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Unhappy with your GoPro microphone?

Then you’re in the right place!

In this article we discuss the top external microphones on the market plus the adapters and accessories you’ll need to get started.

The Best External Microphones for your GoPro

This lists includes recommendations from GoPro as well as our personal favorites. You’ll find microphones for every occasion (interviews, Vlogs, action, and more).

GoPro Wireless Microphones

For times when you cannot afford to see cables running between your camera and subject, wireless mics are perfect. Here are two great options:

1. REMOVU Wireless Microphone

Inexpensive and easy to use. This wireless microphone kit is designed for GoPro HERO3, HERO3+, HERO4 (not HERO5 or later models). It includes a receiver that attaches at the back of your GoPro and a microphone with a built-in transmitter.

REMOVU RM-M1+A1 Wireless Microphone and Receiver for GoPro HERO4,...
41 Reviews
REMOVU RM-M1+A1 Wireless Microphone and Receiver for GoPro HERO4,...
  • This device fits GoPro HERO3, HERO3 plus and HERO4 only. NOT for HERO 5 and later models.
  • Maximum distance is about 40 Yards depending on environment
  • Powered by included Lithium battery, and runs more than 6 hours

2. BOYA Wireless Microphone

This radio set works with any microphone and most video/audio recorders (including smartphones). It comes with a GoPro adapter for HERO3, HERO3+ and HERO4. Content creators use it for producing Podcasts, Vlogging, Street Interviews or Youtube Videos.

BOYA WM2G Lavalier Wireless Microphone with GoPro Cable Adapter...
11 Reviews
BOYA WM2G Lavalier Wireless Microphone with GoPro Cable Adapter...
  • New Release-The BOYA BY-WM2G is a compact wireless microphone, designed for reliable and trouble-free performance
  • It can work with GoPro Hero3 3+ 4, Smartphone, iPad, Tablet, DSLR camera, Camcorder, Audio recorder, PC and others...
  • Standard camera shoe mount, gopro cable adapter and clip included

GoPro Shotgun Microphones

Shotgun microphones do a good job at cancelling ambient noise. This makes them perfect for a number of applications like Vlogs, interviews, voiceovers, and even music production, where you need to isolate your subject from other noises.

3. Rode Video Micro Shotgun Microphone

This is the basic version of the Rode Video Microphone line. It’s compact, inexpensive and doesn’t need a battery to work. With its 3.5mm Audio Aux connector you can just plug it to your GoPro (with an Audio Adapter) or any DSLR and record superior sounds straight away. I’d advise it to anyone looking to record a better audio in interviews and vlogs, also in windy situations (it comes with a wind screen).

Rode Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount,...
26 Reviews
Rode Compact On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shock Mount,...
  • A compact all metal microphone
  • No battary required, connects with plug in power
  • Rycote Lyre shock mount and Deluxe furry windshield included

4. Rode VideoMic Pro Shotgun Microphone

This is surely not the most compact GoPro microphone out there, but if audio quality is what you are after, then don’t look any further. It’s a directional, self-powered microphone with volume controls. I’ve bought this microphone since it was positively reviewed by many famous Vloggers and YouTubers. After using this mic for professional shootings with DSLRs and GoPros I can suggest it to anybody looking to upgrade their audio setup to a higher level.

Rode Microphones VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone, 200...
26 Reviews
Rode Microphones VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone, 200...
  • Broadcast recording quality condenser microphone
  • Compact design (only 150mm/6" length)
  • Ultra lightweight (only 85g/3oz)

GoPro Compact Microphones

Unlike directional shotgun microphones, these small microphones are omnidirectional. Meaning that they will pick up any sound coming from any direction around it. They are compact, inexpensive and are designed to improve GoPro’s Audio.

5. EDUTIGE Compact Microphone

A well reviewed microphone for action cameras and DSLRs. Its compact size makes this omnidirectional mic ideal for recording meetings, lectures, or interviews & great for capturing audio for Youtube or Vlogs. It can be used with all GoPro editions compatible with external mics.

EDUTIGE ETM-001 Microphone - Omnidirectional 3.5mm 3-Pole(TRS)...
128 Reviews
EDUTIGE ETM-001 Microphone - Omnidirectional 3.5mm 3-Pole(TRS)...
  • PERFECTION: Omnidirectional electret condenser microphone made of metallic body and gold-plated 3.5mm 3-pole plug
  • STYLE: small, light, sturdy, plug-and-play
  • SENSITIVITY: High sensitivity microphone (-23dB) to capture sounds in all directions and from a distance

6. Sennheiser Compact Microphone

Do a lot of water sports but still want to improve your audio? This waterproof microphone made specifically for the HERO4 attaches to the back of a standard waterproof housing and makes the whole thing waterproof up to 3.2 feet (1m) for 30 minutes. It’s ideal for skiing, surfing and all water based activities.

Sennheiser MKE 2 Elements - Action Mic for The GoPro HERO4
18 Reviews
Sennheiser MKE 2 Elements - Action Mic for The GoPro HERO4
  • "Works with GoPro" - GoPro Approved external microphone for Hero4 action cams
  • Ruggedly designed for adverse climatic conditions
  • Extremely resistant to wind noise and insensitive to structure-borne noise

7. Saramonic Compact Microphone

An inexpensive stereo condenser microphone that plugs directly into the GoPro HERO3, HERO3+ & HERO4 without the need of any battery. It comes with two different windscreens to use during the action or in windy situations.

Saramonic G-Mic Stereo Ball Microphone with Foam & Furry...
51 Reviews
Saramonic G-Mic Stereo Ball Microphone with Foam & Furry...
  • Dual X/Y Stereo Condenser Mic Capsules ~ Increases Audio Sensitivity & Clarity
  • Includes Foam Windshield & Bonus "Deadcat" Furry Windjammer ~ Reduces wind noise by up to 40dB with minimum high frequency...
  • Plugs directly into the GoPro HERO3, HERO3+ & HERO4 ~ No Adapters Required

GoPro Lavalier Microphones

If you need to conduct an interview or you are planning to record Youtube videos in a room, the Lavalier microphone is probably the best option. These omnidirectional microphones are cheap and work great with any camera that supports a mic input. They typically have a 3.5mm Aux connector, so you’ll need an adapter to attach it to GoPro.

8. Sony Lavalier Microphone

With over 1,200 positive Amazon reviews, and a GoPro recommendation, this simple clip microphone is perfect for interviews as it’s made to quickly attache to a shirt for convenient hands-free recording.

9. Movo Lavalier Microphone

It’s the best lavalier microphone for price/quality. It comes with an audio adapter for GoPro HERO3, HERO3+, HERO4, but it can also be used for newer camera models with this adapter.

Movo GM100 Lavalier Lapel Clip-on Omnidirectional Condenser...
396 Reviews
Movo GM100 Lavalier Lapel Clip-on Omnidirectional Condenser...
  • For the GoPro HERO3, HERO3+ & HERO4
  • Omni Pickup Pattern
  • Includes Foam Windscreen and Metal Lapel Clip

Best Microphone Adapters and Housings

To use an external microphone with GoPro, you’ll need two accessories: a microphone adapter, and an external microphone friendly housing.

GoPro Microphone Adapters

If you own a Hero 5 Session, Hero 5 Black, Hero 6 Black, or Hero 7 Black, this is the microphone adapter GoPro recommends to enable stereo mic and line input for external audio sources like an audio recorder or mixer.

GoPro Hero 5, Hero 6, and Hero 7 Microphone Adapter

GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter for HERO7 Black/HERO6 Black/HERO5...
411 Reviews
GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter for HERO7 Black/HERO6 Black/HERO5...
  • Enables high-quality audio capture when using a pro-level external mic
  • Usb-c power and data extension with 90 Degree connector
  • Connects a wide range of external 3. 5mm mics

If you own a Hero 3 or 4, this is the microphone adapter GoPro recommends or you can use a less expensive adapter that works just as well.

GoPro Hero 3 and Hero 4 Microphone Adapter

Movo GMA100 3.5mm Female Microphone Adapter Cable to fit the...
312 Reviews
Movo GMA100 3.5mm Female Microphone Adapter Cable to fit the...
  • Adapts any standard, TRS 3.5mm microphone cable to fit the GoPro HERO3, HERO3+ & HERO4
  • Versatile heavy-duty cable maintains connection and audio quality
  • High-Quality Connectors

GoPro Microphone Housings

To get your adapter working, you’ll need a microphone friendly housing so you can access the audio port. For Hero 5, 6 and 7 owners, this solid aluminum housing will protect your camera while still allowing access. Plus, with the 52mm filter mount, you can adapt any standard UV lens, filter lens, or polarizing lens of the same diameter.

GoPro Hero 5 and Hero (2018) Housing

SHOOT Aluminum Solid Cooling Case for GoPro HERO5/HERO(2018)...
51 Reviews
SHOOT Aluminum Solid Cooling Case for GoPro HERO5/HERO(2018)...
  • 【For GoPro HERO5】Suitable for GoPro HERO 5/HERO(2018), Weight:140g / 4.8oz(With Logo ''HERO5",also can be used in HEERO6...
  • 【Aluminum Alloy Case】Solid than other plastic case,added more protection of your gopro; also it can cooling your gopro...
  • 【52mm UV Filter and Lens Cap】52mm UV filter reduces ultraviolet light,helps eliminate bluish cast in images; lens cap can...

For Hero 3 and 4 owners, the official GoPro Skeleton Housing provides added protection and access to all ports.

GoPro Hero 3 and Hero 4 Housing

GoPro Skeleton Housing (Hero3/Hero3+ Only) One Color, One Size
32 Reviews
GoPro Skeleton Housing (Hero3/Hero3+ Only) One Color, One Size
  • Has a lightweight and slim design
  • The open sides allow for access to the GoPro's ports for live-feed video and easy charging
  • Enables enhanced cooling and the best audio capture during low-speed activities

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