Single point stereo microphones are microphones that record stereo sound and transfer that sound using a single plug—the single point. Some have dual microphone elements in a single capsule (whether a single cylindrical-shaped microphone, a T-shaped microphone) and others have two separate elements that are wired to a single site whether by a gooseneck connection or two cables that connect to a common plug.
The overwhelming majority of single point stereo mics end in a stereo miniplug, and are the suitable choice for portable recorders that accept stereo mini microphone inputs.
- compact T-microphones (shown)
- specialty stereo mics designed for specific recorders (shown, for iPod)
- compact cylinder microphones
- dual mini mics on gooseneck (shown)
- dual mics on cable (with sufficient length you have dual lapel mics)
Compact, portable. Well, they are compact
Depending on pickup pattern (omnidirectional, unidirectional), they may pick up more or less sound than what you want.