Why You're Getting Wind Noise ...

SammyT

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May 11, 2016
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A quick search says that the mic plug is a 2.5mm, and the mic I saw from Drift has a stereo connector. So, if it is a 2.5mm, the Sena 20S mic, or any other 2.5mm mic would work with no modification. there is a chance that they have a weird wiring scheme with a mono mic connected to the right channel of the connector that would make a standard mono mic not work, but I'd doubt it. Either way, you could custom wire any mic to a 2.5mm connector (per the video) and get it to work.

I learned today that there are other bluetooth units that come with 2.5mm mics. @Skarcrow has one and the wired mic looked to be great quality. I don't know if you could order a standalone mic from them though. @Skarcrow, could you post up which bluetooth unit you have?
I did look at the Sena mic but I need to find a standalone unit and not the whole Bluetooth set. Help appreciated!

Edit: The connector is certainly mono. No adapters for any other input.
 

SalvageSV

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Skarcrow

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so i just looked and the mic i have would have to me modified to be used. but i have the scala rider packtalk and pretty sure you can order just the wired mic for them and they are the directional type that can help with wind noise significantly. modifying the mic to work doesn't look to be very difficult so there is an option
 
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SwissMotard

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Sep 19, 2014
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This isn't true. The mic isn't tuned for vocal frequencies from what I can tell. The processing in the Sena unit itself uses EQ and noise cancellation to clean up the vocals. If you use the mic alone directly inro a camera or other recorder it pics up the bike just fine.
It is true, I've used a lot of different mics trying to find the right balance with my neutral audio recorder (Zoom H2N).
 

PhilTonic

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Aug 17, 2014
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Single most important thread for motovloggers. Since I switched to the Sena boom mic, sound is loads better. Thanks for the hint!
 

Chandrajit

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Very informative post. I had been fighting for good audio for the past few months.

I guess, first I'm gonna try a DIY to guard my lapel mic from all directions and see how it goes!!
 

HippoDrone

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I would have thought the location you mount it would be more important, somewhere out the wind near the engine/exhaust
 

HippoDrone

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What I was getting at is that doesn't really matter, the mic I use in my vids picks up the engine note lovely but only cost around £3 off Amazon. I have this mic:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/780191273X/?tag=yoursiteranke-21

but it has a very short lead so not really usable as a bike noise mic.

Feel free to check out my channel if you would like to hear it'd quality though
 
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