The BOYA BY-HM2 is a professional USB microphone that works with iPhones, Android devices and computers. Perfect for journalists, vloggers, filmmakers, musicians, podcast producers and basically everyone who likes to record high-quality sound. The USB microphone comes with a microphone stand.
The BOYA BY-HM2 is the ideal handheld microphone to use with a smartphone, tablet or computer. The microphone records with a cardioid pattern. This is perfect for nearby sounds in front of the microphone such as speech or music. The sound-quality is good, perfectly suitable for professional use.
The included tripod and microphone holder make it easy to place the microphone somewhere, to record a podcast for example.
Universal USB microphone
The BY-HM2 comes with three cables:
- Lightning cable for iPhones and iPads (Apple certified)
- USB-C cable for (newer) Android devices, modern laptops and the newest iPad Pro (2018).
- USB cable for Windows and Mac computers
The bottom of the microphone has a rubber cable protector to prevent cables from being damaged while plugged in.
Important information for Android users
BOYA BY-HM2 is one of the few external microphones specifically designed for Android users. There are however a few things to keep in mind.
The standard camera app usually doesn’t support USB-microphones. We recommend you use one of the designated apps when using this microphone.
Film apps that support USB microphones are for example:
- Filmic Pro (setting: Audio -> USB Microphone)
- Open Camera (setting: Video settings -> Audio source -> External mic (if present))
- Cinema FV-5 (setting: Audio source -> External mic)
Audio recorders that support USB microphones are for example:
- Audio Evolution Mobile
- USB Audio Recorder Pro
- Smart Recorder
The microphone comes with a USB-C cable but not with a Micro USB cable. If you use an (older) device with a Micro USB connector, you will need an extra USB OTG-cable to connect the microphone (not all older phones support this).
Specifications USB microphone
- Suitable for Smartphones, tablets (iOS & Android), laptops, computers (Mac & Windows)
- Package includes Microphone, microphone stand, cable protector, USB-C t0 USB cable, USB-C to USB-C cable, Apple Lightning to USB-C cable, storage bag, 1/4” adapter, 3/8” adapter, user manual
- Connections USB-C, 3.5mm mini jack
- Polar pattern Cardioid
- On-off switch Yes
- Colour Black
- Cable length 1,2 metres
- Dimensions 4,5 x 4,5 x 19 cm
- Weight 341 grams
- Material Metal
- User manual English
- Warranty 2 years
- Brand Boya
Questions about the Boya USB microphone?
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