RODE SMARTLAV+ LAVALIER MICROPHONE FOR SMARTPHONES
RODE SMARTLAV+ LAVALIER MICROPHONE FOR SMARTPHONES
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RODE SMARTLAV+ LAVALIER MICROPHONE FOR SMARTPHONES REVIEW

Do you want to record broadcast-quality audio using your smartphone? Then Rode SmartLav+ Lavalieris one of the best options. It is a highly portable and inexpensive Microphone. For just $79, Rode smartLav+ Lavalier microphone offers high-quality audio recording. 

You can use it with any smartphone. It clips on to your shirt or lapel easily.  The omnidirectional condenser capsule is sensitive enough to capture the sound from all sides equally. Its amazing design helps in hands-free recording of speeches, interviews, and more.

RodesmartLav+ Lavalier has a Kevlar-reinforced cable that provides an excellent, reliable performance. It works with most audio recording apps and uses the grey-sleeved TRRS connector to connect to your smartphone’s headphone input.

The smartLav+ offers high sensitivity and signal-to-noise ratio. It comes with a microphone clip with cable management, a small carry pouch, and a foam pop shield.

RODE SMARTLAV+ LAVALIER MICROPHONE FOR SMARTPHONES
RODE SMARTLAV+ LAVALIER MICROPHONE FOR SMARTPHONES

KEY SPECIFICATIONS

  • Sensitivity: -35 dB
  • Weight:0.21 oz / 6 g
  • Dynamic Range: 83 dB
  • Orientation: End Address
  • Impedance: 3 Kilo-ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 110 dB SPL
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 67 dB
  • Diaphragm:0.10″ / 2.54 mm
  • Polar Pattern:Omnidirectional
  • Frequency Range:60 Hz to 18 kHz
  • Equivalent Noise Level: 27 dB A-Weighted
  • Output Connectors:1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRRS
  • Dimensions:H: 0.18 x W: 0.18 x L: 46.5″ / H: 4.5 x W: 4.5 x L: 1180 mm (Mic and Cable)

DESIGN AND FEATURES

The Rode smartLav+ Lavalieris a small omnidirectional microphone. It has a 3.5mm jack that can be plugged directly into smartphones, tablets, or computers. The lapel clip can be attached in a number of different ways. Thus, it is perfect for recording speeches or interviews.  This amazing microphone can capture sounds around 360 degrees.

However, if you move your head away from the microphone a lot or back and forth, then there will be a difference in the captured audio. The pop filter reduces the wind noise and the hard speech sounds by the wearer. The Rode SmartLav+ is compatible with a wide range of both iOS and Android devices.

QUALITY

The Rode SmartLav+ has fantastic quality. It captures a clear, crisp, and broadcast-quality audio. It effectively blocks out the background noise. In addition to that, it has very little floor noise.

In the package, the RodeSmartLav+ Microphone provides a microphone, a pouch, a clip, windscreen as well as for instructions. The best and the most important thing is its usability. With this microphone, you don’t need any special apps or sophisticated adaptors. Just plug it on and there you go.

PERFORMANCE

The audio quality of Rode SmartLav+ is great for inexpensive microphones. Its portability makes it best for video, podcasting, or interview purposes. In a controlled studio environment, it delivers the best results.

But in situations where there is extra noise, the Rode SmartLav+ still doesn’t disappoint. However, there is one disadvantage of the SmartLav+ microphone. It doesn’t provide any way to monitor the audio while recording.

WHAT I LIKE:

  • Great quality audio.
  • Omnidirectional microphone.
  • Inexpensive and highly portable
  • Compatible with a wide range of Android and iOS devices.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE:

  • No way to monitor audio during recording