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Sony ECM-44B Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone

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Sony ECM-44B Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone
Key Features
  • Electret Condenser
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • Battery Powered Only
  • Single AA Battery Provides 5000 Hours
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 for 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.
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Sony ECM-44B Overview

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 for 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
UPC: 027242632424

Sony ECM-44B Specs

Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Frequency Response40 Hz to 15 kHz
Sensitivity-53.0 dB ±3 dB
Dynamic Range90 dB or more
Signal-to-Noise Ratio62 dB or more
NoiseInherent Noise (0 dB=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(0 dB = 20 µP) 122 dB
Power Requirements'AA' Battery (1.5 VDC) battery power only, does not accept phantom power
Output Impedance250 Ohms, (+/-20% (1 kHz) balanced)
PadNone
Low Frequency Roll-OffNone
Cable Length9.8' / 2.9 m
ConnectorB type. Supplied with XLR connector in power supply unit (single AA size battery)
DimensionsMicrophone L x D: 0.6 x 0.34" / 14.5 x 8.5 mm 
Power Supply L x W: 5 x 0.82" / 126.5 x 20 mm
Cable L x W: 10' x 0.1" / 3 m x 2.3 mm
WeightMicrophone: 0.07 oz / 2.0 g
Power supply: 4.2 oz / 119 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.45 x 4.3 x 1.75"

Sony ECM-44B Reviews

Microphone Workhorse

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

In my 35 plus years of working in Legal Video this microphone has always been in my work gear. It is my go to microphone. This will be by far will be your most important arsenal in your sound kit.

Great mic, well built, durable

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-29

This is a workhorse mic. Great sound, well built. I use these everyday doing depositions.

much noisier than they used to be

By Donna
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-16

get a lot of noise from the wiring just below the mic. It's very weird. Too late to return. will use as mic of last resort i guess.

Added item to our inventory

By Gregory
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-11

We needed another mic to compliment our inventory for our studio. We had several of these and they worked well. Ordered them and was amazed that it was delivered the next day. Thank you B&H!!

Great Mic!

By Valor
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-14

This Mic has been a great addition to the gear bag! Has a nice length to the cord and works great for interviews and podcasts. Super low profile and hides easily.

AWSOME microphone

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-17

Produces great sound. I finally upgraded from a 20 plus old version I had. Their a workhorse!

Best mic in this price range

By Ruslan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-25

Best microphone in this price Range. I use it frequently during productions with severals hosts either for the show or for stand ups for my web-series. Reliable quality and with the brand name.

Good mics but is too sensitive

By antonio
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-11

Like one review said, one or even 3 feet away from the mic tip you can hear a loud noise if you touch the cable.

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question

Sound-wise would this be as good as a 77B? That is, if I don't need the smaller profile of the 77B would this 44B sound as good?
Asked by: Thomas
The main difference between the ECM 77B and 44B other than physical size, would be the frequency response. The 77B extends lower than the 44B, however generally for speech and broadcast applications those would be rolled off. If size is of no importance, the ECM 44B is a fine choice and very popular in broadcast applications.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Can this mic be connectected to an additional XLR ...

Can this mic be connectected to an additional XLR cable to extend the distance from camera to the subject?
Asked by: Keith
Hi, Keith! Yes, it can be connected. ~Ralph
Answered by: SonyListens
Date published: 2019-08-09

question

How to connect Sony eco-44b to audio recorder
Asked by: Nicole M.
Hi Nicole, What audio recorder? The ECM-44B has a Male XLR connector. If the audio recorder has a female XLR port it will plug right in. If your recorder has a 3.5mm or inch input you will need an adapter:Hosa Technology Pro REAN XLR Female to 1/4 TS Hi-Z Microphone Cable - 10'<a href= https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/828155-REG/Hosa_Technology_HMIC_010HZ_HMIC_010HZ_Pro_Mic_Cable.html target= _blank >https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/828155-REG/Hosa_Technology_HMIC_010HZ_HMIC_010HZ_Pro_Mic_Cable.html</a>OrKopul XRSM 3-Pin XLR Female to 3.5mm RA Stereo Mini-Plug Cable (1.5')<a href= https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1221867-REG/kopul_xrsm_015b_xrsm_3_pin_xlr_female.html target= _blank >https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1221867-REG/kopul_xrsm_015b_xrsm_3_pin_xlr_female.html</a>Regards, -Erin
Answered by: Sony Support Sony Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27

Will this mic work with Scarlett Focusrite 2i2?

Will this mic work with Scarlett Focusrite 2i2?
Asked by: Gary
Should be able to work. Make sure AA battery is installed in the XLR barrel. Remove battery when not in use do prevent the Lav from damages from acid leaks. It's a great lav to have and audio is great. Have 2 for talking heads.
Answered by: Jonel
Date published: 2021-02-09

question

To link this to a DSLR with a 3.5mm jack in a way that adds to the length of the cord, I could use a 20' Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to XLR F Microphone Cable, plus a Kopul LMT100 - Low to High Impedance Matching Transformer, correct? The length will not degrade the sound, and I can go right into the camera?
Asked by: Brian
Correct. A standard XLR mic cable in addition to the Kopul LMT-100 cable will allow you to connect the ECM-44B directly to a DSLR. At this length would not affect the audio quality.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

is there a difference between the ECM-44 or the ECM-44b?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Sony ECM 44 is a series of microphones supplied with different connectors depending on application. The ECM44-B is supplied with a AA battery power supply with an XLR connector permanently attached.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

I am having trouble opening up the mic to replace the battery. What am I doing wrong?
Asked by: Anonymous
The barrel of the Sony ECM-44B is threaded in the center and should unscrew with little resistance.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

is this mic / xlr connector balanced?

is this mic / xlr connector balanced?
Asked by: Paolo
YES, it has xlr connector.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-12
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