BOYA BY-M1 Lavalier Omni-directional Condenser Microphone

BOYA BY-M1 is an omni directional lavalier microphone, perfect for video use,designed for Smartphones, DSLR, Camcorders ,Audio recorders, PC etc.The lavalier microphone features an Omni pickup pattern, for full, 360-degree coverage.An integrated 6-meter (20”) cable with 3.5mm 4-pole gold plug, can connect directly to Smartphones, most of cameras.

Where Would you use it?

Almost anywhere. The mic is very light and the cable that plugs into your recording equipment is 6 meters long, which is plenty of space to move about if you need the mic to be plugged into a laptop or a camera/camcorder some distance away.

You could also use it as an interview mic by placing it on the table between the speakers – it picks up sound equally from all directions. The sound quality is surprisingly good, but as it has narrow range and isn’t directionally adjustable, there will be some noise.

What type of set-up does it suit?

This mic can be used with smartphones, DSLR cameras (both Nikon and Canon) camcorders, audio recorders, PC/laptops etc. BY-M1 is an omni-directional condenser microphone with 6m cable, standard 1/8 inch 4-pole gold plug and includes ¼ inch adapter so it can be plugged into most equipment with audio input option.

It is ideal for presentations and will easily record nice, clean, single-person audio straight into any recording device. For multiple speakers, you will ideally need each person to have their own mic, and a mixer to handle the multiple inputs.It is small, portable, cheap, convenient, easy to use, simple set up..

What are the Vital Statistics of the kit?

BOYA BY-M1 is an electret condenser lavalier/clip on microphone. It records in omni-directional pattern, which means it picks up sound equally well from all around the microphone. The mic weighs 2.5g and includes the foam windscreen and a lapel clip. There is about meter of cable between the mic and the power module which weighs 18g and houses the LR44 battery and the camera/smartphone switch. The power module also has a clip, so it can be easily attached to clothing.

Summary: who Might Want to buy this?

The BOYA omni-directional condenser is such a versatile little microphone. It’s easy to set up and use, and records pretty decent quality audio. It is really useful for recording as well as additional audio to go with video content, but it also stretches to multi-speaker input and is an excellent starter kit for beginner with a limited budget. You can buy it here.