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Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System

B&H # SAU77LLM5N5 Mfr # SW87SLM5-N5
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You Pay: $196.00
Product Highlights
  • Frequency N5- 645.500 MHz
  • LM5 Lavalier Mic
  • CT7 Bodypack Transmitter
  • UM1 UHF Camera Mount Receiver
  • 9V Battery Operation
  • Mini-XLR Output

The Samson Micro / AirLine UM1 Wireless Lavalier Microphone System features the Samson LM5 lavalier microphone, CT7 body-pack transmitter, and UM1 portable true-diversity UHF receiver.

The LM5 lavalier features an omnidirectional polar pattern and frequency response well suited for capturing vocals in speech applications. The CT7 is powered up to 14 hours on a single 9V battery. The portable, camera-mountable UM1 receiver also operates on a 9V battery and features a mini-XLR output connector, diversity reception, headphone output with level control, specially tuned antennas, and a DC input for power with an external power supply (not included).

Super-compact 9V battery-operated Micro-Receiver (2.63" wide x 4.21" high x 0.91" deep)
Unbalanced output with level switch
DC input for external powering
Variable Squelch control and Power switch (internal)
Available in handheld, lavalier and headset systems with a wide range of Samson and other mic elements
Locking balanced mini-XLR output with level switch
Supplied XLR to mini-XLR cable
Headphone output with level control
Specially tuned, molded antennas
Special carry case included
Limited 1-Year Warranty
RF Frequency Range N5- 645.500 MHz
Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System
  • UM1 UHF Diversity Receiver
  • CT7 Bodypack Transmitter
  • LM5 Lavalier Microphone
  • Windscreen and Clip
  • XLR to mini-XLR cable
  • Velcro Mounting Strip for UM1
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SamsonUM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System
     
    4.2

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (20)
    • Compact (18)
    • Lightweight (16)
    • Good audio (12)
    • Versatile (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (13)
      • Outdoor events / games (12)
      • Home studio (10)
      • Professional recording (8)
      • Performances (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (21)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect sound

      This mic setup comes with 1 wireless lav mic with 1 transmitter and 1 receiver. Mices come in a plastic carrying case. Here is what I thought about all of it.
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      This mic setup comes with 1 wireless lav mic with 1 transmitter and 1 receiver. Mices come in a plastic carrying case. Here is what I thought about all of it.

      Mic.
      Perfect sound as far as laveliers go. Good gain levels. Manual control is available but not needed in most cases. Volume is perfect and comes with good base at close proximity. As usual, if you yell into it, it will clip badly. Used in a large high ceiling room with little to no echo. Sound control was great. Plastic clip on mic is cheap feeling. Must take good care of it so that it doesn't break.

      Transmitter/receiver.
      If you read the instructions properly, then it is all clear and easy to use/understand. Have not tested distance yet. Belt clips and cam attachment feel good. Comes with velcro for receiver. Expandible up to 1 more mic (as far as I understand) Will fit 1 wireless handheld mic UM1 model. Uses XLR (mini XLR) inputs and outputs. ALSO COMES WITH tip/ring/sleeve 1/8th inch cable incase you don't have an XLR board/camera.

      Case, it exists and I'm sure it's good for the unit, but it is cheap cheap cheap. The hinges aren't completely connected and pop off every time I open it. I have to "pop" it back in ALL THE TIME. Eh, worth it though I suppose.

      Total pros:
      Good sound control
      easy to use
      reliable
      perfect for video
      XLR for AMAZING quality
      Flexible connection with XLR AND mini stereo
      Comes with carrying/storage case

      Total cons:
      cheap case that falls apart
      cheap feeling lapel clip

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Room for improvement. Lots of room.

      Used in a professional video production company. I bought the mic as a last minute update. You get what you pay for.

      While the mic is lightweight and portable, it has...Read complete review

      Used in a professional video production company. I bought the mic as a last minute update. You get what you pay for.

      While the mic is lightweight and portable, it has several flaws that really don't make it worth the price. The lavalier mic that is supplied with this model is low quality. It picks up clothing movement and amplifies the low end noise. Additionally, there is a constant hiss that can be mitigated in post, but is a constant annoyance.

      Finally, the battery compartment door on the transmitter just fell off! Apparently the hinge pins came out at some point.

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      4.0

      Could be better, could be worse.

      By Madkins

      from Ohio

      Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

      The quality could be improved, but for a $200 kit, I wasn't expecting flawless audio. Stock up on 9v batteries because these things seem to eat them. Also, be prepared to get annoyed with the mic clip; it doesn't hold onto the mic very well.

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      4.0

      Not bad for entry/freelance level.

      By Laythrom

      from NE Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Short battery life

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Interviews

      Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

      Sound quality is not bad, but surely not the best. However, it definitely does the trick for during interviews and other short handed video work (where you are stuck playing multiple roles). The downside that I have found is with the battery life; you may want to stock up on 9v batteries to avoid filming interruptions. I have been using these frequently over the last week and have yet to have any issues with this system. I will update if things change.

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      4.0

      Great for Personal Video

      By Graftec

      from Atlanta,Georgia

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Should Be Attached Better

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

      Does work as described not complicated.
      This will allow me to record personal accounts
      inside or outside,with less abient sound.

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      5.0

      UM1 Wireless Lavalier Mics

      By Huntress April

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

        I use this product while hunting and filming. I've taken it into the field several times and love the versatility of it. It picks up all the sound and comes with everything you need to operate it. Shipping was fast. Service was great and it works like it stated!

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        5.0

        Excellent Product

        By jeff

        from North Miami

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

          This is terrific!!

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          4.0

          Works Great!

          By MetroCast Channel 10-PA

          from Berwick, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Not enough bass

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

          Have had another one of these for 3 years now and have had no problems.

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          4.0

          Bought a 2nd One

          By Ch 10 Guy

          from Berwick, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

            Pretty good for the price. Not much in the bass department, but an amp fixes that easily. This is the 2nd of this brand I have purchased. Our first is 4 years old and still working like a charm.

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            3.0

            Good quality product for the price

            By GMuss

            from Madison, AL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events

            Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

            The Samson wireless Microphone system is a decent one. Of course for the price you can not expect it to be the very best. I had some trouble getting the transmitter to work properly, the battery doesn't connect well at first, I had to adjust the prongs.It works well now and again, for a little over $ , it works good.

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            5.0

            Overall a great product

            By Racerrobcc4

            from Muncy, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio

              Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

              This is my first wireless mic system. Did a YouTube video over the weekend and it worked great! Sound quality is decent, no static. Overall very happy with this product.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great value for beginning videographers

              By Stevie

              from Denton , TX

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Limited Functions

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

              I bought this product to record instructional lectures for my seminary. I am involved in a pilot project to work on videos. The audio quality from these mics are great for the price. I had to experiment with it a few times. At first I thought there were a few problems. But I realize that I had to adjust settings on my camera. As well as avoiding certain postproduction enhancements like noise removal. Once the camera settings are adjusted there isn't much need for noise removal which I had to do when using the inbuilt mic on the camera. I'm not huge fan of the Velcro strap to attach the receiver. I would have preferred a band or so. But the Velcro does work. Just makes me nervous. I always feel like it might fall off. But it hasn't. That's because I use it on the stationary tripod.

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              5.0

              Great microphone for the price

              By LuckyFish Media

              from Lansing, Mi

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                I needed a good wireless microphone that didn't cost a fortune. The product comes in a great container and is super easy to use. I found the audio to be very good quality considering the price. I would recommend this purchase to anyone.

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                1.0

                Avoid this mic

                By wiseOwl

                from Lansdale, PA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound Quality
                  • Pricey / Poor Value
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                    I bought this mic to replace some older Samson wireless units we had. First time out of the box I needed to wedge a small piece of tape behind the battery to make it stay in contact. Then the flimsy, undersized clip that comes with the mic kept popping off. It was like it was spring loaded and it would go flying away. Even when you coax the thing to life it doesn't sound as good as the old ones. I was disappointed and would not recommend this mic if you need to record sound.

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                    4.0

                    Good quality audio

                    By dbuggs

                    from raleigh, nc

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                      Happy with overall audio quality and ease of use. Plenty of options to adjust signal level but didn't need to make any - worked great right out of the box.

                      Haven't tested distance, but the few feet I'm currently using provides clear, clean audio.

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                      5.0

                      Inexpensive but priceless

                      By jay

                      from columbus ohio

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                        We use several wireless mics for our projects, and the samson wireless mics have not let us down yet.

                        They have great range and great tones, and pickup dialog from talent perfectly.

                        The body packs are light and small, which means our talent is not restricted by bulkier cumbersome packs.

                        The receivers are also light and small so they don't weigh down your sound person, or camera person ( if you run thru camera XLR) .

                        These packs are great and we will be buying more..

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                        5.0

                        Best lavalier for cost

                        By Andrey Batista

                        from Maringá, PR

                        About Me Experienced

                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                          - nice quality
                          - best portable mic for cost
                          - easy to use

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Room for improvement. Lots of room.

                          By Filmosity

                          from Lewiston, ME

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Breaks Easily
                          • Poor Sound Quality
                          • Pricey / Poor Value

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Events

                          Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                          Used in a professional video production company. I bought the mic as a last minute update. You get what you pay for.

                          While the mic is lightweight and portable, it has several flaws that really don't make it worth the price. The lavalier mic that is supplied with this model is low quality. It picks up clothing movement and amplifies the low end noise. Additionally, there is a constant hiss that can be mitigated in post, but is a constant annoyance.

                          Finally, the battery compartment door on the transmitter just fell off! Apparently the hinge pins came out at some point.

                          Share this review

                           
                          4.0

                          great product for the price!

                          By edpro

                          from los Angeles

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events

                            Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                            Easy to use. Some static but easily resolved. I have this connected to a Tascam DR40.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Perfect sound

                              By Tex

                              from Palestine, TX

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Events
                                • Home Studio
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                                This mic setup comes with 1 wireless lav mic with 1 transmitter and 1 receiver. Mices come in a plastic carrying case. Here is what I thought about all of it.

                                Mic.
                                Perfect sound as far as laveliers go. Good gain levels. Manual control is available but not needed in most cases. Volume is perfect and comes with good base at close proximity. As usual, if you yell into it, it will clip badly. Used in a large high ceiling room with little to no echo. Sound control was great. Plastic clip on mic is cheap feeling. Must take good care of it so that it doesn't break.

                                Transmitter/receiver.
                                If you read the instructions properly, then it is all clear and easy to use/understand. Have not tested distance yet. Belt clips and cam attachment feel good. Comes with velcro for receiver. Expandible up to 1 more mic (as far as I understand) Will fit 1 wireless handheld mic UM1 model. Uses XLR (mini XLR) inputs and outputs. ALSO COMES WITH tip/ring/sleeve 1/8th inch cable incase you don't have an XLR board/camera.

                                Case, it exists and I'm sure it's good for the unit, but it is cheap cheap cheap. The hinges aren't completely connected and pop off every time I open it. I have to "pop" it back in ALL THE TIME. Eh, worth it though I suppose.

                                Total pros:
                                Good sound control
                                easy to use
                                reliable
                                perfect for video
                                XLR for AMAZING quality
                                Flexible connection with XLR AND mini stereo
                                Comes with carrying/storage case

                                Total cons:
                                cheap case that falls apart
                                cheap feeling lapel clip

                                Share this review

                                 
                                4.0

                                Works vey well

                                By Joe

                                from San Antonio, TX

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Events

                                  Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                                  I use the UM1 wireless lavalier for weddings, the most important part are the vows and I want to make sure I get a clear voice of the bride and groom. The only thing I worry about is noise from the movement when attached to clothing. But other than that its great.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great for Interviews

                                  By Jnich

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Interviews

                                    Comments about Samson UM1 Portable Wireless Lavalier Microphone System:

                                    I use this mic for corporate interviews and I have been Extremely happy with the product. As soon as I got it set with my camera, Everything worked seamlessly.

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