Joby Wavo PLUS review

Reduce the presence of unwanted background, wind, and handling noise in your sound recordings

Joby Wavo Plus shotgun microphone
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

This midrange plastic shotgun mic may look and feel a bit cheap but it still does a fine job of reducing the effects of extraneous room echo, wind, and handling noises when talking to it in close proximity. It could also make your DSLR or smartphone look more professional in the eyes of a client or an interviewee. In relation to our iPhone 14 Pro Max’s built-in mic the Wavo PLUS produced sound with more bass, but the difference was relatively subtle.


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    Safe channel captures a distortion-free track

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    Wind-jammer keeps noise at bay

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    Super cardioid polar pattern

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    Built-in jack for audio monitoring


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    Lacks a clipping indicator light (as seen on the Wavo PRO)

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JOBY produce a wide range of the best microphones in their Wavo range, from the budget smart-phone friendly Wavo Mobile to the considerably more expensive DSLR-compatible Joby Wavo PRO

The JOBY Wavo PLUS is the latest member of the Wavo family and in terms of price and functionality, it can be placed in the middle of the Wavo range, being classed by JOBY as a semi-professional mic. The Wavo PLUS is a lightweight directional mic that you can attach to a DSLR or mirrorless camera thanks to its shoe mount. 

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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.