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Tech Review: Joby Wavo Plus Mic

I’ve been using the Joby Wavo Plus Mic for the past few weeks for all of my video content and I have to say, I’m really impressed. As a video game blogger (and very minor influencer), having a reliable and high-quality microphone is essential for my YouTube work. In this review, I wanted to cover the positives and negatives of the Joby Wavo Plus Mic, but if you don’t have time for all that analysis then know it’s a fantastic piece of equipment that I highly recommend.


Firstly, the Joby Wavo Plus is the middle child in the Joby on-camera microphone range. The Joby Wavo Mic retails at around £80 / $99, the Wavo Pro is £270 / $320 and this one, the Wavo Plus is around £190 / $230.

One of the best things about the Joby Shotgun Mic is the audio quality. It picks up sounds really clearly and accurately, which is crucial when recording dialogue or interviews. I’ve used it in a variety of settings, from recording voiceovers in my home studio to conducting interviews at conventions, and the audio has always come out crisp and clear. The 3.5mm headphones jack combined with handy volume control allowed me to monitor sound on the go. Combine this with the 100Hz high-pass filter and I was able to reduce low ambient noises dramatically reducing the editing time.


Another great feature of the Joby Shotgun Mic is its compact and lightweight design. I had been using the Rode shotgun mic previously and whilst it is a great mic, it’s a lot bigger and takes up valuable room in my camera bag. The Joby Shotgun mic is easy to set up and transport, which makes it perfect for on-the-go recording.

The Joby Shotgun Mic also has a built-in shock mount, which helps to reduce unwanted noise and vibrations. This is especially useful when recording in a noisy environment, such as a convention floor or gaming event.

One of the downsides of the Joby Shotgun Mic is that it doesn’t come with a built-in battery. However, the auto-power mode that switches the mic on and off by sensing the camera’s behaviour is a “plus”. An LED traffic light system on the front indicates the battery status, changing from green to amber to red when the battery is low.


Another plus is the -10db safety track to ensure no audio is lost, as well as a second track with safe audio as a backup.

Alongside the mic, there is a variety of cables to connect it to your camera, computer, and even a phone. These cables include

  • TRS to TRS,
  • USB-C to USB-A
  • USB-C to USB-C.

To hear the comparative sound tests, please check out the video review in which I compare the Joby Wavo Plus to the standard camera and the Rode shotgun mic.

Overall, the Joby Wavo Plus Mic is an excellent piece of equipment for anyone looking for a high-quality, compact, and versatile microphone. The audio quality is great, and the compact design makes it easy to transport and set up. The built-in shock mount is a great feature that helps to reduce unwanted noise and vibrations. It doesn’t have all the features of the Wavo Pro but is far superior to the standard Wavo. The lack of a battery may be frustrating to those on longer shoots, but it doesn’t detract from the overall quality of the mic. I highly recommend the Joby Wavo Plus Mic to any YouTuber who likes to get out and about without all the weight and bulk of other microphones.

If this has been useful, please check out my other reviews of the Joby product range such as the Joby Wavo Pod Mic and Joby Wavo Mic Arm.


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