Excerpt: I bought this to used with my Zoom H4N recorder. However the preamp is out on the machine (which supplies the phantom power). Luckily I had a separate pre amp to use. The mic works well, it's clear and sharp not at all tintly or thin sounding.<br />It's worth the price I paid.
Excerpt: I have used other more expensive lavalieres that frankly sound better. But these other lavs are fragile and unreliable. I can't afford to buy a new lav every year. This Shure lavaliere has a hollow bottom end but you only notice this if you mix two types of mic on one recording, or do an A/B test. On it's own, the SM93 is a fine mic. Voices sound natural. All Shure gear is military spec, so you know it's sturdy.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: The SM93 is a great alternative to the more expensive wireless systems, especially if you're using a field recorder (Tacsam, H1, etc.) to sync-up audio later.<br />The mic itself is TINY, but captures great sound. The clips are sturdy and the windscreen goes on relatively easy.<br /><br />Works great with the Tascam DR-40, but it will record mono. However, you can make it stereo in post by duplicating the tracks.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: I was introduced to a rental version of this mic several months ago. I was so impressed with its quality that I decided to purchase one for myself. The noise level is so low that it's never a concern during the editing process. Top of the line quality for novist like me.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: I was looking for a decent lav mic that would give me good audio at a relatively low price point. I settled on this model because of the reviews and the fact that I don't have any immediate need for a mic that can run off a battery option - phantom power suits me just fine. <br /><br />After shooting 3 interviews I can say the audio is good - especially for this price point. It still needed a bit of tweaking in post, but overall I was happy with the results.
Excerpt: Sounds great, is a bit nasally, but that's compared to the very expensive Sonotrim mics I'm used to that belong to my employer. Almost no preamp hiss at all. The preamp part is bigger than I thought it was going to be. The mic is tiny and a great size for Rycote Undercover - Lavalier Wind Covers, which I highly recommend over mic clips.