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Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone with 1/8" Stereo Mini Connection

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The Sony ECM-DS30P is a compact stereo microphone with a standard 1/8" stereo output for direct connection to MiniDisc and other portable digital recording devices with a standard 1/8" stereo input. The microphone utilizes plug-in power and is ideal for general recording of speech, ambiance, performances, etc.

Transducer Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Uni-directional x2 Stereo
Frequency Response 100 - 10,000 Hz
Dynamic Range (Typical) not specified by manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Ander 39.0dB S.P.L
Maximum Input Sound Level not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirements Plug-in power capability
Output Impedance not specified by manufacturer
Output Connectors Straight Shaped Mini 3.5 Gold Plated
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions .47 x 2.24" (12 x 57mm)
Weight 1 oz (17 g)
Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone with 1/8" Stereo Mini Connection
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    SonyECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone
     
    4.2

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (8)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Lightweight (7)
    • Versatile (7)
    • Good audio (5)

    Cons

    • Poor sound quality (3)

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (7)
    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Performances (4)
    • Professional recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    1.0

    Does not amplify recording unit's mic...

    By Jim Greaves

    from Thompson Falls MT

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • none

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Door stop

    Comments about Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone:

    When I attached this to a ICDPX312 voice recorder, the result was quieter than the built-in mic. Definitely NOT worth the purchase. I will try it on some other units before complaining to the manufacturer. Meanwhile, SAVE YOUR MONEY!

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    4.0

    Great for reference

    By Marcos El Presidente

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Reference audio

    Comments about Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone:

    Audio quality aside, this little mic is great for audio referencing. I use it on a RED Scarlet to sync the clapper. The only thing is you have to crank up the volume in the camera to get decent sound off of it.

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    4.0

    Good for auxiliary mic.

    By G

    from TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone:

    I shoot profesional videos and use external audio recording. This little mic I use in the camera as an auxiliary to check images with sound without have to synch the external sound recordings, which I do in editing. The mic will not give you profesional sound, and I would not use it for that.

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    5.0

    Great quality

    By Iker u

    from ponce PR

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Compability

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Interview
    • IPhone
    • Mobile DJ
    • News
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording
    • Vocals

    Comments about Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone:

    I use the mic on my iphone 4 quality is way better than iphone mic .. The fact that is a stereo mic gives a whole diferent dinamic to recording both on the field and studio
    The only draw back is that you cant use the mic with the iphone...but then again you can! u need to buy an adapter order for it to work properly u can get it online for about $10 or make it yourself for $5 if ur up to it. Over all its a great quality mic sturdy construccion & it looks great and profetional

    Rating:
    Looks 10
    Sound quality 10
    Value 10

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Outstanding On-Board Mic

    By HutchWilco

    from Cambridge, MA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone:

      I got this mic to work with my RED Epic and I'm thrilled with the results. It's a great scratch track mic for slates or simple sound syncing, and way more convenient than running an XLR into the 1/8" Stereo Mini jack and then figuring out a way to mount a shotgun mic onto the rig. I just plug this little guy in up front and start shooting. Would highly recommend it for anyone looking for an on-board mic to sync external sound with.

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      5.0

      Greatly improves standard DSLR recording

      By Gringo

      from Quito, Ecuador

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone:

        This is a must have addition if your working in DSLR video. It's no professional microphone replacement, but it indeed improves the internal audio recording capabilities of Canon T2i. It's slightly larger than I thought it would be, but it's not much of a problem to be honest. It's also cheap, and it comes with a wind breaker. For the projects I do: (which are short documentary style online films), it's a great addition. Highly recommended!

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        5.0

        Dave Apopka Florida

        By Music Man

        from Apopka, Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone:

          Works awesome for all of my recording projects, I would recomend this to my friends.

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          5.0

          Great little mic

          By Stan

          from SoCal

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone:

            I use this with my Kodak zi8 camcorder(great).I like the fact that it can be turned toward you to greatly enhance commentary.Wind screen also works great.These little mics only go down to 200hz so the on board mic actually has more bass,but over all sound is more controlled with this mic.B&H price is the best

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            5.0

            Impressive

            By LM

            from Michigan

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events

              Comments about Sony ECM-DS30P - Compact Stereo Microphone:

              I will be recording steam engines and ship horns. It gives a very live sound, and separates right and left very well. Built very solid, with no plastic parts. Much improved recording quality over the built in mike.

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