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BOYA BY-M1 lavalier microphone sound test

We share our initial feedback after making the first sound test with the cheap lav mic BOYA BY-M1

BOYA BY-M1 lav mic

So, is the BOYA BY-M1 lavalier microphone a good purchase in 2020? Well, we are still not sure. We made our first with it and we are not that much impressed.

Product specifications

Clip-On Mic for Smartphones, DSLR, Camcorders,
Audio recorders, PC etc.
Omni directional condenser microphone
High-quality condenser is ideal for video use
Low handling noise
Includes lapel clip, LR44 battery, foam windscreen,
1/4” adapter
product specs
BOYA BY-M1 - product specifications

We will definitely give it a chance and use the BY-M1 mic extensively in the next couple of weeks.

The Test
Our initial sound recording test of the BOYA BY-M1 was made with a relatively new Android smartphone (Samsung). We intend to make another test, recording the audio on a high-quality voice recorder like the Olympus LS-P4.

BOYA BY-M1 lav mic
BOYA BY-M1 - the mic itself with its super-long cable

So, here is what we manage to get out of this lav mic in our initial review:

BOYA Lavalier microphone test - video

Product feedback
What we really liked about the BOYA BY-M1 is the plug-and-play capability of this device. We really didn't set up anything - just plugged it the smartphone through the 3.5 mm connector and it was recording with different apps, including the default smartphone camera app.

lav mic pouch
BOYA BY-M1 comes with this nice looking pouch where to store you mic when not in use

What we didn't like and mentioned in the video was the super-long cable. It really gets in the way most of the time and feels a bit heavy compared to other lav mics like the BOYA BY-LM10 which comes with much shorter cable.

That is it from our initial BY-M1 test. We will be sharing more details about this product's performance shortly.