Rode Smartlav : Best Lav I’ve ever spent money on

Excellent audio quality at an affordable price. It comes with a nice leathery pouch. I bought an sc3 adapter to use it with my canon 80d when filming video:rØde sc3 iphone accessory – black.

Easy to use & transfer files, great sound quality & surprisingly good at isolating the voice from surrounding noise. Definitely recommend for capturing pro quality sound.

I was surprised by the clarity of sound from such a tiny mic. I lack any form of volume input control on the video camera i use, but find that this delivers a very strong but not distorted signal – to the point where i was reducing it on editing to balance with the camera’s soundtracks.

Fantastic sound quality for recording youtube videos.

It works really well, it’s simple to assemble and the sound quality is excellent the pop filter is really good it fits over the tiny mic very tightly it has a rubber connector which means it won’t fall off the mic, the last one i bought cost £24. 99 and caused a high pitched whine through all recordings making it unusable and considering the price i expected it to work well, so that got returned to amazon for a full refund it was the ‘pro lavalier lapel microphone jk mic-j 044’ the pop filter was crap too it fell off if you breathed on it too heavily ;). The big plus for me is amazon dropped the price of this rode mic from £55. 00 drop which made it just £14. 00 more than the previous crap mic and man am i glad i did, so 6 out of 5 stars from me highly recommended.

The sound quality i am getting from this is very good. (i’m using it with an iphone 5s through the rode record app).

Røde make the very best mic’s the only issue i have is that many of my collegues want to borrow it. It’s sound quality for a intermediary mic is brilliant. It’s a must buy if your wanting to smartphone record in a budget.

Works with android phones with paid for apps, quality very good. Can be used easily with editing software to provide excellent quality recordings. Downloaded recforge ii from google play and the results are as good as any professional recorder. Used in conjunction with a samsung note 4.

  • Records well, but everything else poorly delivered. Not plug&play as you might expect.
  • Great mike, but highly overpriced.
  • Expensive, but good quality.

Rode Smartlav+ Lavalier Microphone for Smartphone with Minifur

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Here’s old review – just taken delivery – it simply doesn’t work on iphone 6+ nor my ipod video recorder. I looked at the rode rec app that was suggested but this is quite useless and does audio only. Took me a massive period of time to find their real website and send an email. Really unimpressed and my time completely wasted. Here’s new review -sometimes you just have to own up to your own mistakes. Rode did come back with some offered solutions inc getting filmic pro app. Will still consider this but needed it ty work with basic iphone video (eg for facebook live). Then my stupidity struck me – i had left the mic socket in on playback. Even more annoying because i did exactly the same thing when i bought my mic for the desktop.

This product was part of a batch of video equipment i purchased, great quality for the price.

I had the original rode smartlav already, but have heard that the background noise if greatly reduced with the smartlav+. And they’re not wrong, it’s a great plug-n-play product, well built and thoroughly reliable. It even comes in a really nice leather pouch which i can fit several other rode accessories into. If you’re thinking of buying a lavelier mic then i can wholeheartedly recommend this one.

I need a solution for wireless lavalier mic for my youtube channel. Unfortunately wireless sets can be really expensive. Luckly this mic connected to my iphone does the job. Great sound and build quality. The only downside is the roderec app.

I use it plugged into a zoom h2. However you do need to purchase the sc3 conversion lead to be able to do this. The supplied tie clip can be a bit fiddly and it isn’t immediately obvious how it attaches to the mic.

Perfect, works really well :).

Really neat with a useful carry bag. Used it with my samsung s5 so far , and the native android recorder app. Ideal to carry around for opportunistic interviews.

Got this as a backup lav mic. Wasn’t expecting anything huge. However the mic performs great. Really surprised by the quality even using the lite version of the rode rec iphone app. I heard about hissing problems with the previous version and they seem to have cleared all those issue up. Build quality is decent and it sure does a great job if you’re stuck for an extra mic.

  • Records well, but everything else poorly delivered. Not plug&play as you might expect.
  • Great mike, but highly overpriced.
  • Expensive, but good quality.

Rode Smartlav+ Lavalier Microphone for Smartphone with Minifur

One of the better options for iphone recording (perhaps the best?. Can’t say for sure as i haven’t tried them all). I am a video producer by profession and we normally use high end equipment for recording in the field, but as a fallback, or to grab a quick voiceover or interview, this does a good job. My wife also uses it to record her video blogs and it’s a marked improvement over the built in mic on her iphone 6. It’s not something i would want to use by default, though, as it’s difficult to guarantee recording levels on a phone. I am a rode fan and use their mics in the studio. They have a good reputation for build quality and value for money. Personally, i think this is rather overpriced for what it is, even though it comes from the rode stable, hence the dropped star. Only other niggle is that the cable could have been a few feet longer.

Excellent voice pickup and discreet clip. I use it with a zoom h4n (using the rode sc3 adaptor) and am getting excellent results in a variety of scenarios.

Posted with free same day delivery with primenoise floor is. Nothing compared to the old smartlav, it’s perfect for interfiews, or creating online content. Works right out of the box with stock android and iphone. Can’t recommend enough, brilliant.

It works with my sony xperia z3 phone, although there is currently no android app. You will need a third party app. That was found and works a treat. Quality of sound is a vast improvement over the last. There is no buzzing or hissing noise. When you look at the product you cannot believe that such a small product can be worth the high price they ask. Its what inside though that counts and now everything that i record, i use this. Comes in a neat little pouch aswell for storage.

Surprisingly good microphone for the price, i’ve used this filming several corporate conferences and seminars and providing you do some research into the settings before using the results can be great. Being unable to monitor the sound while it’s recording is it’s only downside, you’re putting a lot of faith in your iphone and trusting it dos the job, and at least 95% of the time it has.

Was looking for a more cost effective way of using lav mics for my filming, and this product did not disappoint. I now have a killer lav mic set up (broadcast quality) using 3 of these mics with 2 zoom h1’s and a zoom h2nall monitored with a 3 way bluetooth transmitter and headphone set up .

The clip for this mic broke after just a couple of uses, the wire that holds the mic separating from the clip. Rode were very quick to replace this foc. I like the mic but it leaves me with some questions about the clip quality. Time will tell if the replacement also gives up.

Not cheap and not expensive, pretty good at what it does, this got me out of a difficult situation, i mailed it to a client and recorded an interview with her using the smartlav+ into her iphone, which she uploaded to dropbox and i recorded the video off skype, then aligned them afterwards with a handclap, worked really well. All this from the other side of the atlantic.

Using it in conjunction both with my smartphones and voice recorder. I would just have preferred the cable to be thicker. Let’s see how long it lasts.

Probably one of the best mics for action cameras great sound and picks up plenty of ambiant sounds.

The microphone windscreen is damaged, it has torn material around the edge. I have tried to find a way to contact the seller to have this item replaced but the only option is to send the whole unit back for a replacement, which is highly frustrating. Other than this, the product is great. Its just a shame that a small, but important part of it is faulty.

Excellent microphone – perfect for video production, plugged into an iphone or ipod, sitting in the interviewee’s pocket. High quality audio, with minimal interference from shirt or other background noise. Really pleased with this purchase.

It does what it says but i have to be fair and say i’m not that impressed. The volume can be a bit lower than i would like. I need this to help meremember things. If you are outside walking and talking, it’s the best option.

Provides better sound quality than some of the big mic’s on the market.

What a difference this has made to the audio quality on the video. You must get one one of these – it’s a quality product and worth the money for the improvement it makes but it would be good if the sc3 adapter were included (you need it to attach this to an audio recorder or camera) as i’d guess many people need it and it’s expensive to purchase given it appears to be quite a simple accessory.

Best lav i’ve ever spent money on. I use this was my iphone, for recording in filming. It’s great for weddings also, attaching to the groom it can pick up his voice and the brides perfectly- and i didn’t have to fork out a lot of money for it.

One word – transformational and i didn’t have to buy a highres sound recorder as it works perfectly well with my sony xperia mobile phone and a £2 app i saw recommended on youtube called rec forge in pro.

I use this smartlav+ in conjunction with lumia 930 to get a digital audio file to then put into nle video editor as additional/improved audio which i sync with the audio recorded on the camera. It works very well for the price, more money than most consumer level mic’s, but no where near the price of a professional mic, with quality that only just falls short of professional quality. The sound is far superior to just the camera mic, sony pj810, alone particularly if the subject is more than a few feet from the camera. Please note you will need an adaptor if you want to plug this directly into the camera, which i have not yet tried. The overall sound quality is excellent, there is the very faintest background hiss, and some words/sounds can pop a little, but most of this can be compensated with recording settings.

Features and Spesification

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  • The smartlav+ is a broadcast-grade wearable microphone designed for use in a wide range of film, television and broadcast scenarios, or wherever broadcast quality audio is required in a discreet, portable format without the complication and expense of additional wireless equipment.
  • With the smartlav+ the user simply mounts the microphone on the talent, connects it to a smartphone or tablet headset jack and records via the rode rec app for ios, or any other audio app of their choice
  • Rode Minifur Lav 3 Pack – Wind Shield for Rode Smartlav+ (Cable not included)