Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE ENG SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System (2.4 GHz)

Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE ENG SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System with Case Kit (2.4 GHz)

Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE ENG SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System with Case Kit (2.4 GHz)

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Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE ENG SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System with Case Kit (2.4 GHz)

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  • Plug & Record Set for Vlogger
  • ME 2-II Omnidirectional Lav Mic
  • Miniature Bodypack Transmitter
  • Miniature Plug-On Transmitter
  • Miniature Camera-Mount Receiver
  • SKB iSeries Waterproof Case
  • Protected Peer-to-Peer Connection
  • Easy to Use, 1-Button Operation
  • 5-Hr Rechargeable Batteries + USB Power
  • Up to 5 Mics on Set / 250' Range
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Bundled by B&H for your convenience, this version of the Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE ENG SET adds a waterproof SKB case custom designed to safely store and protect your wireless microphone system when working in the field.


The kit comprises a miniature bodypack transmitter with an ME 2-II omnidirectional lavalier microphone, a miniature plug-on transmitter, a miniature camera-mount receiver, and a cable to connect to your DSRL or mirrorless camera—creating a plug-and-record, wireless solution for dialog, speech, and interviews.

  • Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE ENG SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System (2.4 GHz)

    The Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE ENG 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 ENG SET is the choice where utmost flexibility is key. This set comes with a bodypack transmitter and the highly popular ME 2-II omnidirectional lavalier microphone. Also included is a plug-on transmitter which can be attached to a handheld microphone of your choice for man-on-the-street interviews or to a shotgun mic for booming (both types of mics are available separately).

    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.

    Note: While this system includes two transmitters, only one can be used at a time.

    Unboxing the System
    • The ME 2-II lavalier microphone clips to your talent's clothing and plugs into the locking 3.5mm input on the bodypack transmitter. The exceptionally lightweight and compact transmitter can be easily concealed in a pocket or discreetly attached to the waist with the included belt clip.
    • The plug-on transmitter lets you connect any dynamic microphone or self-powered shotgun mic equipped with an XLR connector (it does not provide phantom power).
    • Both transmitters are designed to transmit signal from a mic only (not from a mixer or recorder).
    • The 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.
    • Both transmitters are pre-paired with the receiver at the factory. All you have to do is turn on the receiver and the transmitter you want to use, and it works—without the need for any additional button pressing.
    • When you’re ready to use the other transmitter, simply power down the first one, turn on the second one, and the system does the switch for you (note that only one transmitter at a time can work with the receiver).
    (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.
    • The ever-popular ME 2-II lavalier microphone delivers a natural sound optimized for speech intelligibility. Its omnidirectional polar pattern ensures that the sound remains consistent, even when the talent's head moves away from the mic.
    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 ENG SET can easily be expanded by adding XSW-D Series transmitters and receivers, as your needs evolve.
    • With this set, you can substitute the included lav mic with a Sennheiser-compatible headset mic, for clearer speech in noisy environments.
    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
    UPC: 615104317796
  • SKB iSeries Sennheiser XSW-D Wireless Audio System Case

    The iSeries Sennheiser XSW-D Wireless Audio System Case from SKB is designed to accommodate the Sennheiser XSW-D receiver and transmitter bodypacks and has an accessory pocket to hold the lavalier mic and other accessories.

    The interior is created with a custom-cut high quality PE foam and the exterior is made from ultra-high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin. It is UV, solvent, corrosion, and fungus resistant and has a complete gasket seal, which make the case watertight (MIL-STD-C-4150J). It is built with an automatic ambient pressure equalization valve and has a trigger release latch system.

    Furthermore, the case is resistant to corrosion and impact damage, and has a molded-in hinge with built-in stainless steel locking loops, which are offered with an over-molded cushion grip handle. Finally, the case is made in the USA and includes an unconditional lifetime warranty.

    Custom cut interior for Sennheiser XSW-D ENG Set
    Accessory pocket for lav mic and other cables
    Ultra high-strength polypropylene copolymer resin
    UV, solvent, corrosion, and fungus resistant (MIL-STD-810F)
    Complete gasket seal makes the case watertight (MIL-STD-C-4150J)
    Automatic ambient pressure equalization value (MIL-STD-648C & IP67)
    Resistant to corrosion and impact damage
    Molded-in hinge
    Trigger release latch system
    Stainless steel locking loops
    Accepts SKB TSA padlocks
    Rubber over-molded cushion grip handle custom cut foam interior
    UPC: 789270012073
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  • 1Description
  • Sennheiser XSW-D PORTABLE ENG SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System (2.4 GHz)
    System
    Wireless Transmission Digital  2.4 GHz
    Included Transmitters 1 x Bodypack
    1 x Plug-On
    Diversity TDMA
    RF Frequency Band  2400 to 2483.5 MHz
    Max Operating Range 250' / 76.2 m (Line of Sight)
    Max Systems per Setup 5
    Audio Codec APT-X Live
    Latency <4 ms
    Encryption None
    Modulation GFSK
    Receiver
    Form Factor Camera-Mount
    Mounting Options Shoe-Mount (with Included Hardware)
    Antenna 1 x  Internal
    Number of Audio Channels 1
    Audio I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Output (Lockable)
    Audio Output Level 12 dB (Consumer Level)
    Frequency Response 80 Hz to 18 kHz
    USB Port 1 x USB Type-C (Bus Power, Charging)
    Power Requirements Battery, USB Bus Power
    Battery Type 1 x Built-In Rechargeable (Included, Not Replaceable)
    Internal Battery Capacity 850 mAh
    Battery Charging Time 3 Hours
    Approx. Battery Life 5 Hours (Lithium Rechargeable)
    Battery Cycle Count Up to 1000 Cycles
    Display & Indicators 1 x 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" / 28.0 x 86.0 x 24.0 mm
    Transmitter
    Form Factor Bodypack
    RF Output Power 10 mW
    Audio I/O 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input (Lockable)
    Muting Off/On Switch
    Audio Input Level  (Mic Level)
    Frequency Response 80 Hz to 18 kHz
    Antenna 1 x  Internal
    Power Requirements Battery, USB Bus Power
    Battery Type 1 x Built-In Rechargeable (Included, Not Replaceable)
    Internal Battery Capacity 850 mAh
    Battery Charging Time 3 Hours
    Approx. Battery Life 5 Hours (Lithium Rechargeable) 
    Battery Cycle Count Up to 1000 Cycles
    USB Port 1 x USB Type-C (Bus Power, Charging)
    Display & Indicators 1 x 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" / 28.0 x 86.0 x 24.0 mm
    Microphone
    Form Factor Lavalier
    Sound Field Mono
    Transducer Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern Omnidirectional
    Frequency Range 50 Hz to 18 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 36 dB 
    Maximum SPL 130 dB SPL Peak
    Sensitivity 20 mV/Pa
    Output Connectors 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Unbalanced (Lockable)
    Cable Length 5.25' / 1.6 m
    Operating Voltage 7.5 V
    Operating Temperature 14 to 131°F / -10 to 55°C
    Operating Humidity 95%
    Transmitter 2
    Form Factor Plug-On
    RF Output Power 10 mW
    Audio I/O 1 x XLR 3-Pin Female Unbalanced Input
    Muting Off/On Switch
    Audio Input Level  (Mic Level)
    Frequency Response 80 Hz to 18 kHz
    Antenna 1 x  Internal
    Power Requirements Battery, USB Bus Power
    Battery Type 1 x Built-In Rechargeable (Included, Not Replaceable)
    Internal Battery Capacity 850 mAh
    Battery Charging Time 3 Hours
    Approx. Battery Life 5 Hours (Lithium Rechargeable) 
    Battery Cycle Count Up to 1000 Cycles
    USB Port 1 x USB Type-C (Bus Power, Charging)
    Display & Indicators 1 x 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" / 28.0 x 86.0 x 24.0 mm
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.5 x 4.6 x 2.8"
  • SKB iSeries Sennheiser XSW-D Wireless Audio System Case
    Material of Construction Ultra High-Strength Polypropylene Copolymer Resin
    Stainless Steel Locking Loops
    Watertight Yes (MIL-STD-C-4150J)
    Pressure Relief Valve Yes (MIL-STD-648C & IP67)
    Other Features Molded-In Hinge
    Trigger Release Latch System
    UV, Solvent, Corrosion, and Fungus Resistant (MIL-STD-810F)
    Dimensions (L x W x D) Exterior: 9.41 x 7.82 x 4.35" / 23.90 x 19.86 x 11.05 cm
    Weight 1.28 lb / 0.58 kg
XSW-D PORTABLE ENG SET Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System with Case Kit (2.4 GHz) is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple and easy to use! I bought mine right at launch and have been using it off and on, swapping between the RodeLink set and this one. I love how tiny this thing is and talent enjoys the small size and weight as well. You barely notice its there. I dont love how you only have one LED indicator. I wish the battery life was a bit longer just to ease my mind, but honestly, Ive never had an issue in the real world. I have a video on this lav set on YT where I show it off, compare to the Rode, and give some sample audio from it. If you want to check it out just search Max Yuryev Sennheiser XS Wireless. Overall if you want something simple with great audio quality and a tiny side I would suggest it!
Date published: 2019-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from High Hopes I already use the EW 100 and the AVX units... bought this for a documentary that I am filming and needed something I would not be afraid to throw in my pocket... The problem is the levels. They are so hot, and when compared the same TRAM mic on this unit, and my AVX... Night and day. There are no level adjustments on this... I know they are gearing this more for the run and gun video shooters/YouTubers, but every video review I have seen, in addition to my experience, is that the cameras levels need to be turned way down to use this. Just not acceptable for my needs. Returning to spend the extra money to get another AVX
Date published: 2019-04-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from EASY and useful been using it for a few days and really like it.  some issues, you can only sync one mic to a receiver, wish there were more ways to attach it to camera.  quality is good, sleek design, usb charging, sound quality very good, not great, but good enough for dialog!  been using sennheiser for many years..  Im pretty happy!
Date published: 2019-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Honestly, the indoor range is not that good, however, the sound quality and the outdoor performance are amazing
Date published: 2019-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It worked at home, but Not in the theater. It worked when I test them at home.  But was interfered by probably other WiFi device in the theater.  The recording is unusable,  I have to return them.   BTW, I like the user friendly design.
Date published: 2019-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product It’s a great product
Date published: 2019-04-28
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How does one judge the quality of audio relayed ...

How does one judge the quality of audio relayed from transmitter to receiver? Wondering in context of wanting to connect a field recorder (using stereo mini jack) to TX unit
Asked by: emmanuel
Usually the first thing we look at is frequency response, which is how low (bass) and high (treble) it can produce. Typically 20 Hz to 20 kHz is considered full frequency response. The frequency response on this system is 80 Hz to 18 kHz, which is really not bad considering that the human voice is not going to get down any where near 20 Hz, and when you experience background noise it manifests in the lower frequencies, and you would engage a HPF (High Pass Filter) to eliminate the lower frequencies. We'll also take into consideration the SPL (Sound Pressure Level) that the microphone can handle before distorting. The mic that comes with this system can handle 120 dB SPL, which is very good. Another consideration is latency, which is how long it takes for the signal to travel from transmitter to receiver, and this system has less than 4 millisecond latency, which is imperceptible.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-04-30

What XLR microphone would you recommend to work ...

What XLR microphone would you recommend to work with this kit?
Asked by: Frank
Any dynamic microphone will work. If you want to do interviews look for an omni directional mic such as Item# SEENG18RL, or POHDR10. If you want it for singing, look at the SHSM58CN. It will also worj with XLR shotgun mics that are battery operated, such as the SEMKE600 or the RONTG2
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-03-04

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

How can I use the ENG set on a camcorder that ...

How can I use the ENG set on a camcorder that only has XLR mic inputs?
Asked by: George
The simplest way would be to use the Rode XLR Adapter Item# ROVXLRP It is very likely that your camera has a Mic/Line switch. Experiment with both settings to see which setting yields the best Audio Results.
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-02-13

Could the Sennheiser CL 100 work also as an ...

Could the Sennheiser CL 100 work also as an adapter?
Asked by: George
Hi George - if you require an XLR input for your camera or device, the CL 100 is compatible with the XS Wireless Digital receiver.
Answered by: Sennheiser
Date published: 2019-02-27

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

Why does the ENG set come with an additional ...

Why does the ENG set come with an additional transmitter, if it can't be synced to the one receiver that comes in set?
Asked by: William
Hi William - in addition to the insight provided by B&amp;H, you can also utilize the plug-on transmitter with shotgun microphones that have the option for battery-powered operation such as the MKE 600. This allows you to have a very versatile wireless set-up that can cover lav, handheld or boom applications by adding some additional items to your rig.
Answered by: Sennheiser
Date published: 2019-03-27

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
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