Today I’m going to review the brand new Comica BoomX-D Wireless Microphone System.
Overall I think this is a fantastic microphone for making videos at any level.
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Now there are few different versions of the BoomX-D. The model I’m reviewing today is the D2, that comes with two microphone and one receiver. Thank you to Comica for sending me this microphone by the way, but this is my genuine opinion of it.
They also make a model with just one microphone and one receiver, in addition the offer models where the receiver plugs directly into an iphone or android phone.
You can still use the D2 model that I have, you just might need an adapter if your phone does not have a headphone port.
I’ve left all of the model options in the description below, obviously.
Just a quick note, this is a practical review of this product. Meaning, I’m not getting into any technical details. I think they’re boring and at least for the clients that I serve - most of them won’t tell the difference between a better frequency response or some other “spec”.
Let’s look quickly at what you receive in this box:
- Two microphones (transmitters)
- One receiver
- 3 audio cables for the receiver, based on what you’re plugging in to
- USB-C Charging cable
- Two lavalier mic
- Two fuzzy wind jammers
- Reset pin
- Plus a manual, which candidly you don’t even need because this is so simple to set up and use right out of the box!
One of my favorite features of this system is how small, compact, and lightweight it is. Plus the transmitters have an integrated microphone. So you can use it as a clip on mic, or plug in the included wired lav if you prefer.
Conveniently, the belt clips on all models double as camera mount. You can slide the belt clip right into your camera’s hot shoe.
Or if using your smartphone, you can just clip it to the phone itself. Perfect!
Both the receivers and transmitter have a built-in rechargeable battery, although I have not tested how long it lasts. It is rated for five hours though. I do appreciate not having to change out batteries though.
The receiver has two outputs. One for your camera or smartphone, and another if you want to monitor the audio through a pair of headphones.
This is especially useful for connecting to smartphones, so that you can make level adjustments.
You don’t want to just hit record and then find out later the volume was too low or too high.
Connecting the receiver and transmitter couldn’t be easier. Comica uses their own 2.4Ghz network, so you don’t have to worry about connecting via bluetooth or wifi etc.
You practically just turn them both on, click the pair button, and then it finds the receiver!
Once they are connected, you can adjust the input levels from the receiver.
So if you have a person that talks a bit louder (like me), you can reduce the amount of gain from 0db to 12db, 12db being the most amount of gain.
Another reason to raise the gain level is if you are using a Canon camera like I am. If you leave the canon’s mic level high, you’ll get a lot of fuzz noise in the background. I set the mic level at about 25% on my Canon DSLR, and then raise the gain level on the Comica microphone, which produces a much better, noticeable sound difference.
If I had to pick my favorite features for this microphone set, it would be:
- how easy it is to just take out of the box and start using it
- You can use the built in mic or plug in the wired lav
- Compact form factor
- Built in battery
- Clips on anywhere
Now this unit as reviewed currently sells for $233, but you can get the single mic option for $166.
In both cases, that’s a fantastic value for any wireless microphone, let alone one that packs so much in a small punch.
What are you currently using for a microphone to make videos? Are you using the built in mic from your phone or camera? Let me know in the comments.
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