ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone
Battery is impossible to change
I have had some up and down experiences. Because there is no on-off light I have had the embarrassing experience of conducting an interview and then discovering I had not turned on the mike.
Also because of the lack of a light I have left the mike on after the project and run down the battery.
I can certainly take the blame for these two operator errors. BUT when I try to replace the battery I find the space so small that I cannot hold the spring down and insert the battery at the same time. Terrible design flaw as far as I am concerned.
If there is an easy way to replace the battery please let me know.
January 28, 2015
Completely Dis-functional and Dead
This mic hasn't worked since the day I open the packaging. I have bought new batteries, used it on a Windows 8 laptop, Macbook, and an iPhone. So the only explination that I can think of is that I received a brand new mic that cannot function. I am extremely displeased.
December 18, 2014
Sensitivity is 1/10th of stated value
This microphone's sensitivity is listed at -54 dB basd on 2 units. It's sensitivity is ABOUT -70 dB, typical of a hand-held microphone. Lapel microphones need to be about 10 times (20 dB) as sensitive as a hand-held microphones. They are farther away from the sound source and they need to be omnidirectional vs. directional for hand-held mic.
My background: Electronic Engr -- calibrated hydrophones and sound measuring equipment for USN.
April 25, 2014
Dual-mono 1/8" output plug connects to a video camera, DSLR, or handheld audio recorder's stereo 1/8" input, to record audio on both left and right channels
January 31, 2014
Here's some proof
So there were a few people on here that put this mic down. Let me just say that if you are stuck with a very strict budget but need to add production value to a shoot, this mic is a no brainer!
Here's a video I recently shot using the mic with a 3.5>XLR adapter into a Tascam DR40. There is only one downside to using this MIC and that is is that it's wired. My subject ran off to grab something and yanked my Tascam recorder off the table popping the batteries out. There is a section that the DR40 failed because the batteries popped out while in pause mode. You can hear the difference between raw camera audio compared to audio with the MIC and the DR40. I did tests with the MIC directly into my D7100 and the results were night and day compared to the internal MIC.
December 15, 2013
This Mic Works Great
Don't listen to the naysayers. This mic works great if you use it for the task it's intended for. I simply plug it into my video camera (using a mono adapter), clip it to my shirt and the sound is crystal clear. And considering the low price, the thing is a Godsend, making good video sound a breeze.
And no, I don't work for Audio-Technica. This is the first of their products I've ever bought and used‚ÄĒand it won't be the last.
November 12, 2013
No decent information to get it worked.
I have tried to put it on a mixer with good amps where normaly every mic works on, but this mic doesnt give me more then -20 dB, even when i have put all gains open. Even many people have trouble to get this mic working the company doesnt give at least the requerd information how to get it working, how to connect it and if it need phantom power, if it is balanced or not. To my old MD9000 camera it works good, but to a Nikon D5100 it does nothing, with modern mixers it does nothing eather. Why it works to some amps and others not, i dont know. It is a true miracle to me and it cost me to much time to find out.
October 31, 2013
Doesn't work at all. I inserted the battery, plugged it into to two different amps both know to work fine, then nothing.
October 19, 2013