The iRig Mic Lav is a fantastic rig for podcasters or video bloggers looking to quickly mic up someone to do an audio or video interview. I was honestly quite surprised at the quality of the audio the folks at IK Multimedia have really outdone themselves this time.
When I received the iRig Mic Lav for review, I wanted to put it head to head with some Pro Lav mics I have here in the studio. In my test the audio quality was equal to several of my wireless Lavs that cost 7 times as much as the $49.95 iRig Mic Lav.
What is really unique about this product, is that through a module on the rig you can plug in a set of headsets to monitor the person you are interviewing, or you can plug in a second iRig Mic Lav and have two people wired up.. This is perfect in a host – guest situation. I would though like to see a little longer cable in both the solo and dual rig setups though.
Don’t get me wrong the cable length is about 5 1/2 feet, but if you are trying to hide the cable from being seen on Video running down the front of a shirt you may come up a little bit short. The iRig Mic Lav is going to be in my to go kit so that when an unexpected interview opportunity presents itself I can be ready in seconds. Folks that shoot selfie videos are going to be perfect candidates for this setup as well.
The iRig Mic Lav worked with all the Audio and Video recording apps I have, and I even used it on a skype call. So the usage cases are really unlimited if you are looking to up your audio quality.