Rode Lav vs PinMic vs Sennheiser ME2

The ME2 lav is a little too bright for female voices.


I have not been super happy with the Sennheiser ME-2 lav mic that came with my Sennheiser G3 series wireless system, so I am going to see if one of these Rode lavs will work better for me.

The Sennheiser ME-2 lav mic is a sibilant for speech around 3kHz to 10kHz, it almost sounds like the “S” sounds are a little distorted, so even if you use a De-Esser it stills sounds nasty in the high end. The Sennheiser on me doesn’t sound too bad, but watch out when you use it on a female that has a lot of sibilance. However both Rode lav models work well in this region. Now having a rise in the frequency response curve is not a bad thing for when you want to hide the mic under clothing, also you are not speaking directly into the mic so the higher frequencies will roll off.

First Video Test

Wind Test 2nd Video

I have always found that the mic cord on the ME2 to be too long, I think Rode has the right length.

Even though the Micon-1 says it works with the Sennheiser it doesn’t screw in to the transmitter.

Rode Lav vs Senheiser G3 Lav

So I wanted to try out the Rode Lav Mic and the Rode PinMic and the Rode SmartLav too.

You will need to buy a Sennheiser MiCon adapter, IT DOESN’T COME WITH IT.

Recorded to the Tascam DR60

Tascam DR-60D

Tascam DR-60D

Pin Mic From Rode

Thanks to Chad Johnson for the song at the end. Or check out the full version of the song here.