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I have started to produce some Youtube videos and intend to do some promotional work for local businesses and wanted a wireless mic system without killing the bank. These do an amazing job, incredibly quick to set up, by the time you've pressed the 'on' button and wondered if it is working it already is - as close to foolproof as you'll ever get.
Comes with literally everything you need, 2 lapel mics, 2 boom mics, 2 transmitters, receiver, adaptors for DSLR and smartphones, mounting bracket to put receiver on top of hot shoe if you want, charger . . . the lot.
Why the 4 stars? I've tried to adjust the channel (which is easy enough) but there does seem to be a very low background hiss that in all fairness any half decent editing software takes care of in moments. It may be local interference due to any one of the umpteen electrical items in my office so I may be being a bit harsh here - but like I say, a click or two of the mouse and we're all good.
These were very easy to use, connect quickly. Sound quality has also been great. Battery life in the reciever could be improved. Biggest issue is random audio dropout. Standing 2 meters infront of the receiver, clear line between both devices but yet I occasionally get drop out on the audio.
I've used a tonne of these kind of mics before and these are my fav so far. First of all they are DURABLE! They seem to be mostly plastic but I don't mind because I really beat these things up and they are without a scratch. Decent battery, I wouldn't go too long with them in-between charges. Range is really good as well. I've used them for streaming and pre recorded interviews and have yet to have a problem. I haven't used the "britney spears" head piece yet so I can't comment. Good for starting out and smaller interviews and presentations.
These two set are a good value for the money. The unit connected effectively to my sound system. I like the choice of two styles of mics (lavalier or lapel). The set up is relatively effective except that you are on your own to find a radio frequency (RF) on the transmitter that works best with the receiver if you happen to have interference with too many wireless devices around your area. I learned the embarrassing way in front of a yoga class I was leading as a substitute for the regular instructor who was out ill. I had to put the whole unit aside for that day just because i did not have time to put into having the RF work successfully. Sound quality, 5 stars, Easy to use, 3 stars and value for money 5 stars. That is an average of 4.33 for a rating overall.
Finally getting around riding my own review after having these for almost 2 years. I've mostly use them with my Sony mirrorless camera and they've worked fine. Better than expected for the price. Nothing compared to some of the higher end and higher priced options available but again for the price you really can't beat these from what I've experienced. That said I finally got around to trying this with an iphone. I pulled out the cable that's supposed to be for an iPhone and plugged it in. Strangely enough I was still only able to get audio to come through the built-in mic of the phone. I played around with it for quite a while and I tried a few of my other similar mics and just couldn't get it to work and that's when I realized that they had actually included two cables for DSLR cameras and not one for cameras and one for phones. You can tell this by looking at the 3.5mm ends. In my case they're identical but if you look at the pictures here in the description I'm missing the four pole adapter. Not a huge deal. It did take me three tries to get the correct adapter from Amazon but now that I have it these actually work pretty well with the portable phone setup I put together. I'd still recommend the setup but I'm only giving it four stars because of the mix-up in regards to including two of the same adapter. By the way I double confirmed this by trying the supposed phone adapter with my mirrorless camera and it works fine. I knew it would but I had to try anyway. Just make sure you get all the right accessories and you should be good to go.
I am a professional speaker / trainer, so I spend a lot of time using a mic. I really want to love this product because the sound quality is fantastic. But the battery doesn't last very long. Some of my virtual workshops are 3- or 4- hours but they battery starts to peter out after 1.5ish hours. Sure, you can recharge them, but that can lead to some awkward moments as I swap out the receiver (there are 2 in the box, perhaps for this very reason) then plug the first one back in so that it is ready to go when the battery inevitably runs out on the 2nd one. Meanwhile, I need to make sure the transmitter is plugged in the entire time since I can't swap that one out (there is only one in the box), nor would I want to. Having to swap both out, at the same time or at different times, would just be too clunky. A simple solution would've been to use actual batteries. I'm genuinely scratching my head about this one. Battery powered lavs just make sense - safe, reliable and proven. Or, battery back up. Plus, we all know that the duration of every rechargeable battery starts to drop over extended periods of use.
I'll add that the over ear headset starts to hurt after awhile and it isn't adjustable. I have to jiggle it around a bit so it isn't jutting out over my ears. Thankfully, I have long hair, so I can hide the fact that it is a bit loose sound my neck.
I decided not to return them for two reasons: 1) despite the battery issue, they really do work very well and since most of my presentations max out at 2 hours, I often just leave the receiver plugged in at the start because I can easily unplug it with minimal disruption to my flow; and 2) I didn't really see a better option in this price range.
This mics work and get the job done. If you are looking for wireless mics and a place to start for cheap, these are pretty good. If you are sitting still and have a direct line of site to the transmitter they work very well. You may want to get your own lepel mics because the ones that come with it are not that great. But I Hooked a sony lepel mic to it and it sounded 100 times better. But if you are moving around a lot and your body is blocking the signal then it might be a problem. But for the price they are awesome!
I’m a novice when it comes to audio equipment, so this wireless mic was just right for me. It’s so easy to use... literally plug and play. I’ve used it with my phone, my tablet and my laptop, and it worked with all three. The lapel mic seems to have less noise interference than the headset. At times, I’d prefer to use the headset, but the “wind” noise is distracting. Overall, for the price and ease of use, I still recommend this product.