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Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE BASE SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Bodypack Microphone System with No Mic (2.4 GHz)

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Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE BASE SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Bodypack Microphone System with No Mic (2.4 GHz)
Key Features
  • Plug & Record Set for Vlogger
  • Use with Lavalier or Headset Mic
  • Miniature Bodypack Transmitter
  • Miniature Camera-Mount Receiver
The Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE BASE SET is an easy entry point into the world of wireless microphone audio for vloggers, video shooters, and mobile journalists looking for a camera-mount system that's cost effective as well as quick and simple to use. It puts world-renowned Sennheiser sound quality in a plug-and-record, 1-button digital system that anyone can operate. Plug it in, power it up, and you're immediately up and running, instantly lightening your workload so you can concentrate on creating.
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Sennheiser PORTABLE BASE SET Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Unboxing the System
  • 3Plug In, Turn On: It Works
  • 4Step Up to Sennheiser Sound Quality
  • 5Easy 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless
  • 6Expand Your System as Your Needs Grow
  • 7License-Free Operation Worldwide
  • 8Other Features

The Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE BASE SET is an easy entry point into the world of wireless microphone audio for vloggers, video shooters, and mobile journalists looking for a camera-mount system that's cost effective as well as quick and simple to use. It puts world-renowned Sennheiser sound quality in a plug-and-record, 1-button digital system that anyone can operate. Plug it in, power it up, and you're immediately up and running, instantly lightening your workload so you can concentrate on creating.

The XSW-D PORTABLE BASE SET comes with a bodypack transmitter ready to be used with either a lavalier or headset mic of your choice. The camera-mount receiver connects to a DSLR, camcorder, or a tablet/smartphone (with additional adapter) to capture crisp-sounding interviews or dialog for video shoots.

Unboxing the System
  • The exceptionally lightweight and compact bodypack transmitter lets you connect a Sennheiser or Sennheiser-compatible lavalier or headset mic equipped with a locking 3.5mm connector. The transmitter is designed to only transmit signal from a mic (not from a mixer or recorder).
  • The transmitter can be easily concealed in your pocket or discreetly attached to your waist with the included belt clip.
  • The equally discreet and lightweight receiver mounts to your camera shoemount with the supplied adapter. Connect its 3.5mm output to the 3.5mm audio input of your camera via the included coiled cable, and you're ready to turn the system on.
Plug In, Turn On: It Works
  • The 1-button, 1-LED concept with single-button interface and status indicator effortlessly handles power and linking tasks for you.
  • The receiver and transmitter are pre-paired at the factory so when you turn on the system, it works—without the need for any additional button pressing.
(For optimal results, use of the XSW-D is recommended in environments with limited Wi-Fi / 2.4 GHz traffic.)
Step Up to Sennheiser Sound Quality
  • Sennheiser wireless mic systems are an industry standard, prized by professionals for their clarity and reliability. The XSW-D system allows first-time and budget-conscious users to get their hands on genuine Sennheiser sound quality without breaking the bank.
Easy 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless
  • Nothing ruins a take like hearing the weather report coming through your mic. Unlike traditional analog wireless systems, the XSW-D digital system operates in the 2.4 GHz ISM band, away from interruptions and dropouts caused by TV and radio channel interference.
  • Thanks to Sennheiser's channel allocation and interference management technology, the system selects the best operating frequency and automatically switches to a clean channel, providing reliable transmission at a distance up to 250' line of sight.
  • For optimal performance, users are encouraged to maintain as direct a line of sight as possible between the transmitter and receiver.
Expand Your System as Your Needs Grow
  • The functionality of this XSW-D PORTABLE BASE SET can easily be expanded by adding XSW-D Series transmitters and receivers, as your needs evolve.
  • With this set, adding the XSW-D XLR plug-on transmitter allows you to connect a dynamic handheld microphone for man-on-the-street-style interviews or a self-powered shotgun mic for booming.
License-Free Operation Worldwide
  • Because the XSW-D system operates in the license-free 2.4 GHz band, you don't have to worry about local licensing laws, frequency coordination, and other technical hassles.
  • Simply let the system pick a channel for you and start recording, whether you're working at home or anywhere in the world.
Other Features
  • Eco-friendly USB-rechargeable lithium-ion batteries—1-hour charging to reach 50% of battery time 
  • 5-hour total battery life gives you plenty of shooting time 
  • Conveniently recharge batteries via USB while in operation or during breaks throughout the day
  • Up to five systems can be operated simultaneously in the same environment
  • Low 3.9 ms latency with aptX Live codec specifically designed to maximize digital wireless microphone performance
  • Mute from either transmitter or receiver
  • Multi-pairing lets you quickly switch between multiple transmitters linked to one receiver (note that only one transmitter can broadcast to one receiver at a time)
UPC: 615104331563

Sennheiser PORTABLE BASE SET Specs

Key Specs
Wireless Technology
Digital 2.4 GHz
Included Transmitters
1x Bodypack
Diversity
TDMA
Max Operating Range
250' / 76.2 m (Line of Sight)
Receiver Type
Camera-Mount
System
Wireless Technology
Digital 2.4 GHz
Included Transmitters
1x Bodypack
Diversity
TDMA
RF Frequency Band
2400 to 2483.5 MHz
RF Channel Scanning
Auto-Scan
Max Operating Range
250' / 76.2 m (Line of Sight)
Max Transmitters per Band
5
Built-In Recorder
No
Timecode Support
No
Mobile App Compatible
No
Audio Codec
aptX Live
Latency
< 4 ms
Encryption
No
Modulation
GFSK
Receiver
Receiver Type
Camera-Mount
Mounting Options
Shoe-Mount (with Included Hardware)
Antenna
Internal
Number of Audio Channels
1
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Output (Locking)
Audio Output Level
12 dBu (Consumer Level)
Frequency Response
80 Hz to 18 kHz
USB/Lightning Connectivity
1x USB-C Female (Bus Power, Charging)
Standalone Audio Interface Capable
No
Power Requirements
Battery, Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type
1x Built-In Rechargeable (Included, Not Replaceable)
Approx. Battery Life
5 Hours (Lithium Rechargeable)
Battery Cycle Count
Up to 1000 Cycles
DC Input Power
5 VDC (Max)
Display & Indicators
1x LED (Battery Status, Mute, RF Level)
Housing
Plastic
Operating Temperature
14 to 131°F / -10 to 55°C
Operating Humidity
95%
Dimensions
1.1 x 3.4 x 0.9" / 28 x 86 x 24 mm
Transmitter
Transmitter Type
Bodypack
RF Output Power
10 mW
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input (Locking)
Included Cable Connector
No
Muting
Off/On Switch
Audio Input Level
(Mic Level)
Auto-Level Control
No
Frequency Response
80 Hz to 18 kHz
Sync Method
Proprietary
Antenna
1x Internal
Power Requirements
Battery, Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type
1x Built-In Rechargeable (Included, Not Replaceable)
Approx. Battery Life
5 Hours (Lithium Rechargeable)
Battery Cycle Count
Up to 1000 Cycles
USB/Lightning I/O
1x USB-C (Bus Power, Charging)
Display & Indicators
1x LED (Battery Status, Mute, Signal Strength)
Housing
Plastic
Operating Temperature
14 to 131°F / -10 to 55°C
Operating Humidity
95%
Dimensions
1.1 x 3.4 x 0.9" / 28 x 86 x 24 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.5 x 4.5 x 2.75"

Sennheiser PORTABLE BASE SET Reviews

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HI, I saw a video about the avx system and the ...

HI, I saw a video about the avx system and the guy said that there is interfearence with the mke-2 mic. Does this system do the same, or it makes clean audio with mke-2 lav mic?
Asked by: Laszlo
Hi Laszlo - there have been various iterations of the MKE 2 microphone over its lifetime; with the introduction of the AVX system, the MKE 2 shielding was updated to prevent interference with the digital system. MKE 2 with this updated shielding can be identified by a blue serial number plate and will be compatible with all Sennheiser systems (pending the connector matches the transmitter, of course: 3.5mm EW Locking Connector, 3-Pin connector, etc...). All current MKE 2 variants with the EW locking Connector will be compatible with the XS Wireless Digital system, while older variants (2+ years) may have the interference challenge as referenced.
Answered by: Sennheiser
Date published: 2019-03-06

Does this work with rode reporter mic ? I tried ...

Does this work with rode reporter mic ? I tried hooking it up and it&rsquo;s super low. The ride is a dynamic and doesn&rsquo;t need phantom. But connecting to zoom h5 , signal is low
Asked by: Anonymous
This will work with the Rode or any other dynamic microphone. If playing with the levels on the recorder does not help, you may try to call or chat with a B&amp;H professional who can try to guide you and trouble shoot it for you.
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-03-11

Does this transmit/receive a stereo signal?

Does this transmit/receive a stereo signal?
Asked by: Yong
Hi Yong - the XS Wireless Digital system transmits a single channel of mono audio. The included 3.5mm connector has a &quot;stereo&quot; tip so that you will get the same mono signal on both your left and right inputs on your camera via your 3.5mm stereo input.
Answered by: Sennheiser
Date published: 2019-02-08

can i use this directly from a mixer with 3.5mm ...

can i use this directly from a mixer with 3.5mm jack output and send it to receiver then to dslr? i dont want to use lav mics but use this system in my mixer as wireless transmitting audio.
Asked by: pradeep
Yes you can. NOTE: The input on the transmitter is Mic Level so make sure that the output on your mixer is set to line level otherwise your audio may clip or sound distorted.
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-02-13

Can the rechargeable battery be replaced by the ...

Can the rechargeable battery be replaced by the user?
Asked by: David
No it cannot. Now if your reason for wanting to do so is to make sure you always have enough battery for a long gig, you can use the charging port to power the system while in use, either through a power supply or through a power-bank which is commonly used for Cell phones and etc.
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-03-06

can i use the transmitter connected to a mixer ...

can i use the transmitter connected to a mixer with 3.5mm jack and receive audio into receiver then to dslr directly?
Asked by: pradeep
Yes you can. NOTE: The input on the transmitter is Mic Level, so make sure that the output on your mixer is set to Mic level otherwise your audio may clip or sound distorted.
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-02-27
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