the left to easily jump to the section of your choice. Also, if this is all getting a bit overwhelming, click to jump to our microphone jargon explainedsection for an overview of the terminology involved.

For now, let's jump into the best microphones for vlogging in !

Studio microphones

1. Blue Yeti

The world's favorite studio microphone


Transducer type: Condenser

Form: Studio / desk

Polar pattern: Omnidirectional, cardioid, bi-directional, stereo

Frequency response: 15HzKHz

Power source: USB

Supplied windscreen: None

Reasons to buy

+Stunning sound quality+Four pickup patterns+Incredibly straightforward

Reasons to avoid

-No multi-head support

There's a reason that the Blue Yeti is many people's pick for best studio microphone: it's affordable, it's versatile, its sound quality is excellent, and its plug-and-play operation means that you can start recording with minimal fuss. If you've spent any time watching YouTube videos or live streams on Twitch, you've no doubt seen the Yeti sat on many content creators' desks – and you've probably noticed its chic retro design, too. 

All the controls you need are at your fingertips: on the front you have the volume control for your headphones and a cough / mute button, while the back is home to the gain dial and pattern selector. The three-capsule system powers four recording patterns, to tailor the audio capture to your studio or circumstances – whether you're recording solo or sat around the mic in a group, to record a podcast.

This is the mic that the DCW team uses – which is the highest praise we can give.

Wireless lavalier microphones

2. Rode Wireless Go

Superb miniature wireless mic system that you can take anywhere


Transducer type: Pre-polarised pressure transducer

Form: Clip-on pack

Polar pattern: Omnidirectional

Frequency response: 50HzKHz

Power source: Inbuilt Li-po battery rechargeable via USB

Supplied windscreen: Furry

Reasons to buy

+Miniature size+Great value for a wireless system+Available in black or white

Reasons to avoid

-More expensive than wired options

Billed as the the world's smallest and lightest wireless microphone system - this is a great option for those that want to record sound over more than a few feet, or in a crowded environment. 

The receiver and transmitter weigh just 31g a piece, and measure around 44 x 46 x mm each - and have built-in rechargeable batteries. The receiver connects to your camera using the short mm lead that is supplied, and then sits on the hotshoe. The transmitter has its own clip - so can be worn by your interviewee; it has a built-in mic – but there is a socket for attaching a more discrete lavalier, tie-clip, microphone should you wish. 

• See Rode Wireless Go review

If you need to record sound from more than one person, also check out the newer Rode Wireless GO II - which offers two transmitters, and a great range.

3. Hollyland Lark

Smaller and cheaper than the Rode – and has physical dials!


Form: Clip-on pack

Polar pattern: Omnidirectional

Frequency response: 20HzKHz

Power source: Inbuilt battery rechargeable via USB case

Supplied windscreen: Furry

Reasons to buy

+Physical control dials!+Smaller and lighter than Rode Wireless Go +AirPod-style charging / storage case+Safety Track will save the day

While the Rode Wireless Go was a revolution, the Hollyland Lark is a revelation. There's lots to love about this ultra-small, smart-pairing microphone system, but for us the biggest fawn factor is the inclusion of physical dials. No more stabbing at buttons, navigating menus or having to use preamps – just turn the knob, making level management brilliantly intuitive. 

Also worthy of love is the fact that the Lark records a Safety Track at -6db, to prevent accidental clipping if you get your levels wrong or forget to check them – this will save your bacon one day! And the cherry on top is the AirPods-style charging case, which not only enables you to charge all the units simultaneously, but also has a battery so you can keep them juiced up even without mains power. 

With the transmitters being even smaller than those of the Wireless Go, and the whole system being even more affordable, this is a fantastic alternative that actually offers better value.  

4. Rode Rodelink Filmmaker Kit

Superb miniature wireless mic system that you can take anywhere


Transducer type: Condenser

Form: Lavalier

Polar pattern: Omnidirectional

Frequency response: 35Hz - 22kHz

Power source: 2 X AA Battery or MicroUSB

Supplied windscreen: pop shield

Reasons to buy

+Wireless mic system+ meter range

Reasons to avoid

-Expensive option

This is a high-quality wireless mic system – and has a price to match. It has three main components: the receiver, which connects to your camera via a supplied cable; the transmitter, which can be clipped onto a belt or slipped in a pocket; and a broadcast-quality lavalier microphone. 

The Filmmaker Kit can operate across eight channels, each with 1, transmission frequencies, which means that two kits can use the same channel without interfering with each other. It uses GHz digital transmission with bit encryption, which can be used anywhere in the world without a license.     

5. Saramonic Blink B2 2-person kit

A budget-friendly option that's perfect for interviews


Transducer type: Condenser

Form: Lavalier

Polar pattern: Omnidirectional

Frequency response: 50HzKHz

Power source: Built-in Li-ion or USB-C

Supplied wind screen: Foam windscreen

Reasons to buy

+Twin microphone system+Tiny, portable system+Value for money

Reasons to avoid

-Non-replaceable batteries

This value-for-money system offers an open door into working with dual transmitters without the expensive price-tag. Operating with the widely used license-free GHz frequency and offering a line of sight distance up to 50 metres, the B2 system offers a battery life of four hours on a single charge and can be powered up by (or run off) a powerbank thanks to the USB-C input. 

The antennas are internal, enabling the build of the units to be rounded and compact, with the transmitters weighing just 34g each.  The clip on the receiver fits into your hotshoe mount and, if you prefer, you can choose to connect the receiver to a smartphone instead via the TRS cable, though most will prefer to record directly to the camera. The transmitters have a built-in microphone so you can literally clip them on your interview subject and press record, but in addition, they also have inputs so you can plug in a standard lav mic (the SR-M1 model ships with the kit) if you choose. Units are paired by pressing down buttons and then they are good to go from that point forward which, again, will speed up operation and set-up time. The big appeal of this kit is the dual-channel receivers, enabling two people to be mic’d up for recording interviews.

6. Saramonic Blink Pro B2

Premium, long-life wireless lav system with chargeable case


Transducer type: Condenser

Form: Lavalier

Polar pattern: Omnidirectional

Frequency response: 50HzKHz

Power source: Built-in Li-ion or USB-C

Supplied wind screen: Foam windscreen

Reasons to buy

+8 hours battery life+AirPods-style charging case+Clean OLED displays on TX and RX

Reasons to avoid

-Same price as Rode Wireless Go II-Slight latency

We're big fans of the original Saramonic Blink system (see above!), so the arrival of the Blink Pro got us extremely excited. The new units possess the same size, but boast a number of suped-up specs – namely a 60% improvement in battery life, a % improvement in operating range, superior signal-to-noise ratio, OLED screens, dedicated mm main and headphone receivers, improved built-in microphone sensitivity, included furry shields, and most significantly the addition of an AirPods-style mAh charging case.

The original Blink is an obvious entry level choice that's ideal for beginners, while the Blink Pro offers significantly more bang for buck – though it's worth noting that it's the same amount of bucks as the Rode Wireless Go II. It also suffers from a small amount of latency in the audio, which is slight enough to not be noticed by most, but enough to create micro-sync issues that might make audiophiles twitch.

Wired lavalier microphones

7. Boya BY-M1

Amazing value and impressive sound quality


Transducer type: Condenser

Form: Lavalier

Polar pattern: Omnidirectional

Frequency response: 65HzKHz

Power source: LR44 battery

Supplied windscreen: Foam

Reasons to buy

+Great sound quality +Very low noise

Reasons to avoid

-A bit oversized -Easy to break

The Boya BY-M1 is a wired lavalier mic with a switchable power source. It runs on an LR44 button cell, and needs to be switched on if using a 'passive' source, or off if recording via a device with plug-in power. 

It comes with a lapel clip, and includes a foam windscreen to help dampen wind noise and plosives. It offers an omnidirectional polar pattern, and the frequency response stretches from 65Hz to 18KHz. 

While not as wide-ranging as some tie-clip mics here, this is still great for voice recording. The plastic construction of the capsule is a little bulkier than professional lavs, but the 6m lead is long enough to mic up your presenter and keep things tidy in the frame. 

Considering the low price, the BY-M1 delivers audio quality way beyond expectations. It does have a hotter output than others here, and there's no attenuator to dip the volume, so it's possible it the signal could distort on some equipment. 

But on our Canon EOS 5D Mk III, the result was an extremely low noise floor, giving excellent, hiss-free recordings. Although the build quality means it needs to be treated with care, this is an outstanding little mic. 

8. Rode Lavalier Go

Use this tie-clip mic on its own, or with the Wireless Go


Transducer type: Condenser

Form: Lavalier

Polar pattern: Omnidirectional

Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz

Power source: via mic socket

Supplied windscreen: pop shield

Reasons to buy

+Great sound quality +Easy to use+Available in black or white

Reasons to avoid

-Price-Wind muffler is extra

Although it’s designed to pair with the RØDE Wireless GO wireless microphone, the RØDE Lavalier GO is actually compatible with most cameras and recording devices, with a mm TRS mic input. 

It’s a professional-grade lavalier mic with an omnidirectional condenser capsule and a Kevlar-reinforced cable. It comes supplied with a foam pop shield, a metal clip and a soft bag for storage. 

The RØDE Lavalier GO delivers great sound when used with the Wireless GO or when connected directly to a camera. However, the pop shield doesn’t provide much protection from wind, and it’s advisable to purchase a windshield (such as the RØDE Minifur-Lav), if you plan to shoot outdoors regularly. That also lets you conceal the mic under clothing if you want it to be really discrete.

9. Audio-Technica ATR

Well made budget-level microphone


Transducer type: Condenser

Form: Lavalier

Polar pattern: Omnidirectional

Frequency response: 50HzKHz

Power source: LR44 battery

Supplied windscreen: Foam

Reasons to buy

+Refined build makes it easy to use

Reasons to avoid

-Mic hiss reduces quality of recordings

Like the Boya BY-M1, the ATR is a lavalier mic that runs on a switchable power unit fuelled by an LR44 button cell, but offers a broader frequency response that runs from 50Hz to 18Khz. 

A long, 6m cable ensures that the wire can be tucked away out of shot, and it's quite possible for presenters to walk in or out of frame while wearing it. A foam windshield is supplied, but it's worth investing in a small furry windmuff (cheap online) if you intend to use it outdoors. 

When recording voices, the quality is reasonable, and the omnidirectional polar pattern means it picks up sound from any direction. Although it gives a tad more bottom end in recordings, it outputs at a lower level than the BY-M1, and is also noisier, with more high frequency hiss. 

Build is a little more refined and the capsule is slightly smaller, and were it not for the fact that the BY-M1 is cheaper, the ATR would be worthwhile. It's not a bad mic at all, but the BY-M1's lower noise and lower price pips it to the post.

Shotgun microphones

Rode VideoMic Go

A good choice for budget-conscious shooters


Transducer type: Condenser

Form: Shotgun

Polar pattern: Supercardioid

Frequency response: HzKHz

Power source: None (plug-in power)

Supplied windscreen: Foam

Reasons to buy

+Plug in and play+Fuss free mic that's well made

Reasons to avoid

-Hiss is apparent in the high frequencies

Rode make a vast range of video specific audio kit, from enthusiast-level all the way to high-end broadcast equipment. The VideoMic Go is at the lower end of the spectrum and mounts onto a hotshoe, with an effective shockmount to reduce handling noise. 

It's fuelled by plug-in power from the camera's mic socket, so doesn't need a battery, and there are no switches on board to attenuate the output or change polar patterns. 

This means you just plug it in, set your recording level, and start shooting. It comes with a foam windscreen to reduce wind noise, but there's an optional windjammer for breezy conditions that costs another £20/$ 

Frequency response stretches from HzKHz, but recordings were rich and full, so we didn't find it lacking in bass. There's a crispness to the sound as its response curve gently rises to give a boost at about 4KHz, but there is some hiss at the high end of the frequency ladder. 

Overall this is a well made, good-sounding mic that's very easy to use.

Rode VideoMic Pro

A good choice for those prepared to invest in audio


Transducer type: Condenser

Form: Shotgun

Polar pattern: Supercardioid

Frequency response: 40HzKHz

Power source: 1 x 9v battery

Supplied windscreen: Foam

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