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Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

B&H # SOECM44B Mfr # ECM44B
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You Pay: $199.00
Product Highlights
  • Electret Condenser
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • Battery Powered Only
  • Single AA Battery Provides 5000 Hours
  • For Live Sound and Broadcast

The Sony ECM-44B Lavalier Microphone makes the exceptional quality of Sony's electret condenser microphones available for budget conscious productions, and a variety of sound reinforcement requirements, such as lectures and demonstrations. Measuring only 8.5 x 14.5mm, the ECM-44B reduces the visual distraction to the audience. The ECM-44B can be depended upon for clean, bright, yet natural reproduction. To maintain its low cost, this microphone operates on a single AA (does not accept phantom power) battery for over 5000 hours of service.

Excellent cost/performance ratio
Black Finish
AA battery power supply and XLR connector
Transducer Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response 40 Hz to 15 kHz
Sensitivity -53.0 dB ±3 dB
Dynamic Range 90 dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 62 dB or more
Noise Inherent Noise (0dB=20µPa): 32 dB SPL or less
Induction Noise (from External Magnetic Field): 5 dB SPL or less
Wind Noise: 40 dB SPL or less (with windscreen, at 2 m/s)
Maximum SPL (dB SPL)(0 dB=20µP) 122 dB
Power Requirements 'AA' Battery (1.5v DC)battery power only, does not accept phantom power
Output Impedance 250Ω, (+/-20% (1kHz) Balanced)
Pad None
Low Frequency Roll-Off None
Cable Length 9.8' (2.9 m)
Connector B type. Supplied with XLR connector in power supply unit (single AA size battery)
Dimensions Microphone: 0.6 x 0.34" (14.5 x 8.5mm) LxD
Power Supply: 5 x 0.82" (126.5 x 20mm) LxW
Cable: 10' x 0.09" (3m x 2.3mm) LxW
Weight Microphone: 0.07 oz. (2.0 g)
Power supply: 4.2 oz. (119 g)
Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
  • Holder Clip
  • Windscreen
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
     
    4.7

    (based on 70 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound quality (54)
    • Durable (49)
    • Lightweight (45)
    • Easy to use (39)
    • Long lasting (30)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional (52)
      • Productivity (11)
      • Presentations (7)
      • Interviews (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (40), Gearhead (22), Technically challenged (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (58), Personal (4)

      Reviewed by 70 customers

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      5.0

      Solid choice for professional wired lavs

      By Daniel Shugert

      from Jerusalem, Israel

      About Me Multimedia Producer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Television
        • Video Production

        Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

        We bought two of these four months ago for a weekly TV news program and other projects and thus far have no complaints. The get constant use and seem very well built. They sound great: clear, nice tonal range, low background noise. We've used them connected to an external recorder as well as plugged directly into cameras (using long XLR cables.) They come with nice cases and the clips are all-metal. If you're okay with battery only mics these are a great choice.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Never fails

        By BreauxCajun

        from Louisiana

        Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

        This mic is great! I've never had a problem a new battery couldn't fix.

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        5.0

        Quality mic.

        By Howard

        from Eureka, CA

        Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

        Used for taping interviews. Excellent sound quality. Battery lasts a very long time, but remember to take it out - there's no on-off switch. Would recommend buying one or two additional black foam pop filters, since these tend to become lost if you are not careful.

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        5.0

        Top-notch, clear sound.

        By mike

        from PA

        Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

        Yes the 77-B is better, but the sound quality of this little guy is probably top of the line for the price. I use it conjunction with a Beachtek *passive* adapter and the mic-level mini plug input on my Panasonic AG-HMC-40. Low hiss, though it doesn't put out quite a strong enough signal for the miniplug input on my Tascam DR-05, so be aware of this should you want to interfacs it over non-XLR into a recorder.

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        4.0

        Always works great.

        By Wani

        from San Francisco

        About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Noisy

        Best Uses

        • Productivity
        • Professional

        Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

        I had urgent video shooting in a week and I ordered SONY ECM-44B microphone with expedite shipping. I received item in 3 days and finally I used this brand new microphone.
        We had two of this already and SONY ECM-44B is always works great.
        We finished filming without any problem.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Wonderful

        By Slee

        from Cali

        Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

        Sony makes a wonderful product

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        5.0

        Great Sounding Lav mic

        By Jim Costa Films

        from San Diego

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional

          Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

          I use the lav for hard wired interviews when a wireless mic is not practical. the sound reproduction is excellent.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          A great mic as always

          By mmaitzen

          from Indianapolis, IN

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Cable
          • No onoff switch

          Best Uses

          • Productivity
          • Professional
          • Video Production

          Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

          I have been using the Sony ECM-44B in my studio work for years. It has always had great fidelity and response. If you use these just watch out for two things. One, there is no ON/OFF switch so you need to remove the battery to keep it from discharging when not in use. Many engineers will put the battery in backward to store it but the case has a place for a battery so your don't have to. Two, the weak spot on this mic is the cable coming out of the battery case. Eventually it always seems to start to short out and it would cost more to fix than replace. At least for me. But I still like them a lot.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Really good

          By Jude

          from New York, NY

          About Me Gearhead

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

            It covers all my expectations.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            4.0

            Most Reliable Lav Mic I know

            By E.

            from Bakersfield, CA

            About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Den
              • Presentations
              • Productivity
              • Professional

              Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

              by far one of the most dependable lavs ive ever owned... I work in the news industry and you cant go wrong using it...

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              works great!

              By climber guy

              from Tacoma, wa

              About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Productivity
                • Professional

                Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                I bought this so I could have a low profile microphone close to my subjects mouth. We have 4 of these in our video program, and they still work after 10 years of abuse from our students. I plan to use it for recording 2 camera interviews with double system sound. The sound quality is very close to what either the Zoom H4n or my Tascam DR-40 can record with their onboard microphones. My friend has 2 of these for his video business, he says they last ten years with proper care. It is obviously not a super high end microphone, but it's not junk either, I think it will be just right.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                excellent audio quality

                By shuey

                from taos, nm

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Great Sound Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                    Solid product.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    4.0

                    Solid Microphone

                    By Reservoir Dog

                    from Meridian, MS

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                        I use the ECM 44B both in my day job creating commercials and on my side job, producing long form shows. This microphone has never given me any trouble. It is very dependable. I highly recommend this piece of equipment.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Solid mic

                        By cschollmd

                        from Washington, DC

                        About Me Experienced Tv, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Stiff Clip Attachment
                        • Unstable

                        Best Uses

                        • Interviews
                        • Professional

                        Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                        This is a great mic for the price. I use it for basic interviews in relatively quiet spaces (I have not used it outside or in a crowd). It suits these needs perfectly. The cable is short and you will need an extender. Haven't had it long enough to know the range of the AA battery life, but I don't see a problem there either so long as you've got a spare. The mic itself is also pretty average-sized for a lav. Overall a good purchase.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Great & Durable Lav Mic

                        By WIGTV

                        from Indianapolis, Indiana

                        About Me Gearhead, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Presentations
                          • Productivity
                          • Professional

                          Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                          I have used this mic for years. It is a great all around mic. It sounds great. It's durable. It's priced right. In fact about 6 moths ago I was on a shoot and a guy helping to un-Mic a guest accidentally dropped the mic into a glass of water! I immediately yanked it out of the cup and blew it dry. The thing works as good as it always has. Not sure how it survived, but it did!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          4.0

                          This is a workhorse

                          By Captain Video

                          from Indianapolis, In

                          About Me Former Chief Photog, Gearhead

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Long Lasting

                          Cons

                          • Large Base

                          Best Uses

                          • Productivity
                          • Professional

                          Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                          This has been my lav of choice for years. It is small enough to be unobtrusive yet built to stand up to constant use. It's an essential part of my primary kit.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Great Mic

                          By Joey

                          from Montreal, Canada

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Sound Quality
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                              Using to record audio at conferences and more, creates a great "amiance"

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              4.0

                              Excellent product!

                              By Productions BP

                              from Rouyn-Noranda, Qc, CA

                              About Me Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Professional

                                Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                Very good sound top up long enough and solid against the wire makes noise when you touch it near the microphone

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                4.0

                                Powerhouse

                                By sorenme

                                from Tacoma, WA

                                About Me New Business Owner

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clarity of sound
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Great Sound Quality
                                • Lightweight
                                • Small

                                Cons

                                • The cord is short

                                Best Uses

                                • Legal Video Depositions
                                • Professional

                                Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                I use this microphone for video of legal depositions. I have several types of lavalier microphones. The ECM-44B is one of my favorites.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Business

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                                5.0

                                Great Mic

                                By jibmaster

                                from Salem, nh

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Great Sound Quality
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Professional

                                  Comments about Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                  We have used many of these for years and have had little issue. They hold up pretty well.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  • You Pay: $11.64
                                   
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