DJI has rather quietly introduced a simplified and cheaper version of its DJI Mic 2-channel mobile wireless microphone system, which originally consists of a 2-channel receiver and two 30g lightweight transmitters with integrated omnidirectional mono microphones, but in a new bundle is now also offered with only one transmitter. This is DJI&s way of accommodating the wishes of users who don&t need two transmitters for their usage scenarios (such as podcasts) because, for example, they don&t want to record interview situations with two people and don&t want to pay for a useless second transmitter. Thanks to the removal of one of the two transmitters (as well as the charging cradle), the new DJI Mic Bundle now costs just instead of .
DJI Mic Solo Sytem with only one transmitter.
DJI Mic Features.
The specifications of the new DJI Mic Bundle are the same as the old one: The system&s receiver and transmitter can be used from a distance of up to about 250 meters, and the audio from the microphone integrated into the 2.4 GHz transmitter can also be recorded in high quality on its 8 GB internal memory (which is equivalent to about 14 hours of recording). The DJI Mic receiver has USB-C, Lightning, and TRS ports (some via included adapters), so it can be used in conjunction with smartphones, cameras, and laptops. The receiver&s touchscreen display can be used to make changes to input/output settings and check levels and battery status.
The transmitter can be worn on clothing using its built-in clip or with the included magnetic clips. A windscreen is included. Transferring the internal audio to the computer (or smartphone/tablet) is done via its USB-C port.
The DJI Mic wireless microphone system supports two recording modes: mono and stereo. In stereo mode, audio from the two transmitters is recorded on separate channels; in mono mode, audio is recorded on only one channel. So for a DJI Mic system with only one receiver, only mono mode will likely be available. As a backup, a secondary audio track is recorded at a volume of -6 dB. The input and output sensitivity of the microphones can be adjusted by the user between -12 dB and 12 dB.
Included with the dual-transmitter version of the DJI Mic is a charging cradle that can be used to power the receiver - but it can also serve as an additional battery-powered mobile charging station itself. While the charging cradle can be charged within 160 minutes, the DJI Mic&s receiver and transmitter can be fully charged in 70 minutes. The transmitter&s battery lasts for a maximum of 5.5 hours of operation, the receiver&s battery for 5 hours - together with the charging cradle even up to 15 hours. If the charging cradle is used as a mobile charging station, its power is sufficient for 1.8 complete charges of the receiver including two transmitters. The DJI Mic version with only one transmitter, however, does not come with a charging cradle.
DJI Mic Scope of Delivery
The DJI Mic system costs 329 Euros with two transmitters and 219 Euros with one transmitter - it can be assumed that DJI will soon offer a transmitter separately, so that buyers of the Solo system can upgrade if their needs change.