Boyamic microphone review: relieve dropout headaches with onboard recording

Capture wireless audio without worrying about signal dropout thanks to onboard recording

Boyamic microphone in its charging case on a tree stump
(Image: © George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Boyamic is an effective wireless mic that enables you to capture clean and full-bodied sound wirelessly and from a distance. Its onboard recording feature ensures that you won’t lose important moments due to signal dropout, which should make it attractive to wedding videographers who can’t get a second take of key moments!


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    Onboard recording

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    Software and hardware noise reduction

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    Cable-free receiver connection

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    Long transmission range


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    Occasional signal dropout when losing line of sight

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Since their launch in 2012, Boya has continued to produce a long line of microphones for content creators, from wired lavalier mics such as the Boya BY-M1, which is one of our top picks for the best microphone for vlogging and filmmaking to wireless mic kits like the Boya BY-XM6-S2.

Saramonic Blink 500 B2+

Saramonic Blink 500 B2+
Released at a similar time to the Boyamic, this kit has similar specifications such as a charging case, plus adaptors that enable you to plug the receiver straight into iPhones, Android devices, and DSLRs. Unlike the Boyamic the Blink 500 B2+’s transmitters don’t have an onboard recording feature, but the Blink’s software noise reduction is much better than the Boyamic’s.

Hollyland Lark M2

Hollyland Lark M2
The Hollyland Lark M2 features more effective software noise reduction software than the Boayamic. The Lark also uses magnets to attach the transmitters to your subject, but the Lark’s button-sized transmitters are much smaller and more discrete than the Boyamic’s chunky black bodies. As with the Boyamic, the Lark’s transmitter can be plugged straight into a smartphone’s USB-C socket so there’s no dangling cable to get snagged by a gimbal’s moving arms.

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.