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