Bluetooth microphones

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Hey all,
I hope all is well. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good but inexpensive bluetooth microphone. I have a podcast, and even though I can use my phone's mic, I want to make my podcast sound as professional as possible. If there is such a thing, can you tell me where to look and possibly send the link here? I've looked on amazon, but the most I could find are bluetooth karaoke mics and mics that are described as being good for large meetings like church and other gatherings and things like that. I've also looked at target and the ones I found are really expensive or not what I'm looking for. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have an iPhone XR with iOS 13. Thanks,
Leslie

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Submitted by Piotr Machacz on Sunday, June 28, 2020

If you want your podcast to sound professional, stick to using your phone mic or possibly look into getting a USB microphone of some kind (Samson makes a bunch of good ones for instance). The reason for this is that Bluetooth has a limited bandwidth for data transfer. While for playing audio it's OK, because it uses compression so the audio fidelity is preserved, recording is a different story. So with any kind of bluetooth headset microphone the best quality you can expect is something that sounds a bit worse than a facetime call, or with cheeper headsets at worst it'll sound like a typical phone call.

Submitted by Pyro2790 on Monday, June 29, 2020

My thoughts exactly and a great way of explaining it. If your going for quality its never going to be achieved with bluetooth. USB is better and XLR should be preferred. XLR requires a small mixer or audio interface, but the quality is going to be miles ahead of anything Bluetooth, internal or USB quality wise.