Today, we’ll taking a look at the Azden Pro-XD wireless lavaliver microphone kit. It operates on a 2.4GHz wireless frequency and has a range of around 100ft (30m). It’s compatible with most mobile devices including the iPhone via their own TRS-TRRS converter cable. It also features rechargeable internal batteries, headphone monitor output and a line-in aux input. From the outset, the Azden Pro-XD looks really appealing … but first, let me give you my background story.
After playing around with many different types of mics or my Sony a6300, I decided it was best for me to get a wireless lavaliver mic. The main reason being, I do a lot of unboxing videos, presentations and on occasion some interviews … so I need my hands to be naturally free. In the past, we’ve borrowed the Sennheiser AVX-ME2 set, and I must admit, it’s probably one the best wireless lavaliver mics I’ll ever use. The audio quality was exceptional, but unfortunately the Sennheiser AVX-ME2 costs a whopping USD $699, which way out of many people’s budget.
To save costs, we needed to find a wireless lavalier mic kit that’s not only affordable, but also offers good audio quality. If I could get something that could give me 60-75% of the audio quality of the Sennheiser … I will be more than happy. One product that really caught my eye was the Azden Pro-XD Wireless kit. It’s extremely affordable at only USD $199 and you get lots of features with it.
One thing you’ll immediately notice is the compact size of the Azden Pro-XD. It’s extremely small compared to other wireless mics I’ve seen and what’s more, it weighs only 130g in total (68g for the receiver and 62g for the transmitter). This makes it ideal for videographers and vloggers who want to reduce the total size and weight of the camera rig.
The Azden® i-Coustics® PRO-XD is an easy to use and affordable digital wireless lavalier microphone system for camera mounting and mobile video applications. Its compact and lightweight design is a great solution for capturing audio on the go. Perfect for video production, electronic news gathering and even mobile devices, the PRO-XD includes an adapter cable for compatibility with headset inputs on most modern smartphones and tablets!
Utilizing digital wireless technology, the PRO-XD operates in the 2.4GHz range which is completely free of TV and radio interference. The PRO-XD out performs similarly priced VHF systems with better than CD quality digital audio and delivers dependable operation out to a distance of 100 feet or beyond with direct line of sight. Set up is a breeze with automatic syncing between receiver and transmitter. Internal, rechargeable lithium-ion batteries provide long lasting operation and easy charging via USB.
Designed to deliver high-fidelity audio, the receiver’s high gain output with volume control alleviates noise and hiss produced by low-quality camera preamps and eliminates the need for big adjustments in post production. The PRO-XD’s transmitter uniquely includes an auxiliary line input, allowing you to wirelessly transmit any stereo, line level audio source and mix it with the microphone source if desired.
With its incredibly small form factor, the PRO-XD is the first viable digital wireless audio solution for use with action cameras, such as the popular Hero® series from GoPro® (3rd party cable may be required for connection).
The complete PRO-XD system includes the transmitter, receiver and specially designed lapel microphone as well as an adapter cable for mobile devices, an audio output cable, USB cable and AC adapter for charging.
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