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Insignia™ - Omnidirectional Lapel Microphone-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 287 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Last one in stock! Saved me in a pinch.

    Posted
    Madscientist123
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    As the title says this inexpensive little mic really helped me out with a last minute video interview project. It was the last one in stock, and the only lapel mic at the store. Didn't have much choice which was disappointing and I was hesitant to try the insignia mic. I have had good experiences with insignia tvs but nothing else. So I bought it and first thing I noticed was it came with a go pro adapter which was a nice bonus. I wish it would work with my sony a6000. The 3.5mm jack seemed to be made pretty well. The cable is nice and long, sometimes a bit cumbersome but could come in handy. The mic and clip are standard nothing really stands about either which is fine with me as long as it works well. It does work well, and in fact exceeded my expectations for the price in terms of features, performance, and compatibility. Since my a6000 doesn't have external mic support I used my iPhone for recording audio. I have an iPhone 7 plus and a 6S. I used the voice memo to record audio with this mic and on both devices the audio was very clear and crisp whether or not the lightning to 3.5mm adapter had to be used. Even on very windy days using the foam on the mic made wind noise virtually nonexistent. Way better quality then samples from Bluetooth wireless lapel mics I heard from classmates. Very good value and a must have for any videographers camera bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Mic! Worth the price!

    Posted
    TEADS
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    I wanted to get a lapel mic to use with my Galaxy 9 plus. When I was recording videos or vlogs I was getting a lot of room noise/echo and my voice sounded push back in the mix. So I knew I needed a mic. This mic has a very long cord which is great if you're connecting it to a camera on a tripod. Has a power option for cameras that need a powered mic or you can use it unpowered with smart devices. So when using it with my Galaxy 9 plus I will never have to use batteries. When I plugged it into my Galaxy phone, it recognized the mic was connected and started pulling audio from it straight away. I seen a lot of reviews about cheap lapel mics and this one was the best. They were a little bit more then your average cheap lapel mic but the overall sound was way better and the adapters and bag was a nice touch. If you have the money and you want something decent with a few bells and whistles this would be it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent mike for selfie videos

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    ForbiddenPlanet
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    This inexpensive mic has excellent sound quality, works well with cameras and most phones, is dead simple to use, it's unobtrusive and has a very long cord. It's a good choice for selfie videos where it's just you and the camera on a tripod and you're not going to be moving around much. Tip: Be careful where you wear this kind of mic, it can sound a little muffled if there are too many layers of clothes (lapels, scarves, etc.) between it and your lips. The closer to your mouth or throat the better. The long black cord is very helpful, but don't forget you're wearing it and trip over the cord or walk away and pull your camera over. Also it takes a battery (not included) and remember to turn it off or it'll go dead pretty quickly. You can spend more on a lavalier/lapel mic but this one does a great job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works to drive PC speakers w/amp

    Posted
    WildBill
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    We needed a lapel microphone to use with the kind of powered speakers you normally connect off the back of a PC or laptop so we could have an inexpensive portable PA system for presentations. We connect the microphone through an external preamp and the output of this is used to drive a set of Logitec speakers. The system worked fine as long as the microphone was turned on before speakers, otherwise there was a bad hum. Could be a function of the preamp we used so I'm not taking a star off for it. However, I am deducting one star for its failure to work with either a Moto E or LG V400. In both cases the built in microphone worked better. Tried both with the microphone "on" and "off/smartphone" switch settings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Product great, customer service horrible

    Posted
    Trish
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    The product is fine. My problem is with Best Buy & Fed Ex. I paid an extra $9.98 to have it next day (Saturday). I needed it for work Tuesday 8 am. It arrived at FedEx at 5:01 am, loaded onto truck for delivery at 8:00 am. They now claim I can't get it until Tuesday end of day!! We had 4 inches of snow and they are claiming weather problems. But, the FedEx truck stopped at the stop sign at the top of my driveway Saturday at 4:10. Either Best Buy or FedEx needs to reimburse my credit card for the $9.98. I will not purchase from Best Buy again and I will not allow packages to be sent using FedEX. And of course, customer service can't help me.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good emergency mic

    Posted
    DonnieC
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    I liked this model but I believe the sound quality can be a little better and a quick shut off would be ideal but for an emergency field mic this works perfect, easy to setup, the sound quality isn’t horrible but in loud environments it really picks up background noise. I believe this mics purpose is solely for inside use only and in an environment where noise can be controlled.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little audio mic for many projects

    Posted
    enigmawriter
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    This is the third mic from Insignia that I bought. They work great with any audio recorder, even your smart phone! It has a great deep rich sound after recording. I use the ZOOM H1 and H5 with it and the audio sounds clean and crisp. Just mess around with the audio volume to get a good VU. It's great to hide under the clothes for interviews and filmmaking as well. You can hide the ZOOM H1 in the pocket. Discreet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice mic

    Posted
    DougM
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    This mic is very good for making videos. It picks up your voice really well and cuts out unwanted noises such as; dogs who pant loudly and insist on being near you at all times, traffic, nosy neighbors, etc. The cord is super long (20 feet, I think). Handy but, I wish it were a 6 foot cord with an optional extension. I have to coil up the remainder and stuff it into my pocket since my recording device mounts on my belt. Very strong clip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For the price, great quality!

    Posted
    Dwinje
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    My Blue Yeti (that I had for other reasons) simply picked up too much background noise. This mic does a great job of not picking up too much hum (and my room has a considerably loud ambient noise). A quick suppression in Audition kills all background noise/hum and I have great sounding audio for my videos! Most don't like the long cord, but I love that I can run it around my desk and have it out of the way, and out of camera while recording!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality!

    Posted
    Ravaldez6790
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    This mic is in every way great and has been a life saver for my YouTube videos. Check out the sound quality on this video, https://youtu.be/zU-mC3vED0s Owning a Sony A6000 to record my videos does not have great mic quality but what professional camera really has good internal mics. My Sony not having a option to plug in a external mic and not many options out there I picked this up and it has saved my videos also the option to be portable and use it with my IPhone 7.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stop Shouting!!!

    Posted
    AuthorEnJoy
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    I honestly didn't expect this much clarity and power from this little lapel mic. At first, I found myself still shouting in my videos. Finally, my daughter, who was recording me, said, "Mom, stop shouting. You can talk regular now. The mic is picking up everything loud and clear." I played back all of my videos and she was right. The loudness and clarity was phenomenal. I redid the videos in my regular tone and they came out excellent. It truly serves its purpose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Saved Me in a Pinch!

    Posted
    whitspen
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    When Amazon didn't deliver my package in time for a documentary interview I had scheduled, I ran to Best Buy with hopes of finding what I needed at a decent price. I stumped on this omnidirectional lapel and was ecstatic. The only downside was it didn't fit my Fuji XT20 so I had to record audio into my iPhone and sync in post but otherwise - this was an amazing last minute purchase that I will continue to get use out of for a while.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lots of wire (that's good!)

    Posted
    Belle
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    I have only used in quiet hall and home space. For my needs (personal blogging), it's wonderful. The mic screen seemed to make more noise than without though likely it's for outdoor/breezy conditions. The instructional booklet has troubleshooting info that was handy! Make sure the battery is securely in place or have a fresh battery for use (reminds me to pick up back up!). "Usually" a power issue is why it doesn't operate out the gate. Really like it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Has some downfalls

    Posted
    shae
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    Ok so the sound quality sounds great on playback. But if you're doing voice over with FCP you cannot hear playback you have to constantly remove it from jack to hear sound and hope you remember to put it back in once you begin/restart the voice over. Also I attached it to my 70D while filming and picked up no sound from the mic. Not sure if I'm doing something wrong but I'll prob returning this one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Pricey, self noise and branded generic mic

    Posted
    SL034
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    It's ok for general purpose recordings, perhaps in a controlled environment but I found this lav to have a lot of self noise and noticed it is an overpriced version of an otherwise generic design sold all over under various brands. I returned my copy. Sadly, it did not suit my recording needs.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent audio

    Posted
    BSquared
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    Purchased to use with my cell phone that was attached to a gimbal. Audio is much better using this over phone audio. Cord seems excessively long but some might find a use for it being that long. Only disappointment is this would not work with my camera without a adapter, but this is no fault of the product. My camera plug is of a different type.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great option for smart phones!

    Posted
    David
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    I was pleasantly surprised at how well this mic performs in conjunction with a smart phone. If you find yourself needing to do an interview using a phone, but are worried about the audio quality, this device is for you. Smooth and rich audio makes a world of difference in the quality of the videos that I captured using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't even plug into the video camera

    Posted
    jguss43
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    This microphone I bought for web vlogs to go with the Video camera the salesman sold me doesn't even plug into or connect to the video camera they sold me. There is no way to use this microphone at all. A total waste of my time and money, I will never buy at Best Buy again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It did not work for me

    Posted
    Teacher114
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    I tried to connect it to my computer and I can't. I need to buy a converter to be able to use it. I just wasted my money because I returned the microphone and the converter I bought from amazon I can't return. To attach it to my collar was too far away and its not picking up the sound. Sound was not good even I connect it to my speaker.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mic for the price

    Posted
    Josef
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    I really like this mic as I use it for my iPhone. The iPhone has a great mic already but this wired mic really helps the audio by enhancing it. it IS wired so it's great for sit down interviews or recording videos where you dont really move or walk around even though the wire is very very long. This works for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend