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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...
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REMOVU RM-M1+A1 Wireless Microphone...
  • This device fits GoPro HERO3, HERO3 plus and HERO4 only. NOT for HERO 5 and later...
  • 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...
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BOYA WM2G Lavalier Wireless...
  • New Release-The BOYA BY-WM2G is a compact wireless microphone, designed for reliable...
  • It can work with GoPro Hero3 3+ 4, Smartphone, iPad, Tablet, DSLR camera, Camcorder,...
  • 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...
82 Reviews
Rode Compact On-Camera Microphone...
  • 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...
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Rode Microphones VideoMic Pro...
  • 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.

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EDUTIGE ETM-001 Microphone -...
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EDUTIGE ETM-001 Microphone -...
  • PERFECTION: Omnidirectional electret condenser microphone made of metallic body and...
  • STYLE: small, light, sturdy, plug-and-play
  • SENSITIVITY: High sensitivity microphone (-23dB) to capture sounds in all directions...

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...
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Sennheiser MKE 2 Elements - Action...
  • “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 Gopro...
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Saramonic G-Mic Stereo Ball Gopro...
  • CRISP AUDIO: Get clearer audio for when you record your next adventure with its dual...
  • NOISE REDUCTION: Includes Foam Windshield & Bonus "Deadcat" Furry Windjammer ~...
  • 1-YEAR WARRANTY: We’ve got your back! Our products are designed to ease your...

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 Microphone for...
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Movo GM100 Lavalier Microphone for...
  • CRISP AUDIO: Get clearer audio recording your next adventure. The omnidirectional...
  • PLUG AND PLAY: GoPro mic adapter allows you to connect the lavalier mic directly to...
  • 1-YEAR WARRANTY: We’ve got your back. Our products are designed to ease your...

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...
1,358 Reviews
GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter for...
  • 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...
502 Reviews
Movo GMA100 3.5mm Female Microphone...
  • Adapts any standard, TRS 3.5mm microphone cable to fit the GoPro HERO3, HERO3+ &...
  • 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...
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SHOOT Aluminum Solid Cooling Case...
  • 【For GoPro HERO5】Suitable for GoPro HERO7 Black/HERO6/HERO5/HERO(2018) ,...
  • 【Aluminum Alloy Case】Solid than other plastic case,added more protection of your...
  • 【52mm UV Filter and Lens Cap】52mm UV filter reduces ultraviolet light,helps...

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

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GoPro Skeleton Housing...
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GoPro Skeleton Housing...
  • Shield your GoPro camera with the high quality protective Skeleton Housing The open...
  • ct access to the cameras ports so you can continue to charge and film footage It also...
  • d cooling and audio capture during lowspeed activities The Skeleton Housing is NOT...

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