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Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

B&H # POOLM10 Mfr # OLM-10
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Product Highlights
  • Self-Powered Electret Condenser Mic
  • Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
  • 3.5mm TRS Dual-Mono Connector
  • Sends Audio to Left & Right Channels
  • Accurate Voice Reproduction
  • Lightweight, Discrete Design
  • 20' Cable
  • In-Line Power Switch
  • For Most Devices with 3.5mm Mic Input
  • Includes Tie Clip, Windscreen, & Battery

The Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone is an all-in-one solution for recording hands-free audio to both channels of your camcorder or DSLR, as well as most devices with a 3.5mm mic-level input that cannot supply phantom power. It is a self-powered clip-on electret condenser mic designed for accurate voice reproduction in home and video webcasting applications such as presentations, interviews, dictation, and corporate video. The microphone's small, 21-mm long lightweight body allows for discrete placement with the included tie-clip while its 20-foot long cable gives you ample distance from your recording device.

Featuring a 3.5mm dual-mono TRS output connector, the mic sends audio to both the left and right channels of your recorder. Thanks to its omnidirectional polar pattern, the OLM-10 provides a uniform response that will not cause the bass-boosting proximity effect common with cardioid patterns, while allowing you to move freely without off-axis rejection causing a drop in volume. The in-line power switch allows you to quickly mute the microphone as well as preserve battery life when not in use. A windscreen for reduced noise and plosives, 1/4" adapter, and LR44 battery are included.

Transducer Electret condenser
Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
Frequency Response 50 Hz to 18 kHz
Sensitivity -65 dB +/- 3 dB (0 dB = 1 V/µbar @ 1 kHz)
Impedance 1 kΩ +/-30% @ 1 kHz
Operating Voltage 1 to 10 V DC
Material Gold stereo plug
Cable Length 20' (6 m)
Capsule Diameter 0.3" (7.5 mm)
Length Microphone: 0.8" (21 mm)
Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
  • 3.5mm to 1/4" Adapter
  • Tie Clip
  • Foam Windscreen
  • LR44 Battery
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    PolsenOLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
     
    4.3

    (based on 194 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (93)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (78)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (120)
    • Good audio (119)
    • Lightweight (99)
    • Compact (98)
    • Versatile (46)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (18)
    • Not durable (8)
    • Poor sound quality (7)
    • Bulky/heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (89)
    • Home studio (49)
    • Outdoor events / games (39)
    • Professional recording (23)
    • Interviews (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (93), Novice (43), Professional musician (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (39), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    HELPFUL USAGE TIPS

    FOR PRO MIXER INPUT, use the B/H HOASMFPM adapter to provide 1/4" unbalanced audio that WILL work on a pro mixer 1/4" balanced mic input. :)
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    FOR PRO MIXER INPUT, use the B/H HOASMFPM adapter to provide 1/4" unbalanced audio that WILL work on a pro mixer 1/4" balanced mic input. :)

    FRYING BACON STATIC NOISE, developed in my testing. solution, polish the battery edge and faces on a mildly rough cloth to remove invisible oxide, and if you are good with tools, carefully bend out the side contact to make it a firm fit. test this by hard tapping on the battery case and see if you have 'funnies' in the audio. a loose battery fit will suddenly inject 'bacon frying and static' into audio. making a tight/clean contact will stop/prevent that.

    with the adapter, tight battery fitting contacts, you will have a killer mic for little money.

    lastly, maybe they will make battery contacts much tighter and reverse the location of the battery holder to be at the mixer end so as to avoid battery jossling/noise, and a chance to fix it fast if you get unlucky and it happens.

    sorry about the runon and long wind, but i hope this and my last review are helpful in your using this GREAT LIL MIC.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    good for the price

    I am using this attached to a Zi10 Playtouch for youtube and home videos. I like this lavelier microphone for my purposes. The mic quality in most video cameras is terrible to horrible....Read complete review

    I am using this attached to a Zi10 Playtouch for youtube and home videos. I like this lavelier microphone for my purposes. The mic quality in most video cameras is terrible to horrible. As far as I am concerned an external mic is absolutely necessary. The quality is not professional but is adequate for my needs.It improves the sound quality 100%. It is certainly good for speaking and instruction. If you are a singer or music professional you may want to invest in something stronger than this but for just speaking and regular sound capture this is good. The clip could be better but it is adequate.

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    5.0

    Good to go

    By HikingPhotographer

    from Seattle

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

          I haven't had a chance to use this mic much but seems to work real well with the Tascam DR-40.

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          5.0

          Superb for cheap price

          By Elias

          from Brooklyn, NY

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                I bought it cuz of an emergency. I needed something fast that could help me record audio and I have been using it for many things.
                Very good range, good quality. I will buy a more professional one later on, but I will definitely keep this one as back up. It works awesome!

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                4.0

                Outstanding!

                By Denni D.

                from Greater Nahsville

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great audio quality
                • Inexpensive

                Cons

                • Cord To Long

                Best Uses

                • Commercial Production
                • Tv Programming

                Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                I'm capturing audio separately to a recording device and sync with the audio track from a consumer camcorder that doesn't record audio well.I'm blown away with the quality of this mic. for the price. I have 2 other much more expensive lapel mics. ($ each.) and this performs as well or BETTER than they do!

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                4.0

                Great Lav Mic

                By Gavin at SUSD

                from Tucson, AZ

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Long cord

                Cons

                • Rumblehiss Noise

                Best Uses

                • Video Interviews

                Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                I use this at my job for a school district. The cord is really long which is nice because you never have to worry about where you are at for interviews.There is rumble or hiss noise if I hook directly into the 5d Mark III. That is why I give it 4 stars. My work around that is having the Tascam Dr40 mounted on the top of the camera and I use that as my camera mic. I can then hook the lav mic into the Tascam. When I make the volume really low on the camera and really high on the Tascam then the lav sounds great.

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                4.0

                Good mic for a low budget / backup

                By HB

                from Chicago

                Verified Buyer

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                      Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                      This is a good backup mic to have on hand, just in case. The long cord allows you to feed it right into the camera and interview a subject. It will never pass as a $ or $ mic, but for $ it doesn't sound like you're using the onboard mic (i.e. unprofessional.)

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                      4.0

                      Very Easy

                      By Auditioner

                      from Atlanta GA

                      Verified Buyer

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                            Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                            I use this for close up shots, chest and up. It is simple, the clip is sturdy, and the sound quality is good.

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                            4.0

                            Get a lot for the price

                            By Carly

                            from Nashville

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear
                            • Long
                            • Works well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Interviewing

                              Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                              I love this mic. It clips on easily and is long enough so that the camera can be a good ways away from whoever is mic'd. I use it a lot for interviewing and it picks up clear audio. The wind cover immediately ripped, though.

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                              4.0

                              Good Microphone

                              By Phil was here

                              from York, PA

                              Verified Buyer

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                                    Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                    This is a good microphone for the cost.

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                                    4.0

                                    Nice little mic.

                                    By Duke

                                    from Albuquerque.

                                    Verified Buyer

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                                          Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                          I thought for the price the mic worked well for interviews and sounded really good.!

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                                          5.0

                                          Best inexpensive lavaliere available

                                          By W5JDX

                                          from Jackson, MS

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Excellent price
                                          • Good audio quality
                                          • Low noise

                                          Cons

                                          • Weak Battery Make Noise

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Video Production

                                          Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                          This is the same lavaliere mic sold by [@]for years. We've used these mics for 9 years and have had excellent results for such a low priced item. The audio quality is better than other mics that cost considerably more.At this price it's a no brainer.

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                                          5.0

                                          Just what we needed!

                                          By JeffDee

                                          from Red House, WV

                                          Verified Buyer

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                                                Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                                My husband has a Podcast in which he does commentary on various subjects, one of which is our travels to numerous Antique Shops around our area and other favorite locations he and I enjoy and call our 'simple pleasures of life'. We use the microphones to record our conversations as we describe all the things that we love and enjoy.

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                                                5.0

                                                Good Buy

                                                By Photo Editor

                                                from Mid-West

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Tight Controlled Video Sh

                                                    Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                                    The mics are used to provide sound in a variety of locations for a weekly prep sports preview for a midwestern newspaper. So far they seem to be just the ticket to supply crisp, clear, audio in a variety of circumstances.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    better than I expected

                                                    By KBB

                                                    from Seattle, WA

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Clear Sound

                                                    Cons

                                                    • No auto shut-off

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Interview mic
                                                    • Sound For Video

                                                    Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                                    I used this to record audio to a 'how to' video; it was hooked under the shirt (so not visible) and threaded to an inexpensive Sony recorder in the performer's back pocket. It picked up the voice, light ambient sounds, the sounds of items placed on the table, and the voice of the assistant! The only problem encountered was that I left it on overnight and had to go find replacement batteries . . . oops.

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Excellent Mic!

                                                    By Scott S.

                                                    from Oconomowoc, WI

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Sound quality

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Interviews
                                                      • presentations

                                                      Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                                      I use this with my Zoom H4N and Canon 70D. The sound quality is, in my opinion, excellent for what I will be using it for - corporate video and interviews.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Awesome for the price

                                                      By ATech

                                                      from Foothill Ranch, CA

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Affordability
                                                      • price
                                                      • Quality
                                                      • Sound

                                                      Cons

                                                      • none

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Recording Things Closer
                                                      • Within 20 Feet

                                                      Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                                      I am pleasantly surprised on the quality of this mic for the price. The rest are well over $100 and this works flawlessly! Have used it many times now!

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Works Better than Camera Mic but Not Pro

                                                      By Dawn

                                                      from San Diego, Ca

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                                                            Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                                            Works better than the in camera mic of my D800 but definitely not pro quality. Great for making little youtube videos in a quiet space but otherwise, I would go the next step up. Price can't be beat.

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                                                            3.0

                                                            Decent sound for cheap

                                                            By OzReel

                                                            from Kentucky

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • cheap
                                                            • Decent Audio Quality
                                                            • Works W Olympus Recorder

                                                            Cons

                                                            • May Hum On Ac Power

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • 20' Cable
                                                            • Corporate
                                                            • Independent Studio
                                                            • Instructional
                                                            • Instructiontutorial
                                                            • lecture
                                                            • Studio
                                                            • Youtube

                                                            Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                                            If you have the option, nothing is better for dialog audio than using a lapel. I own several @ 33-3013s which appears to be the same lapel as the OLM-10(it is stereo vs mono for the 3013s) and ATR3350 that I use for event and corporate video along side my Sennheiser wireless ew100 G2. Though some processing might be needed with the wired lapels, at the end to of the day, the client can't tell the difference between my $ lapel and my $ wireless. Sometimes I can't tell the difference. I quit using the RS 33-3013s in favor of the stereo output of the ATR3350s which produced a nearly identical image. When tested against the 3350, the cheaper OLM-15 had slightly more noise in the midrange and less dynamic range. I like the body style of the OLM-10 better with easier battery access, red paint on the power button to make on/off easier to see and I think the clip is more conducive the weight imposed by the cable when attached to a pocket or belt loop. It's all plastic vs the metal body and clip of the 3350. Given the small price difference, the more rugged metal body and slight edge on the sound quality puts the 3350 in recommendation above the OLM-10. As final side note, I didn't test it with the camcorder plugged in to AC power. If I use the ATR3350 connected to the camera on AC power, it produces a hum in the signal. Given the similarity in design, I would be leery the same thing would result with this lapel.

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                                                            5.0

                                                            Great Product...!

                                                            By Bill Mahon Photo

                                                            from Sacramento, Ca.

                                                            Verified Buyer

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                                                                  Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                                                  Great product. Nice high quality sound recording and very affordable.

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                                                                  4.0

                                                                  Very pleased

                                                                  By Lin

                                                                  from Sacramento

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                                                                        Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                                                        I am a amateur videographer on a budget. I found this mic, it had decent reviews and was great for my budget. So far, I have been very please with the sound quality of this product. I use it along with a boom mic so I get ambient sound as well. I wish they had a comparable wireless mic.

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                                                                        5.0

                                                                        Works well with Canon T3i

                                                                        By Mini

                                                                        from Washington DC

                                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • Good Quality
                                                                        • Low Cost

                                                                        Cons

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                          • Canon Dslr

                                                                          Comments about Polsen OLM-10 Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone:

                                                                          Recently purchased this mic to be able to plug directly into Canon T3i for recording video. Sound quality was very good. Tested it on camera's auto recording level setting and various manual settings of 25-50. Auto setting worked best, with readings in the -12db to -8db range. Meter reading on camera matched well with meter reading in FCX.

                                                                          Would highly recommend for a low-cost, good quality mic.

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                                                                          Always keep spare batteries handy and you won't get caught without power.

                                                                          General Brand -  LR44 Alkaline Cell Batteries (1.5V, 2 Pack)
                                                                          • You Pay: $2.14
                                                                           

                                                                          Add more interconnectivity options for your equipment.

                                                                          Pearstone -  Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Extension Cable (Black) - 10'
                                                                          • You Pay: $4.99
                                                                           

                                                                          Adapters

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                                                                          Adapters allow more interconnectivity options.

                                                                          Kopul -  XLR to Mini Adapter
                                                                          • You Pay: $9.95
                                                                           
                                                                          Rode -  SC4 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Adaptor
                                                                          • You Pay: $15.00
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                                                                          Wind Protection

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

                                                                          Auray -  WLF-OLM10-2 Foam Windscreens for Pearstone or Polsen OLM-10 Lavalier Microphone (2-Pack)
                                                                          • You Pay: $4.95
                                                                           

                                                                          Microphone Clips

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

                                                                          Auray -  Tie Clips for the Pearstone OLM-10 Lavalier Microphone
                                                                          • You Pay: $4.95
                                                                           

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

                                                                          Pelican -  1020 Micro Case (Clear Black)
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