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Sennheiser XS Lav Mic Family: “Indispensable Audio Companions for Content Creation”

Simon Skinner - 4 weeks ago

Sennheiser XS Lav Mic compliments the recently released Sennheiser MKE 440 on-camera mic solution, offering a simple and effective audio solution for vloggers and podcasters.

Sennheiser XS Lav Mic vlogger

If there’s a single piece of kit that will likely transform your video content, well, especially within vlogging, documentary, podcasting or working with a presenter, it’s your choice of microphone. Sennheiser’s XS Lav Mic arrives to offer an omnidirectional clip-on mic that promises to deliver clear and quality sound. It’s available as XS Lav Mobile with TRRS connector, XS Lav USB-C with USB-C connector, and XS Lav USB-C Mobile Kit with an additional Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod and Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp.

Nicole Fresen, Product Manager at Sennheiser, said: “Simple, straightforward audio recording and a clearly noticeable upgrade in sound quality – this is what the XS Lav family will give you. These mics will become your indispensable audio companions for content creation.”

Sennheiser XS Lav Mic kit

Simple steps = big improvements

The built-in microphones found natively in mobile devices and laptops just don’t perform very well as they are, generally speaking, lower down the pecking order in terms of the hierarchy of importance with the device’s tech. Using a dedicated mic will produce infinitely better performance and audio quality. By simply clipping the microphone closer to the sound source, you will isolate the presenter’s voice and minimise any distracting sound from the general environment.

Sennheiser’s XS Lav is really simple to use with either your smartphone, computer or directly with your camera. Powering the microphone and automatically switching from the internal mic. All you need is to plug the 2m cable into your device and you’re ready to go. A standard USB-C to USB-A adapter will make your XS Lav ready for legacy products, too. For video conferencing, choose XS Lav USB-C, as the 3.5 mm jack on XS Lav Mobile will disable your device’s audio output.

Versions, accessories & pricing

All Sennheiser XS Lav mics include a microphone clip, removable foam windshield and a draw-string storage pouch as a standard. The XS Lav USB-C Mobile Kit additionally contains a Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp and Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod.

Availability and pricing

Sennheiser’s various XS Lav mic options are all available now and prices are as below.

XS Lav Mobile [with TRRS plug]: £43.00
XS Lav USB-C: £52.00
XS Lav USB-C Mobile Kit: £87.00

Find out more at Sennheiser’s dedicated website.


About the author

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.