I ordered a low-cost lapel mic from an unknown U.K. outfit, and compare it to other popular mics costing more to see which is best.
I was surprised!
Ian Craig, a YouTuber and subscriber, did a review of a lapel from a company I've never heard of, MicBooster, and did some tests of the Clippy EM172 lapel mic.
It was impressive.
I am STILL looking for the perfect lav mic (still haven't found it), but this lav mic beats the pants off my other lapel mics, including the $249 Rode lav.
You can only order this direct from their website, located in the United Kingdom, there will be a small shipping charge, and it took about 10 days to reach me from across the pond.
I would highly suggest this lapel if you need one and DON'T CARE about the size.
It's larger than all of them, so using this to hide on talent is not an option, but, out of the three compared, I like how this one sounds the best, and don't care if it's seen for my videos.
👉 MicBooster Lapel (only available direct):
👉 Deity V.Lav:
👉 Rode Lavlier Mic:
👉 MixPre-3 (NOT THE "M" Musician Version) Mixer/Recorder:
👉 Ian Craig Review Video: