Sennheiser is muscling in on the mobile journalism market with the release of the wireless Memory Mic for smartphones.
Due to make its trade show debut at IBC in Amsterdam this year, and weighing only 30g, the small, lightweight wireless microphone not only offers excellent, broadcast-quality sound but also works at any distance from the smartphone.
The mic and the accompanying app for Android and Apple are available now.
One really cool feature of the new mic is that when recording, the integrated microphone of the smartphone is also active and will pick up ambient sound.
And then, using the dedicated audio mixer of the Memory Mic App, the user is able to select the optimum balance between ambience and the audio captured with the Memory Mic at a later point in time.
“High sound quality remains an important area for differentiation and a hallmark of quality for video content. Currently, there is no other product on the market that is able to compete with the Memory Mic and offer the same fantastic combination of audio quality, price and mobility,” said Tobias von Allwoerden, senior product manager, professional audio at Sennheiser.
“The benefits for the mobile journalist include audio pick-up in broadcast quality via the free Sennheiser app, one-touch synchronization of audio and videovia Bluetooth, no issues at all with range, up to four hours of operating time and convenient recharging via USB.”
System requirements: Android version 5.1 or later; iOS version 10.2 or later; Bluetooth 4.1 or later; WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Transmission frequencies: 2.4 to 2.4835 GHz
RF output power: ≤ 10 mW
Max. sound pressure level: 119 dB SPL
Capsule: prepolarised condenser microphone
Pick-up pattern: omni-directional
Frequency response: 100 – 20,000 Hz
Data stream bit resolution: 48 kHz/16 bit
Operating time: ≤ 4 h
Power supply: rechargeable lithium-polymer battery; 3.7 VDC, 360 mAh
Charging current: 5 V, 500 mA via USB
Charging time: 70% charge: ≤ 1 h; 100% charge: ≤ 2 h
Dimensions: approx. 51 x 37 x 16 mm
Weight: approx. 30 g
Temperature range: Operation: 0°C to +40°C; Storage: -20°C to +70°C