The mic at very close distance has a noticeable brick wall, with unpleasant frequency loss well before you hit the point where it levels off. As a lav mic the closest I can recommend positioning it would be about center sternum height, anything closer and you probably won't have a good time at normal volumes. The sensitivity is not understated. Using the sabrent external usb audio adapter, the brick wall falls at about 0db when the recording volume is set to 35%. 35% for the ETM-001 is about equal to the purple panda set at 87% which works out to roughly 2.5x louder. As stated in the headline, this mic is mono, it's wired up to deliver a stereo signal, but the channels are identical. If this mic were to be plugged into a mono jack, the ring channel would simply be grounded out. Given it's small size and light weight, there are a lot of possibilities for dual setups, such as XY or a DIY Binaural dummy head.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on November 5, 2020 by HeresJolly