In this video, I’m going to review and test the Boya BY-M1 microphone and see how it performs as a budget lavalier microphone for your smartphone, DSLR, or computer. Stay tuned.
Microphone Review: BOYA BY M1
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———Equipment Used To Shoot This Video ——-
Joby GorillaPod Mobile Rig
Camera – Canon 80D
Lens – Canon 18-55 Lens
Microphone Rode Smart Lav+
Microphone Boya By-M1
Microphone adaptor – Rode SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adaptor
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Lighting – Halo Prismatic Ring light
Tripod – Manfrotto Compact Advance
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Boya microphone review: Boya BY M1 lavalier microphone Video Transcript
Hi, I’m Sara Nguyen, and on this channel, I make tech and social media easier for awesome entrepreneurs like yourself. If you’re new here, consider subscribing for all of the latest product reviews, tips, and tutorials. And at any time during this video, check out the description for links to all of the resources mentioned in this video. The Boya BY-M1 microphone is a lavalier microphone that you can use on your iPhone, Android, DSLR, and your computer as well, making it an extremely versatile little lavalier microphone.
Inside the box you get the Boya microphone, a lapel clip, a foam windshield, 1/4 inch adapter, battery, and a user manual. The cord is 6 metres long, which gives you plenty of distance to record with. It also plugs straight into the headphone jack of your smartphone as well. If you have an iPhone with a lightning connector, it attaches using the little dongle without any issues.
When you’re recording YouTube videos or live streaming on Facebook or Instagram, you want to make sure that you have the best quality audio possible. And you know what I mean. Those videos that you’ve come across where you can’t hear anything properly, it’s just not worth your time.
So let’s have a look at how the Boya BY-M1 performs on the iPhone 8 Plus. So here’s what it sounds like using the inbuilt microphone of my iPhone 8 Plus. I’m about a metre away from the phone. So here’s what it sounds like using the Boya BY-M1 plugged into my iPhone 8 Plus. Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. She sells seashells by the seashore. I’ve also got the air conditioning running because it is about a million degrees outside. And now I’m going to be quiet so you can listen to the ambient noise from the microphone.
So here’s what it sounds like using the inbuilt microphone of my iPhone 8 Plus. I’m about a metre away from the phone outdoors with a little bit of wind happening, dogs barking, and some background traffic noise. So here’s what it sounds like outdoors, using the Boya BY-M1 plugged into my iPhone 8 Plus. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood? And now I’m going to be quiet so you can listen to the ambient noise. So here’s what it sounds like on my Canon 80D DSLR camera using the inbuilt microphone of the camera. Here’s what it sounds like using the Boya BY-M1 plugged into my Canon 80D camera. Overall, I found the Boya BY-M1 produces pretty good quality sound. I really liked the audio that it produced. I thought it was pretty easy to use.
The thing that I’ve found that was the downside to the microphone was that it clipped quite easily, so the microphone is quite sensitive, requiring you to actually adjust the levels on your camera to avoid the clipping that you heard in some of the sound tests, but that’s easy enough to adjust. I think for the most part it’s a great little microphone, it’s a good price point, and it produces really good quality sound that you can use across lots of different devices and mediums.
So there you have it, my review and test of the Boya BY-M1 microphone, which arguably is a fantastic little microphone for recording, whether it’s on your smartphone, your computer, or your DSLR camera. If you found this video useful, give me a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. And if you’re looking for more ways to grow your business using Facebook live, having a great little microphone like the Boya BY-M1 is just one part of the equation. You also need to figure out what to say, what other equipment you need, and how to bring it all together. So I’ve put together a Facebook Live Cheat Sheet. It’s a super simple guide to get you up and streaming on Facebook live, even if you’ve never hit record before. To get your hands on it, simply click on the link in the description below and thanks for watching.