When we went to NAMM this year, we were ecstatic to get into the Samson booth and be met with a brand new wireless mobile phone microphone solution, The Samson Go Mic Mobile. We’ve had a feeling mobile phone microphones were going to become more popular as the years went on (especially with our iOS microphone guide becoming super popular through out the past few years), but a wireless receiver that attaches to your smart device and is compatible with both a traditional handheld mic or lavalier? We had to see what it was all about, especially with that now-popular “Go Mic” name we all know attached to it. Here are our thoughts as well some in-depth information on what you’ll exactly be getting with the Samson Go Mic Mobile.
Nowadays they make microphones for everything, even external devices to upgrade that terrible sound quality Apple still hasn’t managed to fix in their smart devices running the iOS (is that a bit harsh?). Not to sound negative, but we can all be honest about it — if you’re doing anything more than talking on the phone or recording voice memos that others aren’t going to hear, you’re going to need a better microphone. Especially with how popular iOS smart devices are beginning to become in terms of music production, podcasting, reporting, YouTube videos, interviews, vlogging, and other more advanced uses, it’s critical we have at least something closer to studio quality audio so we don’t sound unprofessional, right? To our luck, more and more mic creators have begun to come out with a new line of ‘iOS microphones’. Even better, they’re pretty affordable too. Let’s check out the top 10 best.
One of the best brands in the microphone world, Shure, has come out with a nifty recording solution for iOS smart devices. As a part of their new “MOTIV Digital Microphones” line, the MV88 is a high-quality condenser mic that is powered via Lighting connector and provides up to 24-bit \ 48 kHz audio quality. We’ve seen a rising trend in iOS microphones the past few years, and it looks like it isn’t going to stop anytime soon considering the popularity of iPhones and iPads. Not to mention that the microphones built-in to these things aren’t good at all, and probably won’t be ‘studio quality’ for a very long time. With that being said, we know some people who use their smart devices to record music, podcasts and more. Let’s check out the Shure MV88 iOS Condenser Microphone.