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Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Condenser Microphone

B&H # SOECMMS907 Mfr # ECMMS907
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The Sony ECM-MS907 is a small, simple to use, get the job done stereo microphone, designed for todays' portable field recorders,such as DATs, Mini-Discs, Cassettes, and other devices with a stereo 1/8" microphone input. This microphone is recommended for depositions, interview, sound gathering, and other field recording applications.

For advanced amateur use
For instrumental recording, thanks to Sony's sensitive Electret Condenser microphone design
Inconspicuous, compact design for easy portability
One-point stereo design a single mic for stereo recording-is like having two microphones in one
Ideal for portable DAT or MD digital recorders with wide dynamic range to complement digital recording systems
Mid/Side (MS) capsules for natural stereo panorama; the Mid capsule picks up monophonic sound while the Side capsule picks up left/right difference sound; subtracting and adding the two capsule signals yield separate Left and Right channels - also permit electronic adjustment of pickup angle
Mid/Side (MS) switch selects pickup angle between left and right channel; choose 90° for a single voice or instrument or 120° to pick up many voices and instruments, arranged across the stage
Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) cable for minimum loss, minimum noise
L-shaped stereo mini-plug fits portable recorders
Gold-plated plug for maximum conductivity, minimum noise
Triangular shape fits comfortably in the hand
Transducer Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Unidirectional (x 2) (Directive angles 90/120 degrees-switchable)
Frequency Response 100 Hz - 15 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 81dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 65 dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 110 dB, (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD)
Power Requirements Battery AA (1.5v)
Output Impedance 1k Ohms
Output Connectors Stereo (TRS) 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini Plug
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Applications Camcorder Videography, Field Recording, Amature/Student Project ENG, Concerts, Conferences and Ambient Recording
Dimensions Microphone: 5.1 x 1.1" (130 x 28mm) LxDiameter
Attached Cable: 5' (1.5m)
Weight 3.5 oz. (100 g), (Including Cord and Battery)
Specialties 100 Hour Life, from a Single 'AA' Battery!
Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Condenser Microphone
  • Wind Screen
  • Microphone Stand/Holder
  • Carrying Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    SonyECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic
     
    4.3

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (16)
    • Easy to use (12)
    • Great sound quality (10)
    • Durable (8)
    • Simple use (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Productivity (9)
      • Presentations (6)
      • Amateur recording (5)
      • Den (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (11), Gearhead (5), Experienced (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (12), Business (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great All-purpose stereo mic

      Superb clarity and stereo definition. Great for live music, such as concerts or recording band practices. Excellent for conferences and college lectures. I've even used it to create professional nature-sound samples outdoors! ...Read complete review

      Superb clarity and stereo definition. Great for live music, such as concerts or recording band practices. Excellent for conferences and college lectures. I've even used it to create professional nature-sound samples outdoors! Easy to use - takes only one double-A, with unbelievable battery life!

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      decent mic, non-standard stand hole

      I have owned this mic for 7 or 8 years, and have used it many times in various applications. Overall, the sound quality is good and the 90° and mid-side options are...Read complete review

      I have owned this mic for 7 or 8 years, and have used it many times in various applications. Overall, the sound quality is good and the 90° and mid-side options are useful. Of course it doesn't match the sound quality of a professional condenser mic, but for the money it is a fairly good value.

      I recently compared The SONY mic to the built-in stereo mics on my Panasonic GH2 camera, and the SONY mic sounds better (better signal to noise ratio, flatter frequency response, improved low frequencies, and the ability to position/focus the mic's position allows for better isolation of room noise). The 90° and mid-side options give you two options for stereo recording. The mid-side captures a wider stereo field and can be more natural sounding, albeit less focused and more prone to room noise/reverberation.

      The battery consumption is minimal, and the power light will flash red when you turn it on to indicate battery life is good. Just be aware that the power light does not stay on when the mic is on. Thus, you could easily leave it on and drain the battery.

      My only gripe with this item it the mic "stand" that comes with it will not attach to a conventional microphone stand, and its narrow base makes it prone to tipping over. I am a musician, and the SONY's mic stand hole diameter is nearly 3/4" with very coarse threads. Conventional mic stands use 5/8" diameter with a much finer thread. So, if I want to attach the ECM-MS907 to a conventional mic stand, I need to find an adapter of some sort. I have used generic microphone clips in lieu of the ECM-MS907's mic stand, but I'd like to find an adapter. As SONY also makes pro-audio gear, why they used this non-standard hole and thread configuration is baffling.

      BTW, the GH2 uses a non-standard 3/32" input jack, thus requiring an adapter for the SONY's 1/8" plug. C'mon, people, please stick with standards!!!

      The permanently attached cable is very thin and doesn't inspire confidence, BUT it hasn't failed me, yet. When it does, I hope I can dismantle the mic and repair it.

      All in all, its a good mic. There are so many condenser mics that have come onto the market since this was introduced, I would strongly consider looking at other options. However, if you can find one of these used, for cheap ($20-$30 or so), I'd say it would be a good alternative to your camera's built-in mics, or as a cheap backup mic.

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      4.0

      Great Budget Stereo Microphone

      By DKL313

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

            Solid quality microphone. Perfect for entry level home instrumental recording. Very precise sound quality. I used to have a setup with 2 condenser mics and a preamp which cost me around 200 dollars. This mic sounds better and is far cheaper than my old setup.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            4.0

            Surprising great sound

            By Safewaycart

            from Victoria, BC - Canada

            About Me Savvy Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Acoustic
              • Guitar

              Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

              I was really surprised at the bright sound of the recording with this mic from a sony mini-disc player/recorder. It's light and versatile as well.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              3.0

              decent mic, non-standard stand hole

              By davidp158

              from Bellevue, WA

              About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Unstable

              Best Uses

              • Productivity

              Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

              I have owned this mic for 7 or 8 years, and have used it many times in various applications. Overall, the sound quality is good and the 90° and mid-side options are useful. Of course it doesn't match the sound quality of a professional condenser mic, but for the money it is a fairly good value.

              I recently compared The SONY mic to the built-in stereo mics on my Panasonic GH2 camera, and the SONY mic sounds better (better signal to noise ratio, flatter frequency response, improved low frequencies, and the ability to position/focus the mic's position allows for better isolation of room noise). The 90° and mid-side options give you two options for stereo recording. The mid-side captures a wider stereo field and can be more natural sounding, albeit less focused and more prone to room noise/reverberation.

              The battery consumption is minimal, and the power light will flash red when you turn it on to indicate battery life is good. Just be aware that the power light does not stay on when the mic is on. Thus, you could easily leave it on and drain the battery.

              My only gripe with this item it the mic "stand" that comes with it will not attach to a conventional microphone stand, and its narrow base makes it prone to tipping over. I am a musician, and the SONY's mic stand hole diameter is nearly 3/4" with very coarse threads. Conventional mic stands use 5/8" diameter with a much finer thread. So, if I want to attach the ECM-MS907 to a conventional mic stand, I need to find an adapter of some sort. I have used generic microphone clips in lieu of the ECM-MS907's mic stand, but I'd like to find an adapter. As SONY also makes pro-audio gear, why they used this non-standard hole and thread configuration is baffling.

              BTW, the GH2 uses a non-standard 3/32" input jack, thus requiring an adapter for the SONY's 1/8" plug. C'mon, people, please stick with standards!!!

              The permanently attached cable is very thin and doesn't inspire confidence, BUT it hasn't failed me, yet. When it does, I hope I can dismantle the mic and repair it.

              All in all, its a good mic. There are so many condenser mics that have come onto the market since this was introduced, I would strongly consider looking at other options. However, if you can find one of these used, for cheap ($20-$30 or so), I'd say it would be a good alternative to your camera's built-in mics, or as a cheap backup mic.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              A good mic is known by its sound&silence

              By Ranjan

              from Canada

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Stand is a bit filmsy

              Best Uses

              • Den
              • Presentations
              • Productivity

              Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

              Very happy with the ECM-MS907 stereo mic by Sony. I use it with my Sony sound recorder and with my laptop to record speeches, and other sound recordings. Compared to the built-in mic, I found the output a bit lower in volume but the background noise level was DRAMATICALLY lower, which added to the clarity of the quality of recordings (with or without the wind-attenuating cover). The stand was pretty decent, although, I hope it would last longer than another SONY stand that came with a mono mic earlier. The clamp broke on that earlier one rendering it unusable. The stereo mic has three settings:off (to save battery-life), 90 and 120 degree coverage. The latter setting gave a better stereo image. The sound was more "open". With this mic added, my sony recorder has become more useful and capable of good recordings and has a new lease on its life. Highly recommended!!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Not bad

              By Sergio

              from San Francisco

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                  It's small and light. Works on both Canon HV40 and Pentax K-7 that I own. When I turn it on, a red light flickers and then no light is displayed. Not sure if there should be a light indicator that it's on, but it still works.
                  Sound is not as loud as from HV40 camcorder default microphones, but clean.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  2nd time buying this mic

                  By Croll

                  from san diego, ca

                  About Me Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Presentations
                    • Recording sound

                    Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                    i use it for recording.sound comes out clear during play back. it's very sensitive where it even picks up my dog's barking outside the house while i'm in the room recording.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    5.0

                    perfect for Canon HV20, HV30, HV40

                    By Truth

                    from Seattle

                    About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Productivity

                      Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                      Buy this mic if you own a Canon HV20, HV30, or HV40. Those cameras have loud tape motors that will ruin your audio recording. I have tried the Rode videomic pro mounted on the camera. It reduced the noise but not nearly enough. This Sony mic crushes the camera noise. You must separate the mic from the camera. A professional mic and a beachtek adaptor will sound better but this little mic is quick and more than adequate. The battery lasts forever.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      4.0

                      Great condenser mic

                      By Kevin Smith

                      from Makawao, Maui

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Great Sound Quality
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Presentations
                        • Productivity

                        Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                        I picked this mic up as an experiment to use an external mic for my iphone (using a connector found at KV connections). While the iphone built in mic is decent for voice, it does fair with live audio.

                        I used the set up to record a few test concerts and was somewhat pleased with the results. My main complaint was more with the iphone than the Sony mic - even though this is a stereo mic, and the connector sends a stereo signal, the iphone ONLY records in mono.

                        The Sony mic did a decent job, but I would have liked to have heard more bass response. For the second field test, I changed my position in the room where the music was being performed. At first I was facing toward the drummer. I picked up slightly more bass, but also clipping when the sound was too loud for the equipment I was using.

                        I've decided to switch over to the Handy H1 Zoom because of the great reviews and the recorder will do specifically what I want. I'll keep the Sony mic for interviews and acoustic performances with the iphone set up.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Seems to be fine

                        By Jerry

                        from Riverside, CA

                        About Me Somewhat tech savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Interviews

                          Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                          I have been involved with aural histories lately and was not satisfied with the quality of sound I was getting from the built-in microphone on my SONY camera. Hopefully the ECM-MS907 will solve that problem. I gave it a trial test and it seemed fine to me. Can't wait to use it during my next interview.

                          I like its size and ability to stand on a surface by itself or being able to attach to a microphone stand.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          Its an offer you can't refuse

                          By Nik

                          from Chicago, IL

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Great Sound Quality
                          • Lightweight
                          • Simple Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Presentations
                            • Professional

                            Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                            I had brough this item after extensive research on the web and happy to say that it was the best high quality mic I have bought...well worth the price... Studio quality recordinga dn reproduction and comes witha ll basic essentials..My main purpose was to do a voice over for a short film I was producing and it rocked...I definitely suggest this product. Additionally my cousin also uses it for his instrumental recording to his joy.... :-)

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic by Sony

                            By Jomathai

                            from Sterling Heights, MI

                            About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Great Sound Quality
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting
                            • Simple Use

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Den
                            • Productivity

                            Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                            This is the best Stereo Mic I have ever owned and I can use it on my Sony Camcoder, PC and my Mac Book Air!!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            Best for Close Micing, not as a Room Mic

                            By JerrysCorner

                            from Chico, CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Decent Sound Quality
                            • Lightweight
                            • Simple Use

                            Cons

                            • Reduced Volume

                            Best Uses

                            • Close Micing
                            • Den

                            Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                            I use a Kodak Zi8 to bootleg live concerts, to record silly videos for YouTube, and record little demos when I play acoustic guitar. The mic does drop the volume a little more than I was hoping. I increased the sensitivity on my Zi8, but that didn't seem to help much. I was really hoping that this would be a good room mic for loud concerts. In fact because I had already read that it reduced the volume, I thought it would be perfect. I was only partially right. It doesn't seem to peak out with high volume and it , but who wants to listen to a somewhat muted song?! I actually had better results with the onboard mic for recording concerts. When I record anything that takes place in a room (say a group of friends hanging out), I also have better results with the onboard. Where this mic is great is when its close mic'd (less than 4-5' away). I'll be posting some test videos soon. When I finished, I'll post them at: youtube.[@]

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            4.0

                            It's a fine mic

                            By Jiggs

                            from Ypsilanti, MI

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Great Sound Quality
                            • Lightweight
                            • Simple Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Productivity

                              Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                              For the price, it's awesome. Is it the perfect mic? No. But if you do some research, you'll find comparisons to others, and this one's fine. I tried it myself, compared it to the onboard mic (a different world in comparison!) and a budget condenser through a mixer, all into my Optura 30 camcorder. It works very well. And I video taped a band at a local venue. The sound from this mic is fine for the price.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              This is a great sounding mic !!

                              By djwayne

                              from NorthEast Ohio

                              About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long Lasting
                              • Simple Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Den
                                • Presentations
                                • Productivity
                                • Professional

                                Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                                I'm using this mic in conjunction with a Kodak Zi8 camcorder as an external mic to make simple music videos...This mic is a snap to use, just plug it in and play...

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Works as advertised

                                By Ray

                                from Victoria, TX

                                About Me Gearhead

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Great Sound Quality
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long Lasting
                                • Simple Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Presentations
                                  • Productivity
                                  • Professional

                                  Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                                  It's nice to see a product just work! Sony quality gives this product that assurance.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  Good value and works well

                                  By nick

                                  from New Jersey

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording

                                    Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                                    I bought this Microphone because I needed a way to improve the audio recording of my daughters piano recitals. The Built in microphone of the Canon camcorder was not good enought to capture the performance and I tried a canon camcorder mounted microphone to improve the audio but it did little and I returned it.

                                    This Microphone is remotable and I should be able to place it closer to the performance while recording at a distance. IT also has a selectable "angle of view" capability.

                                    I tried in in my home and it works well but I have yet to try it at a performance. I will update this review when I do.

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                                    5.0

                                    Fantastic mic

                                    By Ramiro

                                    from Chicago

                                    About Me Novice

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Events

                                      Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                                      I bought this mic so I can record the presentations at WPPI, and did this little wonder ever deliver. In some cases I was far away from the speakers, and it was still able to pick up the sound. I really like the ability to zoom the mic as well. The battery life is amazing, 1 AA and I was able to record 10 presentations at around 2hrs. each, so about 20 hrs. of audio and it still has plenty of juice left. I highly recommend this mic.

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                                      4.0

                                      Perfect Travel Companion.

                                      By viajero

                                      from santiago, chile

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Long Lasting
                                      • Quiet
                                      • Simple Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Productivity
                                        • Professional

                                        Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                                        This little mic sounds great! The size and quality are perfect for recordings in the field and for professional interviews. I use it with a mini-disc recorder and have achieved great results. The clarity is comparable to its $200 cousin, the ECM-MS957. recommended.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        4.0

                                        Good Camcorder Mic

                                        By Rusty

                                        from Kansas City

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Clear Sound
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Amateur Recording
                                          • Events

                                          Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                                          Sharp looking mic with a very handy foldable stand. Decent sound quality. A bit pricey but not outrageous.

                                          A good camcorder mic - assuming you can find a camcorder with a mic jack.

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                                          5.0

                                          GREAT for low-end Camcorders

                                          By Journalism Teach

                                          from Central Pennsylvania

                                          About Me Novice

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Clear Sound
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Powerful
                                          • Professional Functions
                                          • Versatile

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Amateur Recording
                                            • Events
                                            • Professional Recording

                                            Comments about Sony ECM-MS907 - Stereo Mic:

                                            I'm using this microphone to produce high school news broadcasts. It's a GREAT microphone to get voices and sounds crystal clear while also drowning out a lot of VERY loud sounds around the person who is speaking.

                                            I have used it in many situations in which I thought for sure those using the mic wouldn't be heard clearly because there was so much commotion going on, and I was amazed at how clear, articulate, and loud the speaking was.

                                            Great microphone for a great price.

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