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Best lapel/lavalier mic for under £100

FunkyFreshFood

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After shooting for a couple of months using my shotgun mic to record sound, I've decided that a lapel mic will give me a better sound quality to record my voice whilst filming in the kitchen.
I'm after a mic that can connect to my Zoom H4n - so either xlr or 1/4" jack.
I've been suggested the Audio Technica Pro70 mic, but it's a little bit more that I'd like to spend. Does anyone have any experience with this mic or have any other suggestions?
Thanks! :)
 

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Just don't buy any cheap lapel mics on amazon. They break easaly.
My friend bought a Sony lapal mic and he says its pretty good
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Or you could try to get a mic stand and a dynamic microphone. When recoding, just place it right out of the frame of veiw and I think you could get better audio from that.
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The Rode smartLav+ seems to be good depends if you want a wireless mic or not
 

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@sir.penguin
I'll take your advice and not get a cheap one, but I don't think my budget can stretch to a Sony lapel mic for another couple of years! I'll also have a go at placing my shotgun as close as possible to me but still out of shot - just need to borrow another mic stand/tripod from somewhere...

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Yeah I've heard the Rode smartlav+ are good for their price, but I really want one I can plug into my Zoom without using an adapter. I'm happy with wired mics though.
 

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well you can buy adapters for like 80p lol, not really adding much to the cost
 

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But adapters reduce the sound quality - and if I'm thinking about getting a new mic to improve my sound quality I don't want to immediately reduce it!
 

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A quick google search says it doesn't so take that for what you will haha.
 

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I've learnt something there! I always thought they reduced sound quality.
But unfortunately as 3.5mm jacks are unbalanced and more likely to pick up interference, I'd still like to get an xlr one if possible. My journey for the perfect mic continues....