If you’re obsessed with sound quality as much as we are, the lavalier microphone is probably one of your favorite types of audio gear because of its small size and convenience—it allows us to record hands-free.
For those who are new to working with sound equipment, the lavalier mic is a small microphone that often comes with a clip so that you can wear it on your collar or shirt.
It is super compact and can be hidden in plain sight, so it’s used for a wide range of online and offline applications, such as news reporting, podcast interviews, public speaking, webinars, stage performances, and vlogging.
So which one works best in a particular audio recording activity? We’ve done our homework to present you with the ideal products for covering various scenarios. But before going to our round-up of the top budget lavalier mics, we'll go over the different types of lapel mics to help you choose between output devices, sound pickup patterns, and transmission system options.