When comparing Sony ECMAW4 vs MightyMic W SmartPhone Bluetooth Microphone, the Slant community recommends MightyMic W SmartPhone Bluetooth Microphone for most people. In the question“What are the best bluetooth microphones (excluding headsets) for mobile devices?” MightyMic W SmartPhone Bluetooth Microphone is ranked 1st while Sony ECMAW4 is ranked 12th. The most important reason people chose MightyMic W SmartPhone Bluetooth Microphone is:
This microphone can easily pass for a pen if you place the microphone like a pen in a shirt pocket with the clip showing on the outside of the pocket like [this](http://cdn2.markstechnologynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/the-video-camera-pen-2.jpg). This link shows an image of a different microphone, until I have the time to take a picture this will serve to get the idea across.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro 75 feet / 23 meter range
Impressive for such a small device. Keep in mind that this range is measured with an unobstructed line of sight. With walls and other challenging objects, the range will diminish.
Pro Inexpensive considering size and comparable technology
Pro Small and attractive form factor
Pro Stealth/ discrete
This microphone can easily pass for a pen if you place the microphone like a pen in a shirt pocket with the clip showing on the outside of the pocket like this. This link shows an image of a different microphone, until I have the time to take a picture this will serve to get the idea across.
Pro More fool proof
With a lack of buttons there's less chance that the person wearing it will accidentally disable or change settings on the device while recording/ streaming audio.
Pro High quality materials
Anodized aluminum for the body is pretty nice considering comparable offerings.
Pro Sleek design
Much more stealth considering how small and slim the unit is.
Con Must use a 3.5 mm jack to connect receiver to your mobile device
Con Generates handling noise
The transceiver unit creates a lot of handling noise if using the internal microphone. To avoid this it is recommended to use a lavalier microphone plugged into the 3.5 mm input jack.
Con Battery life is only 2 hours
This unit uses one AAA battery and users report that the units only last 2 hours in real world use.
Con Hard to see when the unit is on or off
The blinking light is very seldom and dim. In a lighted room or outdoors during the day One can block out the light with hands to see if it's on or off. Or watch the Bluetooth connectivity on my phone disappear. A minor nitpick. The upside is that it's unlikely to cause an issue for filming purposes since the blinking part of the unit will be facing down inside a shirt pocket or on the collar of the shirt etc.
Con Doesn't work with Android phones
It does work with computers and iOS devices though.
Con Can't use external lapel micropones
You can only use the onboard microphone.
Con You can't use the microphone while it's recharging
Even if the microphone was capable of functioning while recharging, the jack that is used to charge the unit is the same jack where the microphone sits.
Con Non-standard charging port/cable
This unit uses the microphone jack to charge. This means if you lose the included charging cable, you might be stuck waiting and unable to record with the unit until your replacement unit arrived. Other units that use more standard and available Micro USB, to charge this is less of a problem.
Con Superseded by new model that is functionally different
The new model Ampridge Mighty Mic W+ can act as a wireless monitor. Not sure if it is possible to record and monitor at the same time. Based on the design of the Mighty Mic W, I would think not.
Con Battery is non-replaceable
Once the juice runs out, it's time to recharge and/or swap with second fully charged unit ready to go.