Best lavalier microphone, which one to buy?

Best lavalier microphone, which one to buy?

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Lavalier microphones in their small size are used for speeches and news recordings, including sports news and more. Today we will see which are the best lavalier microphones.

The advantages of a lavalier microphone

Lavaliers are versatile dynamic microphones suitable for a variety of situations, namely: television, theater, sports news, interviews, product reviews and more.

How to choose a lavalier microphone

The price is one of the most important aspects, fortunately these microphones are cheap but if you decide to spend more you can increase the quality. Do you prefer a wireless or wired lavalier microphone? Wireless lavalier systems drive the price up. We compared various reviews before writing this article.

Rode smartLav lavalier microphone – See price or buy

This lavalier microphone from Rode is one of the best lavalier microphones in terms of value for money. It is better built than other cheaper microphones and has a superior quality and omnidirectional condensation capsule, comes with an anti-pop and an audio app from Rode that pairs with the microphone with the possibility of using some presets.

Audio-Technica ATR-3350 lavalier microphone – See price or buy

This is the best budget lavalier microphone and while it doesn’t offer the best possible sound it is very popular and you can find many positive reviews online. It has a high quality condenser capsule, is an omni-pickup model and is offered with an acoustic foam screen and LR44 battery. Buy the Audio-Technica ATR3350 if you want the best compromise at the lowest price.

Sony ECMCS3 lavalier microphone – See price or buy

Another cheap choice is this model from sony which costs only a few euros less than the model from Audio technica. This is an omnidirectional electret condenser microphone that boasts of a sturdy construction and sensitivity doing general shooting work well. Many users use it with a portable audio recorder by synchronizing the audio in post-production in order to obtain a wireless solution at a low cost.

Sennheiser EW 100 ENG G3-A lavalier microphone – See price or buy

This microphone costs more because it is not for beginners, it is a nice wireless lav system and is one of the best available. With it you get two receivers, a converter (for XLR microphones) and a microphone (clip-on). It communicates with the receivers via the AF frequency which can be viewed via a nice graphic display.

Audio-Technica PRO 70 Microphone – See price or buy

With this model audio-technica offers its high-end lav-mic system which is more suitable for musicians to record for example guitar and vocals, equipped with a switchable low-frequency roll-off. It can be powered with a battery or via phantom power, and the cardioid grip pattern is your best bet for recording the sides and back. While it’s not the cheapest microphone it’s way more than regular lav microphones.

Sennheiser ME 2 lavalier microphone – See price or buy

This high quality condenser microphone is certainly not cheap but it certainly allows you to obtain a professional instrument with a wide range of frequencies between 30 and 20 kHz and an omnidirectional condenser capsule. The model in question is much better than the cheaper models listed above.

Movo WMIC50 lavalier microphone – See price or buy

This is a budget-friendly wireless option. This wireless lav mic system works in a range of 164 feet and includes a belt clip, two transmitters, a show camera, a lav mic and 2 earphones. Its frequency band is 2.4 Ghz and the batteries only last from 3.5 to 4 hours, so it would be better to have spare batteries. We recommend this model if you are looking for a decent wireless alternative that comes in an affordable package.