Top positive review
Good value in a decent sounding lav microphone. Works with TRS and TRRS microphone inputs.
Reviewed in the United States on July 10, 2017
This is a review of the Purple Panda Lavalier Lapel Microphone Kit.
I got this microphone for use with my camcorder (Canon HRF50). Unfortunately it does not work with my particular camcorder because this is not a powered microphone and my camcorder requires a powered external microphone. Had I known that beforehand I would not have ordered this. However I do own a GoPro Hero3+ Black and this works with that as well as with my iPhone6s. So I'm going to keep it.
I've got another similarly priced lav microphone that I use with my iPhone, but this is superior for several reasons. The plug on this microphone is a TRRS which works with my iPhone. But not all devices will recognize TRRS so there is an included TRRS to TRS adapter included with this. And if that weren't enough you also get a Mini-USB adapter to enable this to be used with GoPro 3, 3+ and 4 cameras. The TRS adapter lets you use the mic with a GoPro 2 as well. This won't work with GoPro 5 I don't believe.
Another bonus is the 10' long extension cable. This really makes this lav microphone more useful to me since I no longer have to be constrained by the 5' limited length of the microphones' cable.
The microphone has a foam windscreen on it and included is a more effective "dead cat" type windscreen that attaches over the foam.
I'm quite satisfied with the sound quality of this at the price point. You'd have to spend quite a bit more to get a significant improvement in sound quality.