If you are a content creator who is making videos on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or any other platform, recording good audio is a crucial part of the process.
If you are the one talking straight into the camera, are you interview people on the street. Different scenarios require a different type of microphone.
Production companies with an unlimited budget can buy different microphones for different scenarios and that too from reputed brands who charge a premium because of their Monopoly in the market.
But the story is different for independent content creators. If you are one such content creator, you have to think smartly and go for that one particular product that can be used in maximum possibilities.
So one such microphone that can be used in different scenarios is the Rode Wireless Go microphone that was launched last year. It is something I highly recommend to everyone who is into content creation.
However, if you do not have a budget to shell $250 for a microphone then there are surely some alternatives available in the market that can get the job done. With the low price, it is not always you have to compromise on the quality of the output. Sometimes the price is low because the product does not offer every feature that makes a product expensive.
For example, the Rode Wireless Go microphone is the absolute best wireless microphone solution in a small footprint that offers as much as 100 meters range with no interference between other frequencies. It also offers more run time on a single charge.
Often times it won’t be what you would be requiring. Maybe your type of project only requires you to record someone you are interviewing, and you will be only 10 meters away from the camera. So a budget alternative to Rode Wireless Go microphone that offers half the range, but still offers pretty much the same quality in less than half the price, would be more suitable for you.
I keep getting questions about the best microphone the best camera so I am starting this series of articles under creator on a budget where I will be listing out gears budding content creators can buy.
And here are three of my best picks for wireless microphone solution on a budget.
SRK CLOUD MovingBox
These are also tiny microphones that are quite similar to the Rode Wireless Go, but available for a third of the price. On Amazon India currently, they are the most value to the money wireless microphone.
Obviously, the built quality is not as nice as Rode Wireless Go, but considering it is available so cheap, we shouldn’t really talking about the build quality. And it is not that bad either.
You can watch this video from YouTube that compares this microphone to the Rode Wireless Go. so if your use case is not going into the fields doing prank videos for any type of action videos where you will be far away from the camera, you can basically get the job done using the SRK Cloud Movingbox wireless microphone.
Lewinner Wireless Lavalier Microphone
This wireless lavalier microphone is Bluetooth based, which is perfect for iPhones and Android smartphones and is available just under $100.
The good thing about the Bluetooth-based wireless lavalier microphone is, it gets connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth which makes it amazing for social media influencers, food bloggers, and vloggers, who majorly create content using their smartphones.
It just makes much more sense to go for a Bluetooth-based wireless microphone solution rather than going for a brand that is charging premium just for the brand name.
Lensgo Lavalier Wireless Microphone
This Rode Wireless Go alternative is my favorite. The shape is quite cute and has got magnets fire off its own and it can also be worn around your neck without anyone noticing if it’s a microphone are just your output is necessary.
On amazon.com it is available for around $60 which makes it the best deal if you are looking for a wireless solution to use with your DSLR or your smartphones.