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Meet Deity V.Lav Lavalier microphone - Clip-on Magic

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Deity has brought several of their microphones to the Philippines. In this article, we take a closer look at the company's lavalier offering.
Meet Deity V.Lav lavalier microphone - Clip-on Magi
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The Deity V.Lav lavalier microphone features a small microphone with an alligator clip on one end and a 3.5mm microphone jack on the other. 

The V.Lav features a pre-polarized condenser transducer, 50Hz to 20kHz frequency range, 2.2 kOhms Impedance, Omnidirectional Polar pattern, and a range of 83dB and only cost PHP 2,990.

Let's take a closer look.

Meet Deity V.Lav Lavalier microphone!

Inside the box!

The Deity V.Lav comes in a bright yellow and white packaging with a render of the product in front. Inside is the Black V.Lav hard case, Documentation, White Windshield, extra foam tip and the V.Lav microphone.
Compact when tied down
Compact when tied down

Attached along the 5 meter cable is a velcro cable tie that helps organize the V.Lav. 
Battery capsule
Battery capsule

Along the long length of the cable is a Deity branded capsule that houses two LR41 or AG3 batteries that gives the V.Lav a rating of 800 hours. This also means that the V.Lav does not have phantom power.
3.5mm headphone jack
3.5mm headphone jack

On the other end of the 5-meter cable is the full size 3.5mm headphone jack with the Deity branding.
Comes in a sturdy structured case with inner pockets
Comes in a sturdy structured case with inner pockets

The included carrying case has several hardpoints that make it sturdy. Inside the case are small inner pockets to store the windshields and the extra foam tips. The main compartment stores the V.Lav and its microphone and 5-meter cable.

The black foam tip covering the microphone head is thick enough to protect the microphone and it doesn't interfere with the sound recording. The included white windshield attaches to the head easily and it does actually reduce slow to moderate fast winds. It may struggle with strong winds.

The alligator clip is made of metal and it has a nice constant closing pressure that secures it into place. 

The long 5-meter cable may look thin but is sturdy enough to withstand moderate pulling pressure from end-to-end. We don't know yet if it will be sturdy enough to withstand a perpendicular cutting force.

The 3.5mm microphone jack at the other end is of standard size and manages to snugly fit into 3.5mm jacks from several smartphones, cameras and dongles that we have.

We have been using the V.Lav Lavalier microphone for about two months. When compared to the Boya lavalier microphone and the Saramonic lavalier microphone, the sound recorded with the V.Lav is noticeably crisper, with a slightly fuller and deep sound. The sound from the V.Lav will never be as full nor as impactful as the ones from a shotgun microphone, but it performs better than similarly priced lavaliers that justify its price tag.

Aside from videography applications, the V.Lav can be used as the main microphone for remote video call meetings, class and the like as it significantly improves voice clarity, isolation and volume when using a laptop or mobile device's built-in microphone. 

Deity V.Lav Microphone Specs

Frequency Range: 50 Hz to 20 kHz
Impedance: 2.2 kOhms
Polar Pattern: Omnidirectional
Power Requirements: 2x LR41 or AG3 Batteries
Battery Life: Up to 800 hours
Sensitivity: -40dB (+- 2dB, re 1V/Pa at 1KHz)
Transducer: Pre-Polarized Condenser
Range: 83 dB (per IEC651)
Output Connectivity: Smart 1/8-inch/3.5mm TRRS
Price: PHP 2,990

Quick thoughts

Deity V.Lav lavalier microphone
Deity V.Lav lavalier microphone

In the Philippines, the Deity V.Lav lavalier is now available at authorized dealers and distributors nationwide thru offline and online channels for only PHP 2,990. 

The packaging & presentation, build materials & quality, sound recording quality and the included hard case, extra foam tip and windshield are all a cut above the competition. Only the Deity V.Lav came with a proper windshield and a hard case when other brands only give you one foam tip and one soft case. 

In addition to that, when compared to the Boya lavalier and the Saramonic lavalier, the Deity's sound quality is noticeably fuller and deeper.

Overall, we highly recommend the Deity V.Lav for its good audio recording quality and Deity's generous inclusions that justify the price.

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