The Measure: Saramonic Blink 500 Pro X Wireless Microphone System
In this instalment of #TheMeasure, we’re taking a closer look at the Saramonic Blink 500 Pro X wireless microphone system, which recently won the award for Best Video Maker Microphone at NAB 2023. Read on for more and for our in-depth video review.
We got our hands on the Saramonic Blink 500 Pro X wireless microphone system and put it to the test to see if it lives up to the hype achieved at this international filmmaker’s gathering.
The Saramonic Blink 500 Pro X is a wireless microphone system that’s been designed for professional use. It includes two wireless transmitters, a dual-channel receiver, and two omnidirectional Lavalier microphones in the box. The system is compact, lightweight, and pretty easy to use, making it a great choice for videographers, content creators, and vloggers.
One of the standout features of the Blink 500 Pro X is its dual-channel receiver, which allows users to simultaneously record two separate audio tracks. This is especially useful for interviews or multi-person shoots, as it enables you to capture clean audio from both subjects without any interference or crosstalk.
The transmitters are equipped with built-in rechargeable batteries, which can provide up to 8 hours of continuous use on a single charge. They also feature a high-quality preamp and gain control, which allows you to adjust the input level to match your recording environment.
In terms of connectivity, the Blink 500 Pro X uses a 2.4GHz wireless signal to transmit audio to the receiver, which can then be connected to your camera or recording device via a 3.5mm TRS cable. The system also includes a range of accessories, such as a belt clip, a windscreen, and a charging cable.
Overall, the Saramonic Blink 500 Pro X is a versatile and reliable wireless microphone system that is ideal for professional use. Its dual-channel receiver, long battery life, and easy-to-use design make it a great choice for anyone looking to capture high-quality audio on the go.
At around £285 [at the time of reviewing] it sits in the range of other manufacturer’s systems.
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- 00:00 – Intro
- 00:12 – What is it?
- 00:34 – Charging case
- 01:23 – Accessories
- 01:40 – Transmitters
- 05:01 – Reciever
- 06:46 – Size
- 07:41 – Battery life
- 08:06 – Sound Quality
- 08:44 – Outdoor test and comparisons
- 11:01 – Range tests
- 14:04 – Final Thoughts
- 15:41 – Price
- 16:53 – Outro