Audio Perfection for Speakers – HeyMic and Rode Microphone Compared

Audio Perfection for Speakers – HeyMic and Rode Microphone Compared

Video has been around for quite awhile but is still gaining ground in Facebook, Youtube and website usage. Nothing kills a video faster than poor audio when you can’t understand what the speaker is saying. When that happens, the speaker’s message loses impact. HeyMic is my recent addition to my videography works and I use HeyMic all the time. It ensures perfect audio capture every time.

HeyMic versus Rode Shotgun Microphone

In this video demo, I demonstrate how dramatic the difference in audio recording sound is by switching back and forth between HeyMic lapel microphone, on my lapel, and the Rode shotgun microphone mounted on my video camera 10 feet away. HeyMic ensures that it captures my voice as soon as it leaves my mouth. The Rode and other shotgun microphones will pick up my voice, but also all other sounds in the room, including low frequency HVAC noise . You can distinctly hear the background rumble that your speaking voice is trying to chop through to be heard by your online listening audience.

Nature of Sound

When you speak, your sound is bounced all over the room. This is especially bad when rooms have hard surfaces, such as the room I do this demo in. Also, there is delay in the fractions of a second which also get recorded, acting as a ghosting sound affect to your prime voice – the voice straight from your mouth. The room I demo in only holds 30 people but the problem gets much worse when in a concert hall setting, high ceiling, hard surfaces and a powerful PA system with multiple speakers pointing in different directions. These echoes and reverberations make your recorded speaking voice sound muddier, adding a ghosting affect to your voice.

HeyMic – The AV Team in Your Pocket

HeyMic comes with its very own travel suitcase which holds a short USB charging cable. One charge will last approx 4 hours and can easily recharge in 1 hour. HeyCam is the FREE accompanying video app you can download from the app store. HeyCam works for both iPhone and Android smartphones. HeyMic connects to your smartphone using bluetooth.

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You can read my earlier review of HeyMic on HeyMic Lapel Microphone – Superb Mic for Speakers


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I am a video marketer, videographer, blogger, story teller - always looking for the next story - YOUR story.I coach and write soft skills articles based on my experience to help you become a better speaker, leader, presenter and influencer.I capture and deliver your story in video so you can best connect with your audience.


  1. […] Microphones come in all shapes and sizes. How many times have you watched a video of a speaker and barely make out the audio? How about speakers in high noise environments? Frustrating trying to set up when your wired lapel mic cable needs to be routed and hidden under your clothing? When an opportunity presents itself, you don’t have time to arrange for elaborate sets. There is no time to assemble your video gear. You either jump at the opportunity or your subject moves on and you miss out. Ever challenged by recording in noisy on-location environments or outdoors with a wind blowing? I have many times. Needless to say, the videos that were captured did not have the best audio. Real-life means you have to set up fast and be confident the best audio will be captured. Welcome HeyMic Lapel Microphone […]