Let’s kick things off with the best budget lapel mic:the Movo LV4-C. This high quality 3-pin XLR mic sizes up well against the equivalent Sennheiser and Rode models, offering crisp, clear sound for a much lower price.
Being a cardioid mic, it does have to be positioned in the direction of the sound, so, mostly likely, the voice, that you want to record. Unlike the omni-equivalent Movo LV4-O, this mic is not designed to capture 360 degrees of sound, but instead will focus in on a particular direction and reduce ambient noise.
This mic boasts a high SPL rating, as well as a large pickup area that doesn’t sacrifice the crispness and clarity of sound. Equally, you can enjoy deep bassy tones of voice. The build is solid and the cord is 6 foot long. It requires 48V phantom power to operate.
We’d suggest this product to anyone just starting out with lavalier microphones, or anyone looking to invest in a new or additional mic that is considered perhaps one of the best affordable lapel mics currently on the market.
Customers tell us that they have successfully used these mics for film production, interviews, lectures, presentations, vlogging, and podcasting. If you’re unsure whether an omnidirectional or cardioid mic is best, or if you need both for your projects, then the Movo LV4 Dual XLR Lavalier Interview Kit is an ideal option as it includes one mic one of each type for a bundle price of $69.95.
Movo LV4-C Sound Sample