Daily Archives: March 6, 2012

Wireless Microphone Shootout – Sony WCS-999 + Olympus ME-15 Wins over Azden WMS-Pro

If you look at my original post about my video interview travel kit, I was unsure about which wireless microphone setup to standardize on.

I was trying to decide between the Sony WCS-999 Wireless Microphone and the Azden WMS-PRO Wireless Microphone. I did not like the clip-on microphone supplied with the Sony, so I purchased a Olympus ME-15 Microphone to use with the Sony WCS-999 wireless unit.

I had bought one of each and did a side by side test to compare them. I have two cameras and connected each mic to one of the cameras. When I switch mics, I always switch audio and you can see the active mic in the video as well.

When the test was done, I preferred the Sony WCS-999 Wireless Microphone and the Olympus ME-15 Microphone. It overdrives the audio a little bit and I wish I could turn it down about 10% – but overdriving is better than under driving because when I have to increase the column from the Azden WMS-PRO Wireless Microphone in post-production, I got a lot of background noise.

So from this point forward, I will be packing two Sony WCS-999 units. Anyone want to buy a slightly used Azden WR-Pro Wireless microphone setup?