I installed one of these microphones today and was pleasantly surprised by the results. I was warned by my cousin (who installs commercial quality sound systems for schools/churches, etc.) that I would be wasting my money but I figured I'd give it a try. I mounted the mic under the eaves of my shop while mounting a new dome style security camera by simply laying the mic cable into the wire relief notch in the camera base and then running the wire along with the camera cable back to my DVR. I found that it could pick up conversations easily at a distance of 75' or more and shouting at much greater distances. The only change I plan to make is to find something to use as a wind sock to cut down on wind noise a bit. I rated it a 4 for value because I've found you can buy these mics really cheaply if you look around, as long as you don't need the cable & power supply but as a package this isn't too bad of a deal.
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