I used to love doing podcasts on the go. However, I stopped doing it. Since it’s getting to be warmer out, I’d like to be able to start again. I would like to be able to record and use a podcasting app while taking a walk. I ordered the MLVOC Lavalier Lapel Microphone. This way I didn’t feel that I would have to hold my phone close to my face to talk, something different from using the standard iPhone earbuds/microphone.
What I didn’t like about the MLVOC Lavalier Lapel Microphone:
- The sound quality wasn’t what I had expected. At times the sound quality sounded as if I was far away, in a tunnel or talking through a tube. I noticed that when I moved around while the microphone was clipped onto me that the sound quality varied. Yes, at times it did sound like something you here on TV reporters/interviewers. You can listen to my podcast in while I use the microphone the entire time and the sound quality changes a few times during recording.
- I had to remove my iPhone case because the microphone wouldn’t plug-in to the headphone jack because it was too big. Then I needed a jack splitter to use the microphone and headphones together.
That was really the only thing I wasn’t to thrilled with. But at times the quality was better than others. Perhaps if someone is more tech savvy than I am, can play around with the sound quality during editing a podcast, than the microphone would be worth the purchase. However, I do not do any of that post recording editing. I just click record, save then upload.
What I did like about the MLVOC Lavalier Lapel Microphone:
- Super easy to use. There were no instructions included. You just plug the microphone into the headphone jack of your iPhone.
- This microphone is stated to be compatible with other smartphones, however I only tested & used it with my iPhone 6s.
- The MLVOC Lavalier Lapel Microphone has an about 4 1/2 feet cord.
- The clip-on of the microphone is steady and tight. You can clip it on to pretty much any article of clothing. There is a straight side and a jagged side of the clip for a secure hold.
- There are two windscreen/sponge caps for the head of the microphone. The microphone is omnidirectional (which means it will pick up sounds from all directions). The caps help against wind interference and other sounds.
- There is a soft drawstring travel bag included to store the microphone when not in use.
- The price was reasonable at $12.95
The MLVOC Lavalier Lapel Microphone serves it purpose. It’s easy to use, great little portable gadget to have for recording audio on your iPhone. You can listen to my podcast and judge for yourself. I had it clipped to my shirt as I recorded it.
I noticed that during the making of the podcast that when I moved the splitter cord around the sound quality changed from sounding far away to sounding a bit more crisp & clearer. However when I bent over to pick up the windscreen for the mic the quality of sound changed back to sounding far away again. I don’t regret ordering this little gadget for an addition to my podcasting equipment.
[Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing & reviewing purposes. The blog post may contain affiliate links]