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The Sennheiser XS Digital System: Is This the Wireless Answer to our Audio Prayers?

Luke Gardner - 3 months ago

Are you a Vlogger, blogger or a journalist? Do you use a camera to film and document your work? Then we’d suggest taking a look at the new Sennheiser XS wireless Digital Audio System.

This simple rig will get you perfect audio every time by automatically balancing the audio as you complete your video. This genius solution saves time and the only thing you need to do is turn them on.

Going about our usual routine when filming our reviews we switched to the Sennheiser XS System to see how it changed our workflow. It safe to say it saved us a lot of time in the set-up process taking audio checking from five minutes to one. Now it may not seem like a lot of time but it certainly is when you’re on the go or you’re given 5 minutes for an interview with a movie star. The last thing you want to go wrong is getting the audio messed up and now you have to try to recover it in post.

The Sennheiser XS System: Key points

  • Plug-and-play portable system complete with a ME2-II clip-on lavalier microphone
  • Digital 2.4GHz wireless operating frequency for worldwide use
  • Compact and lightweight transmitter and receiver with 3.5mm mini-jack connections
  • Incredibly easy to use with a single button that handles power and linking
  • Up to 5 hours of continuous runtime from built-in USB-rechargeable batteries
  • Perfect for vloggers, mobile journalists, filmmakers
  • £289 for the lav mic 

Setting up

Turn on both the microphone and receiver, then when a solid green light appears, both parts are connected.

Now turn on your camera and set it to your desired video settings, go to audio and switch it to auto. Plug the receiver into the camera, mic yourself or you subject up, and you’re ready for action!

It really is that easy. The only issue we can forsee from using this kit, long term, is the built-in battery, i.e. If the battery runs flat, you can’t swap it for a freshly charged replacement and carry on shooting.

However, you can keep them charged as you’re using them using a portable charger. but be sure to check that it’s not affecting your audio feed.

In terms of price, you’d be looking at £289.00 for the Lav option, which isn’t that much, considering what you’re getting with the Sennheiser Wireless System.

Even if they are out of your price range right now, be sure to look them up when you’re ready for your next upgrade. The system really will take your video work to the next level and is certain to become a tool you wouldn’t want to leave behind on any shoo, (just make sure they’re full charged before you do).

Check out our review of the Sennheiser XS Digital System from our #TheMeasure Series. Please like, share and subscribe to our Youtube Channel!

5/5

PhotoBite Sennheiser XS Digital System review -
Sennheiser XS Digital System:- Overall the Sennheiser Wireless System is an incredible piece of kit that can your job easier and your life simpler. Sennheiser is known for their excellent audio so you’re getting best audio with quality at its forefront.

Pros

  • Quick and easy pairing
  • Had no issues with audio levels when testing
  • Price is better to its more expensive counterparts
  • Perfect for vloggers and journalists

Cons

  • Built in battery but you do get 5 hours of use out them

About the author

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Luke Gardner

Features Editor @ PhotoBite

Luke lives and breaths photography. With experience working freelance, in retail and also teaching photography; Luke has been exposed to a broad spectrum of knowledgeable people and has a real hunger to explore what others are up to in this incredibly creative world. Starting from the age of 12 his fascination with photography as done nothing but fuel his ambition to create and explore all areas in the photographic world. Luke’s role at PhotoBite ranges from feature writing to testing equipment, with his natural teaching skills seeing him take his place as in-house presenter for camera hardware and accessories on the PhotoBite YouTube channel.

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