Saramonic Blink 500 B3 Digital Wireless Omni Lavalier
Microphone System for Lightning iOS Devices (2.4 GHz)
and expedite your entry into wireless audio with the Saramonic Blink 500 B3, an
ultracompact and extraordinarily easy-to-use true wireless microphone system
offering a cost-effective, all-inclusive solution for recording one subject to
an iPhone or iPad equipped with a Lightning port.
500 B3 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.
straightforward and small, the Blink 500 B3 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 that plugs directly into your device, and the requisite charging cable
for the transmitter. Whether you're a run-and-gun videographer, a YouTube
content creator, or an avid vlogger, the Blink 500 B3 can get your wireless
audio going in no time.
the Blink 500 B3
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
ultracompact dual-channel receiver plugs directly into your iOS device's
Lightning port, letting it work seamlessly with your iPhone or iPad-no
batteries, cables, or clips required.
in the receiver and power on the transmitter to access reliable wireless audio
functionality in an instant.
Power, and Go
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.
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.
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.
the built-in microphones on cameras and mobile devices, Blink 500 systems offer
considerably improved fidelity and clarity with less noise.
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
connecting directly to your device's Lightning port, the Blink 500 RXDi avoids
unnecessary D/A and A/D conversion to maintain the integrity of the digital
signal from your transmitter all the way to your recording device.
1- or 2-Person Shoots
Blink 500 RXDi 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.
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.
Microphone for True Wireless Operation
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.
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.
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.
Simple 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless
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.
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.
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.