Sennheiser is presenting a new wireless series for filmmakers at the NAMM music fair -- it is intended for DSLRs and video cameras and offers 2.4 GHz wireless transmission of an external microphone signal directly into the camera. The receiver is attached to the camera´s accessory shoe using the adapter supplied, and the transmitter is connected to a hand-held dynamic microphone or clip-on microphone. The system should be immediately ready for use and easy to use -- thus also suitable for beginners -- and can be used worldwide without radio licensing.
The XS Wireless Digital offers a range of up to 75 m, the battery life according to Sennheiser is up to five hours; charging via USB. Both individual components and several sets are available, all of which contain a belt clip, the adapter for the accessory shoe, a spiral cable (3.5 mm mini jack) and a charging cable (USB-A to USB-C), but differ in the core components as follows:
- The XSW-D Portable Lavalier Set (RRP 349 Euro) includes the ME 2-II clip-on microphone, transmitter and receiver (both with 3.5mm mini jack socket).
- The XSW-D Portable Interview Set (299 Euro) does not include a microphone, but a transmitter for existing hand-held dynamic microphones (XLR-3F), receiver (3.5 mm mini jack), and a microphone.
- The XSW-D Portable ENG Set (449 Euro) includes the clip-on microphone ME 2-II, two transmitters (XLR-3F for hand-held dynamic microphones (microphone not included) and 3.5 mm mini jack socket for clip-on microphones), receiver (3.5 mm mini jack)
- The XSW-D Portable Base Set (299 Euro) includes the basic equipment transmitter and receiver (both 3.5 mm mini-jack jack)