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Sennheiserew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz)
 
4.7

(based on 128 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (108)
  • Great sound quality (75)
  • Compact (69)
  • Lightweight (43)
  • Quality microphone (42)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (29)
  • Outdoor events / games (23)
  • Music and movies (16)
  • Professional (16)
  • Performances (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (61), Experienced (37), Tech savvy (6), Budget shopper (4), Gearhead (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (75), Personal (6)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (43), PC (12), Other (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Affordable quality

I'm a solo producer/shooter working a variety of video subjects from advertising to art (wait - those are different??? ;-) ) to political, documentary and short feature.

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I'm a solo producer/shooter working a variety of video subjects from advertising to art (wait - those are different??? ;-) ) to political, documentary and short feature.

I researched wireless mics quite a bit before choosing this Sennheiser package. For me, this was the best balance of sound quality, product features and affordability.

Sennheiser's frequency selection page took some studying, but helped me select a frequency range that seemed to best suit the area I work in most. When I buy a second unit, I'll probably choose a different band to have a little insurance.

Setup was easy, and Googling for tips on working with other gear – my Canon 5D Mark III and Zoom H4N - made getting up and running a breeze.

I recommend protecting the gear thoroughly – while the build quality feels very good, gear can be damaged or destroyed while in storage or transport, and that makes production days needlessly more challenging than they already are. I got a Pelican iM2100 Storm Case, which fits this entire kit plus a handheld mic, Zoom and a few accessories. Cute that the Sennheiser manual fits *perfectly* next to the Zoom manual under the top lid foam, so it'll be onsite with me if I ever need it.

As for the "Not bag-friendly" comment, an off-site pro reviewer points out that none of the controls or displays are accessible from the TOP of the transmitter or receiver, so you can't shove them into a bag and monitor or control anything. True. If that is a requirement for you, this kit might not be the best choice. OTOH, shoving these into a bag won't change any settings by rubbing up against anything and having knobs turned. If you can mount your gear so you can see what you need to see, you're good to go.

Why 4 instead of 5 stars? Many reviews mentioned that the ME 2 omnidirectional lav mic included with the kit doesn't have as good sound as some other options. Some pros may agree with this, but most seem to think that it's still good enough to keep in the bag as a backup in case your first choice mic isn't available. It would be great if the wireless transmitting quality was given a better signal to carry than this mic can provide, however, I think most prosumer users will never notice the difference.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't Be Fooled By Cuteness

This combo pack has a great design and concept with perfect sound quality and reliable signal. If only it had some physical integrity.

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This combo pack has a great design and concept with perfect sound quality and reliable signal. If only it had some physical integrity.

Of the four combos I've purchased I have only one left that hasn't failed me in some way--after less than a year at that. Two of the balanced 1/8th inch outputs on the receivers are damaged so they crackle constantly and have to be bent and taped in just the right way.

The screw-in component of another 1/8th inch output broke loose so it just spins around and around when you try to screw/unscrew the output cable--which makes it completely unusable as normal 1/8th inch cables are blocked by the screw-in housing.

On top of that, on two of the XLR solo transmitter boxes the on/off buttons have inverted back into the casing so the only way to turn the units on and off is by taking the batteries in and out. Very frustrating because this little package really is a dream for budget strapped production folks, if only it didn't fall apart on you quite so quickly.

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5.0

Works Great! Always makes us look professional!

By sfaulk

from Dallas, Texas

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Presentations
    • Productivity
    • Professional

    Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

    Hospital Interviews, Outdoors, On location. The unit is small, uses AA batteries which makes life easy when the batteries run low. The lav mics are small and powerful, we use them on DSLRs and the volume control is easy to correct in camera, makes for a great unit. I couldn't have asked for more.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Been using this for years

    By Josh

    from Salt Lake City, Utah

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Interviews
      • Professional

      Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

      I've been using this wireless lav kit for years to shoot interviews. It has always been reliable and captures high quality/professional audio.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Too much whiz and not enough bang

      By tchilumbu

      from benguela, angola

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Den
        • Presentations
        • Productivity
        • Professional

        Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

        Great audio device

        • Primary use:
        • Business

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        5.0

        The Best I've Used!!

        By ChrisV

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Gearhead, Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Presentations
          • Productivity
          • Professional
          • Weddings

          Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

          These are top-notch mics. I use these at weddings to mic the officiant. Never had any problems!

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          Excellent chice

          By cuentero09

          from Charleston SC

          About Me Gearhead

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound Quality
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

            We just bougth two sets of ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz) by Sennheiser, the same week shoot a video in the beach and had the best sound. INVEST IN GOOD GEARS is the name of game.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Great Investment

            By Ally

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Presentations
              • Professional

              Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

              These are a must! The mic quality is great and the price is reasonable in return for the awesome quality! I love that I have multiple channels so I wont have to worry about interference. This one also comes with an adapter for a handheld microphone and separately I believe the piece is $, but it's included in this package deal on top of the wireless mic

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              4.0

              LOVE THIS!

              By Skills

              from Los Angeles, Ca

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Unstable

              Best Uses

              • Presentations
              • Productivity
              • Professional

              Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

              The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the transmitter for a handheld mic connects a little loosely.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Easy to Use/ Great Quality

              By Steve

              from Arcadia, CA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional

                Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                The system was very easy to use and very stable. One set of batteries lasted the entire shoot.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                5.0

                Worth the Money!

                By Emily the Runner

                from Los Osos, CA

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Lightweight
                • Long Lasting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Presentations
                  • Professional

                  Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                  I love this wireless microphone set! It's the first bunch of professional audio equipment that I bought and own myself. NOTE: The wireless transmitter is NOT necessary when using the wireless dynamic microphone! I made the mistake of turning on both the wireless transmitter and the microphone at the same time and they cancelled each other out! All I could hear was this nasty static. Oops! Just a tip for anyone new to professional audio equipment. :)

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  Worked better than expected

                  By Purveyor of Awesome

                  from McKinney, TX

                  About Me Gearhead

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                      Talked with the B&H Staff, watched the Sennheiser videos and then practiced at home. Once on our first shoot with them, everything worked flawlessly and we have the best audio without wires we've ever had.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      4.0

                      GREAT GREAT GREAT

                      By PHIL THE PHOTOGRAPHER

                      from MASSA[PEQUA, NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional

                        Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                        TRUELLY A 5 STAR EXCEPT LIL COMPLICATED LEARNING CURVE REQUIRED
                        WISH THEY MADE THE RECEIVER QND SENDER LOOK DIFFERENT HATE THAT THEY LOOK THE SAME

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Gear

                        By CherrySundaeMedia

                        from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Professional

                          Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                          I use this combo on several professional shoots in the past 2 weeks. Amazing gear. Content work for ad agency.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Wireless Mic Combo System - Works for me!

                          By Kimo

                          from Enid, OK

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Sound Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Presentations
                            • Professional

                            Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                            We use the G3 wireless mics combo system in our public access television station. They work like a charm and give our on-air talent the freedom to move about while providing a great sound.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            4.0

                            Good wireless system

                            By virtualmedia

                            from Denver, CO

                            About Me Video Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Sound Quality
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                            • Wire Belt Clip

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional

                            Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                            I am happy with my new system & have owned several of these Sennheiser mics over the years and are very reliable, good sound quality, and transmission.
                            My only complaint is that I would like to see a better belt clip for the transmitter, that's the only reason I gave 4 stars and not 5 (Sennheiser does makes a great product).
                            The wire clip loosens up over time and becomes a bit flimsy and frustrating. Would be great to see Sennheiser make a belt clip out of a durable plastic like some of its competitors.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Clear sound always!

                            By Oscar

                            from Puerto Rico

                            About Me Videographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Sound Quality
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                            • Pricey

                            Best Uses

                            • Professional

                            Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                            I use it for interviews and it's amazing how clear is the sound. The batteries last long enough for almost a day of shooting. It's a little bit pricey but it is worthy! I have been using it for three years with not a single issue!

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            5.0

                            Fantastic Wireless mic system and a grew

                            By M & M

                            from Los Angeles

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Sound Quality
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Professional

                              Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                              The auto scan for a clear frequency is a great feature to have as well as the auto sync, it absolutely minimizes any frequency cross talk and simplifies communication between transmitter and receiver, Highly recommend !

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Amazing package

                              By John V.

                              from Queens, NY

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Lightweight
                              • Long Lasting

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Den
                                • Presentations
                                • Productivity
                                • Professional

                                Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                                I work in television production and we use this equipment regularly. You literally cannot beat the price of this package. The equipment is pro-level and for all you get this is a steal. If you are looking to build your own set of gear then this is a great start.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                4.0

                                Nice sound

                                By Steve

                                from King of Prussia, PA.

                                Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                                I've used this twice. It's nice but I wish it came with a case. Great sound!

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                                5.0

                                Amazing system!

                                By MetalMan

                                from Arlington, tx

                                Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                                I'm getting into doing professional interviews and needed to upgrade my audio. This system for the bill PERFECT. I paired the xlr plug on transmitter with a Rode Reporter mic and the audio is great. MONEY WILL SPENT! Also works with my gopro4 black

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                                5.0

                                Use only as directed

                                By Sharpe

                                from Conway, AR

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Comfortable
                                • Compact Design

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Voice Recording For Video

                                  Comments about Sennheiser ew 100 ENG G3 Wireless Microphone Combo System - A (516-558 MHz):

                                  When used properly this mic far exceed it's price tag. Please read the directions, or heck theres an awesome YouTube video you can watch online for best results. just punch in the model number.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • Mac

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