Can you guess which lav in this audio test is the 88 Pro lav, the ATR3350 and which is the EX503?
I tested the Azden EX503, Audio Technica ATR3350 and Audio Technica directional lav that came with my 88 Pro wireless system. Now I didn't do the testing with dead scientific accuracy, but I did my best to make everything the same to give a fair comparison with all three lavs. I was rushed to do the testing, but at least it gives a good idea how each lav performs in each situation. I would have loved to add an H1 to this mix as well as an Azden wireless system to really see the differences in each. To note, all three lavs sounded much differently plugged directly into the HV30 as apposed to the 88 Pro transmitter. I was surprised more than once in this test.
In all tests, I set the HV30 in manual mode and adjusted the audio level set at -12db with the green indicator under the meter. The ATT was on for all tests, and each lav was placed in the exact same spot on my shirt.
I did 4 separate tests.
1). with all 3 lavs plugged into the 88 Pro wireless system indoors in a small room in my home;
2). with all three lavs plugged directly into the HV30 indoors in the same room, same spot;
3). with all 3 lavs plugged into the 88 Pro wireless system outdoors in a parking lot at work;
4). with all three lavs plugged directly into the HV30 outdoors in the same spot in the parking lot;
In post I did the exact same process to all clips to be fair. I normalized each clip, set my hard limit to -4db, and added one preset rack "remove hiss". I did the remove hiss on all clips indoors and out as well, even though the hiss wasn't that noticeable outdoors. I wanted all clips to be processed exactly the same for the best comparison.
I forgot only once to yell to peak the audio in one clip. I titled each lav with a number only so you guys can guess which lav is which
Here is the audio lav test - woohoo:
So, which lav is which???