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Best Lavalier Microphones

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Recording great audio isn't something you want to short-change. Sometimes a larger microphone is just too much and that's where a lavalier microphone really shines. While small enough to keep tucked away, lavalier mics can still capture great sound while carrying a great price tag. Here are some of the best in the business.

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Rode smartLav+ Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

Our Pick

This small lav mic by Rode brings broadcast-quality audio to your portable devices and features an omnidirectional condenser and Kevlar-coated cable

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Shure MVL Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone

Shure Thing

One of the more premium options on our list, The Shure MVL connects via the 3.5mm jack and features best-in-class in signal-to-noise ratio and carries the legendary Shure durability.

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MAONO XLR 10 Lavalier Microphone

XLR Option

This omnidirectional XLR lavalier microphone connects to phantom power and captures clear audio. It comes with two windscreens – one foam, one fuzzy.

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PowerDeWise Professional Grade Lavalier Microphone

Multi-purpose

The audio quality of this noise-canceling lavalier microphone is very clear. It is compatible with cell phones, computers and some cameras for recording music videos or podcasts.

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Giant Squid Audio Lab Omnidirectional Microphone

Plain and Simple

If you don't need any extra bells and whistles mic from Giant Squid is what you need. With 6 feet of cable, this durable lav still records impressively clear audio.

Bottom Line

The best lavalier microphones are durable and flexible enough to be used for recording interviews, live streams or music videos with clear audio. Our top pics is the Rode smartLav+ because of the professional, broadcast-quality of the audio. The cord is wrapped in Kevlar to prevent it from stretching or snapping – a testament to the overall quality of this microphone.