3.5 mm wireless microphone: Top 4 things to know

The 3.5 mm wireless microphone is a popular audio pickup device among podcasters, filmmakers, and anybody else searching for high-quality audio solution and free movement during video shooting. It is able to work with a variety of recording devices, such as video and digital SLR cameras. Additionally, it is compatible with personal computers and smartphones, which are the mainstays of the current user-led media revolution.

SYNCO G1(A1) offers a TRS cable to connect the receiver to the camera.

Why choose wireless microphone with 3.5mm jack for recording?

There are some significant advantages, particularly for those first learning about audio design.

Wide compatibility with new and old technology: For many external audio components, the 3.5 mm jack remains the industry standard. It has been used with electronics for many years.

Better audio quality: The sound processor of a device receives audio input directly via the wireless microphone connector. But additional wires used by USB connections and cables to transport data between devices may interfere with microphone audio transmission and degrade sound quality.

Compact size: When not in use, a 3.5 mm microphone cable is considerably simpler to tuck away because it is thinner and the jack is only 1/8 inch long.

Cost-wise: Wireless microphones with connector types of 3.5mm are comparable to or even cheaper than the USB type of the same size.

Wide choices: There are a variety of sizes and form factors for wireless microphone with 3.5mm connector, allowing you to choose the one that best suits your requirements.

What problems will you encounter when using 3.5 mm wireless microphone?

Any microphone cannot always performs prefect in every situation. You may come across the following troubles.

Electrical interference is a problem with smaller 3.5 mm microphones like lavaliers because it can affect microphones with thinner, less insulated cords. And adapters may be required to connect to computers and cellphones. In a professional studio setting, it could be challenging to balance the microphone's output.

How to deal with the using issues of 3.5mm microphone for mobile?

Fortunately, there are solutions to minimize or avoid these problems, ranging from being conscious of the microphone's placement to acquiring performance-enhancing accessories.

Choose the right polar pattern: Omnidirectional or directional

Pickup patterns are critical to understand. Omnidirectional microphones, as the name implies, pick up sound from all directions. 3.5mm wireless boom microphone featuring directional pattern picks up sound mostly from the front.

Look for the right accessory to ensure compatibility

Small insulator rings at the tip, the portion that you put into the interface, are one of the properties of a 3.5 mm microphone jack. Those rings are far more valuable than most people think.

TRS: It stands for Tip/Ring/Sleeve, which is the fundamental components of the stereo-optimized 3.5 mm jack. You can use this wireless microphone 3.5 mm jack with camera like DSLR cameras, video cameras, and other specialized audio equipment. TRS plugs are distinguished by two black rings behind the tip. The tip is a left-side audio contact, whereas the metal ring between two black insulator bands is a right-side audio contact. The sleeve is the lengthy metal shaft located behind the last insulator band.

TRRS: The Tip/Ring/Ring/Sleeve arrangement plug features three gray rings and four contacts in total, making it easy to recognize. This type of microphone is best suited for smartphones and laptops and may not function with other audio equipment.

3.5 mm wireless microphone package are increasingly including TRS or TRRS adapters, so check the product description to see whether the adapter is offered in the package before ordering one independently.

Wireless microphone USB C VS 3.5mm: What are their differences?

One of the most obvious differences is how each device transmits its signal to the computer. The 3.5mm microphone produces sound directly, but the USB device contains processing gear that transforms the signal.

USB microphones are among the most cost-effective audio products on the market. Although 3.5 mm microphones are more costly than USB devices, the audio quality may be superior.

The majority of older PCs lack a USB port into which to insert a USB microphone. If you have an older computer, the only option may be a 3.5 mm microphone.

Table: Wireless microphone with 3.5mm or USB C jack at SYNCO

SYNCO has introduced wireless microphone with different plugs to the market. Below are three top choices. We list their features for you to have a quick view and help you make a choice if you want to buy one to level up the audio quality.

Product

G2(A2)

P1T

U1P

Connector

TRS/TRRS

USB C

TRRS

Polar pattern

Omnidirectional

Omnidirectional

Directional

Features

  • Two transmitters for two-person recording
  • Mute button for muting the mic without turning off the whole system
  • TFT screen to show recording mode and battery status
  • Low cut, gain control, and real-time monitor work together to offer audio adjustment
  • Strong signals transmission within LOS 150m distance
  • Wireless charging case offering two additional charges for long-time recording
  • Auto setup for power-and-play
  • In-ear monitor for troubleshooting
  • Voice effects and light effects for creative content creation
  • Cardioid pattern to focus on the target sounds
  • Device powered
  • 90 degree rotatable to go with every filming angle
  • Metal construction to stay durable
  • Very small size for great portability

Price

$199.00

$77.39

$29.00