10 Best Action Camera Microphone Attachments (March 2023)

Most action cameras come with a high-quality video recording capability and exceptional build quality which will allow you to capture special moments with ease.

However, most action cameras do not come with a high-quality audio system.

That’s where microphone attachments come in handy.

Today, we will be reviewing the best action camera microphone attachments that you can use to record crystal clear audio quality using your action camera.

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🎀 Best Adapter and Accessory Microphones for Action Cameras

GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter (GoPro Hero 5 - 8) (1)
GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter (GoPro Hero 5 – 8)
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Why choose this microphone attachment:

  • Works with GoPro Heros 5 – 8
  • This adapter allows you to connect an external mic to your GoPro with great audio quality
  • This adapter is easy to use and plug-in
GoPro Media Mod (GoPro Hero 9 - 11)
GoPro Media Mod (GoPro Hero 9 – 11)
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Why choose this microphone attachment:

  • Works with GoPro Heros 9 – 11
  • The Media Mod is designed to improve the audio quality of your GoPro Hero 9-11 recordings. It features a high-quality directional microphone that captures clear, focused audio, even in noisy environments.
  • Has a very robust design

🎀 Best Lavalier Microphones for Action Cameras

Movo GM100 Clip-on Lavalier Microphone
Movo GM100 Clip-on Lavalier Microphone (GoPro Hero 3 – 4)
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Why choose this microphone attachment:

  • Works with GoPro Heros 3 – 4
  • This lavalier microphone is a high-quality omnidirectional microphone that can capture clear, natural-sounding audio
  • Easy to connect via a 3.5mm TRS jack
Movo Lavalier Microphone for DJI Osmo Pocket
Movo Lavalier Microphone for DJI Osmo Pocket
Movo Lavalier Microphone for DJI Osmo Pocket, Osmo Pocket 2 - Lavalier...

Why choose this microphone attachment:

  • Works with DJI Osmo action camera
  • Is a high-quality omnidirectional microphone
  • Very easy to use and connects via Type-C connector
SYNCO G2-A1 Lavalier Microphone
SYNCO G2-A1 Lavalier Microphone
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Why choose this microphone attachment:

  • Works with cameras, camcorders, and GoPros
  • Features high-quality omnidirectional condenser capsule that captures very clear audio
  • Very durable

🎀 Best Omnidirectional Microphone for Action Cameras

Saramonic 3.5mm TRS Omnidirectional Microphone
Saramonic 3.5mm TRS Omnidirectional Microphone
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Why choose this microphone attachment:

  • Depending on your action camera, you may need an adapter because it goes into the headphone jack
  • Clear sound and is great for interviews, vlogs, etc.
  • Very durable

🎀 Best Wireless Microphone for Action Cameras

Rode Wireless Go Compact Wireless Microphone
Rode Wireless Go Compact Wireless Microphone
Rode Wireless Go - Compact Wireless Microphone System, Transmitter and...

Why choose this microphone attachment:

  • Very compact and portable
  • High-quality audio
  • Very reliable with a 2.4GHz transmission with a range of up to 70m (229ft)

🎀 Best External Microphone for Action Cameras

Drift Ghost 3.5mm External Microphone
Drift Ghost 3.5mm External Microphone
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Why choose this microphone attachment:

  • Captures high-quality audio even in noisy environments
  • Easy to plug-in
  • A very versatile microphone that can be used for a variety of situations

πŸ‘€ How to Choose the Best Action Camera Microphone Attachment?

  • Compatibility: Make sure the microphone is compatible with your specific camera model and can be easily attached.
  • Microphone type: Decide on the type of microphone you need. Lavalier microphones are great for vlogging and interviews, while Omnidirectional microphones are good for capturing ambient sound.
  • Connectivity: If you plan to record videos in different locations, wireless microphones are a good option as they do not require a direct connection to the camera.
  • Directionality: If you’re going to be recording in a noisy environment or you want to be sure to pick up sound from a specific source, consider purchasing a unidirectional microphone.
  • Battery life: Make sure the microphone has a long battery life or can be easily recharged, especially if you’re planning to use it for long periods.
  • Brand reputation: Look for microphone attachments from brands with good reputation.
  • Budget: Decide on a budget and look for microphone attachments that meet your needs within that budget.
  • Audio quality: Make sure the microphone produces high-quality audio and it’s able to reduce background noise.

10 Best Action Camera Microphone Attachments

1. Movo GM100 Clip-on Lavalier Microphone

Movo GM100 Clip-on Lavalier Microphone

This clip-on lavalier microphone is compatible with GoPro Hero 3 3+ and four, among other action cams. The package comes with a mic adapter for the GoPro system. the omnidirectional pickup pattern of the microphone is a better device to record sound than the built-in mic of your GoPro camera. 

Also, the mic is compatible with the GoPro mic adapter. The GMA100 GoPro 3.5mm to micro USB adapter is provided in the packaging. This allows the mic to be used directly with your GoPro without needing any battery. Without the adapter, the microphone works with a range of other devices.

The mic records high-quality sound without the associative wind noise, thanks to the noise canceling windscreen. The mic is small enough and good enough for recording high-quality sound when you’re doing motovlogging, field interviews, and travel vlogging. The clip-on device is secure and never slips, giving you enough confidence to shoot without interruptions.

Small enough to fit inside any camera case or small bag. Does not occupy any extra space. 

The mic comes with a one-year warranty. For any issues, the company takes care of the repair. Customer support is US based.

My Pros With This Mic:

  • Small compact design.

My Cons With This Mic:

  • Requires adapter to work with GoPro cameras.

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2. Movo Lavalier Microphone for DJI Osmo Pocket

Movo Lavalier Microphone for DJI Osmo Pocket

This lavalier clip-on microphone is designed for the DJI Osmo Pocket and the DJI Osmo Pocket 2. The system has an adapter that adapts the microphone to the DJI Osmo and the DJI Osmo 2 systems. 

Simple plug the TRRS tip into the adapter and then plug the adapter into your DJI Osmo. This is a plug-and-play device. The mic draws power from your DJI Osmo.

Not only are you able to use the microphone adapter with the Mono Lav mic, but you can also use this with other compatible microphones as well.

This microphone offers much better-quality audio than the built-in microphone of your DJI Osmo and the Osmo 2. The clip contraption is firm and does not allow the mic to slip off or drop during recording. The four-foot cable is long enough for the convenient placement of the mic.

The mic comes with a one-year warranty for any manufacturing defects. The US-based customer support takes care of any issues.

My Pros With This Mic:

  • One-year warranty.
  • Comes with an adapter for the DJI Osmo camera system.

My Cons With This Mic:

  • Requires adapter (provided in the package) to work.

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3. BOYA WM2G Lavalier Wireless Microphone for GoPro 

BOYA WM2G Lavalier Wireless Microphone for GoProΒ 

On many occasions, wired Lavalier microphones don’t work. You need a wireless option that ensures that you can record a subject from a long distance. For situations like this, wireless lavalier mics such as the Boya WM2G are the best solution.

The Boya WM2G is a compact wireless lavalier microphone designed to work with the GoPro system cameras. It’s confidently compatible with the GoPro Hero 3, 3+ and the GoPro Hero 4. But why stop at only a GoPro? If you have a tablet device, a camera, a camcorder, or any other device that can record audio and video, you can use the Boya WM2G.

The system consists of a receiver that connects with your camera and the transmitter into which the microphone plugs. The transmitter has to be worn on the person being recorded. The receiver can be mounted on the camera, or it can be left alone just plugged in in the case of a GoPro camera. For proper camera systems, the receiver is mountable on the hot shoe.

The maximum working range of the Boya WM2G wireless system is 49 feet or about 15 meters.

The system comes under a warranty lasting one year. For any manufacturing issues, the company takes care of the problem.

My Pros With This Mic:

  • Wireless microphone system.
  • Hot shoe mountable receiver.
  • One-year warranty.

My Cons With This Mic:

  • Slightly bulkier than other microphone systems.

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4. Luckybird SR-XM1 Omnidirectional Microphone

Luckybird SR-XM1 Omnidirectional Microphone

This is an omnidirectional microphone designed for various action camera systems, including the DJI Osmo Action, Action 2, Pocket, pocket two, and the GoPro series action cameras. 

This versatile device works with a range of devices beyond the ones listed above as long as the device can accept a 3.5mm TRRS input jack. For such compatible devices, there is no need to use an adapter. You will need an adapter for other devices, including GoPro series cameras.

The system has a multi-angle flexible adjustment head. You can turn your head in any direction for easy recording. The omnidirectional design of the microphone ensures that it can pick up sound from all directions. This is the best microphone when you’ve multiple subjects speaking and need the microphone to pick up sound from both directions.

A foam windscreen is provided with the microphone so that wind noise is suppressed and the quality of sound recorded is always crisp.

Integrated with the microphone is a built-in shock reactor. This shock mount and shotgun design of the microphone ensures that ambient noise during recording is suppressed.

My Pros With This Mic:

  • Omnidirectional microphone.
  • Multi-angle flexible mic head.
  • Built-in shock reactor.

My Cons With This Mic:

  • Requires adapter to work with GoPro system.

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5. Saramonic 3.5mm TRS Omnidirectional Microphone

Saramonic 3.5mm TRS Omnidirectional Microphone
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Designed for compatibility with various devices, including cameras, action cams, and smartphones, the Saramonic 3.5mm TRS omnidirectional microphone works with multiple devices. It would help if you had a TRS USB adapter for action cams that plug into the action cam and the mic. The microphone works with a GoPro camera system and the DJI Osmo series cameras.

You don’t need batteries to operate this mic as it draws its power directly from the camera.

The omnidirectional design of the mic ensures that it can pick up sound from all directions. Additionally, the mic’s swivel head can move 180-degree and rotate 360 degrees giving you unlimited options to point the mic.

The mic is very lightweight, weighing only an ounce and occupying very little space, just 2.25-inch. It’s easy to transport as well.

My Pros With This Mic:

  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Omnidirectional mic.

My Cons With This Mic:

  • Requires USB adapter to work with some action cams.

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6. Saramonic Blink500 2.4Ghz Wireless Microphone System

Saramonic Blink500 2.4Ghz Wireless Microphone System

This 2.4Ghz wireless microphone system operates as a dual-channel lavalier mic. It comes with two transmitters for your camera system and one receiver. You also get a USB to Mini USB cable with the package. 

The mic is compatible with the GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter for the GoPro Hero 8, 7, 6, and 5 series action cameras. Once you’ve plugged in the adapter, the Blink500 will work seamlessly with your GoPro camera.

Wireless mics are extremely useful for capturing crisp audio, especially when the subject is far from the camera. This allows you to shoot a subject while they’re moving towards the camera from a distance.

The clip-on transmitter has a firm grip and allows the subject to be recorded even when they’re moving erratically or doing some fast movement. It’s small enough to be clipped onto the collar of a shirt, pocket, or any piece of clothing the subject is wearing. 

The system operates on the 2.4 GHz spectrum and can hop to free channels to avoid static noise when it interferes with the audio signals from the transmitter.

My Pros With This Mic:

  • 2.4 GHz wireless microphone system.
  • Compatible with a bunch of GoPro camera systems.
  • Auto channel hopping to avoid interfering signals.

My Cons With This Mic:

  • Slightly larger than most other mics on this list.

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7. Drift Ghost 3.5mm External Microphone

Drift Ghost 3.5mm External Microphone

This simple design is inexpensive for your action camera if you’re looking for an external mic to record crisp sound that’s better than the sound quality recorded by the camera. The only other accessory you need is a mic adapter if your action camera does not come with a 3.5mm input port.

The system is directly compatible with the Drift Ghost XL Pro, the Drift Ghost XL, and the Drift Ghost X action camera systems.

The superb design with the built-in windscreen ensures that the mic only pics up the voice and music sound rather than the ambient noise.

Please note that this is a lavalier clip on the mic, and there is a clip on it which allows you to clip the mic onto a piece of cloth you’re wearing.

Weighing just 16.43 grams, this ultra-lightweight product easily fits inside your camera bag, no matter how small it’s. If you’re setting this up on your motovlogging setup, it has practically no weight to be an issue.

My Pros With This Mic:

  • Compatible with Drift Ghost XL Pro, Drift Ghost Xl and Drift Ghost X.
  • Built-in windscreen.
  • Lavalier microphone design.

My Cons With This Mic:

  • Some users have complained about the difficult customer support.

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8. Archuu Mini Condenser Microphone for DJI Osmo

Archuu Mini Condenser Microphone for DJI Osmo
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The Archuu Mini is a condenser microphone. The mic pattern is the significant difference between this microphone and the other mics we have listed here. The majority of the mics that we have recommended have an omnidirectional recording pattern.

Condenser mics are somewhat similar to omnidirectional mics, but condenser mics are a little bit more sensitive and therefore prone to pick up sound that you would rather not have in your recording.

The Archuu mini condenser has a comprehensive frequency response, ensuring it can pick up even the slightest of sounds from any angle. This microphone will work directly with action cams such as the DJI Osmo with the help of its USB connector. 

The Archuu sticks out like a personal mic attached to a headphone. You can twist and turn in any direction using the unidirectional connector that connects the mic with the adapter plug. Build quality is decent. However, don’t expect this to be weather sealed or anything.

My Pros With This Mic:

  • Condenser microphone.
  • Flexible connector connecting the mini USB port and the mic.

My Cons With This Mic:

  • Very sensitive to all frequencies.
  • Does not always suppress background noise.

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9. Rode Wireless Go Compact Wireless Microphone

Rode Wireless Go Compact Wireless Microphone

This compact wireless microphone is designed for a host of camera systems, including your GoPro camera. Although you will require the system to consist of a receiver and a transmitter, a bunch of USB C cables, a TRRS to TRS converter, and a couple of windscreens.

The system is very compact. Everything you need to use in the design comes in a small pouch that fits in your pocket.

The transmitter has a built-in mic on it that records omnidirectional sound. So, you don’t need a separate microphone with it. That said, the system can be a bit big, and if you want to make it more discreet, you can always plug in an external mic and put it in your pocket.

You can charge a built-in battery with the USB C cable. It’s very convenient.

The windscreen that comes in the pack helps reduce ambient noise. 

The transmitter and the receiver auto pair within 10 seconds after you switch them on. The system can auto-switch channels in a Wi-Fi congested environment for the best quality signal. You wouldn’t even know when they’re doing that.

My Pros With This Mic:

  • Our pick as the best wireless microphone.
  • Very compact design.
  • Fast pairing between transmitter and receiver.

My Cons With This Mic:

  • Is very expensive.

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10. SYNCO G2-A1 Lavalier Microphone

SYNCO G2-A1 Lavalier Microphone

The Synco G2 A1 is a lavalier wireless microphone designed for various camera systems, including action cams. For action cams, you need an adapter to plug the TRS mic input into the Mini USB adapter. All you need is a 3.5mm jack for other camera types (already provided in the pack) to plug the sound from the receiver to the camera.

The system clips onto a piece of cloth worn by the user. Although the transmitter is very compact and does not feel too bulky when you’re wearing it, you can choose not to have it displayed in a recording. You can opt for an external microphone and plug that into the 3.5mm microphone input port.

The maximum working distance is more than 100 feet with a clear line of sight. A clear line of sight isn’t necessary when the subject is standing within 50 feet, and the receiver still picks up the signal from the transmitter even if the subject is turned away from the camera.

Very lightweight, with the transmitter and the receiver weighing only 1.38 oz. They’re easy to pack inside a camera bag and transport. No weight or inconvenience is felt when the subject is wearing it while speaking.

My Pros With This Mic:

  • The best economy wireless microphone.
  • Transmitter range in excess of 100 feet.
  • Value for money.

My Cons With This Mic:

  • Build quality isn’t the same as the Rode mic above.

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FAQ

Do You Need a Microphone Attachment for an Action Camera?

A microphone attachment is not a necessary accessory for an action camera, as most action cameras come with built-in microphones. However, the built-in microphone on most action cameras are not of high quality and may not capture audio as clearly as an external microphone.

Who Should Get a Microphone Attachment for an Action Camera?

A microphone attachment can be useful for a variety of users who want to improve the audio quality of their action camera footage.

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