Head to Head Mic Test: Dynamic vs. Lavalier vs. Shotgun

Not all microphones are created equal. Where a dynamic handheld mic shines, a shotgun mic might fall short. No matter what type of video you're producing, hearing how mics perform with different placements can help you choose the right mic for the job. We test several types of mics including shotgun, dynamic handheld, and lavalier to illustrate the sound difference.

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Greg Olson
Greg is a Media Production Specialist for Chico State University.