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Sony ECM-CS10 Tie-Clip-Style Omnidirectional Business Microphone

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  • Lavalier styling -- includes a clip to attach to clothing; permits convenient, hands-free recording
  • Small, inconspicuous -- makes the recording process more natural and less obtrusive
  • Integrated clip for maximum simplicity and ease of use
  • Omni-directional pattern -- picks up voices from all directions; ideal for meetings and lectures
  • 2-way power supply -- plug-in power with select Sony portable recorders -- battery power for use with all other recorders (not supplied)
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Technical Details
Item Weight5 g
Product Dimensions13.5 x 8.6 x 3.3 cm
Item model numberECMCS10
  
Additional Information
ASINB000246SKU
Best Sellers Rank #2,021 in Musical Instruments, Stage & Studio (See top 100)
Shipping Weight454 g
Date First AvailableJune 8 2010
  
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Extremely small and inconspicuous, the new ECM-CS10 Microphone clips easily to clothing for convenient hands-free recording. Perfect for business meetings or lectures, this Omni-Directional Stereo Microphone comes with an Integrated Stand, a 2-way power supply and an L-Shape Mini-Plug that fits most portable recorders.


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You get what you pay for... I was looking for a low cost Lav-mic. When I received it, new in box, it didn't work. I would cost me more in shipping to send it back than the price it cost in the first place.

Disappointed.
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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful
Audio Quality is a Disappointment June 30 2005
By Peter II - Published on Amazon.com
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I've been using Sony's ECM-MS907 for more than 5 years now and have loved it; so two weeks ago I ordered the Sony ECM-CS10 to use for audio journal keeping while on the road. When it arrived just a few days ago, I compared the audio quality of its recordings to that of my existing Sony microphone. In spite of its pleasing aesthetics, I found it to be a sad disappointment!!! The ECM-CS10 is a very noisy microphone with an audio quality far inferior of what I would expect from a Sony mic. (I wonder whether this is because it is a plug-in-power mic).

Frankly, I think I'm probably going to return it and look for something else. I've purchased a number of microphones on eBay and have only been satisfied with one other type of compact mic. Microsound makes it; and its a mic with a cable lead about three inches long. I'm not in any way affiliated with them, but I would recommend their product.

With all of this said, I think I still might spring for Sony's top-of-the-line lapel microphone, just to see whether it's any good.
29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
ECM-CS10 is very good as a laptop microphone Nov. 25 2007
By Gavin W. Finley - Published on Amazon.com
I have used the ECM-CS10 stereo microphone with my laptop for recording speech for audio embedded web pages. This is a very clear low noise stereo mic. It has a good high frequency response. It is not as loud/sensitive as the omni mics I have tried. But this unit records voice very well and with low noise. It is certainly not as boomy as many of the consumer grade omnidirectional single channel mics I have tried. In the laptop recording mode I use the mic with Sonic Stage audio recording software. It produces nice clean recordings. For top-notch speech sound and to increase the signal/noise ratio I even clip on BOTH the ECM-CS10 stereo mic and an omni microphone. I run them both into a 2:1 adaptor plug which then plugs into the laptop. There is no battery box needed with the laptop audio set up. The laptop supplies its own bias voltage/phantom power to the mic. I have also used this mic with button style battery boxes to feed audio into a Canon GL2 camcorder. It gives good results. Every camcorder needs an external mic or two mics for studio set-ups. These 1/8th inch prosumer mics do the job well without breaking your budget. XLR mic set-ups and wireless microphone systems can cost many hundreds of dollars. I was glad to find ways to use these moderately priced business mics in a smart way in order to get very good audio for web pages and videoed interviews. It is not just the quality of equipment or the cost. it is how you use it. Getting your mic as close to the source is the key to getting good video. Lavaliers like this get the job done well and they do it simply and economically.
40 of 48 people found the following review helpful
No 2-way power July 20 2006
By Lisa Guinn - Published on Amazon.com
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While the specs above say:

2-Way power supply offers plug-in power with selected Sony or Aiwa portable recorders; battery power for use with all other recorders

This is NOT TRUE. There is no battery unit shipped with this device; you can see it in the instructions, but it isn't in the package. So, unless you are using it with a "selected Sony or Aiwa" device, DON'T BUY THIS. It won't work.

BTW, I am a slow learner. When I bought the first one of these, I thought it was defective because it didn't have the battery pack. I returned it and got another one, which was absolutely unopened -- guess what! THERE IS NO BATTERY PACK IN THE BLISTERPACK.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
sony ECM-CS10 performs well Jan. 3 2007
By David Vago - Published on Amazon.com
The Sony ECM-CS10 is reasonably priced for a stereo mic. I have used it for recording auido lectures and it works well to pick up all comments in a small classroom. If clipped to a lapel, it is crystal clear. I also have used it for recording my band with little distortion and fairly equal levels for drum kit, vocals, and guitar amps...solid mic with little frill for these purposes.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Wrong product description... otherwise, okay Oct. 19 2009
By J. Fish - Published on Amazon.com
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The product description used on Amazon incorrectly states that this mic comes with a power supply. Wrong. The Sony ECM-CS10 does not come with a power supply. The Sony ECM-C115 does. And the two models share a User Guide, which may be where the confusion originated.

After reading a few of the reviews where this was a concern, I did some research, and was pretty sure that I was not buying a mic with an included power supply. So I was not disappointed. But had I not done that research and relied on Amazon's description, and had I needed/wanted a power supply, I might have been a little upset.

As far as quality of the recording, it's a marked improvement over my digital voice recorder's (Sony ICD-UX70) built-in mic. It's not studio-quality, certainly, but an improvement all the same.

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