Finding that perfect bit of tech can always be a bit tricky, especially in a market filled with options. Whether you’re looking for a microphone to record podcasts, walkthroughs while traveling or even something more extreme, there’s a microphone option out there for you. When we were looking for the best GoPro microphones, we had pretty tough criteria. It had to be small, affordable, good quality, and have good customer reviews behind it. We’ve looked at a range of different mics to showcase our top 10. Here, there’s something to suit every budget.
Comparison of the Top-Rated GoPro Microphones
Movo GM100 Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone for GoPro
This Movo GM100 is designed to be used for the GoPro Hero 3, Hero 3 + and Hero 4. It can clip to your lapel if required and includes a tie clip for that purpose. It also has an included foam windscreen, so is perfect for use outside. Some reviews by customers have found this model has a great, crisp sound, but can struggle at very low frequencies. It is a huge step up from the Go-Pro internal microphone and is an excellent budget friendly option.
Tycka 3m Clip-on Lavalier Microphone
The Tycka clip-on mic adapter is another mini option. It includes two foam wind covers, a metal clip, a phone adaptor, a GoPro adaptor, a collector string and a storage pouch. It is a top-rated microphone for GoPro and compares to some of the best brands in terms of sound quality. Customers love the 3m long cord on this mic, as well as the excellent quality of the recording. This mic is small, so an excellent option if you require an extremely portable, good GoPro external mic.
PANNOVO 3.5 mm Mic
This high quality GoPro microphone is bit of a different design in comparison to the last two we have looked at. This product clips into the side of your camera. It offers much better sound quality than the internal one as it has a large foam filter over the mic. It has an excellent advantage of recording the sound in the same place as your device, which means the recorded sound may be more realistic than a lapel microphone on certain types of recordings.
This omnidirectional kit has a large frame which you can mount your GoPro to. It works as a tripod, so won’t be the best option if you’re using your camera in high action scenes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work with the Hero 2, but it will work for newer models. Other users recommend to purchase this with a GoPro skeleton frame mount for best results. The sound quality on the ODM-2 means it is highly recommended if you are primarily filming still scenes.
Fantaseal Stereo Mic Kit
This is one of the GoPro external microphones which gives you the best of both worlds. It can clip to the side of your device, or you can use it with a cord and clip it onto your collar. This is a small stereo model and as it can either be plugged directly into the side of your action camera or more remotely via the cord, it truly is an excellent all-rounder product. It’s currently selling for the best price we’ve seen and is definitely worth the cost.
Alemon Microphone for GoPro HERO3, HERO3+,HERO4
This is another GoPro plug in mic that can clip to your collar. It is powered by a button battery so it won’t run down your camera battery. It includes a metal collar clip, a foam wind cover and a storage pouch. The cord is 2 foot long so depending on what you’re wanting to use it for, you may have to choose a model with a longer cord. The ratings for this product are excellent, and for the great price point, you’re unlikely to go wrong. Do make sure to check the item is compatible with your model of action camera – this mic will not work with the Hero 2.
PANNOVO Clip-on Condenser Mic Adapter
This PANNOVO has a 4-foot cord, which makes it a good option if the cord on the Alemon mic is too short for your needs. The foam wind cover is built in, and it comes with a small carry pouch. It is cheaper than the Alemon brand mic, and some users report the plastic clip can be fragile. However, it has excellent reviews and users report exceptional sound quality for the price. This will work for the Hero 3, Hero 3+ and Hero 4.
REMOVU RM-M1+A1 Wireless Microphone and Receiver
This is a GoPro wireless mic and is even waterproof, so can be used in a huge range of circumstances – even in the rain. It has a 40-yard range and has its own power source, so will last for about 6 hours of recording. It fits into BacPac housing. It is more expensive than the other models we have reviewed however, it’s worth buying as it’s a cheap wireless microphone. Given that it’s wireless and waterproof, it’s a very versatile option.
Saramonic G-Mic Stereo Ball Microphone
The Saramonic G-Mic is a stereo ball microphone which comes with both a foam wind cover and a ‘deadcat’ cover, which is a furry cover that resembles a dead animal. It reduces wind noise by up to 40dB without compromising the quality of the recording. This makes the Saramonic a great choice for high action use including biking, motorcycle recording and even skydiving. Users suggest turning off Wifi while recording to increase the sound quality and making sure your GoPro is not paired to another device as it can lead to feedback.
Movo GMA100 Female Microphone
This is an adaptor which means almost any microphone will be able to be used with your Hero 3, Hero 3+ or Hero 4. It’s a short cable with high quality connectors which helps to reduce noise. With this, you’ll be able to use any mic which has a standard 3.5mm jack. This is perfect if you already have a great microphone you want to use, but it won’t fit your GoPro.