ATR3350

Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone

MSRP* US$29.95
Lifetime Limited End-user Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Overview


    Audio-Technica’s newscaster-style omnidirectional ATR3350 lavalier is engineered for intelligible, accurate voice reproduction. This high-quality condenser is ideal for video use, and is a favorite choice for aerobics/dance/sports instructors. Its low-profile design assures minimum visibility.
  • Features


    • Newscaster-style miniature mic is perfect for video use

    • Ideal for aerobics/dance/sports instructors

    • 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

    • Omni pickup pattern offers full coverage

    • Includes tie clip, LR44 battery, foam windscreen


  • Specifications

    ELEMENTCondenser
    POLAR PATTERNOmnidirectional
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE50 – 18,000 Hz
    OPEN CIRCUIT SENSITIVITY-54 dB
    IMPEDANCE1,000 ohms
    BATTERY TYPELR44
    WEIGHT6 g (0.2 oz)
    CABLE6 m (20') terminated with 3.5 mm (1/8") dual mono mini-plug
    ACCESSORIES FURNISHEDTie clip; battery; foam windscreen



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    Audio-TechnicaATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone
     
    2.8

    (based on 24 reviews)

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    • 2 Stars

       

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      (11)

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    • Film/video production (13)
    • Presentations (8)
    • Studio broadcast (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    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...Read complete review

    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8RUFglSQss

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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...Read complete review

    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.

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    3.0

    Why so much noise?

    By 

    from São Paulo - State of São Paulo, Brazil

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    Pros

    • Film/Video Production
    • Presentations

    Cons

    • too much noise

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

      I don't know if this is common but in my opinion the sound captured by the ATR3350 should be crystal clear. Every time I recordo someone talking, in a complete quiet room, there's this noise with the voice. Why is this? Is the microphone bad or am I doing something wrong?

      I'm recording it using a Canon 60D.

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Other
      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Up to a year
       
      4.0

      Good for single DSLR use but lack of technical info for mixi

      By 

      from Miami, FL, USA

      Site Member

      Pros

      • excelent with my nikon d3200
      • Film/Video Production
      • Presentations

      Cons

      • lack of info to set an array of mics on a mixer

      Best Uses

        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

        Hi, Considering a debate/tv-set ...I am planning to connect 8 x Audio-Technica ATR-3350 mics to a "Behringer Q1202USB 12-Channel Mixer" in order to mix, equalize and use the mixer's RCA output to digital recording this sound in a computer. Is this possible with this equipments or you have any suggestion?

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Novice
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Videographer
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Less than a month
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        2.0

        Battery is impossible to change

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        from San Francisco, CA

        Site Member

        Pros

        • Film/Video Production

        Cons

        • impossible to replace battery
        • lack of on-off light

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

          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.

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Novice
          • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
          • Videographer
          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Over a year
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          1.0

          Completely Dis-functional and Dead

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          from West Kelowna, BC, Canada

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          Pros

            Cons

            • can't get working

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

              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.

              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
              • Novice
              • How long have you used this product?:
              • Less than a month
               
              1.0

              Sensitivity is 1/10th of stated value

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              from San Diego

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                    Comments about Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

                    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.

                    • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                    • Expert
                    • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                    • Musician
                    • How long have you used this product?:
                    • Less than a month
                    • Audio Quality:
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                    5.0

                    Excellent

                    By 

                    from Undisclosed

                    Site Member

                    Pros

                    • Film/Video Production
                    • Presentations
                    • Studio Broadcast

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                        Comments about Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

                        Very smart...

                        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

                        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                        • Expert
                        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                        • Videographer
                        • How long have you used this product?:
                        • Over a year
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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Here's some proof

                        By 

                        from Toronto, ON, Canada

                        Site Member

                        Pros

                        • Film/Video Production
                        • House of Worship
                        • Presentations
                        • Studio Broadcast

                        Cons

                        • it is wired

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

                          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.

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8RUFglSQss

                          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                          • Intermediate
                          • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                          • Studio
                          • How long have you used this product?:
                          • Less than a month
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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This Mic Works Great

                          By 

                          from Los Angeles, CA, USA

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                          Pros

                          • Ease of Use
                          • Film/Video Production
                          • Presentations

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

                              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�and it won't be the last.

                              • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                              • Intermediate
                              • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                              • Videographer
                              • How long have you used this product?:
                              • Over a year
                               
                              1.0

                              No decent information to get it worked.

                              By 

                              from Romania

                              Site Member

                              Pros

                              • Other

                              Cons

                              • hard to get it working

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

                                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.

                                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                                • Intermediate
                                • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                                • Videographer
                                • How long have you used this product?:
                                • Less than a month
                                 
                                1.0

                                Total junk

                                By 

                                from Arlington, VA, USA

                                Site Member

                                Pros

                                • Presentations

                                Cons

                                • Doesn't work at all!

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone:

                                  Doesn't work at all. I inserted the battery, plugged it into to two different amps both know to work fine, then nothing.

                                  • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                                  • Expert
                                  • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
                                  • Live Sound
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                                  • Less than a month
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                                  • Q:

                                    Does the atr3350 work with an iphone 6
                                    Asked on 8/20/2015 by TM

                                    1 answer

                                  • Q:

                                    Hi, I can not use ATR3350 on the PC. PC see it as headphones but not as mic. What shoul I change in the settings?
                                    Asked on 8/18/2015 by Zheka28

                                    1 answer

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                                      A:

                                      Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                      Answered on 8/25/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpecialist3
                                  • Q:

                                    How do I get the input into my iPhone louder?

                                    I have the adapter for smartphones but when I tested it on garageband, the sound was barely audible while my built-phone mic and earphone mic gave normal level of sound. Do I need some other accessory or can I fix it some way?
                                    Asked on 6/4/2015 by Everest from Arizona, USA

                                    1 answer

                                    • A:

                                      How far is the microphone from the sound source and how loud is the sound source? Is it possible to raise the level or move the microphone closer?

                                      Test the microphone with another device, such as a computer. If the problem persists, exchange the mic for another one.

                                      Answered on 6/8/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
                                  • Q:

                                    Snapping the microphone into place breaks the holder on the tie clip

                                    I bought one of the ATR3350 Omnidirectional Condenser Lavalier Microphone and paid extra for overnight delivery for a job I needed it for. The directions say to "snap" the microphone into the connector on the tie clip. I tried to do this several times -gently and the holder broke. I spoke to Amazon and they immediately replaced it. I received the new one today and had the same problem. There is no give to the clip or it is not the right size. I now have two broken clips and am using tape to keep the microphone attached - very not professional.
                                    Asked on 3/24/2015 by KLSolutions from United States

                                    1 answer

                                    • A:

                                      Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our parts department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They will help with this.

                                      Answered on 3/31/2015 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                                  • Q:

                                    ATR 3350 wire to xlr plug

                                    HI,

                                    Can someone provide wiring instructions for changing the mini dual mono trs 3.5mm plug to XLR. I"ve tried a few things and no luck so far? Looking for a wiring diagram, I can solder not an adapter....

                                    cheers,

                                    j
                                    Asked on 12/14/2014 by johnjohn

                                    1 answer

                                    • A:

                                      The following wiring scheme will work, but be aware that this is not a balanced connection nor can you send phantom power to the microphone without damaging it. Continue using the inline power module with battery to safely power the microphone.

                                      ATR3350 Microphone

                                      Shield goes to XLR male Pin 1 (Ground)

                                      White wire goes to XLR male Pin 2 (Signal)

                                      Bridge XLR male Pin 3 to XLR Pin 1 (Ground)

                                      Answered on 12/16/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
                                  • Q:

                                    Can I use the ATR3350 with the System 10 Wireless?

                                    Is it possible to switch out the 1/8 connector to a Four-pin Locking Connector to use the ATR3350 as a lapel mic with the System 10 Transmitter?
                                    Asked on 11/24/2014 by LightMyEvent from Deptford, NJ

                                    1 answer

                                    • A:

                                      Thank you for your inquiry. This is not recommended.

                                      Answered on 12/10/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                                  • Q:

                                    Connecting to a Zoom H6

                                    Any tips on best practices for connecting to a Zoom H6 for best audio quality?

                                    Thanks in advance.
                                    Asked on 11/17/2014 by Torreypines from San Diego

                                    1 answer

                                    • A:

                                      Thank you for your inquiry. I believe the 1/4 inch inputs on the Zoom H6 are either instrument or line level. The ATR3350 cannot drive those since it is mic level. You may want to use an interface like the Rode VXLR to use the XLR inputs on the Zoom.

                                      Answered on 11/26/2014 by AudioSolutionsManager from Stow, OH
                                  • Q:

                                    how do I connect the ATR-3350 to a Samsung Galaxy Tab S so that it actually works?

                                    I purchased this lavalier mic on amazon based on the reviews that it will work on a tablet. My Irig mic's work but this lavalier mic does not. Please advise what adaptor I need to make it function.
                                    Asked on 11/3/2014 by ljwilson from Chicago, IL, USA

                                    1 answer

                                    • A:

                                      Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                      Answered on 11/11/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
                                  • Q:

                                    How to make it work on PC?

                                    I just purchased it but can't get it to work on PC. I've tried to plug in on-board soundcard, PCI soundcard but no luck.
                                    Do I need to buy a pre-amp or mixer to use it on PC? Is there cheaper solution?
                                    Asked on 10/27/2014 by RalphM

                                    2 answers

                                    • A:

                                      Thank you for your answer. I've used a new battery then it's work. But the sound is really low. I turned on Microphone boost in windows, volume 100% but I have to hold the mic close, in front of my mouth so that people can hear me. Does it make to use on the collar?

                                      Answered on 10/29/2014 by RalphM
                                    • A:

                                      Make certain the computer is configured to use the 3.5mm jack the microphone is connected to as a MICROPHONE input and not a LINE input. Many computers today are limiting the number of jacks provided and therefor will often combine more than one function on the same jack. On a Windows computer, when you plug the microphone into it, you may get a popup box asking you how you want to use the jack. As a Line Input or Mic Input? Check the Mic In box.
                                      You should also see Microphone as the Default Recording device under the Recording tab in the Sound properties window. This will be the case if you get a popup box or not.
                                      Have you been able to use the microphone successfully with another device (such as a video camera or a portable audio recorder)?
                                      Make certain that the battery is installed correctly. The flat (+) side goes against the spring.
                                      If you have the ability to measure battery voltage, it should be around 1.5 volts.

                                      Answered on 10/29/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
                                  • Q:

                                    can you use the

                                    can you use the ATR-3350 ATR connected to the microphone slot on a pc while doing a powerpoint presentation with speakers attached to pc via headphone socket? for wirless pickup of voice?
                                    Asked on 8/22/2014 by merlinki

                                    1 answer

                                    • A:

                                      The ATR3350 can be used in the manner you describe, but please be aware that it is a WIRED microphone, not a wireless microphone. For a wireless system that can be used in this manner, consider our PRO 88W-R35 Wireless System which can be seen at the following link.

                                      http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wls_systems/f706c310ed826ec4/index.html

                                      Answered on 9/2/2014 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
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