What's better? Edutige ETM-006 vs Rode Videomic Pro
One thing I really enjoy about making marketing videos for Edutige Microphones is demonstrating how well the microphones work. It’s actually not common practice amongst other microphone companies to show the performance of their mics. I’ve always done it because I believe the products are great, and because there is a lack of information and good testing out on the Internet. And in this particular video, I take an Edutige microphone and pit it against the big daddy in the vlogging and indie filmmaking world: The Rode Videomic Pro.
Doing this kind of a comparison video against your main competition is a great way to answer questions and prove that you believe in the abilities of your products. So don’t be afraid to try this if you’re thinking about what content to create for your video marketing. Check out the post and video below for ideas on how you can do this. And let me know if you have any questions.
The below was originally posted to Edutige.net.
The Rode Videomic Pro is an extremely popular microphone that deserves the accolades it receives. The Videomic Pro is used by many vloggers and indy filmmakers. I happen to have one because I wanted to try it on a personal project. But my problem with it as a vlogging microphone is that it’s not exactly discreet. Whenever I’ve brought it anywhere, people usually mention that it looks like a big foam penis. Not cool.
So I decided to see how my favorite Edutige microphone, the ETM-006 vs the Videomic Pro. The ETM-006 is a lavalier microphone so it has the advantage of being closer to the subject than the Videomic Pro, but since most people use the Videomic on top of their camera, I think this is still a fair test of both microphones.
Have a listen with headphones and let me know what you think. I won’t be upset if you choose the Videomic Pro, but for me, I like the ETM-006. The Videomic Pro requires a battery, is much larger and doesn’t do well in echoey spaces, such as in the video. You need the right tool for the job, and for me, the ETM-006 works great for the types of videos I usually make. The other option, if you don’t need a lapel microphone is to try the ETM-001. The mics have the same performance but the ETM-001 doesn’t have a lavalier cable.
The mics were tested on my Canon EOS M, which has the same picture quality as other Canon DSLRs, and the same bad audio, as you’ll hear in the video.