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Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone

B&H # AZSMX10 MFR # SMX-10
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Product Highlights
  • Directional Stereo Shotgun Microphone
  • Compatible With Consumer Video Cameras
  • Includes Windscreen & Mount

The Azden SMX-10 is a directional stereo microphone for use with standard consumer video cameras. The microphone delivers professional stereo placement and overall audio quality at an affordable price. The SMX-10 measures 6.96" (177mm) in length and includes a windscreen and camera hot-shoe mount. The light weight electret condenser microphone is powered with a single AAA alkaline battery (not included) for up to 400 hours. The coiled cable features a stereo 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS mini connector.

Accurate stereo capturing while rejecting off-axis noise.
Powered with AAA alkaline battery for up to 400 hours.
Coiled cable with 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo connector.
Includes hot-shoe mount and windscreen.
Transducer Stereo Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Dual Unidirectional
Frequency Response 100Hz - 18kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) 66dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 60dB (1kHz, 1 Pa.)
Maximum Input Sound Level 100dB
Power Requirements 1.5VDC (AAA size battery) - not included
Output Impedance 1.5kΩ @ 1kHz
Output Connectors 1/8" 3.5mm Connector
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off Built-in (non switchable)
Dimensions 6.96 x .71" (177 x 18.2mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight 1.83 oz (52g)
Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone
  • Windscreen
  • Shoe-Mount
  • Mic Holder
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    AzdenSMX-10 Stereo Microphone
     
    4.2

    (based on 191 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (80)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (85)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (150)
    • Easy to use (130)
    • Compact (95)
    • Good audio (93)
    • Durable (44)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (14)
    • Poor sound quality (6)
    • Noisy (4)
    • Unreliable (4)

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (69)
    • Outdoor events / games (55)
    • Performances (35)
    • Professional recording (27)
    • Home studio (26)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (81), Tech savvy (33), Novice (30), Gearhead (10), Technically challenged (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (37), Business (16)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Mic for the money

    I replaced my Rode VideoMic with the Azden SMX-10 for use onthe pair of SONY HC7's I shoot with. The Rode VideoMic wasjust too big to work with on these small cameras...Read complete review

    I replaced my Rode VideoMic with the Azden SMX-10 for use onthe pair of SONY HC7's I shoot with. The Rode VideoMic wasjust too big to work with on these small cameras and theSMX-10 has surprised me with the audio quality that can comefrom the mic when properly set up.It may not have all the glitz and glam of other mics, but itdoes a good job when mounted on the camera and I also use itfor voice overs and haven't been disappointed. The shockmount works well enough - I appreciate the compact size ofthis mic as I work solo and use a photo backpack to carryall my gear so small, compact gear with professional qualityis crucial for my work.It's not perfect, nor a high end mic, but the Azden SMX-10is a solid mic for the price.

    Expertise: Professional Solo Video Journalist

    Problems Encountered: I wish Azden had put a right angle mic jack on this mic -the standard one that sticks straight out could damage themic jack if hit incorrectly.

    Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Rode VideoMic

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    HISS issue

    I understand that this is an inexpensive mic but that's not an excuse regarding the low cost. I bought a Samson LAV which is not even an XLR balanced, it is a regular mini...Read complete review

    I understand that this is an inexpensive mic but that's not an excuse regarding the low cost. I bought a Samson LAV which is not even an XLR balanced, it is a regular mini stereo consumer plug just like this one. The samson costs less than 30 Dollars and the sound is pristine, nice bass, mids and treble and NO HISS. I tested both items on a Canon 5D Mark II, a Canon HV-20 and a professional Sony Z1-u and Z-7u and i believe this is enough testing to safely say here about the hiss problem. Not enough low frequency even having the mic set no full (no wind cut)

    The Canon 5D mark II INTERNAL mic of course detects the noise from the lens's stabilizer but the audio fidelity from it besides unwanted noises from camera lens is much better coming from just that tiny cell phone style opening in the camera

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    4.0

    Solid mic for the price

    By MediaDoc

    from Bethlehem, PA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

      Some of the more pricey mics work really well, but for someone who wants to do low-budget media production for the web and wants something solid that won't break the bank, this is a great mic.

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      4.0

      Good ratio price , quality !

      By Michel

      from Montréal , Québec, Canada

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Still Ear Te Focus Motor

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

      On my DSLR

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      5.0

      Fits our camera beautifully

      By Librarian

      from Newburyport, MA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

        We purchased this microphone for use on cameras used by high school students in the library. It is durable and fits the cameras beautifully with the bracket(sold separately). We are really happy with the sound quality it provides - it reall amps up the sound of the video camera alone. Good value for the price.

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        5.0

        Works well

        By blapree

        from New Hampshire

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Performances

          Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

          I got this to get directional stereo audio from my DSLR. It does not pick-up camera handling sounds and has decent stereo separation. Its small size is appropriate to my D-4.

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          4.0

          Decent Performance

          By Butch_M

          from Lock Haven, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Run And Gun Journalism

            Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

            Even though it falls in the lower end of the price list, this mic performs rather well. Fits well in the gear bag. Deploys quickly without complication. Offers reasonable sound quality in most conditions. I would have preferred a more expensive unit. Though I am not disappointed I started with this one.

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            4.0

            great audio

            By winnie

            from florida keys

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                I shoot weddings on the beach and this has proved to be a great benefit in cutting down on wind noise.

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                5.0

                Nice replacement for the on camera mic

                By Cheese

                from Nicholasville, KY

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                  The sound is great!

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                  5.0

                  ***Great Mic***

                  By Read The Bible

                  from North Carolina

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events

                    Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                    I am No Professional I guess! But I will tell you that I shoot some killer video with my Canon 6d and 70d and t3i and other cameras I have! I have this mic mounted on every camera I own! I even use this for my GoPro camera with the wired mic kit! Is this the best mic out there? Well I am sure you can buy a higher quality mic but for $$thousands$$ more! You can't go wrong with a mic for this price and get the sound that this mic gives. And the rubberized shock mount is perfect for run and gun video shooting and vibration! This mic uses a triple A battery but on any Canon DSLR you don't need a battery in the mic! It runs even without the battery! And it runs without a battery with my GoPro! If you are looking for a mic you can afford and get great results you better try this mic! if you want to take out the hiss noise which I hardly ever have then use a zoom h1 and run your SMX-10 mic through the zoom h1 and Done! Go ahead get the mic and get to filming and you will be glad you did not unless your just going to try to make millions off your videos!

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                    4.0

                    Nice little Stereo Microphone

                    By Tio Ricardo

                    from Fresno, Ca.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • No cons so far

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Mobile DJ

                    Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                    I use the SMX-10 on a JVC 550 camcorder to record the weekly church service. Has improved greatly the audio compared to the cameras built in mics.
                    1. Its small and very portable.
                    2. It has a very nice sound pickup in the auditorium. I would recomend it for the great sound you get and the low price cost facter.

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                    4.0

                    Great mic

                    By Photo dad

                    from Seattle WA

                    Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                    Compact and great sound. Very sensitive. Maybe not as directional as I had hoped.

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                    2.0

                    Ok microphone

                    By daveryan

                    from windsor, on

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                    • Limited Functions

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                      It is an ok mic for the price i guess. Def not as good as I thought it would be.
                      Improvement over the built in mic, but not a huge one.

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                      4.0

                      Great audio, bad shoe

                      By Kaitee

                      from Boston

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Shoe Too Big

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                      The mic itself is great. The audio is great. The price is great. It was great. The bad part is, despite my research into the mic, I was unaware that the shoe wouldn't fit into the shoe port of my Vixia. It's [shoe] too big. It'd be nice if I had known that so I could have been prepared. But all in all the audio is nice.

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                      5.0

                      This is # 2 with probably more to follow

                      By RhB_HJ

                      from Coldstream, BC Canada

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Rail-fan Videos

                        Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                        To get rid of excessive wind noise, especially when filming in Fraser and Thompson Canyon, I decided on this item after reading several reviews. It's probably the best bang for the buck! As mentioned this is the second one, since the first one really lived up to my expectations.
                        It does a fine job as is, but just to make doubly sure my equal half fashioned a fuzzy to go over the foam wind suppressor.

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                        5.0

                        product performance

                        By Jim

                        from Randolph Maine

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events
                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                          Attached microphone to vide camera. Sound was terrific. performed as I expected. Nothing negative to say.

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                          5.0

                          Hears Very Well Indeed

                          By The DAK

                          from Doyline, LA

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                            I use this mic on my Canon T4i and it does a fantastic job! It picks up real well and runs all the frequencies beautifully!

                            The only thing I do not like about it is its cost. I only wish it could be sold for a lower price but I still am proud to own this mic for my camera.

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                            5.0

                            smx-10 Microphone

                            By Bob

                            from Mid Atlantic Region

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • None so far

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording

                            Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                            Works as advertised

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                            3.0

                            SMX for Shotgun Purposes

                            By Andre

                            from Miami

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Poor Sound Quality

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                            Used to shoot classroom full of students.

                            It's great for the stereo effect, but the limited shotgun capability.

                            Not the best of both worlds.

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                            5.0

                            Very good for the price

                            By Bruce

                            from Long Island, NY

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events

                              Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                              Bought mic for my Panasonic HCV-700 HD camcorder. Although my camcorder has no earphone jack, when I plug in the Azden mic, a vu meter appears across the screen. Very Helpful.
                              The mic produces very clear, noiseless sound and picks up well in the direction it's pointed. Mic is neither too small or too big. I noticed no wind rumble with mic used outside, but have not tested it on the beach. Overall excellent and far surpasses the built in mic on my camcorder.

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                              4.0

                              Portable light weight use works great.

                              By O

                              from Longview, TX

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Events
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                                I use this product for documentary work. It's simple use work great for close up documentary.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great Product for the price

                                  By Tom

                                  from Geraldton, Western Australia

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • Led Status Light Missing

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording

                                  Comments about Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone:

                                  I am new to DSLR Video and did quite a bit of research into external mics. I love this quite inexpensive, Japanese built mic for its compact size, good quality.Since Western Australia has a lot of wind I had to come up with a solution. B&H did not have a 'dead kitten' for this mic but I found an inexpensive one that does the job wonderfully. When evaluating most reviewers said that they are missing a LED status light.... I have already emptied the battery once because I did not realize the mic was left on..... definitely an issue there. I also purchased the proposed extension lead in the accessories section of this product page - unfortunately the cable is only mono and therefore does not work for this stereo mic.

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                                  Batteries & Power

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                                  Required item: Batteries (not included) are required to power this device.

                                  Watson -  4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AAA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (1000mAh)
                                  • You Pay: $16.95
                                   
                                  Duracell -  AAA 1.5V Alkaline Coppertop Battery (2-Pack)
                                  • You Pay: $1.95
                                   

                                  Add more interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                                  Pearstone -  Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Extension Cable (Black) - 3'
                                  • You Pay: $3.99
                                   
                                  Pearstone -  Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Extension Cable (Black) - 6'
                                  • You Pay: $3.99
                                   

                                  Adapters

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                                  Adapters allow more interconnectivity options.

                                  Kopul -  XLR to Mini Adapter
                                  • You Pay: $9.95
                                   

                                  Wind Protection

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                                  Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

                                  Azden -  SWS-100 High Performance Softie Windscreen
                                  • You Pay: $69.00
                                   
                                  Auray -  WSR-2012 Stuffed Rabbit Windscreen for Shotgun Microphones - (12cm)
                                  • You Pay: $49.95
                                   

                                  Mounting

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                                  Additional brackets and rigs allow more convenient piggy-backing of devices.

                                  Vello -  Triple Shoe V-Bracket (4.1" Wide)
                                  • You Pay: $24.90
                                   

                                  Boompoles

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                                  Get your mic closer to the sound source with a boompole.

                                  Polsen -  SBP-10 5-Section 10' Telescoping Aluminum Boompole
                                  • You Pay: $139.95
                                   
                                  Rode -  Micro Boompole - 3-Section Boom Pole
                                  • You Pay: $49.00
                                   
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