What’s better? Edutige ETM-006 vs Rode Videomic Pro

The Rode Videomic Pro is an extremely popular microphone that deserves the accolades it receives. The Videomic Pro is used by many vloggers and indy filmmakers. I happen to have one because I wanted to try it on a personal project. But my problem with it as a vlogging microphone is that it’s not exactly discreet. Whenever I’ve brought it anywhere, people usually mention that it looks like a big foam penis. Not cool.

So I decided to see how my favorite Edutige microphone, the ETM-006 vs the Videomic Pro. The ETM-006 is a lavalier microphone so it has the advantage of being closer to the subject than the Videomic Pro, but since most people use the Videomic on top of their camera, I think this is still a fair test of both microphones.

Have a listen with headphones and let me know what you think. I won’t be upset if you choose the Videomic Pro, but for me, I like the ETM-006. The Videomic Pro requires a battery, is much larger and doesn’t do well in echoey spaces, such as in the video. You need the right tool for the job, and for me, the ETM-006 works great for the types of videos I usually make. The other option, if you don’t need a lapel microphone is to try the ETM-001. The mics have the same performance but the ETM-001 doesn’t have a lavalier cable.

The mics were tested on my Canon EOS M, which has the same picture quality as other Canon DSLRs, and the same bad audio, as you’ll hear in the video.