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Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit

B&H # VIXM55 MFR # XM-55
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Product Highlights

  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • Durable Aluminum-Alloy Construction
  • AA Battery Powered
  • Shockmount and Stand Mount Included
  • Camera Shoe Adapter Included
  • Foam Windshield and Furry Wind Muff
  • Cushioned Hand Grip
  • Foam-Padded Hardcase and Cables Included
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The XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit from VidPro includes a supercardioid condenser microphone and a wealth of accessories designed for use with video cameras and DSLRs. The off-axis signal attenuation provides focused audio pickup. The XM-55 features durable aluminum-alloy construction for indoor and outdoor use. It includes long and short (on-camera) audio cables with multiple connectors to support XLR, 1/8" (3.5mm) and 1/4" jacks.

The XM-55 includes an adjustable shockmount and stand mount with thread adapters for a 5/8" mic stand and 1/4" tripod and camera shoe mounts. It also includes a furry wind muff, a foam windshield and a cushioned hand grip. The microphone is powered via a single, included AA battery.

Transducer Type Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Frequency Response 100 Hz to 16 kHz
Nominal Impedance 1kΩ
Load Impedance 2.3kΩ
Sensitivity -45 dB, short
-38 dB, long
Power 1 x AA alkaline battery
Output Connector 3-pin XLR
Construction Aluminum alloy
Dimensions (Ø x L) 0.87 x 10.8" (22 x 275 mm)
Weight 3.5 oz (99 g) without battery
Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit
  • Suspension Shockmount
  • Adjustable Shockmount
  • Camera Shoe Adapter
  • Furry Wind Muff
  • Foam Windshield
  • Cushioned Hand Grip
  • 26' (7.9m) XLR Cable
  • 16" (41cm) XLR Cable
  • 16" (41cm) XLR to 1/8" (3.5mm) Cable
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) to 1/4" (6.3mm) Adapter
  • AA Alkaline Battery
  • Foam-Padded Hardcase
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    VidproXM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit
     
    4.2

    (based on 77 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (32)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (33)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    87%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (14)
    • Easy to use (13)
    • Good audio (12)
    • Versatile (8)
    • Compact (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (9)
      • Outdoor events / games (8)
      • Professional recording (7)
      • Home studio (5)
      • Performances (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (10), Novice (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (48)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Fantastic budget shotgun microphone

      I needed a secondary shotgun microphone and after buying quite a bit of new gear I wanted to find something that wasn't too pricey. I always check out performance reviews on youtube before buying...Read complete review

      I needed a secondary shotgun microphone and after buying quite a bit of new gear I wanted to find something that wasn't too pricey. I always check out performance reviews on youtube before buying any gear but this mic set had none. Although it did have some reviews on another site that gave it positive feedback there were no videos demonstrating its performance. For the price I figured i would risk it and just order it. I am very happy I did.

      The set is kind of hard to believe once you get it all out. There is a 20'+ cable, two XLR cables one XLR to XLR, the other is XLR to 3.5mm. There is a handle that can be screwed in so you can just old it and there is the shock mount with extra rubber bands. There is also a hot shoe adaptor as well as a foam screen and a dead cat! The case is nice as well and won't need a different one to protect it. All that for the price is awesome.

      I have not used the mic for an actual film shoot yet but I have tested it with all my gear and I am very happy with the performance. I plugged it into my H1 and my H4N Zoom units with both the 3.5mm (H1) and the XLR (H4N) and the sound is solid. Not too tinny or basey. A nice flat recording perfect for dialogue. It is directional so you need to point it directly at the sound source obviously. It is mono so I bought an XLR splitter cable to run into both channels on the Zoom H4N.

      The mic runs on a single battery. It has an on and off switch with a light which is nice as other mics I have had do not have the light. It does not run on phantom power but the other larger mic of the same brand has both battery power and phantom power.

      Overall I am very happy with this purchase and have some projects lined up very soon in which I will be using this mic. I will update the review when those are posted.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great For Beginners, Good for Amateurs

      I'm not a video guy, I'm an audio guy. I was in a bind and needed a shotgun mic quick for some SFX gathering and field recording work. This mic has excellent features...Read complete review

      I'm not a video guy, I'm an audio guy. I was in a bind and needed a shotgun mic quick for some SFX gathering and field recording work. This mic has excellent features and the price was fanstastic so I bought it. I admit I was also slightly enchanted by all the great accessories this kit offers. The short cables and 1/4" adapter are junk. The mic cable is fine, the clips, camera/tripod adapter and bushing, foam grip, and shockmount are good and I'm glad I have them! The foam windscreen is good, the furry windmuff doesn't really do its job (stick to the foam in my opinion).The mic has surprisingly good directional performance for its short length, although it is a little noisy and lacks sensitivity for the finer details. It IS however good for voice and dialogue - its main purpose. I will definitely be using this mic a lot more and although I was tempted to return it, I will be keeping it, I only wish I had double+ cash to by a better mic in the first place. I think this mic is a better deal than the XM-88 as well, based on specs and performance. The version of the XM-55 I got has a very effective HPF, and it runs on either a AA battery or Phantom, which is an essential feature in the field. It has a very lightweight feel and overall "cheap" build quality, but anyone who takes care of their gear won't have a problem. The handling noise is a very big issue with this mic - so be very careful about that and be sure you have plenty of strain relief on the mic cable, as even the cable slack swaying finds its way into the audio.Overall worth the price but not exactly wowing anybody. I think if you don't have a shotgun mic and are short on cash this is the best deal around. When you start to buy more expensive gear, keep this - it's always good to have something a little cheaper you don't mind taking risks with on location!

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      5.0

      What an amazing Mic

      By Divadancer

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Video Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Great Sound
      • Great Zoom
      • Zoom range/performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Movies/Short Films
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

        I only received this product a week ago, but have already used it both indoor and out and wow, what a great mic!
        First off, it has so much 'in the box', that no matter what your camera or situation this mic with all of it's accessories will fulfil every one of your needs.
        Sound is crystal clear, it is easy to mount and there is no more to buy (except a boom pole).
        I use a Canon XF100 and it seamlessly integrates to the camera. Turn it to tele mode, and I was recording sounds hundreds of feet away that I couldn't even hear with my bare ear!
        I can safely say that I can take this mic to any situation, no matter the conditions and know I won't be let down - This surprised me for the low low low LOW price of it!!

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        4.0

        Nice Price, Nice Quality

        By Tre

        from Erlanger, Ky

        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Documentaries
          • HD Shooting
          • Interviews
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

          I use this product to capture audio during testimonials and interviews and some documentary work. I also use this product for producing speech recording. Quality isn't bad for what the price range of this product is, and I can also spruce the audio clips up in post. Great.

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          • No

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          1.0

          don't buy this

          By Fonk

          from Minneapolis, MN

          Verified Reviewer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                Don't buy this. I used it to shoot a keynote lecture event and it recorded a constant, annoying hiss throughout. Tried it again at home to troubleshoot. I tried once pointing at an old wall clock (the ones that go tic-toc) from 5' distance and it records the same exact hiss, both in normal mode as well as with the hi-pass filter. It ruins every take. Very disappointing.

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                3.0

                Buyer Beware

                By Captain D

                from Indianapolis, IN

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lots of accessories

                Cons

                • Poor audio quality
                • Unusable Without Roll Off

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                  For the money, this kit offers a lot of bang. Unfortunately so does the microphone in the normal switch setting. It produces distortion sounding like wind noise if you slightly move the mic or cable. I was also hearing a radio station with the gain turned up which leads me to believe that the mic cable doesn't have the best shielding. It also distorts easily. The only way I could use it was with the bass roll off switch, then the audio was too thin. You could possibly use it as a backup mic for voice only but that's about it. Now I have to spend 3x the money to get the Rode NTG-2 and dead kitten.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great starter mic - gets the job done

                  By BrettPT

                  from Washington, DC

                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                        I am a film student and purchased the XM-55 shotgun mic to use for my short films and interview audio. The microphone itself is simple to use and I record audio with it in conjunction with my H4N Zoom Recorder.Having used other shotgun microphones in my career, I can assure you that this is not the best microphone on the market, but for $ it will exceed your expectations for a starter microphone. I found that in close range (such as interview audio) the microphone picks up directionally quite well. Even soft spoken interviewees were loud and clear after I cleaned up the audio a bit in post-production. However, at a further range, the microphone picked up a lot of background noise in public and the voice recording was a bit more muffled. Overall, if you are in a controlled environment for filming, at a moderately close range, you won't be disappointed.The accessories included are very helpful to start you off in any recording scenario (multiple mounts, two different wind muffs etc.) and the travel case simplifies transport when juggling lots of equipment. An overall great value for the money.

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                        5.0

                        Exactly What I Needed

                        By G-Roy

                        from Dallas Area

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great case
                        • Great price
                        • Great quality

                        Cons

                        • NO INSTRUCTION MANUAL

                        Best Uses

                        • Interviews

                        Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                        I needed something better than the on camera mic. This did the trick. The accessories allow me to use it in many configurations. Small and complete carrying case.

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                        • No

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                        2.0

                        OK Backup Mic

                        By Tada

                        from Washington, DC

                        Verified Buyer

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                              Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                              Bought as a B&H Deal. There are plenty of audio tests on YouTube. Kit comes with all you need. Build quality is nothing to write home about. Could use this as a kicker. Not recommended for big gigs. If you're just starting out, this mic is worth every penny.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great Microphone, Great Price

                              By JP Erbicella

                              from Philadelphia, PA

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clean Look
                              • Good sound
                              • Light Weight
                              • Nice Case

                              Cons

                              • Lots of small parts
                              • Wind Screens Are Squished

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                I have been using this mic for about a month, and it has a rich sound, and works very nicely. It also has a built in filter to cut low frequencies. The cord was tangled, but I unraveled it and re-wrapped it the right way. It has a lot of other accessories packed in, so it is a great value!

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Great kit!

                                By Anthony LePage

                                from Cypress, CA

                                Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                Everything works great! Tested out the product and all the accessories and they work perfectly fine. The mic has 2 settings regular and condenser. The condenser setting really focuses in on what you're attempting to record so you do need to boost the levels a bit which is to be expected. The fur and foam wind shields work great and all cords work excellently. I would definitely recommend this kit. Yes there are better products and even kits out there but for the price of this one it's definitely worth the money and looking in to.

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                                4.0

                                XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit

                                By TGR

                                from Omaha, NE

                                Verified Buyer

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                                      Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                      I have thus far only attached this microphone a few time just getting a feel for it and how it responses to my cameras. I am very excited put this to the test during a wedding video shoot. I have already used this for some voice-over tests and am pleased with this microphone.

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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Decent results for the price

                                      By Dave

                                      from Tampa, FL

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Accesorries
                                      • Accessories
                                      • price

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                          I was looking for an inexpensive shotgun mic that could be used on or off camera. This kit came with everything I needed, including a long XLR cable with an adapter to plug into my camera. In my initial tests the quality of the audio is good, although not quite as good as my wireless lab mic. Good quality for the price.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Solid Mic

                                          By Marcus

                                          from Oklahoma

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                          Good mic for the price

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Mic at a great price

                                          By WS

                                          from Jacksonville, FL

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • All Cable Types Included
                                          • Extras In The Kit

                                          Cons

                                          • None so far

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Enhanced Dslr Audio

                                          Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                          Use this mic for enhanced audio when shooting video with my DSLR. Great for nat sound!

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                                          • No

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                                          2.0

                                          Less than impressed

                                          By Good Scout

                                          from Los Angeles, CA

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Nice Complete Package

                                          Cons

                                          • Not Sure What This Adds

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                            I don't know if its that my camera has a good internal mic, or this item just doesn't add much capability. I have tested it and cannot tell the difference. I also found no documentation for the item. It is a nice complete package with connectors and adapters.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great Product

                                            By Mother

                                            from Brooklyn, NY

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                            I got a great deal on this and I can't be any happier with this product. Had excellent experience with B & H in the past. Would buy from again.

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                                            4.0

                                            Nice but not great!

                                            By KT

                                            from Ohio

                                            Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                            This package has a lot bang for the buck but the sound quality is just average which you should expect for the price. Please note that Iv only used it once before I was asked to review. First off it came with plenty of extras which is great! However I did notice a difference in sound quality from another shotgun mic I own. I'll update my review once I've used it a little more.

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                                            5.0

                                            All Around Great Mic

                                            By Techfreak

                                            from Bremerton,WA

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Accessories
                                            • Cost
                                            • High grade
                                            • Performance
                                            • Weight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Inside
                                              • Outdoor

                                              Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                              I use this for outdoor wildlife and indoor recording and love it

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                                              • No

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                                              3.0

                                              Pricing and qualty

                                              By Akira Inoue

                                              from Boston, MA

                                              Verified Buyer

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                                                    Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                                    For the price I paid I couldn't get better

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                                                    • No

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                                                    3.0

                                                    Good for the Price

                                                    By ShaFoto

                                                    from Jackson Heights, NY

                                                    Verified Buyer

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                                                          Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                                          This mic is a good in a pinch. I attached it to my Canon EOS Rebel T3i and was pleased for the most part with the sound. The enclosed wire from the male/female end could be slightly longer.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          Great purchase

                                                          By coffeehaze

                                                          from missouri

                                                          Verified Buyer

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                                                            Cons

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                                                                Comments about Vidpro XM-55 Shotgun Microphone Kit:

                                                                My husband received this as a gift and he was elated. For the money he could not have been more impressed. It has a great sensitivity for distance and it works well with his cameras as well as his sound equipment.

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                                                                • Yes

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