The Best Microphone for GoPro of 2020

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Do you have a GoPro, but it doesn’t have a mic, or maybe you want a better mic?

You have come to the right place because we are here to review the best microphone for GoPro out there at this time.


Best Microphones For GoPro: Reviews

1. REMOVU RM-M1+A1 Wireless Microphone

REMOVU RM-M1+A1 Wireless Microphone and Receiver for GoPro HERO4, HERO3+ & HERO3
  • This device fits GoPro HERO3, HERO3 plus and HERO4 only. NOT for HERO 5 and later models.
  • Maximum distance is about 40 Yards depending on environment

This is a somewhat expensive wireless microphone and receiver for GoPro, and although it is a bit pricey, it does come with a great level of quality and durability. It might just be the best option reviewed here today.

Review

The REMOVU RM-M1+A1 Wireless Microphone is made for the GoPro HERO3, HERO3 plus and HERO4, but it will not work with any models as new or newer than the HERO5, just so you know.

This is, however, quite a convenient option, as it comes with the receiver included, so you don’t have to have the GoPro on you to use it; you can simply clip the mic onto your person, and have the camera somewhere else. 

Keep in mind that the maximum possible distance for the wireless connection is about 40 yards, which is decent, but not excellent.

We like how the REMOVU RM-M1+A1 Wireless Microphone is small and compact, and comes with a secure clip, so it’s easy to put on your person and it’s fairly unnoticeable when wearing it. 

The REMOVU RM-M1+A1 Wireless Microphone has a wind guard to ensure that there is no sound distortion from the wind, plus it also has a waterproof shell as well, which is important for an action camera’s microphone.

What is also decently impressive is that it has a 6-hour battery life, plus it is rechargeable. Finally, the REMOVU RM-M1+A1 Wireless Microphone fits right into a standard GoPro BacPac housing.

Pros

  • Very durable
  • High quality audio
  • Waterproof shell
  • Wind guard included
  • Good battery life
  • Decent connection distance
  • Easy and comfortable to wear

Cons

Has some charging issues

Best For

If you need a high-quality GoPro mic that comes with all of the necessary bells and whistles, and you like wireless devices, then the REMOVU RM-M1+A1 Wireless Microphone might be best for you. 

2. Rode Compact On-Camera Microphone

Here is another pretty decent option which comes in a little less expensive than the one we just looked at.

This is an interesting model, as it is designed to be mounted right on the camera, and it does not have wireless connection abilities, although the mic itself is of a great quality level.

Review

First off, to get the bad part of it out of the way, the Rode Compact On-Camera Microphone does not have wireless capabilities, so it needs to be plugged in directly to your GoPro camera, which is a bit of a drawback, although not the end of the world. 

Furthermore, the Rode Compact On-Camera Microphone is pretty compact, and it is not too difficult to mount, although it is mounted on top of the GoPro, so it does change the weighting and balance a bit, which might not be ideal for you. However, with all of that being said, this is a very high-quality microphone.

In terms of sound quality, the Rode Compact On-Camera Microphone is top notch. It can pick up even small sounds from quite an impressive distance. Moreover, it comes with several features to help improve sound quality, as well as to help reduce outside interference and distortions. 

What is also nice is that it does not require batteries, as it uses the connected camera as a power source, although this does mean that it eats through the battery on your GoPro. All in all, in terms of durability and sound quality, this is a top-notch option.

Pros

  • Very durable
  • Easy to use
  • Awesome sound quality
  • Does not require batteries
  • Fairly compact

Cons

  • No wireless capabilities
  • Reduce battery life of the camera
  • May affect balance and weighting

Best For

If you are fine with a microphone that is mounted right on your action camera, and you want something with high-quality sound, the Rode Compact On-Camera Microphone is a good option for you. 

3. EDUTIGE ETM-001 Microphone

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EDUTIGE ETM-001 Microphone - Omnidirectional 3.5mm 3-Pole(TRS) Microphone for GoPro, DSLR, Mirrorless Camera or Digital Audio Recorder
  • PERFECTION: Omnidirectional electret condenser microphone made of metallic body and gold-plated 3.5mm 3-pole plug
  • STYLE: small, light, sturdy, plug-and-play

This is a small, compact, and barely noticeable microphone. The sound quality here is pretty decent for such a small item, not to mention that it also comes in at a very affordable price.

Review

A really great part about this EDUTIGE ETM-001 Microphone is the fact that it features simple plug-and-play functionality. Simply plug it into the microphone port on your GoPro camera, and it is good to go.

This also means that it does not require batteries, but on the other hand, it does use the battery of your camera. 

At the same time, the microphone needs to be plugged into the camera, and it is not wireless, so it’s not the most versatile in terms of positioning, as you cannot put in on your body.

That being said, it is so far the smallest and most compact option on our list, and as it does not take up much space, it should not impact the balance of your camera. 

The EDUTIGE ETM-001 Microphone is an omni-directional microphone, so it can pick up sound from all around it. It also has a pretty high sensitivity level, so it can pick up even faint noises from a fairly great distance. 

The sound quality, as well as the distortion and outside interference control, are mediocre. It’s not a bad microphone per se, but the sound quality is not quite as good as either of the other microphones we have looked at so far. 

Pros

  • Very small and compact
  • Easy to use
  • Plug-and-play
  • Won’t affect balance
  • Fairly durable
  • Affordable

Cons

Sound quality is not great

Best For

If you are fine with not having the best sound quality, and want something portable and affordable, the EDUTIGE ETM-001 Microphone is a good option to consider. 

4. Sony Business Microphone

The Sony Business Microphone is a very unique and special option, at least as far as comparison with the other products go.

It can be used for a GoPro, but as you can tell from the name, it is a business mic, primarily intended for giving speeches and presentations, and the like, not for action or sports.

Review

The Sony Business Microphone is a very simple and easy-to-use microphone. It features simple plug-and-play capabilities. All you have to do is plug it into the mic port on the GoPro to use it.

You don’t have to calibrate it, you don’t have to deal with wireless tech, and you also do not have to worry about battery life either. 

With that being said, although the power usage here is minimal, the Sony Business Microphone will use the battery from your GoPro, plus not having a wireless connection ability is something you may not like.

The Sony Business Microphone is not designed for action or sports, as it does not have a wind guard, it is not waterproof, and the casing is just not that tough in general. However, what is nice is that it is small and compact, and it comes with a little clip, perfect for clipping onto your shirt or suit to deliver a presentation. 

Although the mic quality is not ideal for fast-paced action, it is more than good enough to pick up your voice with great clarity for a meeting or presentation. 

Pros

  • Very good price
  • Easy to use
  • Clip onto your shirt
  • Ideal for business meetings and presentations
  • Does not require batteries
  • Small and compact

Cons

  • Uses camera power
  • Not ideal for sports
  • Limited durability

Best For

If you need a mic that is good for action cameras and for giving speeches and presentations, then the Sony Business Microphone is a great option for you to keep in mind. 

5. Movo GM100 Lavalier Microphone

Movo GM100 Lavalier Microphone for GoPro with GoPro Mic Adapter Compatible with GoPro HERO3 up to HERO4 Black, White and Silver Editions
  • CRISP AUDIO: Get clearer audio recording your next adventure. The omnidirectional pickup pattern provides a better alternative to your built in GoPro microphone
  • PLUG AND PLAY: GoPro mic adapter allows you to connect the lavalier mic directly to your GoPro Hero3 up to Hero4 and doesn't require batteries to work

The Movo GM100 Lavalier Microphone is the least expensive option here on our list, and while it is not intended for sports, it does fine for presentations and the like, it does not cost much, and it’s easy to use as well.

Review

Something you might like about the Movo GM100 Lavalier Microphone is that it does not require batteries, and you don’t have to deal with wireless issues as well.

Moreover, it works simply by plugging it in directly to your GoPro camera; it is quite easy to use. With that being said, you can’t use it wirelessly, and keep in mind that it will use the battery from your GoPro. 

Something else to keep in mind is that the Movo GM100 Lavalier Microphone does not have a very durable shell, it doesn’t do much in terms of wind protection, and it’s not waterproof either, so it’s absolutely not intended for sports.

However, the Movo GM100 Lavalier Microphone is perfectly fine for interviews or giving presentations, as it is small and compact, and it easily clips right onto a tie, suit, or shirt, or really anything in between. The sound quality is not great, but good enough for presentations and the like. 

Pros

  • Very good price
  • Super user friendly
  • Does not require batteries
  • Small and compact
  • Ideal for presentations and interviews

Cons

  • Not for sports
  • No wireless capabilities 

Best For

If you need just a basic mic for business, education, and presentation purposes, and you don’t want to spend a lot of cash, then the Movo GM100 Lavalier Microphone is a good option to keep in mind.


Conclusion

What you need to consider is what you need the microphone for. Do you want to do interviews, presentations, record yourself water skiing, or maybe use it for other sports?

Once you have this figured out, you can then make a choice as to which GoPro mic is best for you. 

About the author

Glen

My name is Glen. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. I love reviewing audio equipment and solving audio related problems.