You are far more mobile while filming videos with a smartphone than with a traditional film team. However, using wired microphones for capturing your sound might restrict your movement. These are connected to your recording devices by cords, which might limit both your personal mobility and the mobility of your subject. Using a wireless collar clip microphone, which has a transmitter and a receiver, will solve this issue. In this post, we make a detailed introduction to three top choices at SYNCO and offer some tips to improve the audio quality.
Choose suitable collar clip wireless microphone: Top 3 picks at SYNCO
Although the built-in microphone on your recording device is practical, the audio it can record is of a poor quality. When you use an external microphone, you are using a tool whose primary intention is to record audio in high-quality, making it much more capable of doing so than even the most technologically advanced smartphones.
It's simple to use it for your smartphone. Your phone will utilize this as the default recording device if you just plug one into the 3.5mm mini-jack (if your smartphone has one), the USB-C port, or the Lightning port.
SYNCO, one of the professional microphone brands, has introduced a series of mobile phone wireless microphone to the market. They are mobile-specific, or at least mobile-friendly, solutions to improve your on-the-go recording. Additionally, they come in different designs and carry various features to work for specific audio pickup. Below are three typical models and their introductions.
P1 - Wireless collar microphone for smartphone featuring Type-C or Lightning connector
The SYNCO P1 is definitely a mobile-specific solution to smartphone recording. It consists of a small clip-on transmitter, a plug-in receiver with Lightning or Type-C connector, and a charging case supporting wireless and quick charging.
It is really user-friendly. After tapping on the charging case to open it, the transmitter and receiver will pair with each other automatically. A button is also designed for manual pairing in case. The charging case can offer two additional charges, allowing the whole system to work for 15 hours. Besides, you can charge the recording mobile phone via the Type-C port on the receiver end, which also enables you to monitor the audio in real time with the included Type-C to 3.5mm adapter.
The P1 is also an ideal choice for those who want to add more fun to their videos. It has nine inbuilt voice effects to mask your voice. The embedded light strip can make the video appear dynamic and attractive.
- Plug-in receiver featuring Type-C or Lightning connector requires no extra setups for recording
- Two color options to work for specific recording scenarios
- Wireless charging case supporting a total of 15 hours of working time
- Auto pairing to provide user-friendly connection
- Up to 150m/492ft LOS distance between transmitter and receiver
- 9 creative voice effects
- In-ear monitoring to adjust the recording in real time
- Flashing and dynamic light strip
- Charging cable
- Type-C to 3.5mm adapter
G3 - Microphone clip on shirt wireless for video recording with Type-C, TRS, and TRRS connection
The SYNCO G3 is a wireless lapel microphone for android phone, iPhone, camera, etc. The “3” here stands for three-way input from two transmitter and a receiver. It also refers to three ways of output including Type-C, TRS, and TRRS.
If you need to communicate with the talents but are a bit far from them, the G3 is a good choice for you. This wireless system is also a communicator, which allows you to talk to the talents without shouting or pausing the video making.
Unlike P1, the G3 doesn’t come with a charging case while the receiver can work as a charger. 2-hour charging enables the transmitter to record sounds for 5 hours. When Recorder Mode is enabled, each transmitter functions as a separate audio recorder capable of storing 8G 16bit/48KHz CD-quality audio file for 22 hours. Such an On Board Memory capability is critical for filmmakers in order to preserve temporary copies while avoiding interference and dropouts.
- Extended transmission distance of 820ft/250m(LOS area)
- Be able to talk to the transmitter end
- 3 ways of ins and outs
- Each transmitter is an audio recorder with on board memory
- Receiver supporting charging for transmitter
- 5 environment scene sounds including Popular, Blues, Scene, Rap, and Country
- In-ear monitoring
- Gain control
- TRRS to TRRS cable
- Type-C to Type-C cable
- Lightning to Type-C adapter
- USB-A to Type-C adapter
- 2 mic windshields
- Carrying bag
G2(A2) - Wireless clip on microphone for DSLR with TRS/TRRS cable
The SYNCO G2(A2) is a wireless clip on mini microphone to produce high-quality broadcast audio. It comes with two small and compact transmitters that may be clipped to your subject's clothes. If you don't want to utilize the inbuilt mic, you may use the included lav mic instead. This is less obtrusive than the transmitter. You can simply conceal the transmitter on the body of your subjects. The button on the receiver allows you to mute the mic without having to turn off the whole system.
The G2(A2) receiver connects to the recording smartphone with the included 3.5mm TRRS phone cable. The low cut and gain control buttons ensure audio adjustment for better sound quality. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack for you to plug the earphone and monitor the recording sounds.
Both the transmitter and receiver carry a TFT display screen. It makes each crucial figure, such as recording mode and battery status, visible in a variety of lighting conditions. The whole system works on the 2.4GHz frequency and can last for 8 hours after a full charge.
- Digital 2.4GHz bandwidth
- TFT display screen to show recording mode, battery status, etc.
- 150m/492ft transmission range at max
- 150Hz low cut filter, 0-5dB gain control
- A button for muting the mic only
- 3.5mm headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring
- 8 hour working time
- 3-in-1 quick charging solution
- Compact transmitter and receiver, each weighs 39g
- 2 mic windshields
- Eject Pin
- 3-in-1 charging cable
- 2 external lav mics (with wind muff)
- 3.5mm TRRS phone cable
- 3.5mm TRS camera cable
- Carrying bag
Want to know how to connect a wireless microphone to a phone? You can find out more on How to connect external cell phone microphone?
Consider recording environment
When recording indoors with wireless collar clip microphone, find a room that contains few reflective surfaces such as untreated walls, floorboards, and large glass windows. These may lead to audio reflection that might be captured in the recording, ruining the audio quality.
If at all feasible, record in a room with carpeting or with lots of soft furnishings like rugs, mats, sofas, and bookcases that will assist absorb sound rather than reflect it. This will enable you to record sounds more clearly.
When recording outside, be alert for any sound sources like traffic or bird chirps that might add unwanted background noise to your audio. Put yourself as far away from these sounds as you can. Another element that could impact your audio is wind. Avoid recording in windy conditions. Or you can use a furry or foam windshield to help minimize the impact of wind noises.
Monitor the wireless collar clip microphone audio
Simply put, "monitoring" your microphone's audio implies listening to it through headphones in real-time. This gives you the chance to change your settings so that your recording is as good as it can be.
We strongly advise keeping a set of headphones handy by at all times when recording to listen to your audio. Even a set of earphones will work perfectly well!
se a microphone or other device with a headphone output to listen to your audio as most smartphones no longer have 3.5mm headphone jacks.
Ensure proper microphone placement
The right microphone location is crucial for getting crisp, clear sounds. Conduct tests to find the most comfortable and inconspicuous location and distance for your microphone. And the ideal placement and position differs by the types. When placing the wireless collar clip microphone, make sure there is no obstruction between the transmitter and receiver.
Set proper audio levels
Finally, it's crucial to spend some time monitoring and adjusting audio levels. If you record with an input level that is too high, the audio will be distorted, and it won't be possible to edit after recording. Using a recording app that has a level meter helps you monitor the levels and make adjustments in real-time. The ideal recording level should be somewhere around the 75% mark on the meter.