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Saramonic Blink 500 B1 Digital Camera-Mount Wireless System with Lapel Mic & GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter

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Saramonic Blink 500 B1 Digital Camera-Mount Wireless System with Lapel Mic & GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter
Key Features
  • Includes Blink 500 B1 Wireless System
  • Includes Omnidirectional Lapel Mic
  • Includes GoPro Pro Adapter
  • Pair Wireless Blink with GoPro
Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, this Saramonic Blink 500 B1 Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Kit offers essential tools for pairing a professional-sounding wireless system and GoPro action cameras. The kit supplies the Saramonic Blink B1 Camera-Mount Wireless System alongside a GoPro 3.5mm mic adapter.
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Saramonic B1 Overview

Bundled together by B&H for your convenience, this Saramonic Blink 500 B1 Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Kit offers essential tools for pairing a professional-sounding wireless system and GoPro action cameras. The kit supplies the Saramonic Blink B1 Camera-Mount Wireless System alongside a GoPro 3.5mm mic adapter.

The Saramonic Blink 500 B1 is an easy-to-use wireless system with receiver and a transmitter that doubles as a microphone. However, the kit also includes an omnidirectional lapel mic so you can mount to your tie or collar, effectively hiding the mic from view. This transmitter and receiver combination are specifically tailored for run-and-gun applications.

The kit also supplies a 3.5mm to USB adapter that lets you route audio from your Blink receiver directly to select GoPro HERO models. The adapter is compatible with the HERO8 Black, HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO5 Session. It offers a right-angled USB connection.

Saramonic Blink 500 B1 Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz)

Simplify and expedite your entry into wireless audio with the Saramonic Blink 500 B1, an ultracompact and extraordinarily easy-to-use true wireless microphone system offering a cost-effective, all-inclusive solution for recording one subject to your camera, camcorder, or mobile device.

The Blink 500 B1 delivers considerably improved sound quality compared to the built-in mics on cameras and mobile devices while functioning as an ultracompact digital system that provides immediate out-of-the-box operability for anyone, making it ideal for video, podcast, and mobile journalism applications. Once it's plugged in and powered on, it's set and ready so your focus can stay on your content.

Equally straightforward and small, the Blink 500 B1 gives you everything necessary for recording crisp, clear speech in any location. You get a clip-on transmitter with a built-in microphone and a clip-on omni lavalier mic, a dual-channel receiver with an integrated clip and shoe mount, and multiple charging and audio cables. Whether you're a run-and-gun videographer, a YouTube content creator, or an avid vlogger, the Blink 500 B1 can get your wireless audio going in no time.

Unpacking the Blink 500 B1
  • Use the ultracompact clip-on transmitter as a true wireless microphone with its built-in mic element, or as a bodypack transmitter with its supplied clip-on lavalier microphone.
  • The ultracompact dual-channel receiver features an integrated clip with a shoe mount for flexible placement on you or your camera. Two different audio cables are provided to ensure proper hookup to a camera, camcorder, smartphone, or tablet.
  • Simply power on the receiver and transmitter to access reliable wireless audio functionality in an instant.
Connect, Power, and Go
  • With the receiver and transmitter paired at the factory, the Blink 500 system is comfortably easy to use for anyone, anywhere. Videographers, vloggers, YouTubers, and mobile journalists will benefit from the Blink 500's power-and-go operating style.
  • Advanced technology invisibly handles the complicated tasks such as switching channels to avoid dropouts, leaving you with a streamlined and simple system that requires no menu diving or tedious manual configuration.
Quality Sound
  • Blink 500 systems utilize 24-bit / 48 kHz resolution—the same audio standard used worldwide by sound engineers in the film industry—to give you quality sound at a budget-friendly price point.
  • Compared to the built-in microphones on cameras and mobile devices, Blink 500 systems offer considerably improved fidelity and clarity with less noise.
  • Since your subjects may speak at very different volumes, Saramonic outfitted the Blink 500 TX with dedicated gain buttons to allow quick and effortless adjustment of the signal level. You can even turn the volume all the way down to effectively mute the transmitter.
  • Knowing that camera preamps are often noisy, the Blink 500 RX’s 3.5mm output sends a strong line-level signal so you won’t have to crank the gain at your camera. If your camera has a mic-level input, be sure to lower its input gain to prevent clipping. The Blink 500 RX can even be used to drive headphones for quick monitor checks and troubleshooting.
Perfect for 1- or 2-Person Shoots
  • Since the Blink 500 RX is a dual-channel receiver, it can simultaneously handle two Blink 500 TX wireless transmitters (second transmitter available separately). If you need to expand beyond that, you can use up to 18 Blink 500 systems at once to accommodate up to 36 wireless microphones.
  • Each Blink 500 system can include one dual-channel receiver and up to two transmitters. Choose from camera-mount (Blink 500 RX), Lightning (Blink 500 RXDi), or USB Type-C (Blink 500 RXUC) receivers.
Built-In Microphone for True Wireless Operation
  • The Blink 500 TX features a built-in miniature condenser microphone with an omni pickup pattern that captures clear and natural voice tonality. Thanks to the transmitter's ultracompact housing, you can clip it to clothing, slide it into a shirt pocket, place it on a podium, or hold it in your hand.
Lavalier Microphone Included
  • For maximum visual discretion, use the Blink 500 TX as traditional bodypack transmitter with the supplied lavalier microphone. Just clip the omni lav mic to a collar or lapel, then plug it into the transmitter's 3.5mm input; the transmitter automatically switches to the external microphone so you don't have to bother selecting the input source.
  • The lavalier mic includes a foam windscreen that lessens noise caused by light wind, breaths, and air conditioning systems. For enhanced reduction of stronger wind noise, a separately available furry windshield (a.k.a. windjammer) such as the Saramonic LM-WS can be fitted to the microphone.
Stable and Simple 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless
  • Whereas typical analog wireless systems are susceptible to interference from TV and radio waves, the Blink 500 digital system avoids that by operating in the 2.4 GHz band, which occupies frequencies beyond those of television, radio transmissions, and UHF wireless microphone systems.
  • Within the 2.4 GHz spectrum, the Blink 500 boasts automatic channel hopping to mitigate noise and dropouts at a line-of-sight distance of up to 164 feet. For optimal performance, environments with limited Wi-Fi / 2.4 GHz traffic and minimal physical obstructions are recommended.
Ready for Anywhere
  • Don’t be concerned about licensing or selecting frequencies; the Blink 500 system uses the license-free 2.4 GHz band, so you can go anywhere in the world and have a reliable, fully functional wireless system.
Other Features
  • Lightweight, ultracompact housings
  • Receiver's built-in clip with shoe mount allows easy attachment to your camera, belt, or clothing
  • Transmitter's intelligent LED indicators show power, audio level, low-battery level, and charging status
  • Internal 5-hour batteries keep you going on long shoots or multiple run-and-gun gigs in a day
  • USB Type-C connectivity and included charging cables for recharging the internal lithium-ion batteries or powering the receiver and transmitter
  • Use up to two transmitters with each receiver
  • Operate up to 18 systems simultaneously in the same environment
  • Includes gold-plated 3.5mm TRS cable for connection to a camera or camcorder
  • Includes gold-plated 3.5mm TRRS cable for connection to a smartphone or tablet equipped with a headphone jack
  • Connect to Fuji cameras outfitted with 2.5mm mic input jacks via the Saramonic SR-25C35 adapter cable (available separately)
GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter

The Pro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter from GoPro allows you to record high-quality clean audio from an external source with your GoPro. It's compatible with the HERO9 Black, HERO8 Black, HERO7 Black, HERO6 Black, HERO5 Black, and HERO5 Session.

A 3.5mm analog stereo input can accept mic or line-level signals, and is compatible with powered and unpowered microphones. So whether you want to plug in a shotgun or lavalier mic for interviews, or take a signal directly from a music venue's mixing console, this adapter will come in handy. The internal A/D (analog to digital) conversion has 106 dB of headroom, ensuring a clean audio recording. While the adapter takes up the camera's USB port, a pass-through USB port is available on the adapter, so you can still charge your camera with the adapter plugged in.

UPC: 818279015034

Saramonic Blink 500 B1 Digital Camera-Mount Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System (2.4 GHz) Specs

Key Specs
Wireless Technology
Digital 2.4 GHz
Included Transmitters
1x Clip-On with Microphone
Diversity
Non-Diversity
Max Operating Range
164' / 50 m (Line of Sight)
98.4' / 30 m (with Obstruction)
Receiver Type
Beltpack / Camera-Mount
Microphone Type
Lavalier
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Second Microphone Type
Integrated
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
System
Wireless Technology
Digital 2.4 GHz
Number of RF Channel Frequencies
18
Included Transmitters
1x Clip-On with Microphone
Diversity
Non-Diversity
RF Frequency Band
2400 to 2483.5 MHz
RF Bandwidth
Up to 83.5 MHz
Max Operating Range
164' / 50 m (Line of Sight)
98.4' / 30 m (with Obstruction)
Max Transmitters per Band
18
Sample Rate/Resolution
48 kHz / 24-Bit
Latency
12 ms
Encryption
No
Modulation
GFSK
Receiver
Receiver Type
Beltpack / Camera-Mount
Mounting Options
Belt Clip, Shoe-Mount (with Included Hardware)
Antenna
1x 1/4 Wave Wire, Fixed
Number of Audio Channels
2
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Line Output
Audio Output Level
5 dB
Phantom Power Protection
No
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 16 kHz
Network I/O
No
Word Clock I/O
No
USB/Lightning Connectivity
1x USB-C (Bus Power, Charging)
Power Requirements
Battery or Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type
1x Built-In Rechargeable (Included, Not Replaceable)
Internal Battery Capacity
400 mAh
Battery Charging Time
2.5 Hours
Approx. Battery Life
5 Hours
Display & Indicators
1x LED (Battery Status, Power, Recharging, Sync)
Housing
ABS, Plastic
Operating Temperature
32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Dimensions
2.4 x 1.3 x 0.6" / 6.2 x 3.3 x 1.5 cm
Weight
1.1 oz / 31 g
Transmitter
Transmitter Type
Clip-On with Microphone
RF Output Power
10 mW
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input
Plug-In Power
1 V
Pad
No
Muting
No
Audio Input Level
-42 to -30 dBV (at 0 dB Gain)
Gain Range
+11 to +25 dB (7 dB Steps)
Signal Processing
No
Frequency Response
20 Hz to 16 kHz
Sync Method
IR
Antenna
1x 1/4 Wave Wire, Fixed
Power Requirements
Battery or Bus Power (USB)
Battery Type
1x Built-In Rechargeable (Included, Not Replaceable)
Internal Battery Capacity
400 mAh
Battery Charging Time
1.5 to 2.5 Hours
Approx. Battery Life
5 Hours
USB/Lightning I/O
1x USB-C (Bus Power, Charging)
Display & Indicators
4x LED (Audio Level, Power)
1x LED (Battery Status)
1x LED (Recharging)
Housing
ABS, Plastic
Operating Temperature
32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Storage Temperature
-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Dimensions
2.5 x 1.7 x 0.7" / 6.3 x 4.3 x 1.7 cm
Weight
1.2 oz / 34 g
Microphone
Microphone Type
Lavalier
Color
Black
Sound Field
Mono
Operating Principle
Pressure Operated
Capsule
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 18 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
58 dB
Maximum SPL
110 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-30 dB
Output Connector
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Unbalanced
Cable Length
4' / 1.22 m
Operating Voltage
1 V
Microphone 2
Second Microphone Type
Integrated
Sound Field
Mono
Operating Principle
Pressure Operated
Capsule
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Omnidirectional
Frequency Range
50 Hz to 18 kHz
Equivalent Noise Level
58 dB
Maximum SPL
120 dB SPL
Sensitivity
-42 dB
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.745 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.8 x 9.75 x 2.05"

GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter Specs

I/O
1 x 3.5mm Analog Stereo Audio Mic/Line Level Input
1 x USB Type-C Power Input
1 x USB Type-C Camera Connection
Headroom
A/D Converter: 106 dB
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.3 x 4.05 x 1.45"

Saramonic B1 Reviews

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Can I avoid using the GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter ...

Can I avoid using the GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter and plug the Saramonic receiver directly to my GoPro Media Mod 9/10/11?
Asked by: Alexis
Yes, you can connect the Saramonic Blink 500 B1 Digital Camera-Mount Wireless System directly to the GoPro Media Mod instead of using the GoPro Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-05-30
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