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Movo VXR10-PRO External Video Microphone - Review

Movo VXR10-PRO External Video Microphone for Camera with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount - Compact Shotgun Mic Compatible with DSLR Cameras and iPhone, Android Smartphones - Battery-Free Camera Microphone

8.8 / 10

Movo VXR10-PRO External Video Microphone

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As someone who creates video content regularly, having a high-quality microphone is essential. That's why I tried out the Movo VXR10-PRO External Video Microphone and was pleasantly surprised by its performance.

First and foremost, the microphone is incredibly easy to use. It has a standard 3.5mm TRS or TRRS port, so it's compatible with just about any recording device. And unlike some other microphones, you don't have to fuss with batteries – it draws power directly from your camera or phone.

But what really sets the VXR10-PRO apart is its sound quality. The supercardioid design effectively filters out unwanted noise and picks up crisp, clear audio. I was especially impressed with its ability to eliminate handling noise – thanks to the included Rycote Lyre shock mount.

The microphone also comes with two windscreens, which are crucial for recording outdoors. I found they did a great job of reducing wind noise without impacting the clarity of the audio.

In terms of design, the VXR10-PRO is quite compact and lightweight. It's easy to attach to your camera or smartphone, and won't add too much extra weight. And when you're not using it, the included carrying case is a nice touch for keeping it protected.

One thing I really appreciated about this microphone is its versatility. While it's marketed as an external video microphone, it also works well for podcasting and even live streaming. I found it was especially useful for recording interviews or dialogue, as it really helps to distinguish between different voices.

If there's one drawback to the VXR10-PRO, it's that you do need to use a third-party app to enable headphone monitoring on your smartphone. This is an important feature for being able to hear what you're recording in real-time, so I do wish it was a bit more straightforward. That being said, there are plenty of free and paid apps available that make this possible.

Overall, I think the Movo VXR10-PRO External Video Microphone is a solid choice for anyone looking to up their video or audio recording game. It's affordable, easy to use, and delivers impressive sound quality. Plus, with a 1-year warranty and excellent customer support from Movo, you can feel confident in your purchase.

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