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Sennheiserew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz)
 
4.8

(based on 299 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (234)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (227)
  • Lightweight (186)
  • Durable (136)
  • Good audio (123)
  • Compact (105)

Cons

  • Not durable (9)
  • Bulky/heavy (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Professional recording (96)
  • Outdoor events / games (66)
  • Amateur recording (43)
  • Professional (38)
  • Performances (34)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (106), Professional (43), Semi-professional (27), Tech savvy (27), Novice (14)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (79)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (42), Personal (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very dependable and I'm glad I bought it.

I purchased a cheaper wireless mic system and it wasn't worth the trouble and investment. Way too much hiss. B & H quickly gave me a full dollar amount exchange and I purchased...Read complete review

I purchased a cheaper wireless mic system and it wasn't worth the trouble and investment. Way too much hiss. B & H quickly gave me a full dollar amount exchange and I purchased this Sennheiser unit instead. I'm glad I did! I use it mostly on a Canon DSLR for video recording purposes. This mic is easy to use. (Note: I hate owner's manuals so I went to Youtube and viewed several videos on the set-up of this system. They were very helpful and easy to understand). This mic is easily adjustable to get the very best sound out of a DSLR. I am very happy so far!

Two things though. I got burned on my first recording because the "Mute" switch was inadvertently pushed to the Mute position. I was recording with a GoPro at the time so I couldn't monitor the audio. I've since learned you can look at the "meters" on the unit to see if you have good reception and a good incoming level. The second thing is: I have used these during my days as an ENG photographer. They have always come through for me on the job, BUT, the microphone cable that comes with it can break. Be careful when you are through using it. Don't wrap the cord tightly around the units. (Reporters were famous for this.) Find a way to gently stash the cord in a safe place and you'll get a lot of use out of the cords.

Back in my news days, either the TX or RX would get dropped on the floor eventually, but they always seemed to work. I just wish the mic cable was beefier.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent Packs, Okay Mic.

I use this product (sometimes multiples) in news gathering situations. Sennheiser makes great quality products overall, but I have never been fully satisfied with this system. When it is working, everything is...Read complete review

I use this product (sometimes multiples) in news gathering situations. Sennheiser makes great quality products overall, but I have never been fully satisfied with this system. When it is working, everything is set correctly, and you are in the right environment, the sound quality can be excellent. For my use, which is frequently recording active subjects while utilizing active camera movements, I regularly have issues with popping and cracking coming through in my audio. It may just be that I'm using this setup for something it isn't fully intended for, but I wish the cables/connections would hold up to a bit more movement before disrupting audio. For me, it is normally more on the XLR to receiver pack end of things than on the Mic to transmitter side that I have issues. I have tried numerous mounting points/devices, but am yet to find one that fully eliminates my issues. Also, the microphone in this set is not good in windy environments, so I would highly recommend an aftermarket pop filter/windscreen to alleviate any issues. With that being said, in normal interview shooting conditions and with minimal movement, this can be a great setup.

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5.0

That best!

By Andrew

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

Love these Lavs!!

 
5.0

Great purchase

By Austin

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

Great for interviews and has surprising reach. Clear audio and great range.

 
5.0

Dependable. A standard.

By Amir

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

Dependable.

 
5.0

Affordable, Simple Wireless

By Brian

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

I have experience with the previous generation of Senheiser wireless, and this model improves upon it with easy menus and reliable transmission from short distances. Not the top of the line wireless, but works great for interviews and other easy setups.

 
5.0

Would buy nothing else!

By Sandy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

I purchased the Sennheiser wireless lav system to replace and supplement my 2009 system, which is still working perfectly despite showing some wear and tear. I'm not technically savvy, so I am always appreciative of products that come ready to use out of the box. Put in the batteries that were supplied and it was good to go. There's a manual for those who want to finesse the settings, but the original settings work well for me as a documentary filmmaker. Getting the mounting accessories attached took some wizardry and patience and there is no male-to-male screw included for those who have a hole, rather than a shoe, on their camera where the receiver will mount. But those challenges are but minutes of concern out of years of reliable, excellent results with this product.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

5/5

By Marthaisabel

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

Es un micrófono muy bueno, note que los materiales de construcción ahora son mas ligeros, eso ayuda en los montajes extremos donde necesitas menor peso para evitar caídas.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By Adriana

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

I've been using this wireless microphone during my job for a couple of years now, and I decided to purchase this for my personal use. Greatest decision I've made! Great sound, easy to use, and all around a solid system for anyone looking for a high quality wireless to purchase.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I recommend it!

By Kiril

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

This lav mic is perfect, strong, and just does the job in the field. I use it for documentary filming.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great system, menu system a little complicated

By Gregg

from Portland, Oregon

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

This is my fourth G3 wireless system. I do really like G3 system but it did take time to master the menu system and fully understand the meaning of all the settings. It took some experimenting to find best setup for each different lav mic type (sensitivity setting) and how to put multiple systems into the same working environment. You really need to understand the manual information regarding frequency scanning and setup procedures for multiple systems. The included ME-2 mic is OK, but not great. I considered the ME-2 a starter mic and eventually replaced it with Sanken Cos-11D which has a much richer sound. I found the manual information on inputting line level signals into the transmitter totally lacking. There is no menu item to switch between line and mic level inputs; switching is done viva the 1/8" TRS input connector (tip is mic input, ring is line level input). You need a cable that specifically adapts to the input connector to send line level into the unit.... Beware all the G3 series systems transmit in the old UHF TV spectrum area. The FCC is slowing taking back the UHF TV spectrum and reallocating it to other uses (700 MHz band has already been taken back and 600 MHz band is currently in the process of being taken back). It is possible the FCC may eventually take back the 500 MHz region (probably 3-5 years away).

 
4.0

Great lav for the money

By Tick Tock Media Productions

from Boise, ID

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

This is a great mic for the money. I can say that if you want super high quality then you should invest in the more expensive setups, but for a regular day of shooting - this is a great option. I rarely have interference and if I do, a simple frequency switch will resolve that. The batteries last around 3 hours +- a half hour typically. Which is plenty and swapping out batteries is simple. I recommend getting some rechargeable batteries and getting a new mic attachment such as a countyman for the perfect setup that will compete well with the expensive mics.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality Lavalier Mic

By Brian

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

If I have to record on a lav then this is always my top choice! The mic packs do a great job scanning for a clear frequency and are amazing at picking up the audio you need.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These are the best!!!!!!!

By The Media Teacher

from Alaska

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

I love these microphones!!!! Easy to use and great audio. I highly recommend them.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful wireless mic

By Kevin Black

from Corrales, NM

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

Got this to live stream some TED style talks for an external mic to our Mevo units. Works like a charm, easy to set up. Client had the same mic and we set them both up for their Mevo as well.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great! Does what we need.

By E

from New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

Great! Does what we need. Highly recommend.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid Solution

By swdigital

from Denver, CO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • good sound

Cons

  • connections need to be tight
  • fragile

Best Uses

  • interviews

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

I had the previous version of this mic system for 8 years. Holds up pretty well. Used it on a shoot last week and had some audio issues, but that might have been operator error. Overall happy with the sound quality, but it is fragile and needs to be stored well. The connections also need to be tight, otherwise you hear strange audio blips.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Heck yes,

By Pat

from MN

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

Perfect product, use this for tv shows, and also the occasional corporate interview. build strong, easy to set up.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth the investment

By Samathorn

from Orlando, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

I've used this kit for years, tried other brands, lesser expensive makes but there's just nothing that comes close to the sound quality and dependability of this lav kit.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this again

By Vinman

from LI NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

Shooting video with multiple speakers.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy these and not the cheaper ones....

By Brian Indy

from Indianapolis

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

I've used the g3 series at my tv station for quite some time and when I needed a set for my own, I decided to save $200 and go with the g3's competition. They sounded great but they were bulky and made entirely of plastic and I knew they wouldn't stand up to professional use. I returned them for the g3 series and I am so happy that I did. Small, metal frame, great sound. Not to mention this mic came with a $100 bh gift card and free custom fitted skb case which are awesome. These mics are professional, plain and simply. You could save some money going with another brand but they won't last...

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Quality, range, and battery life

By Joe

from North Adams

Verified Buyer

Comments about Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 Camera-Mount Wireless Microphone System with ME 2 Lavalier Mic - A (516-558 MHz):

I love this lav! It works great and the sound quality is awesome. I run it into an H6 and have been happy with all it has offered.

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