Boya BY-MM1 Shotgun Directional Microphone



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Product information

Key specs

Microphone model
Shotgun microphone
Directional characteristic
Cardioid
Type of microphone connection
3.5mm jack
Microphone sensitivity
-42 dB

Pros and cons

According to our Camera microphone expert
  • Pros:
    Thanks to the shotgun characteristic, the microphone is suitable for improving the sound in video recordings.
  • Pros:
    The included windscreen counteracts white noise and ambient noise.
  • Con:
    The microphone doesn't have an XLR connector.
Product Expert Camera microphones

The Boya BY-MM1 is a shotgun directional microphone that lets you improve the audio recordings of videos. You can connect the microphone to a camera or smartphone via the included TRS cable with 3.5mm jack. Thanks to its compact size and lightweight aluminum construction, the microphone is easy to transport. The included anti-shock mount reduces vibrations and accompanying noise pollution. You can also use the microphone outdoors, thanks to the included windscreen, which reduces white noise and wind sounds.


Included by default

  • Windscreen
  • Microphone holder
  • TRRS adapter
  • TRS adapter
  • Color packaging

Key specs

Microphone model
Shotgun microphone
Directional characteristic
Cardioid
Type of microphone connection
3.5mm jack
Microphone sensitivity
-42 dB

Included by default

  • Windscreen
  • Microphone holder
  • TRRS adapter
  • TRS adapter
  • Color packaging

Rating

Rating per section

Sound quality
Review score 4.35 out of 5 stars
8,7
User friendliness
Review score 5 out of 5 stars
10
Design
Review score 4 out of 5 stars
8
Options
Review score 4 out of 5 stars
8

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
7,2/10
"Good value for sure"

Alston Chan | 22 June 2020

  • Pros:
    Good value
  • Pros:
    Really decent quality of sound (also depends on which device you use)
  • Con:
    Wish the cables could be longer

I tried using the mic with different devices (laptop, iPad, an android phone), surprisingly the quality is best if you pair it up with an android phone, without any editing. It’s very clear and have almost none background noise.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Good quality and price."

Alex Smit | 25 February 2020

  • Pros:
    Simple to use
  • Pros:
    Good audio
  • Pros:
    It fits for both camera and phone
  • Pros:
    Dead cat microphone cover included

I have been filming videos and it makes the sound almost professional. The dead cat microphone cover is perfect for windy days.

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
8,8/10
"hier maak ik een beter en mooier product mee"

c.a. westera | 5 June 2020

  • Pros:
    Klein, handzaam. Prima geluid en goede windvanher

Getest en prima bevonden

Good value for sure

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
7,2
  • Pros:
    Good value
  • Pros:
    Really decent quality of sound (also depends on which device you use)
  • Con:
    Wish the cables could be longer

I tried using the mic with different devices (laptop, iPad, an android phone), surprisingly the quality is best if you pair it up with an android phone, without any editing. It’s very clear and have almost none background noise.

Alston Chan | 22 June 2020

Good quality and price.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    Simple to use
  • Pros:
    Good audio
  • Pros:
    It fits for both camera and phone
  • Pros:
    Dead cat microphone cover included

I have been filming videos and it makes the sound almost professional. The dead cat microphone cover is perfect for windy days.

Alex Smit | 25 February 2020

hier maak ik een beter en mooier product mee

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
8,8
  • Pros:
    Klein, handzaam. Prima geluid en goede windvanher

Getest en prima bevonden

c.a. westera | 5 June 2020

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 / 5 stars
7,2/10
"Good value for sure"

Alston Chan | 22 June 2020

  • Pros:
    Good value
  • Pros:
    Really decent quality of sound (also depends on which device you use)
  • Con:
    Wish the cables could be longer

I tried using the mic with different devices (laptop, iPad, an android phone), surprisingly the quality is best if you pair it up with an android phone, without any editing. It’s very clear and have almost none background noise.

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10/10
"Good quality and price."

Alex Smit | 25 February 2020

  • Pros:
    Simple to use
  • Pros:
    Good audio
  • Pros:
    It fits for both camera and phone
  • Pros:
    Dead cat microphone cover included

I have been filming videos and it makes the sound almost professional. The dead cat microphone cover is perfect for windy days.

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
8,8/10
"hier maak ik een beter en mooier product mee"

c.a. westera | 5 June 2020

  • Pros:
    Klein, handzaam. Prima geluid en goede windvanher

Getest en prima bevonden