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Budget headworn and binaural mics

Here's a list of budget binaural and headworn mics which won't set you back too much. All specs have been taken from the manufacturers' or retailers' websites and standardised. Delivery isn't included in the cost.

Model Capsule Fitting Self-noise Sensitivity Max SPL Size Cost Notes
CHURCH AUDIO – sold directly from Canada
B99A Unknown Clips 26dB 10mV/Pa 120dB Unknown $100
CORE SOUND – sold directly from the USA
Low Cost Binaural Unknown Clips Unknown Unknown Unknown 6x12mm $75
Binaural Panasonic Clips 30dB 0.5mV/Pa 110+dB 6x12mm $230
MICROPHONE MADNESS – sold directly from the USA
MM-BSM-3 Not known None 36dB 8mV/Pa 105dB 6x12mm $56
MM-BSM-2 Not known Clips 36dB 8mV/Pa 105dB 6x12mm $60
MM-BSM-5 Unknown None 36dB 8mv/Pa 105dB 6x5mm $60
MM-BSM-7 Panasonic 61 Clips 32dB 18mV/Pa 105dB 6x12mm $65
MM-BSM-8 Sennheiser Hook-on binaural 32dB 18mv/Pa 105dB n/a $65
MM-BSM-1 Unknown Clips 36dB 8mV/Pa 105dB 6x12mm $70
MM-BSM-5 Unknown None 36dB 8mv/Pa 105dB 6x5mm $70
MM-BSM-9 Unknown Clips 36dB 8mV/Pa 105dB 6x18mm $85
MM-BSM-4 Unknown Croakie mount 36dB 8mV/Pa 105dB n/a $89
MM-HLSO Sennheiser MKE None 29dB 10mV/Pa 130dB 4x4mm $250
NAIANT – sold directly from the USA
X-X Unknown None 23dB 25mV/Pa 126dB 9x25mm $100 Price is for pair, needs phantom power
ROLAND – sold in the UK from Sounds Live
CS-10EM Unknown In-ear binaural < 34dB 10mV/Pa Unknown Unknown £80 Integrated earphones
SHURE – sold from DV247 in the UK
WL-183 WL-183 Clips 23dB 10mV/PA 125dB n/a £249 Price is for pair
SOUNDMAN – sold from KMR Audio in the UK
OKM II Classic Unknown In-ear binaural 33dB Unknown 95dB n/a £120 Also in 'Studio' model
OKM II Pop/AV Unknown In-ear binaural Unknown Unknown 111dB n/a £120 Also in 'Studio' model
SOUND PROFESSIONALS – sold directly from the USA
MS-TFB-2 Unknown In-ear binaural 19dB 25mV/Pa 115/130dB n/a $149 Higher SPL with optional battery box
SP-BMC-1 Unknown Clips 36dB 8mV/Pa 105dB 6x6mm $49
SP-BMC-2 Unknown Clips 36dB 8mV/Pa 105dB 6x12mm $59
SP-BMC-9 Unknown None 34dB 6mV/Pa 105dB 4x3mm $59
SP-BMC-3 Unknown Lapel clips 36dB 8mV/Pa 105dB 8x12mm $69
SP-HMC-1 Unknown Headphone mount 36dB 8mV/Pa 105dB n/a $69
SP-EBM-1 Unknown In-ear binaural 32dB 18mV/Pa 105dB n/a $79
SP-TFB-2 Unknown In-ear binaural 34dB 8mV/Pa 105dB n/a $79
SP-BMC-12 AT MT350 Lapel clips 34dB 8mV/Pa 110dB 5x12mm $99
SP-Micro-1 Unknown Clips 36dB 32mV/Pa 100dB 3x3mm $99
SP-Croakie-1 AT MT350 Croakie mount 34dB 8mV/Pa 110dB n/a $119
SP-BMC-20 Audio Technica Clips 24dB 20mV/Pa 106dB 8x15mm $149
SP-BMC-10 AT 899 Various clips 30dB 5mV/Pa 110dB 5x15mm $299