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Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

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Product Highlights

  • Electret Condenser
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • Battery Powered Only
  • Single AA Battery Provides 5000 Hours
  • For Live Sound and Broadcast
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You Pay: $170.00

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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
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    SonyECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
     
    4.8

    (based on 82 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (62)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound quality (62)
    • Durable (56)
    • Lightweight (50)
    • Easy to use (47)
    • Long lasting (35)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional (59)
      • Productivity (13)
      • Presentations (7)
      • Interviews (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (43), Gearhead (23), Technically challenged (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (65), Personal (6)

      Reviewed by 82 customers

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      5.0

      Good Quality sound and affordable.

      By legal video depo man

      from Rayville, LA

      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:

        I use this microphone on the witnesses in video depositions. I must have a clear full frequency sound as many of the video depos are presented in court proceedings.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Great Mic

        By Marshall Arts

        from Dallas, TX

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

        This was the first mic I bought back in 2004. It works great for the price. The only reason I had to replace it was because a battery corroded inside.

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        4.0

        Good

        By cwkwan

        from Hong Kong

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Battery Power Only

        Best Uses

        • Productivity
        • Professional

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

        use this for broadcast, the sound quality is ok, the price is good,

        but it use battery only make it a bit inconvenience.

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        Wonderful microphone for the price

        By Vickie WDI

        from Albany, NY

        About Me Tech Savvy

        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:

          This microphone is so easy to use and produces great audio.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Great lav mic

          By ToddB

          from Des Moines, IA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          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:

            Have used these mics for years and always come back for me if a cable gets damaged in use or I need to add to my kit. Also recommend all of the time to others. Safe purchase. Sound is great and they come in a nice, protective carrying case. Great mics.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            As solid as it gets.

            By Rockwoodcomic

            from Oklahoma

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

            I've been using this model mic for years. Are there better mics out there? I'm sure there probably are, but I've never had any complaints with these. The sound is great, the construction is solid, and it's the most reliable piece of equipment I have. I've never had one go bad as rough as I use them. I'm sure someday I'll buy another, and what better recommendation could you have than that?

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            4.0

            Works well for some voices

            By Saint Akers

            from Kent, WA

            About Me Beginner With Film Audio

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I used the microphone for an interview with a woman who generally talks rather quietly. I was recording straight to my Canon D6. This product did a great job of picking up her voice in a natural way.
                I, however, have a voice in a lower register. My speech pattern is also quite different from that of my interviewee. When I tested the mic on myself, it accentuated my "S's" and made them very whistley.
                Bottom line: this mic was great for my subject, but may not work for everyone.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Nice mic

                By ababrian

                from Martinez, Ca.

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

                Perfect for doing interviews in the field or in studio.

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                5.0

                Exceptional quality, I love this mic!

                By Indrid Cold

                from Chicago, IL

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentary
                  • Independent films
                  • Professional

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

                  I ultimately chose this microphone over the ECM-77B because I was hoping that for a cheaper price, it would still yield comparable quality audio. I've never used an ECM-77B, but I can safely say that the quality of this lavalier is exceptional.I can record voice over in my own home, take out a bit of the natural hum/room tone with an EQ effect or noise removal program like Audacity, and it sounds like I recorded it in a soundproof room. I had to shoot a person speaking in a location that was a noisy nightmare. It was right next to an airport, surrounded by busy streets, and strong winds were blowing that day, yet my audio still came out sounding clear.I absolutely love this microphone. Just be sure to always check your batteries before using it.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  works great

                  By aaronthetaxidermist

                  from wi

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Professional

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

                    crisp,clear sound !

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Great product

                    By OZ

                    from Canada

                    About Me Gearhead

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Great Sound Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Productivity

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

                      Easy to set up, Great quality for the money.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      BH Photo delivers again!

                      By Bob

                      from Kingsport, Tennessee

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional

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

                        We are just now replacing our old sony mics with new ones. Give Sony Credit these mics where 25 years old. For Lav mics to work that long is really pretty amazing. The new ECM-44's sound great and we know they will last along time if taken care of.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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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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                            Batteries & Power

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

                            Duracell - AA 1.5v Alkaline Coppertop Battery (4-Pack)
                            • You Pay: $2.79
                             
                            Watson - 4-Hour Rapid Charger with 4 AA NiMH Rechargeable Batteries (2300mAh)
                            • You Pay: $17.95
                             

                            Cables

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                            Add interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                            Hosa Technology - Camcorder Microphone Cable (XLR Female)
                            • You Pay: $20.99
                             
                            Kopul - Studio Elite 4000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable - 10' (3.0 m), Black
                            • You Pay: $17.49
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                            Adapters

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                            Adapters allow more interconnectivity options.

                            Kopul - LMT100 - Low to High Impedance Matching Transformer (1.5')
                            • You Pay: $19.95
                             

                            Wind Protection

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                            Windscreens are often lost or worn out over time. Make sure to get extra Windscreens.

                            Sony - Windscreen for Sony ECM44
                            • You Pay: $15.99
                             
                            Auray - WLF-EC44-2 Foam Windscreens for Sony ECM-44 Lavalier Microphone (2-Pack)
                            • You Pay: $13.95
                             

                            Microphone Clips

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                            Microphone Clips are often lost or broken over time. Make sure to get extra Microphone Clips.

                            Auray - Lav Mic Tie Clips for the Sony ECM-44 (2-Pack)
                            • You Pay: $13.95
                             
                            Sony - SAD-H44B - Horizontal Microphone Clips
                            • You Pay: $113.90
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                            Cases & Protection

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                            Carry, store and protect your equipment in a bag or case.

                            Pelican - 1020 Micro Case (Clear Black)
                            • You Pay: $11.64
                             
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