Review: Tonor Lavaliere Microphone for Smartphones and Cameras
If you’re looking for a good wired omni-directional lavaliere microphone, the Tonor Lavaliere Microphone for Smartphones and Cameras delivers. Although listed as Tonor, the actual product itself is branded as BOYA.
In package, you get the following:
- Lavaliere microphone with 3.5mm jack plug
- 6.5mm jack plug adapter
- Shirt clip
- Foam windscreen
- LR44 button cell battery
For smartphone use or other situations where a non-powered microphone is required, set the switch to Off/Smartphone. For many digital cameras or other devices that need a powered microphone, set the swtich to Cameras. Unfortunately, on my unit, it was difficult to put the switch in the Cameras position. It still worked, but is not engineered as nicely as it should be.
Here are the key technical details:
- Transducer: Electret Condenser
- Polar Pattern: Omni-directional
- Frequency Range: 65Hz – 18KHz
- Signal/Noise: 74dB SPL
- Sensitivity: -30dB +/-3dB/0dB=1V/Pa, 1kHz
- Output Impedance: 1000 Ohm or less
In testing with my Apple iPhone 6 Plus, I was pleased with the recording quality. You can hear how it sounded by watching the unboxing video I did for the New Matter MOD-t 3D printer.
- Generous cable length
- Quality sound
- Value-priced package
- Poor Cameras-Off/Smartphone switch quality
Thanks to Tonor for the discounted review unit.