Couple your adventure videos with high-quality audio. Get GoPro microphones and adapters to maximize your audio recording experience.
If you use a GoPro, you know that its built-in microphone works just fine with casual use. But for fast-paced activities like bike races, the audio tends to come out sounding muffled or distorted by background noises like the blowing wind.
For most action cam users, audio quality is as important as the video footage when producing extreme sports clips. It adds to the experience of watching adrenaline-pumping scenes. If you feel the same about your videos, then you’re going to need an external GoPro mic.
Before we answer that, let’s clarify that not all GoPros can be connected with an external mic. And those that do might need an audio adapter to accept a microphone.
Recent generations of GoPros like HERO4, HERO3+, and HERO3 don’t have an audio input port. You have to connect a 3.5mm GoPro audio adapter to the device’s mini-USB port before you can insert a mic.
DirectionalGoPro mics like the Saramonic G-Mic Stereo Ball are great for recording speaking voices in front of the camera because it’s angled in a way that faces your subject. What makes the G-Mic even better is that it’s battery-free and has a built-in USB connector. No need to get an adapter for this one. Just plug straight to the action cam and shoot!
We have a wide range of lavalier mics available in our shop, but if you’re looking for one that can also be used directly via your camera’s mini-USB port, go for the Movo GM2. It’s a battery-powered clip-on lapel microphone that’s designed to produce accurate voice reproduction.
A more economical choice is the Movo GM100, which can deliver accurate voice recordings as well. It comes with a 3.5mm mini-USB adapter and runs without a battery.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one solution to your GoPro shooting needs, we recommended getting one of our video bundles. Each kit contains a different set of accessories, such as a stabilizing video handle, a professional microphone, and LED lights.
The Movo GoPro Video Enhancement Kit comes with a sturdy handle, a shotgun mic, and a protective housing all packed in a lightweight design. It fits with larger cameras too, so it’s a smart buy if you shoot using different devices.
The Movo MicRig Extreme Sport Edition offers the same features but more jacked up. Its sturdier build makes it perfect for rugged filmmaking and for picking up every thumping and rustling sound in the scene.
Ready to record some action? Gear up with our GoPro audio accessories!