Microphone Comparison Test from Ted Fisher on Vimeo.
Above: a comparison of three microphones:
- an Audio-Technica ATR-3350 Lavalier
- a Rode Lavalier Microphone
- and an Azden Barrell Shotgun Mic With XLR Outputs
All three are presented as recorded with no changes in level or equalization. The ATR-3350 does very well (and sells for a very reasonable sub-$25 price) but the Rode delivers what I think is a much more pleasant tone for a documentary interview. The shotgun mic does well, and with careful microphone placement and adjustment of recording levels can do even better.