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DJI wireless microphone system reviewed

DJI wireless microphone system reviewed

DJI, renowned for its top-tier drones, gimbals and action cameras, has expanded its repertoire with a groundbreaking addition: the DJI dual-channel wireless microphone system. This compact, robust, and impeccably designed audio solution has proven itself to be a standout product from DJI.

Let’s take a closer look:

Key Features of the DJI Microphone System

Wireless freedom: The DJI microphone system boasts dual transmitters that operate wirelessly, providing freedom of movement during recordings.

Impressive range: You can record from distances of up to 200 m, ensuring that you capture crystal-clear audio even when the action is far from your camera.

Wind protection: Effective wind protection is integrated into the system, guaranteeing that your audio remains crisp and free from interference in challenging outdoor conditions.

Convenient charging case: The microphone system includes a practical charging case that not only stores the components but also charges them while docked, ensuring you’re always ready to record.

Long battery life: With a remarkable 15 hours of battery life, you can confidently tackle extended recording sessions. Additionally, there’s 14 hours of built-in memory for your convenience.

Charging case

The standout feature of this microphone system is its portability. Weighing less than six ounces and sized like a deck of cards, it’s incredibly compact. Inside the case, you can neatly store two microphones, two adapters, and a receiver, all while they recharge. The inclusion of a USB-C charging port ensures hassle-free charging. Notably, each transmitter offers around 5.5 hours of battery life, the receiver approximately six hours, and the case itself provides an extra ten hours. Moreover, the kit includes a USB-C and TRS 3.5mm cable for easy connectivity to your phone or most cameras.

Transmitters 

The two wireless transmitters are equipped with user-friendly power and record buttons. Their wireless nature makes them more convenient than traditional lapel microphones. Each transmitter features a clip and a robust magnet for effortless attachment to clothing, effectively transforming them into lapel microphones. These magnets are so strong that DJI advises keeping them away from sensitive storage devices. Notably, the transmitters pair lightning-fast with the receiver. This process has consistently been smooth and trouble-free. These transmitters maintain reliable reception from quite a distance away and are complemented by two effective windshields, ideal for outdoor recording.

Sound quality 

In terms of sound quality, the DJI microphones deliver excellence that rivals leading models, making them perfect for interviews or serving as boom microphones. I’ve been using the mic at industry events and during car reviews, even when I’ve appeared on eNCA to boost my sound and impressively, these microphones excel at capturing the clarity of my voice, while the sound around me booms. I have found the audio quality outstanding and have so far never had to go back and edit my recording in post production.

DJI Wireless Microphone System
DJI Wireless Microphone System

My verdict 

The DJI dual-channel wireless microphone system is a content creator’s dream. Whether you’re a vlogger, filmmaker, podcaster, or content creator of any kind, capturing clear and crisp sound can make or break your production. For the South African market, I found the DJI quite pricey but then again, well worth it! I think anything of this quality will be pricey!

The DJI mic system’s compatibility with a wide range of devices, coupled with its rechargeable design and superb sound quality, make it an exceptional choice.

DJI has truly outdone themselves with this innovative system. Whether you’re a vlogger or an on-the-go creator, this microphone in a box has everything you need to capture high-quality audio while staying mobile and agile.

But wait! There’s more… enter 2024

Since putting this review together, I’ve seen that international markets have had access to the second iteration of the DJI dual-channel wireless microphone system.

Here’s what I’ve gleaned so far (obviously I haven’t played with the DJI Mic 2 YET!)

DJI Mic 2 vs. DJI Mic

The DJI Mic 2 seems a significant upgrade over its predecessor, offering a sleek metal charging case with a secure locking latch for added durability and protection. With enhanced battery life and performance, extended range, and advanced connectivity options, the DJI Mic 2 seems an improvement over the Mic 1. Its intuitive design features a larger OLED display and precision dial for easy monitoring and control, make it the ideal choice for creators seeking top-tier audio equipment.

That being said, I’m not rushing out to upgrade and am very happy with the first edition of the DJI dual-channel wireless microphone system.

Clare Petra Matthes

Hi, I'm Clare and I am a freelance writer and Tech journalist as well as the owner and founder of gadget-gal.com where I review tech devices and also cover emerging technology news. Outside of gadget-gal.com I write for a number of publications and have regular tech slots on chaiFM radio station and eNCA's Tech Matters national breakfast TV news show.

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