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

(based on 101 reviews)

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    (79)

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    (19)

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    (1)

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    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (89)
  • Compact (65)
  • Great sound quality (54)
  • Good audio (38)
  • Quality microphone (38)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (29)
    • Outdoor events / games (22)
    • Music and movies (15)
    • Performances (12)
    • Amateur recording (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Quality oriented (56), Experienced (37), Budget shopper (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (55), Personal (4)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (38), PC (11), 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

    Wow!

    By Always on the go

    from STL, MO

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Quality Microphone

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I use this audio set for everything from interviews to larger projects.... Great sound, easy to use!

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Great product

        By Pakydada

        from New York, NY

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Quality Microphone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Music and Movies

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

          I bought this product from BH and quite frankly i'm a newby. I was advised by the salesman at BH to purchase this product. I was a little hesitant given that it was pricy.
          I must admit , i like it and it works like a charm.
          I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          Bite the Bullet

          By Audrey

          from Lancaster, PA

          About Me Value Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Sound Quality
          • Quality Microphone

          Cons

          • Complex Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Interviews
          • Music and Movies

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

          I've been using cheap microphones for the past 3 years and my customers were noticing. So as much as I hated to spend the money on a sennheiser, I was glad I did. What you heard is true- they are simply the best. No fuzz, clear and crisp.

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

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          5.0

          Great Kit!

          By DesertRat

          from St. George, Utah

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Quality Microphone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Interviews
            • Video

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

            This is a great kit. We bought this kit for video interviews at trade shows. We have our interviewer wearing the lav mic and capture the interviewee's audio using the handheld mic.

            The brackets that attach the units to the hot shoe of a camera are great and keep thing together and neat.

            We use this kit in conjunction with the Mixpre-D field mixer and get separate channels for both mics. Even in a congested conference center with lots of wireless signals being used we have not run into any problems.

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

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            5.0

            Great purchase

            By Brian Nyamu

            from Newark DE.

            About Me Quality Oriented

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Added features
            • Comfortable
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Quality Microphone

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Film And Documentary

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

            I am using ew 100 G3 in Africa where there are rugged plains and the weather where the temperatures goes above 100. They perform very well and they don't over heat and loose the RF frequency. They really perform well when it comes to battery use, the AA rechargeable batteries give me at least 6hrs of continuous recording. The sound quality is so good without dropping to around 60Mts.
            I would recommend this product it is a great purchase.

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

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            5.0

            Terrific Wireless Kit...

            By btdsullivan

            from Squantum, MA

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Quality Microphone

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                I use this microphone for all kinds of shoots. I love having the cube to use when you need to be flexible in a run-and-gun situation.
                My only caution is that the wire on the lavalier seems somewhat thin so it may break with any kind of heavy use. Hopefully, it will last.

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

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                5.0

                Great Gear!

                By C-Dub

                from Belton, TX

                About Me Quality Oriented

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Quality Microphone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Canon 5d Mark Iii

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

                  My Sennheiser mics transmitter and receiver work well with one-on-ones and after a single-short youtube video I was able to operate them with ease. The wiresless hand-held microphone worked great on my Audio-Technica hand-held mic. I look forward to other projects s I can use them more!

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

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                  5.0

                  Great wireless kit for camera use

                  By Cheshiepoo

                  from Boston, MA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Added features
                  • Comfortable
                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Quality Microphone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      This unit has great sound, conveniently fits in a camera shoe. I recommend it.

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

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                      5.0

                      Well Worth The Money

                      By Marc Parroquin

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Quality Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Compact Design
                      • Great Sound Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Audio Recording

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

                        Great Overall.

                        Pros:
                        Great for Video Production Separate Audio due to:
                        Portability,
                        Lightweight,
                        & Very Clear Audio Signals.

                        Single Con:
                        User interface isn't immediately accessible.

                        This wireless system coupled with a Tascam Digital Audio Recorder has made a huge difference in my ability to record high quality audio for my video production. With a decent quality shotgun, you can record just about any natural sounds effects, dialogue, or even live music.

                        User interface took a little getting used to, but the manual does a fairly good job of explaining the various functions.

                        I have no way of knowing the durability as I haven't dropped any of the pieces yet, knock on wood, and have only had the system for a short time, but I assume considering Sennheiser's reputation for making good quality equipment that it would probably be fine from normal wear and tear.

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

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                        5.0

                        Great wireless mic system!!!

                        By CBwebsite

                        from cincinnati, ohio

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Quality Microphone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Music and Movies
                          • Office Computer

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

                          this wireless mic system is superb and it's quality is top of the line. we highly recommend it

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Perfect wireless solution

                          By Reid

                          from Seattle, Wa

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Great Sound Quality
                          • Quality Microphone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Mobile Device
                            • Video Production

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

                            Sennheisers are great mics. This set gives you the option of a wireless lav and a wireless stick. Easy to set different frequencies giving you a wide range of options. Easy to mount and your set to go!

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                            • Business
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                            • Mac

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                            5.0

                            GREAT PRODUCT

                            By Pablo

                            from Miami, florida

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Added features
                            • Comfortable
                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Great Sound Quality
                            • Quality Microphone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Mobile Device
                              • Music and Movies
                              • Office Computer

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

                              excellent product

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • Mac

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                              5.0

                              Great Performance At A Great Price

                              By Videojim

                              from New York NY

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Quality Metal Cases

                              Cons

                              • No Phantom Power On Cube

                              Best Uses

                              • Field Production
                              • Music and Movies
                              • Studio Audio

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

                              I use these in the heart of NYC and just couldn't rely on my older Lectrosonics. I record talking head shots that run for and hour straight and perfect audio is key. The unit offers frequency search and gives you a list of clear channels, 2 thumbs up with that. The squelch is adjustable but even with the congested rf around 30 Rockefeller plaza I don't need to up the squelch. The output level of the unit is adjustable and that lets me use it with any of the cameras I have. The cube is great but be forwarned that the cube does not supply phantom power but you can use a powered mic with it. Your other option is to get the better cube Sennheiser SKP 300 G3 Plug-On Transmitter that offers 48V. The only con I have is that the stock lapel mic is only ok but still works well. Over all I highly recommend this wireless system.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Works Great!

                              By JM3

                              from Orangeburg, SC

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Added features
                              • Comfortable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Great Sound Quality
                              • Quality Microphone

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  Having the ability to have the handheld mic connect has worked wonders for me. I specialize in post-game interviews and the wireless mic system is one of the best systems i've ever used.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Great, Affordable Wireless

                                  By 4LC Studios

                                  from Allentown, PA

                                  About Me Quality Oriented

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Range
                                  • Great Sound Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Dslr Video
                                    • Eng

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

                                    This system is a great wireless for an affordable price. Yes, there are much better wireless systems out there, but not for this price. It's affordable, and works great. The mic that comes with the system is decent for being included, but I highly recommend checking out the Tram TR50, and using it with this system. The sound quality is a night and day difference, and if you try it, you'll agree. A great product from Sennheiser.

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                                    • Business
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                                    • Mac

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Price and Quality!

                                    By Nick

                                    from Fort Worth, Tx

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Great Sound Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        These work great! I've rented them about 10 times and finally decided to purchase them. Work like a charm!

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        5.0

                                        Still the best

                                        By ShowTel

                                        from Grover Beach, CA

                                        About Me Quality Oriented

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact Design
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Great Sound Quality
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Interviews
                                          • On Location Video
                                          • On-location Video

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

                                          In university and professional settings, I have been using wireless Sennheiser microphone systems for years. This is my third purchase of this ever improving product. Low noise, always reliable, long-range and versatility make it my choice for on-location video and consistent quality audio for interviews. Other systems just don't measure up. The price is moderate for professional gear and performance meets my commercial needs.

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                                          • Business
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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                                          5.0

                                          Works Awesome

                                          By Author Podcaster

                                          from Saint Paul, MN

                                          About Me Quality Oriented

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Great Sound Quality

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Interviews
                                            • Presenters

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

                                            Great product and decently priced. I bought two of these for recording author presentations and podcasting(some of our events have two presenters who interact, hence the purchase of two kits). One of the kits had a faulty mic, and had to be returned. Otherwise everything works quite nicely.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Business
                                            • Computer Platform:
                                            • PC

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                                            5.0

                                            Clear audio!

                                            By Ezra

                                            from San Bruno, CA

                                            About Me Quality Oriented

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact Design
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Great Sound Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                I've used this equipment several times now and it works as expected. The audio is clear, especially using a stick mic (as opposed to a lav), and I haven't had any issues with popping noises or cutting out.

                                                PROS: light weight, small, easy to handle, easy to operate, clear audio.
                                                CONS: haven't found any yet!

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                                                • Business
                                                • Computer Platform:
                                                • Mac

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                                                5.0

                                                Quality Audio System

                                                By JW Video

                                                from Scarsdale, NY

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

                                                Used it the other day with a countryman lav & audio was crystal clear. You'll be happy with this sennheiser package.

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