This versatile wireless kit offers flexibility for many uses, great for situations when the use of hard-wired mics might be problematic. They have a great battery life, the receiver pack fits on a hotshoe and can output (with different cables) to XLR or 3.5mm, the huge multi channel frequency range is also very satisfying (1680 tunable frequencies with 12 frequency presets).
The Sennheiser EW100ENG3 Wireless Combo System includes the EK100G3 camera mount receiver, SK100G3 bodypack transmitter and ME2 lavalier microphone.
- Power Supply. The G3 kits require 4 AA batteries (not included) to operate, that is two for the transmitter and two for the receiver.
- Frequency Range. This is a Frequency Range A version. If you don’t need a specific frequency, then it doesn’t matter which you choose. Frequency Range A is no better than Frequency Range B; however, if you are using more than one kit at the same time, make sure they are all in the same frequency range (B + B = Good, A + A = Good, A + B = Bad).
- User Configuration. You must set up the wireless mics yourself, on-site where you will be filming. This is because the kit’s ability deliver good audio is dependent on getting clear reception. The channels each transmitter/receiver operate on will vary depending on location; therefore, a good frequency in our office may not be a good frequency for your beach/church/army base/etc.
- Helpful Guide. Here is a video explaining how to set up the system. The instruction begins at 7 minutes; although, it would be wise to watch the whole video if you have not used a wireless mic before.
For more information about audio in general, check out our audio for video article.