I received a comment on one of my YouTube videos about “hiss” coming from the microphone. I put together this quick video in my office to compare the regular iPhone 5 microphone to the Rode SmartLav [aff] and the Rode VideoMic Pro [aff]. I’ll let you listen to the differences.
Each microphone has it’s own unique sound. It’s important to remember that web video isn’t about perfection. It’s about connection. The key is for our audio to enhance our message so we’re clearly heard without being a distraction. It just needs to be good enough.
There are ways to remove hiss and line noise from audio. I’ll save that for another post. But in the meantime, you can listen to these 3 examples and decide which one you like best.