I did a little searching in the forum for mics. I would like to go into a coffee shop, and record (somewhat surreptitiously) the sounds in the coffee shop, people talking, the music they are playing, and orders being taken, etc. General ambient sounds of the business, nothing or no one in particular.
I am planning to use a laptop for the recording. I would like to get a mic to do this recording that I could also use on the HVX200 (xlr ok). I was looking at mics from the 77.00 range up to an ElectroVoice of around 109.00. Brands include Shure, Audio Technica, and ElectroVoice. All omni directional.
Any suggestions? I may ask the shop manager for permission, but I could just put the mic in a pocket.