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Sony ECM-44B - Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

B&H # SOECM44B Mfr # ECM44B
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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

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
     
    4.8

    (based on 75 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (57)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great sound quality (58)
    • Durable (52)
    • Lightweight (46)
    • Easy to use (42)
    • Long lasting (32)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional (55)
      • Productivity (12)
      • Presentations (7)
      • Interviews (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (41), Gearhead (23), Technically challenged (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (60), Personal (6)

      Reviewed by 75 customers

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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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                  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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                                  • 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
                                   
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                                  • You Pay: $13.95
                                   

                                  Microphone Clips

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                                  Cases & Protection

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

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