With the latest announcement of the DJI Motion 2 digicam, we noticed DJI not solely announce one other new product but additionally enter into a very new sector for the corporate. Microphones. Sure, they launched the DJI Wi-fi Microphone Equipment. Priced at $329, DJI actually feels assured that it might cling with one of the best and is definitely a bit of bit costlier than the favored commonplace by which all different microphones of this sort are judged, the $300 Rode Wi-fi GO II.
On this video, Stewart Carroll places the 2 methods in opposition to one another in a fairly in-depth comparability that lasts virtually 23-minutes. He covers a few of the distinctive options that the DJI Wi-fi Microphone Equipment has over the Rode Wi-fi GO II and vice versa. He additionally goes by way of every of the gadgets to check the options that they each include to see how nicely they actually examine and if the DJI is well worth the asking value.
All through the video, you’ll hear the audio switching between the 2 microphones as he talks about and demonstrates the assorted methods, and each of that are superb, though the DJI does supply a handful of distinctive options that the favored Rode providing doesn’t – thus the marginally costlier value level. Options just like the charging and pairing case – one thing you could solely get for the Rode from a third occasion – a touch-screen show on the receiver, particular person acquire controls over each transmitters and simpler smartphone connectivity that doesn’t require you to purchase a separate cable.
The Rode does maintain its personal in terms of one characteristic, although. It has attenuation to assist cut back the sign from microphones that run a bit of robust to forestall clipping. That being stated and as Stewart demonstrates, you shouldn’t expertise clipping with both of those items in the event that they’re arrange appropriately.
One characteristic that they each have is the power to document your audio instantly into every transmitter. You don’t have to fret about sign dropout or crappy mirrorless digicam preamps since you’re bypassing all that fully. Simply document within the transmitter and sync in put up. The DJI does make this course of rather less painful, although, as you’ll be able to plug the transmitter straight into your pc and it’ll see it like another USB storage gadget and you’ll drag all of your information over without delay. With the Rode, you must undergo a person interface that solely helps you to obtain one file at a time manually, which is able to get very irritating you probably have a number of clips to sift by way of.
Nonetheless, not one of the variations between them are dealbreakers for me with both gadget. However, to my ears (with Sennheiser HD25 studio headphones), I do want the sound of the Wi-fi GO II.
Which do you favor the sound of? Or do the options win over sound high quality?