Hey do you want to know what the best microphones for iPhone are? In this video, I am going to share my top 3 microphone reviews for recording video with your iPhone so stay tuned.
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One of the ways to improve the quality of your Facebook Livestreams or your YouTube videos is to have good audio. So let’s look at 3 microphones that you can use when recording video with your iPhone.
The 1st microphone that I recommend and personally love and you can see me using it right here is the SmartLav+ by Rode. I found the sound of the SmartLav+ crisper than its predecessor the SmartLav, so if you’re tossing up between the SmartLav or the Smart Lav+, definitely go the SmartLav+.
I really like this microphone because of the quality of sound that it produces. It’s a great little lapel microphone that plugs straight into your iPhone and clips onto your top. The biggest complaint that I’ve heard about the SmartLav+ from other users is that the length of the cable isn’t very long, but you can fix the issue by getting an extension cable that will extend the length of your microphone.
The other thing that makes the SmartLav+ really awesome is this adapter that goes with it that allows you to turn your iPhone microphone into a microphone that you can also use with a DSLR camera. So it’s great for your iPhone and for your camera as well. Let’s do a little sound test with Rode SmartLav+ on my iPhone.
So here’s what it sounds like recording on my iPhone without the Rode SmartLav+. Here’s what it sounds like with the Rode SmartLav+ plugged into the iPhone. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. And I am going to be silent now so you can listen to the white noise.
The 2nd microphone that I recommend for recording video with your iPhone is the Boya BY M1 and this microphone is much cheaper than the Rode SmartLav+ and it still gives you decent quality sound. The other thing that I like about the Boya BY M1 is that it has a lot of length so you don’t need to get an extension cable like you would need to with the Rode SmartLav+.
It’s great for iPhones, works on Android and you can also plug it into your DSLR camera as well. So let’s go over to my phone now and have a look at the quality of sound that you would get from the Boya BY M1. So this is what it sounds like without the Boya BY M1. And here’s what it sounds like with the Boya BY M1 plugged into the iPhone.
The 3rd microphone that I recommend for recording video with your iPhone is the iRig Pre, the iRig Pre itself isn’t a microphone but it allows you to plug in your favorite microphone into your phone and to use that. So if you have a microphone lying around and a XLR cable, it comes together to produce amazing sound that you can record audio with your iPhone.
So, for example, this is an old dynamic microphone that I have lying around and with an XLR cable and with the right end, I plug one end of the cable into the microphone and the other end of the microphone into my iRig Pre and then I can plug my iRig Pre into my iPhone. And together this gives me amazing sound. Why would you do this? Well think about it.
If you are recording with your iPhone, you’re out and about and you’re doing interviews or you’re interviewing people, this is a great way to use something that you already have that produces amazing sound with your iPhone.
So let’s have a look at the quality of sound that you can get with the iRig Pre and a dynamic microphone plugged into your iPhone. So here’s what it sounds like without the iRig Pre and a dynamic microphone plugged into the iPhone. And here is what it sounds like with the iRig Pre and a dynamic microphone plugged into the iPhone.
So the 4th microphone that I’m going to recommend which is a bonus recommendation is Rode Videomic Me and I wasn’t sure if I was going to include this microphone in my reviews because I found the sound of the Rode Videomic Me to be good only if the microphone was quite close to you when you are recording. If you put your phone on a tripod at a distance, I didn’t find the sound to be as amazing as the Rode SmartLav+ or the other microphones that I’ve talked about in this video.
But I’m going to include it anyway and lets go to a sound test so you can judge for yourself. So here’s what it sounds like without the Rode VIdeomic Me, I am about a meter away from my phone. Here’s what it sounds like with the Rode Videmic Me at the same distance.
Here is what it sounds like with the Rode Videomic Me. I am about 30 to 40 centimetres away from the microphone. And here is what it sounds like on the Rode Videomic Me right up to the microphone and probably about 10 centimetres away from the microphone now.
So there you have it, a review of some of the top microphones for recording video with your iPhone. If you found this video useful give me a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. Also make sure you grab a copy of my “Getting started with video for business Checklist.” It’s a super simple guide to help you create videos for your business easily, even if you’ve never hit record before. To get your hands on it simply click on the link in the description and thanks for watching.
It’s a super simple guide to help you create videos for your business easily, even if you’ve never hit record before. To get your hands on it simply click on the link in the description and thanks for watching.
Rode SmartLav+: http://amzn.to/2n0i0Lu
Rode extension cable: http://amzn.to/2lPjStl
Rode Adaptor: http://amzn.to/2mwo94i
Boya BY M1: http://amzn.to/2nbU6zX
iRig Pre: http://amzn.to/2nuP4Om
VideoMic Me: http://amzn.to/2oc9U1Z
———Equipment Used To Shoot This Video ——-
Camera – Canon 80D
Lens – Canon 18-55 Lens
Microphone Rode Smart Lav+
Microphone adaptor – Rode SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adaptor
Rode extension cable: http://amzn.to/2lPjStl
Lighting – Halo Prismatic Ring light
Tripod – Manfrotto Compact Advance
This video edited with Screenflow 6 on a Mac
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