For one-on-one podcast interviews, my goal this year has been to get away from microphones that require a boom or a stand. I love the Heil PR40 and Audio Technica ATR-2100 for Skype interviews but for live one-on-one interviews and discussions, I prefer to use a great sounding mic that doesn’t require a mic stand.
Recently I ordered a couple of Audio Technica BPHS1 XLR Headset mics and love the sound quality. These broadcast mics are exactly what I’ve been looking for when it comes to interviewing guests live in person. They offer great sound and can plug right into my Zoom H4N recorder.
In addition to a high quality headset mic, I was also looking for a high end XLR lapel mic that provides great sound quality for coffee shop style discussions.
Then a couple of weeks ago I came across the AT803 lavalier microphone from Audio Technica, and decided to give it a try. After hooking it up to my H4N recorder and running a few audio tests, I was really impressed! This little mic offers some impressive sound fidelity with very little background noise for a small lavalier mic.