Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Wireless Headset Lavalier Microphone System -Alvoxcon Wireless Lapel Mic Best for iPhone, DSLR Camera, PA Speaker, YouTube, Podcast, Video Recording, Conference, Vlogging, Church, Interview, Teaching
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So I bought this thinking it was a great deal. Finally got the chance to use it for a professional shoot, after I got home to start editing footage (all footage had/needed sound since I was shooting instructional fitness videos for a well known fitness instructor) and the sound cuts off at random times mid shoot, making my entire day of shooting with 4 people completely useless. I did an initial sound check and everything sounded great, but I also only did a quick 20-30 sound check. Unfortunately I had to learn the hard way but save yourself sometime and spend a few bucks more to get something that actually works.
Overall the first impression was decent,the transmitter housing was metal and the mic connectors were screw in which is nice so you don't accidently come unplugged. This is about it for the pros, the receiver is way to bulky and comes pre attached with a fat plug and you need to use an adapter to 3.5MM jack so it can plug into a camera. Then comes the channel switching,you can switch channels with the transmitter but on the LCD it never actually shows the different hrtzs you switch to and constantly displays the same channel,it also has a signal bar in the top that never changes,I walked 200 ft away behind a wall and my transmitter still showed full bars ever though I lost connection with the receiver well before that. As far as audio quality I can't tell you because the audio comes in so low you can barely hear it. I changed mics,channels and still audio quality is super low. Also like to note the transmitter does NOT have a mute button so you need to either unplug your mic or turn off the transmitter. And the biggest pit fall is to turn the transmitter and Receiver on or off you just touch the power button,for this alone I'm returning the item. Accidents happen especially for the users that are wearing the transmitter and if accidently bump the power button you loose all audio. Overall I think if your using this to connect to a speaker to make public announcements this will work for you but for anyone in the industry for filming I would highly recommend another product.
All in the span of an hour. After 30 years in the TV business and a background in electronics, I'd like to think I have a pretty good idea of what I'm doing. Tried with two different cameras and a studio tube pre amp. At first the audio was there, but thin and way down in level. Then it went away completely. A few times I was able to get an ok (still noisy, but not nearly as bad - I would call it "borderline usable") signal and we did some range tests - got about 30 feet before dropout were audible on the cleanest channel. But upon powering down and powering back up, it went back to not working at all - note - we tried different (quality) adapters, not just what came with the unit; and the "wiggle test" didn't indicate any faulty connections - the problem is with the internal electronics (in the receiver, most likely). Not worth the time to fix, so it's going back.
Like all cheap chinese electronics, quality control is non-existent, DOA and infant mortality rate is high, but you occasionally get a decent unit. Keep in mind, most chinese-branded electronics are straight-up intellectual property theft. Another set of cheap wireless mics we ran across were a dead-on copy of a Shure setup - keep that in mind when you buy this kind of low-rent trash. In this case, the $$ was dictated by the importance of the need, if you get my drift. Still regrettable. I may try a second unit, but the lack of QC is going to keep my review at 1 star.
This product is terrible. Lots of line noise, interference from rf, disconnects regularly.
While this product offers incredible value I cannot recommend this for any sort of professional production. Simply put the audio coming out of the transceiver is very low and even running it through a mixer to boost just ends up increasing the line noise and interference. Another particularly damning thing of this product is the fact that it seems to regularly disconnect during production, sure it may only be for a second here and there but those sort of things end up making a production look amateur instead of professional. Additionally this product has come decked out with accessories which is nice but I feel that due to the quality of the product I just cannot recommend this for anyone that wants to do anything meaningful.
I bought this mic to shoot videos with my DSLR Canon Camera because I thought it would reduce background noise and focus on just the voice of the person wearing the mic. While it does reduce other people's voices or airplane/car noises in the distance, the static in the background is at least 3 times worse than with the built in mic on my camera. I took two identical videos one with the Alvoxcon mic and one without to compare and the Alvoxcon mic was SO BAD! The static makes the audio UNUSABLE. The problem was equally bad for both the lavalier and the headset. I don't understand how anyone is supposed to use this. The audio quality is garbage.
As far as setup and the different parts, it's simple enough to set up if you read the instructions. It does feel cheap though and the various audio jacks already don't line up very well. I guess you get what you pay for though. I would be ok with that if the audio were somewhat usable. Hopefully I can return this and invest in a better quality mic that actually does its job.
The sound quality is horrible. I don’t know how people say it has great audio quality. It has a static noise in the background that undermines the professionalism of the audio. I purchased an external microphone to get professional sounding videos, but as it is, I get way better audio with the iPhone mic. This was a very disappointing purchase and it is going back
I bought this microphone for my YouTube blog as a alternative to having a desk microphone. I waited a month and a half to finally hook it up and try it out.....HUGE MISTAKE!! There is NO GAIN on this microphone. I turned the gain on my Canon camera TO THE MAX, WHICH IS BLAST DISTORTION USING EVERY OTHER MICROPHONE. Not on this one. It seems to have good charge and battery life but is useless unless you have a device that really boost the volume output. It picks up a ton of room noise and hiss as well. My o-pinion.....TERIIBLE BUY. DON"T WASTE YOUR TIME!
Connecting to the mic receiver using the regular iPhone headphone adapter ( https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Lightning-Headphone-Jack-Adapter/dp/B01LXJFMGF/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=iphone+headphone+adapter&qid=1580521674&sr=8-3 ), as far as I could figure out does not work with most iPhones.
After searching around online for solutions, the only thing I found that worked to get an iPhone to register audio in from the receiver was using a combination of three adapters: (1) the iPhone to USB3 camera adapter ( https://www.amazon.com/Apple-Lightning-USB3-Camera-Adapter/dp/B01F7KJDIM/ref=sr_1_3?crid=13KU0TDMTVRYT&keywords=apple+camera+adapter&qid=1580679316&sprefix=apple+camera+%2Caps%2C329&sr=8-3 ), then (2) a usb to headphones adapter (e.g. https://www.amazon.com/Syba-external-Adapter-Windows-C-Media/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=pd_ybh_a_19?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=1AX4TZASWMXYM74B4Q90 ), then (3) the "camera cable" adapter that comes in the mic set (not the "phone cable" one).
However even after finding a series of adapters that would get the iPhone to accept the audio in, I had sound quality issues (a quiet but very noticeable electronic buzzing/humming sound in the background) that I could not get to go away; adjusting the transmitter frequency did not help and I had the same result in multiple locations. The background hum was a little quieter when I had it connected to iPad than when connected to iPhone, but still there. Adjusting the volume setting on the transmitter pack made the audio I was trying to record quieter/louder, but the buzzing stayed at constant volume. So the best I could do would be turn the volume all the way up (20) and hope the buzzing was much quieter than the sound I was trying to record. Since I wanted to use this setup for live streaming, editing the background noise out later was not an option.
This product may work better for those with Android phones or certain older iPhones that can use the headphone jack to connect an external mic, but I gave up trying to find a setup that would work for using this product for my purposes (streaming to Facebook Live via an iPhone).