8 Best Lavalier Microphones | March 2017
We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Offering clip-on convenience, these lavalier microphones are designed to capture, record and/or broadcast audio in a discreet manner. They are particularly well suited for news reporters in the field, presenters in a studio and even actors on a stage in a large theater. Skip to the best lavalier microphone on Amazon.
The Audio-Technica ATR3350iS Condenser mic is compact, yet capable. It can be connected to a transmitter, which must be purchased separately, or plugged into a smartphone, and it features a handy on/off switch right on the cable.
- batteries last well with heavy use
- also connects directly to camera
- flimsy clip prone to failure
The Pyle-Pro PDWM96 Lavalier System is fantastically inexpensive because it is an essentially outdated technology. That said, with the purchase of an also-cheap 1/4-inch adapter, you can use this microphone and transmitter with most modern hardware.
- includes a volume control
- batteries come with it
- rather modest 60-foot range
This diminutive Sony ECMCS3 Clip-On is compact and lightweight enough to be worn for hours without it impacting any of your activities. It's a fine choice for extended dictation of notes or for use while conducting long interview sessions.
- generates a stereo signal
- subtle and discreet
- included cord a bit short
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The Pop Voice Omnidirectional Lapel Mic captures crystal clear audio, which it sends directly to your smartphone or to another device ready to capture the signal. Its included windscreen helps to reject unwanted interference from ambient noises.
- good reviews from users
- long 59-inch cable
- backed by 1-year warranty
This PylePro PDWM3400 Premier Series system is suitable for use in a professional setting, whether you use it to capture the voice of a speaker giving a presentation or for an actor on a stage. The microphones can operate while more than 150 feet from the receiver.
- eight operational channels
- power indicator lights
- clear digital displays