Review | Lensgo LYM-DMM1 Condenser Microphone

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Hi everyone! Gino here, and today we’re going to do another video and this time it’s going to be a directional microphone from Lensgo. Let’s find out if the Lensgo LYM-DMM1 Condenser Microphone is worth your money. Let’s go!

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So if you want to up the audio quality of your videos, buying an external microphone seems to be a more sensible choice. As you know, most of the built-in microphones on our devices like smartphones, action cams, and DSLR cameras are omnidirectional. They pick up sound with equal gain from all directions of the microphone. Which can be ok if you are in a controlled setting or if you intentionally plan to record the sound of your environment.

The Lensgo DMM1 is a cardioid condenser microphone. This means that the highest sensitivity of the audio pick-up will be coming from the front of the microphone. It helps reject the surrounding sounds and helps you get cleaner audio. Vloggers often use this kind of microphone so they can have better audio when they’re talking in front of the camera.

Packaging and Accessories

Here’s the box of the LYM-DMM1. Front of the box we can see a product shot of the DMM1 mounted on a DSLR camera. On the left side, we can see the DMM1 attached to a smartphone. Do note that you need an extra accessory to pull this off.  You’ll need a smartphone cage or a handgrip like the one on the picture that has a cold-shoe mount so that you’ll have a place to install the mic if you’re going to use it on a smartphone. On the right side, we have 4 highlighted features. The DMM1 has a compact size, it has strong compatibility because you can use the mic on most devices, no batteries required, it has a free suspension mount otherwise known as a shock mount. I think it’s not necessary to mention this since all of the other brands in this category has it.

Package includes a manual, a nylon carry pouch, It smells like burnt plastic. I tried to sniff this pouch once and my throat got irritated for an hour. I recommend not using this especially if you’re going to put the pouch inside your bag. We have a TRS cable that lets you connect the microphone to your DSLR or action camera. Note that the cable has a coil design that can help with cable management. We have a TRRS cable. This is the cable to use if you want to connect the microphone to your mobile device. We have a red microphone shock mount that attaches via cold shoe. A foam windscreen. Look wise, I much prefer the dead-cat over this one. And lastly the DMM1 condenser microphone. The size is pretty compact, all-metal build and weighs about 80g.

Test Setup and Methodology

I’ll be using the Sony A6400 to test the sound quality of the Lensgo LYM-DMM1 microphone and I’ll be comparing it to the camera’s internal Microphone. Mind you, this is not an apples to apples comparison. I just wanted to find out if the DMM1 is worth getting or if it’s able to like do what its made for. For the camera setting, I’ll put the audio record level at +8 on the DMM1 mic and +15 on the internal microphone. I’ll be boosting the db on both of the recordings on post to match the sound level.

For voice quality. My vocals sounded fuller on the DMM1, but the internal microphone of the a6400 is no slouch as I prefer it’s analytical or detailed sound when it comes to voices. For the pick-up pattern and noise floor, the internal microphone falls short on this category since it’s omnidirectional. Thanks to the DMM1 innate directional pickup pattern, I was able to get cleaner audio on the vlog test. The DMM1 was able to decrease the environmental sound and mainly focuses on my voice since it’s directly pointed at me. The foam windscreen did an excellent job in eliminating wind noise. The shock mount did a good job as well.

For me, The DMM1 is more of a complementary gear for my Sony a6400. This is my go-to microphone if I want to do a vlog or if I want to isolate audio.

Final Thoughts

Now for the conclusion. Is the DMM1 good enough for its price? The answer is yes especially if you use DSLR, action cameras and smartphones for your video production, or if you often do vlog-style videos. For only 1,500 pesos or approximately $30, you’ll be able to get a directional microphone that works as it should. I hope Lensgo replaces their nylon pouches with leatherette instead.

The Lensgo LYM-DMM1 is definitely a good contender in the budget microphone segment. This is Gino from GTV. Ciao!

Lensgo LYM-DMM1 Condenser Microphone

  • Performance - 8/10

    8/10

  • Build Quality - 7/10

    7/10

  • Features - 8/10

    8/10

  • Design - 7/10

    7/10

  • Value - 10/10

    10/10

8/10

Summary

For me, The DMM1 is more of a complementary gear for my Sony a6400. This is my go-to microphone if I want to do a vlog or if I want to isolate audio.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Good build quality

 

Cons

  • Basic design

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