FAQ: Is a microphone with higher sensitivity better than one with lower sensitivity?

Document created by JeradL on May 21, 2012
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Not necessarily. The optimal sensitivity depends on your application and design constraints. Most analog mics have a sensitivity between -42 and -35 dBV. This Analog Dialogue article explains the difference between sensitivity for analog and digital microphones, as well as how to choose a microphone with the best sensitivity for your application.