Which Lav Mic Sounds Best? Blind Comparison of 6 Sub $200 Lavalier Microphones

On this video, photographer Curtis Judd takes a look at 6 Lav mics for under $200.Which one was picked by the most viewers as the favorite? check out the second video below.

The first video (above) is a blind test which can give you a chance to pick your favorite mic (just remember the letter of your favorite mic from A-F) while the second video is the results based on how people voted.

We have to say that the winner was our blind choice as well but as Judd mentions – this is more of a personal taste. However if you are choosing a mic that will be used to record sound that other people are going to appreciate (in other words not something that only you are going to listen to – which is true for most of us) – consider the results of this test – even if the amount of people who voted isn’t that large – we feel it is a pretty good representation.

The Second video with the results – and the winner is…



Here are the microphones that were used in the test:

Microphone A: Giant Squid ($40).
Microphone B: HMNSound MicroLav (under $80).
Microphone C: RODE smartLav+ (under $80).
Microphone D: Audio Technica Pro70 (under $99).
Microphone E: Audio Technica AT899 (under $205).
Microphone F: Audio Technica ATR-3350 (under $32).
We have a very extensive section devoted to sound recording for video productions which covers both equipment and techniques here on LensVid.