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Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50

You Pay: $39.95
Product Highlights
  • Provides 30dB Wind-Noise Reduction
  • Protects Against Vocal Plosives
  • Fits Over Existing Windscreen
  • Touch Fastener Strap

The Rycote Mini Windjammer is a lined slip-on fur cover designed for use with the Sony PCM D50 digital recorder. It has a windshield rating of medium that provides 30 dB reduction from the effects of high-wind gust noise and vocal plosives.

The Mini Windjammer can be used over a foam windscreen or on its own. A touch-fastener strap secures the windjammer in place.

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Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (6)
  • Reliable (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portable devices (6)
    • Travel (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Enthusiast (5), Power user (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (5), Business (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Rycote windjammer is superior to Sony's

    I bought this windscreen to see how it compares to the Sony-issue one that you can get for the D50, and Rycote didn't let me down.

    With the Sony screen, it...Read complete review

    I bought this windscreen to see how it compares to the Sony-issue one that you can get for the D50, and Rycote didn't let me down.

    With the Sony screen, it was still relatively easy to bottom out the mic capsules with even a light wind, but the Rycote does a much better job of shielding them, even when directly blowing on the mics in a test. Not perfect, but the protection is better.

    The diffusing hair is finer and longer than the Sony and displaces wind more evenly, similar to their larger windcsreens, with a tightly-woven mesh that fits snugly over the D50's mic cage bars.

    I highly recommend this windscreen if you're considering which one to get.

    Now if only you could fit the unit into the nice hard Sony case with the screen on - that would have been nice.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good protection but difficult to fit

    I use this on my Sony PCM D50
    It's pretty necessary for outdoor use but unfortunately doesn't fit very well and takes a while to stretch on which can be a pain if you...Read complete review

    I use this on my Sony PCM D50
    It's pretty necessary for outdoor use but unfortunately doesn't fit very well and takes a while to stretch on which can be a pain if you want to make a hasty recording. Also if not fitted properly it has a tendency to fall off.
    It provides adequate wind protection for clean recordings, but has a tendency to fray and drop hairs which could get stuck in the moving parts of the recorder.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Great sound quality

    By D50 user

    from Australia

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portable Devices

      Comments about Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50:

      Great sound quality and clairity.
      Medium wind resistance
      Falls off easily - this one was ordered to replaced one lost.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Works as expected

      By darkprints

      from Monterey Bay area

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50:

          I don't know of another commercial product that is better than this one. (Surprisingly, it is only slightly better than the ripsop nylon one I made, and if I had known that, I would have stayed with my DIY version.)
          It fits well, and I have no complaints other than Rycote's high price. Although it greatly reduces wind noise, don't expect it (or any other product) to eliminate noise.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          does the job

          By dougr

          from mountain view, ca

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50:

              have not tried the sony one for comparison, but no need to... this one cuts the wind noise without being obtrusive and fits perfectly.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Recommended

              By Sound of Vision

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50:

                I use this on the similarly sized Tascam DR-40. It certainly reduces wind induced distortion, but I would say 30 dB is the max. Still, I wouldn't use this recorder without it.

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                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                can only go on looks

                By realista

                from Sedona, Arizona

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording

                    Comments about Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50:

                    I ordered both a used Sony pcm-d50 and the Rycote mini wind jammer at the same time and I have only the wind jammer because my used d50 was out of stock. I can only go by looks. This cover looks quality.The construction, and density of the fibers look sufficient to quash the wind noise, this is definitely necessary for out door wind recording. --I am wondering if it will dampen the recording too much? For now that is all.

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                    4.0

                    pcm d50 wind sock

                    By avfreq

                    from TX

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • In The Car
                      • Portable Devices
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50:

                      good product, does what its suppose to do, just wish it did it a little better, but overall its a good product. fits good.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Windscreen

                      By theflatpickking

                      from Virginia

                      About Me Power User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Configure
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portable Devices
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50:

                        Based on previous reviews of the PCM-D50 recorder, I purchased this windscreen. The Mini Windjammer fits the unit perfectly and works as described.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great! Fits Perfectly!

                        By Justin

                        from NYC

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Configure
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable Performance

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Portable Devices
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50:

                          Best wind cover you can get for your d50. Nothing beats it. Like another reviewer said, you get what you pay for and that is a high quality windjammer from the highest quality company out there.

                          Other reviewers stated that they have a hard time fitting the cover on the d50. I experienced nothing of the sort. It was easy to get on and off without any issue.

                          Highly recommend.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Not bad for the money!

                          By Dan

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                          • Not Durable
                          • Poor Design

                          Best Uses

                          • Portable Devices

                          Comments about Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50:

                          Not bad at first however the fibers have a tendency to fall off easily, especially when putting it on the PCM D-50. Once on it works well, this is a classic case of you get what you pay for.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Rycote windjammer is superior to Sony's

                          By Rodney

                          from San Diego, CA

                          About Me Power User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Reliable Performance
                          • Superior Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portable Devices
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50:

                            I bought this windscreen to see how it compares to the Sony-issue one that you can get for the D50, and Rycote didn't let me down.

                            With the Sony screen, it was still relatively easy to bottom out the mic capsules with even a light wind, but the Rycote does a much better job of shielding them, even when directly blowing on the mics in a test. Not perfect, but the protection is better.

                            The diffusing hair is finer and longer than the Sony and displaces wind more evenly, similar to their larger windcsreens, with a tightly-woven mesh that fits snugly over the D50's mic cage bars.

                            I highly recommend this windscreen if you're considering which one to get.

                            Now if only you could fit the unit into the nice hard Sony case with the screen on - that would have been nice.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Good protection but difficult to fit

                            By Tane

                            from Steamboat Springs, CO

                            About Me Power User

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Not Durable
                              • Poor Design

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Rycote Mini Windjammer for Sony PCM D50:

                              I use this on my Sony PCM D50
                              It's pretty necessary for outdoor use but unfortunately doesn't fit very well and takes a while to stretch on which can be a pain if you want to make a hasty recording. Also if not fitted properly it has a tendency to fall off.
                              It provides adequate wind protection for clean recordings, but has a tendency to fray and drop hairs which could get stuck in the moving parts of the recorder.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

                              Share this review

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