I’ve learned a lot about microphones over the past few days. I ended up looking closely at USB and lightning microphones that work with the iPhone, which doesn’t always provide enough power for some microphones.

I looked at several native lightning microphones that were more geared towards ultra mobile like the Blue Mikey or stereo recording like the Rode iXY-L and the Zoom iQ5. The Blue Spark Digital Lightning looks awesome but is huge and oriented towards the iPad.

That left me looking at USB microphones to use on the iPhone with the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. I fell in love with the Blue Yeti but it’s huge and requires more power than the iPhone provides.

I ended up picking up the Samson Meteor. It’s super portable and keeps things simple.