Once in a great while, I’m asked to do a product review. I love doing them (especially when I get a microphone out of the deal). So … I said yes, and here’s my review!
The microphone in this video is the FiFine C2A Lavalier microphone. It’s a mobile-friendly lavalier mic, meaning that it’s got the TRRS connector that works for smartphones. For a newer iPhone, just use that lightning adapter that you probably have, and it will work fine.
Mostly, the product review is in the video – so watch the video and listen to the mic (you can find it about halfway through the video). The microphone comes with a long extension cable, so you can get about 6.5′ away from your phone, which is nice.
How does the microphone sound? I think it sounds pretty great, especially considering it only costs $20. I also have a Rode SmartLav+ lavalier microphone … I’ll have to make a comparison video soon.
In the video, you’ll also hear the difference between audio coming from the internal microphone on my Canon G7X Mark II point and shoot camera, and the FiFine lavalier microphone. If you just listen to the internal Canon mic, it sounds acceptable. But when you compare the two microphones, there’s a HUGE difference between them – the lavalier microphone sounds MUCH better to my ears.
Anyway, I know your organization is probably making more videos than you used to, so you might also be thinking about improving the audio quality of those videos. This mic provides a very inexpensive way to do that.