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Azden EX-503L Omni-directional Lavalier Microphone

You Pay: $28.95

The Azden EX-503L is a basic omnidirectional lavalier microphone that combines good sound, durability and excellent sensitivity. This model features an 1/8" mini connector with lock-down terminal.

Ultra lightweight.
Good, clear signal reproduction at a price anyone can afford.
1/8" (3.5mm) Mini-jack lock-down connector.
Compatibility Designed to be used with the 10BT, 15BT, 30BT, 35BT and 32BT bodypacks
Transducer Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Sensitivity 64dB +/1 4dB (0dB=1V/0.1 Pa) @1KHz/2.2K ohms/3V bias
Frequency Response Approximately 50 Hz - 18 kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Input Sound Level Approximately +/- 93dB
Impedance 2kΩ @ 1 kHz
Output Connectors 1/8" (3.5 mm) Mini-Jack Lock Down Connector
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Power Requirements Bias voltage of 2 to 10 VDC
Current Draw 0.5 mA
Dimensions Not Specified by Manufacturer
Weight 1 lb (0.45 kg)
Azden EX-503L Omni-directional Lavalier Microphone
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    AzdenEX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
     
    3.9

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    70%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (8)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Compact (6)
    • Lightweight (6)
    • Versatile (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (6)
      • Home studio (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Professional recording (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Love this Mic!

      Looking for an inexpensive lavalier microphone with great sound quality that I could use with my GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition, seemed like the impossible.After trying a few other lavalier mics without great results,...Read complete review

      Looking for an inexpensive lavalier microphone with great sound quality that I could use with my GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition, seemed like the impossible.After trying a few other lavalier mics without great results, I decided to try the Azden EX-503L and I couldn't be happier. People have been complimenting me on my "professional sound quality" - which just goes to show you don't need to spend a fortune to get great audio!Pros - inexpensive, clear sound quality, sturdy connector and effective noise cancelling windscreen.Cons - (kinda) Around other electronic devices, it sometimes picks up a lot of feedback. I have found that by deleting the right channel and creating dual mono with the left channel, it eliminates the feedback... and sounds better when using headphones.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works good, length is not Good

      The sound quality is great for the money. However, i was surprised to see the length of the cord from the connector to the mic. Not long at all. If you do not...Read complete review

      The sound quality is great for the money. However, i was surprised to see the length of the cord from the connector to the mic. Not long at all. If you do not have an inside coat to put the transmitter in i don't know where you would put it. It is not long enough to clip around back on a belt or something.

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      2.0

      Good Audio Bad Wires

      By Johnny

      from PA

      Pros

      • Cheap And Ok Mic Quality
      • Cheap Price And Ok Mic So

      Cons

      • Cheap wires

      Best Uses

      • Wireless Interviews

      Comments about Azden EX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

      I have a set of these mics came with my dual wireless azden unit. At less then 10 interviews and 7 months,I was getting clicking drop-outs and thought at 1st that it was wireless internet or local EMS transmissions knocking it out.No it was the poor choice of cable used for these mics that was the issue. So I head here to buy two replacements these lasted about 3 interviews and less then 4 months. These wires develop bad connections and will ruin your shoots and final product. Azden is not really interested in this.I get things wear out and I deal with that as a small business owner all the time but I'm not interviewing gymsts these are all sit down interviews for them to fail so early is clearly a materials issue.

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      4.0

      Good Product

      By Petenash

      from Bronx, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Azden EX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

        For the price point I was quite impressed at the level of sound quality and noise cancellation. It is good for interviews.

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        5.0

        Love this Mic!

        By Keri Nyx

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Feedback

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • External Gopro Hero 3 Mic
        • Home Studio
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Azden EX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

        Looking for an inexpensive lavalier microphone with great sound quality that I could use with my GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition, seemed like the impossible.After trying a few other lavalier mics without great results, I decided to try the Azden EX-503L and I couldn't be happier. People have been complimenting me on my "professional sound quality" - which just goes to show you don't need to spend a fortune to get great audio!Pros - inexpensive, clear sound quality, sturdy connector and effective noise cancelling windscreen.Cons - (kinda) Around other electronic devices, it sometimes picks up a lot of feedback. I have found that by deleting the right channel and creating dual mono with the left channel, it eliminates the feedback... and sounds better when using headphones.

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        4.0

        Great Value!

        By DigiDude

        from Peoria, IL

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Interviews

          Comments about Azden EX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

          I use this microphone with my dual channel azden kit. I have two of these and I love them. I use them mainly for interview purposes. I didn't think that the screw down connector would matter but I would never go back. No more worrying about someone yanking a mic out of the transmitter.

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          5.0

          Near perfect

          By mttrieu

          from Vancouver, BC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Azden EX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

            Fits my budget. It works great as advertised. Screw down is plastic so will not last compare to other brand/model but does the job. Wire is thick so will outlast other brand. Wire length is short but will definitely accommodate a 6'4" individual from waste to chest mounting position.

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            4.0

            Great mic for the price

            By codyds

            from Scranton, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events

              Comments about Azden EX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

              Bought this to pair with a wireless transmitter/receiver that I already have and it works perfect. Hard to beat for the price, you'd have to spent over $100 to get this quality. If you can live with the features (short cord, big head, etc.) that you won't regret this mic.

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              4.0

              Great Lav Mic for the price

              By PDevaney

              from New York, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Great Price

              Cons

              • Average Sound Quality

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Interviews

              Comments about Azden EX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

              I recently picked up three of these for backups for a corporate video shoot. After testing them, I decided to give them a try as our main Lav mics. They worked flawlessly for every segment we shot. And the price cannot be beat. Of course, they are omni-directional, so ambient room sound has to be strictly controlled. As given the price range, these mics cannot compare to the units 10x the cost, and sound can run a bit 'tinny' unless placed perfectly. But we found them excellent additions to our audio kit, and will be getting more as our audio needs expand.

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              3.0

              Problems with System

              By Tom

              from Volant PA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear sound sometimes

              Cons

              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Azden EX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

              Have been having problems with our Azden wireless microphone system with the audio coming thru like there was a loose connection someplace. Wigling the wire on the lavalier mic seemed to help so bought this to replace the one we had, but the same problem still exists.

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              5.0

              A very workable mic, for TV and Radio

              By Benny

              from Greenville, South Carolina

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Azden EX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                I use two mic for the "Morning Show" for WSSL Radio, Greenville SC,
                The product is as good as it gets.

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                4.0

                Not Bad For the Price

                By VideoDoug

                from Tampa

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Good for short interviews

                  Comments about Azden EX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                  I agree that the mic cord could be longer. But the price is too good to pass up. I solved the cord problem by going to Radio Shack, buying a 4 foot cord extension for 4 dollars. Mic works pretty good as long as you listen for levels as you are recording.

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                  3.0

                  Works good, length is not Good

                  By HDVideo

                  from South Carolina

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Limited Functions

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Azden EX-503L Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                  The sound quality is great for the money. However, i was surprised to see the length of the cord from the connector to the mic. Not long at all. If you do not have an inside coat to put the transmitter in i don't know where you would put it. It is not long enough to clip around back on a belt or something.

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                  • You Pay: $4.99
                   

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