Are you looking for the best budget wireless Lav Mic? Lav microphones, also known as a lavalier or lapel microphones, are small microphones that can attach to a shirt, or a jacket lapel.
Since there are many choices and brands, it’s important to understand which lapel microphone will work the best for your needs.
To help you choose, here are 3 basic questions to ask.
- Why do you need a wireless mic?
- Which device(s) do you want to use it on?
- What specifications are most important for you?
Let’s consider each question and look at an example of what I was looking for, tested, and decided to buy.
Why do you need a wireless lav mic?
Once you identify your reason to buy a wireless lav mic it will help to decide which wireless mic system will suite your needs. For some, outdoor range will be important, while others may be more concerned about wireless interference in an environment with other electronic devices.
My recent decision to buy an inexpensive wireless mic was to simplify setups for my YouTube videos. It was also because I was unable to use a wired lapel mic due to problems with a long wire picking up electrical interference while using a power supply with my camera.
Each of the 3 lav mic transmitters and receivers I tested had no issues using my camera together with the power supply, even while I had the camera USB port connected to my computer for monitoring.
Watch the Side by Side DSLR Mic Comparison
Reasons to Use a Wireless Lav Mic
Here are my reasons for getting a wireless mic:
- To eliminate hum noise picked up by a long wired lav mic
- For easy setup of SLR camera without dealing with extra wires or separate audio capture
- To keep audio and video on one track
Lavalier Mic Syetems in Video
Here are the products featured in the video on this page:
Spreadsheet data available SOON
Here is a FREE PDF BUDGET WIRELESS MIC SPREADSHEET I did comparing the lav mics used in the video above.