We spent a some quality time with our friends at IK Multimedia at CES this year – One of the products we focused on was the iRig Mic field. This is a product that we hope to have in our hands for a review in the short term but for now, please take a look at the following video featuring IK Multimedia's Starr Ackerman. The original audio was recorded with the iRig Mic field attached to my iPhone 5S but the sound seems to have degraded slightly after processing through iMovie and uploading to YouTube. Please note we were in a very loud area and although you can hear some of background noise, Starr's voice still comes through very clearly.
The original audio sounded great so let that be an (obvious) lesson – even if your original video/audio looks and sounds fantastic, subsequent processing can leave you with lower quality. This is especially evident when your files are compressed for upload to the internet or are compressed for streaming.
Retail price for iRig Mic field – $99.99