🔊 Would you like to enhance the audio quality of your videos?
🎤 How about knowing which mic you should buy, depending on what you’re using it for?
👇 In this video and write up, I’ll share the pros and cons of 5 of the best Mics we’ve tested.
In the spirit of full disclosure, we have used 5 Amazon affiliate links in this post, which means that we may get a small commission if you decide to purchase anything from Amazon. We only recommend products & systems that we use and love, so we know you’ll be in good hands with these awesome mics.
Buy Here: Rode Smartlav+ on Amazon
The smartlav+ is a broadcast-grade wearable microphone designed for use wherever broadcast quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment.
✅ Simple & easy to use
✅ Pretty good sound quality
✅ Plugs straight into your smartphone
❌ Picks up lots of audio in noisy areas
❌ Output can be a bit quiet
Buy Here: RØDELink Filmmaker Kit on Amazon
Price: £250 – £400
The RØDE Link Filmmaker Kit is a wireless mic kit that includes a receiver, transmitter and broadcast-grade lavalier microphone. Using Digital Wireless technology, it offers interference-free audio which can be used World-wide without licensing concerns of traditional radio systems.
✅ Simple & easy to use
✅ Great quality hardware
✅ Great quality audio
Buy Here: Rode Video Micro on Amazon
The RØDE VideoMicro is really compact and it offers natural, clear audio, ideal for compact DSLRs or Action Cameras. There are no batteries to connect or switches to manage: Simply connect to your camera and start filming.
✅ Easy to use
✅ Detachable parts (lower cost if parts break)
✅ Best value
❌ Can sound noisy on Canon DSLRs
Buy Here: Rode Video Mic Pro on Amazon
The RØDE VideoMic Pro is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.
✅ Great audio quality
✅ Quick to start using (no need to mic anyone up)
❌ Tiny, difficult to open battery compartment
❌ On/off switch makes audio issues more likely
The Snowball Pro’s unique design and proprietary condenser capsules deliver legendary sound for everything from podcasting to recording instruments.
Buy Here: Blue Snowball Pro on Amazon
✅ Build quality
✅ Simplicity (no switches)
✅ Plug in and go
❌ No settings
What mic do you use? We’d love to see what your using and any tips and tricks you have so please do let us know in the comments below or tweet me.