Sennheiser XS Wireless Digital | The best microphone for YouTubers?


Our pro-video specialist Kriss Hampton runs through Sennheiser's new super-compact wireless microphone system



TL;DW: Too busy to watch Kriss' ramblings right now? Scroll to the bottom of this article and check out his key points…

The XS Wireless Digital [XSW-D] looks set to appeal to the entry-level market that RØDE has dominated with its RØDELink lavalier kit. But, given that the XSW-D is pretty much the same price as the RØDELink system and features a much more up-to-date spec sheet, are the tables about to turn?


Key Features: Sennheiser XSW-D Portable Interview Set

  • One touch ease-of-use
  • 2.4 GHz digital transmission for worldwide operation
  • 75m range (250ft) in optimal conditions
  • Up to five hours of battery life on a single charge
  • Switch between multiple transmitters linked to one receiver
  • Configure any combination of transmitters and receivers
  • Mute from either transmitter or receiver


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Who’s it for? Filmmakers who are looking to invest in their first wireless microphone system or those looking to expand their kit with a solution that’s both compact and modular.

What does it compare to? The RØDELink system.

Why should you care? Audio is just as important as visual imagery when it comes to storytelling – you could probably even argue it's more important. 

What does Kriss think? The Sennheiser XS Wireless Digital boasts a sleek design and intelligent AI. It's the ideal audio system for those who want to keep their kit light, but also want something that's very straightforward to operate.


About the Author

Kristian Hampton is a Wex Photo Video’s former Technical Editor for Pro Video. He is a video specialist who has worked in corporate studios for companies such as Vodafone Group and PwC, as well as working as a freelance grip on various TV productions and features. He also runs Krade Media, providing enterprises with production services. Follow Kristian on Twitter @KrissHampton 


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