Excerpt: Do yourself a favor and definitely DO NOT buy this microphone. Because it is a dynamic with such a small magnet (even though it is gigantic for a lavaliere) it has an abysmal signal-to-noise ratio. You will hate yourself when you get into editing due to the terrible cable noise and low output.
Excerpt: This is a cheap microphone and the noise level makes that fact evident. The capsule is also huge by today's standards. It's like hiding a tube of lipstick on someone's collar. My next purchase from B&H will be a higher quality/more expensive microphone.
Excerpt: I am using this lav mic to amplify a 5 string banjo. I had been using a generic electret battery driven lav mic (think radio shack) for that purpose, replacing the mini-plug with a female 1/4 inch, then using a standard guitar cord, plugging into a Baggs Para DI, then into the board of the sound system with an xlr mic line. That was OK, but I had lots of thin wire to coil, a fragile battery pod and the nusiance of dead watch batteries if I forgot to switch the thing off.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: Wanted a lav for to record audio of field intevews but not have to hold a mic or recorder to keep hands free for paper work. Becuase it's a dynamic mic, I expected a lower level, but the levels are fairly good. It is great under breezy conditions without a windscreeen. Biggest drawback is a slight hum but easy to EQ and deal with.
Excerpt: We use these for our High School Morning Announcements show, so they get used and abused by the students. Just replaced one that was over 10 years old, so they have a pretty track record with me.
Excerpt: We needed to add two more lavalier mics for a religious "talk show" environment for local cable broadcast. No need for wireless; we already have a couple of AT condensor lavs, which are fine but delicate, and folks constantly run the batteries down, etc. We got these almost overnite from B&H (the only vendor where I could find these venerable mics!). They simply work as promised.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, No fussing with beltpacks, Versatile