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The Top 6 wireless lavalier microphones for 2024

A good wireless lavalier will become a much used pice of kit. Pic:
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A good wireless lavalier will become a much used pice of kit. Pic: Shutterstock

Check out the latest in lavalier microphone technology with our curated list of the top 6 wireless options for 2024.

Saramonic Blink 500 B2+: Newest in

Saramonic has just announced its new Saramonic Blink 500 B2+ wireless microphone system for content creators. It can record up to two people to cameras, computers, or mobile devices. Each transmitter has a built-in microphone and a dual-channel receiver that attaches to your camera's shoe mount or plugs directly into your device via the included USB-C. With a wireless operating range of up to 150 meters (492 feet), you are ensured with clear audio. The system features built-in omnidirectional microphones that can clip or be mounted with a magnet to the subject. The battery runtime is claimed to be up to 20 hours for the transmitters and 16 hours for the receiver.

Saramonic Blink 500 B2+ retails for $129.

Hollyland Lark M2: Best Design

The Hollyland Lark M2 hits the mark when delivering high-quality audio for various types of content creation. Its lightweight wireless lavalier microphone weighs only 9 grams and it has a compact transmitter (TX) that securely fits your clothing without a notice. The new design caught our eyes back in January, and looking at the specs it deserves a spot in our list.

This wireless microphone connects to Android phones, the iPhone 15, action cameras, and computers. The microphone has an LDS (Laser Direct Structuring) antenna that reduces any signal blockage for stable, uninterrupted audio transmission over long distances of up to 300 meters (980 feet). This microphone has both 48kHz and 24-bit High Fidelity Audio, which lets you record the nuances of the subject’s sound. The battery life is acclaimed to be around 40 hours while the TX can record sounds for up to 10 hours on a single charge. Hollyland Lark M2 is currently priced at $179

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DJI Mic II: 32-bit Internal Recording

DJI Mic 2 hits the list with its 32-bit float internal recording capability. This not only delivers high-quality recording but also adapts seamlessly to complex sound environments. We covered this more in-depth back in January as well. You can capture audio using the increasingly crowded and interference-prone 2.4GHz frequency. It is equipped with 8GB of internal storage per transmitter, which will give you up to 14 hours of recording using uncompressed 48kHz 24-bit audio. The transmission range is claimed as 250 meters (820 ft.) in ideal conditions. It comes with a lavalier mic accessory. One of the extra safety features is its Safety Track feature, allowing content creators to record a second track at -6dB alongside the primary audio track.

The DJI Mic 2 (2 TX + 1 RX + Charging Case) retails for $249 and 1 TX + 1 RX retails for $159.


Sennheiser EW 112P G4: Broadcast Quality

Sennheiser is known for its premium microphones. Whether working indoors or outdoors, the beauty of this system is that it doesn't tie you down to your subject. It adapts effortlessly to any situation, and that adaptability comes from its impressive frequency agility. The Sennheiser EW 112P G4 mic system has an impressive range of up to 100 meters (330 feet), and up to 8 hours of operation time. Both of the microphones include either the clip-on microphone ME 2-II (omni-directional) or ME 4 (cardioid).

The Sennheiser EW 112P G4 mic system retails for $699.


RØDE Wireless GO II: Ready for Run-and-Gun

We first reviewed the RØDE Go II microphone back in March 2021, and it is still very much one of the best options for wireless microphone. The sound quality is great in this range, with plenty of options in the mic’s software to adjust settings, gain and other parameters. GO II has improved transmission with a longer range of 200 meters compared to the previous model at 70 meters. The microphone has IV 2.4GHz digital transmission with 128-bit encryption that is suitable busy areas such as inner cities or crowded events. Since the Wireless GO II can handle two transmitters at once, it features the ability to switch between stereo or dual-mono output modes. This enables each transmitter to be recorded to a separate channel (great for back up!).

The mic is priced at $299.


Fulaim X5: Interesting Newcomer

We chose to include Fulaim X5 in the list as, despite it not being so known as a brand, it stands against big names like RODE when it comes to specs. This transmitter features a one-click noise reduction switch and built-in 4GB memory that can store up to 9 hours of 48KHz 16-bit uncompressed audio. With a transmission range of 200 meters (656 feet), you can move around without compromising on sound quality. With extra accessories like an iPhone adapter, type-c adapter, and 3.5mm audio cable, the microphone is compatible with a wide range of devices, including iPhone and Android smartphones, as well as cameras.

The Fulaim X5 is currently priced very well at $129.


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