Summary: Really interesting solution to go a step further in obtaining good quality sound that overcomes the deficiencies of the microphones incorporated into DSLRs cameras. One solution that advances in leaving insufficient amateur world. All the people I know who use them seem to be very satisfied. A good brand, the microphone is basically good, well built, on-off button, hook to adjust to the waist, like any microphone needs careful handling.
Summary: This microphone is certainly a bargain. It sure beats using your in camera mic. The sound quality is very good. One of the best things is it comes with a 20 foot cord so you can back off from your subject. One of the sometimes annoying things is that it comes with a 20 foot cord. It can be a little unmanageable. However, you can use a separate recorder or if you are on a budget like me you can use your smart phone with a splitter adapter. (I bought one for $2 on ebay.
Summary: I love these mics. They have great sound. The only thing I do not like is there is no battery meter to show when the battery is getting low. If it is getting low there will be a lot of static in the sound and the level of sound will start to drop. So be aware of that.
Summary: Great value for money. I use it with Zoom H1 recorder. To get proper sound I set input levels to 90 at least. There is a noticable noise/hiss but I can handle it at post and get usable high quality sound and it's okay for me at this price. I'm using it in independent filmmaking, so for other uses (conference, presentation etc) its more than good for the price.
Summary: I must say that this item is not bad at all. I use it for my video recordings and I am happy with it. With a simple iPhone microphone adapter, I can connect it to my iPhone and use it for my external audio device for my recordings. It is not the best out there in the market but for those who want a good sound, this is not a bad buy.
Good mic at cheap price. Check ON/OFF switch after use. Sacrificial lapel.
18 November 2013
Summary: This is not the greatest lapel microphone, but at the price it does a fine job. I now have two of these. Very long cable. Good sound. Uses hearing aid battery (ALWAYS check you switched off after use). Gripes: - The foam wind muff slips off easily (but common on lapel mics) - I've come to dislike the long cable, but I have upgraded my audio setup which now doesn't require this long unshielded cable.
Summary: I was looking for a low priced lavalier mircrophone, to experiment with some interviews and presentation. This mic is very good priced, and the quality is just amazing !! I give this mic 4 out of 5 stars, just because this microphone maybe can't keep up with his more expensive brothers, but works just incredible for his price !!!
I would recommend this product for semi-professional movie maker.
14 June 2013
Summary: I purchased this product to film videos with my camcorder as well as make YouTube videos. I like the weight of the product. The microphone clip is made of steel as well as the battery compartment. The sound quality is very good...better than a traditional webcam integrated microphone. The only drawback is the sound playback. I had to take the wav file and raise the decibels in Audacity. Not a big deal...just a minor inconvenience. The price and quality is hard to beat.