Sony ECM-44 Review – Wired Lavalier Microphone
Omni-Directional Electret Condenser
Features/Specs of the Sony ECM-44 Microphone:
- Transducer Electret Condenser
- Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
- Frequency Response 40 Hz to 15 kHz
- Sensitivity -53.0 dB ±3 dB
- Dynamic Range 90 dB or more
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio 62 dB or more
- Noise Inherent Noise (0dB=20µPa): 32 dB SPL or less
- Induction Noise (from External Magnetic Field): 5 dB SPL or less
- Wind Noise: 40 dB SPL or less (with windscreen, at 2 m/s)
- Maximum SPL (dB SPL)(0 dB=20µP) 122 dB
- Power Requirements ‘AA’ Battery (1.5v DC)battery power only, does not accept phantom power
- Output Impedance 250Ω, (+/-20% (1kHz) Balanced)
- Cable Length 9.8′ (2.9 m)
- Connector B type XLR connector. Powered by a single AA size battery
Best Microphone for YouTube (Good – Budget – Lavalier)
Sony ECM-44 – Review
Our Budget – Lavalier Recommendation
During our Sony ECM-44 Review we could clearly see, that this is one of the best Lavalier Microphones on the market for a reasonable price. You get real good Sound-Quality but as it has an XLR connector you should have a sound mixer or just use an XLR3 to 3.5 mm TRS Microphone Cable. (about $8) This is the good news as it has an integrated power module with an AAA battery that lasts for about 5000 hours(!) it does not need phantom power.
What we were missing perhaps is a battery indicator – of course you even can check this manually every 1-3 years. 😉 And the XLR Connector with the integrated battery is quite huge and heavy!
But these are Flaws and no Deal-Breakers. Therefore it is our recommended lavalier microphone on a budget for YouTube / Podcasting and even Interviews.
Sound-Quality – Sony ECM-44 – Review:
We experienced good sound quality from Sony microphones in the past, but still during our Sony ECM-44 Review this little thing surprised us positively. It has natural clear and crisp sound with a touch of warmth which fits perfectly for its main purpose. Recording peoples voices.
Find out Yourself how it sounds! Sound Example of the Sony ECM-44 Lavalier Microphone:
Yes it can record voice and ambiance sound near perfectly. Our Tip: Combine it with one of our recommended portable sound recorder and you have a real powerful portable solution for your recordings. During our Sony ECM-44 Review we were able to use this combination with different settings which sounded amazing. Always at hand – whenever you need it.
You do not need anything but an audio interface or a XLR3 to 3.5 mm TRS Microphone Cable. You can use the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) audio interface with two XLR-in ports. We DO NOT recommend to use the Scarlett solo with only one XLR. We experienced ourselves that maybe later on you want to be able to use two XLR microphones for interviews or music recording. If you now save about $20 you might miss it in the near future which will cost you much more.
If you are looking for a well build and durable Lavalier Microphone with good sound quality and you have a possibility to connect to XLR – this is your buy. For a low price compared to quality and sound You can buy this lavalier microphone with confidence!
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