I recently purchased a RØDE VideoMic Me – a small shotgun microphone that plugs directly into a mobile device. I wanted to compare it to some other microphones …
So here’s a video I made, comparing some mics!
In this video, I compare three microphones for smartphones:
- the iPhone’s internal microphone
- RØDE SmartLav+
- RØDE VideoMic Me
- Olloclip smartphone lens (I’m also using this in the video)
What’s my verdict? I think out of the 3 microphones, the iPhone internal mic and the VideoMic Me are the best. They both have nice, sharp sound. I had to boost the VideoMic me volume levels the most, but it was also the most “crisp” sounding mic of the three.
The RØDE SmartLav+ really needed a bit of eq to add in a little high end (the sound is a bit “mushy” from that mic). But other than that, it would work well in situations where you need a microphone closer to your mouth.
What do you think? Please share!