Planning to start your own YouTube channel or make some tutorials? Having a mic with good sound recording quality is essential for creating such videos. It is pretty common that as soon as the viewers hear the poor sound, they skip the video. If you are new to recording videos/audios, it is good to start with Lavalier mics. After all, what matters the most is good content. There are many mics available in the market that will produce the audio just as you want and surely boost your content. Here is the list of best Lavalier Mics available in 2018.
Best Lavalier Microphones For iPhones, Android, DSLR
1. Audio-Technica PRO 70
This is a good miniature cardioid condenser microphone but little high budgeted, compared to others. If you are new to these terms, cardioid microphones are unidirectional microphones that cancel the noise in the background and only listen to the voice played around it.
Condenser Mics usually come in big sizes that are used in studios for podcasts, music recording etc. and this is the miniature version of such mics. This mic is great in picking up vocal as well as acoustic guitar sounds. It runs on both, batteries or Phantom power. You can clip it to your shirt with the help of two types of clips that come with it.
|Batteries||1 AA battery required|
2. PowerDeWise Omnidirectional Mic
Omnidirectional mics are good to go if you want to pick up the responses or replies from the surroundings. This is currently one of the best lavalier mics and more than 1600 people have reviewed it on Amazon with the average ratings of 4.4 stars.
This PowerDeWise microphone comes with a 3.5mm jack. So, it’s great in terms of compatibility. You can use it with your iPhone, Android phone, iPad, PC etc. It is capable of recording very clear and high-quality sound as you hear in videos by good YouTubers and professional podcasters.
The best thing that I liked about the mic is that it comes with a long 78” velcro wrapped extension cord. It will very easy to record the video from the farther distance and record the bigger view if you want. The price is also unbelievable.
|Batteries||No batteries required|
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3. Rode SmartLav+
SmartLav+ is little costly but the best lavalier microphone for iPhone. Especially because they have an RØDE Recording app for iOS. But you can also use it with other devices like DSLR, Android, PC etc. which have got the jack.
The mic too is omnidirectional and has got a high-quality condenser capsule that picks all the intentional voices and ignores wind sounds or hard sounds of the consonants that you accidentally speak. The body including the mount of this mic is more durable than the other mics in the list.
4. Sennheiser ME 2
Sennheiser is no unknown name in audio gadgets category. If you have no issue regarding the budget, this is the best audio quality lavalier microphone you will get on Amazon.
But remember that the jack you are seeing in the picture is not compatible with phones or camera. You need a wired or wireless transmitter to connect this Mic. You can get bodypack transmitters on Amazon itself. This mic is not exactly for starters but for professional video recording like news, interviews etc.
It is another good budget Mic for iPhone, Android or other recorders. You can use it for making vlogs, podcasts or general videos simply by connecting it with a 3.5 mm jack. It’s an Omnidirectional microphone that records very clear sounds from all directions within the distance up to 3 meters.
It comes with 59 inches cord and is light weighted, so during the interview, it is hardly visible. The metal mount clip makes sure that it stays with any cloth you wear and any activity you are doing. Like you can video while moving or running and it won’t come off.
6. Purple Panda Microphone Kit
Purple Panda has the most compatible microphone kit that you can use with so many devices for filmmaking, gaming, Skype chat etc. All the equipment i.e. jack required to connect with smartphones, laptops and various GoPros are available in this kit.
You do not need any additional recording device with the mic. Just plug into your video recorder and produce the best audio-video content. The kit also offers a free E-book — ‘Filmmaking for Newbies’.
7. Movo LV4-C XLR Microphone
This one is a cardioid microphone like the 1st one in the list. It connects only to the transmitter with 3 pin XLR connector. Though it’s unidirectional, it has a good catching area and records clean sound, canceling the background and wind sounds. Movo LV4-C comes with a 1-year warranty. If you are already an established content creator, this will be the best pick for you at this price.
Best Lavalier Mics For Creating Great Content
So, these were the best lavalier mics that I am sure will enhance your audio to a good level. Keeping your requirements and budget in mind, you can go for any of these.
I would like to say again that if you are new to making videos and recording audios, content matters the most. All big YouTubers, Podcasters etc. too start from small. I hope this article helped you in making a decision. If you have any queries regarding these products, feel free to comment below.