Sennheiser Wireless Mics Buying Guide
Sennheiser’s Wireless Systems Overview
XS Wireless:Sennheiser’s most affordable wireless solution, the XS Wireless series presents exceptional value for musicians, singers, and presenters. Like all Sennheiser wireless systems, the XS Wireless series is quick and easy to set up and will automatically search for available frequencies to use. XS Wireless is a smart choice when you’re on a budget and don’t need to run multiple simultaneous systems.
Evolution Wireless:Compared to Sennheiser’s XS Wireless series, the Evolution Wireless series offers enhanced wireless range, improved audio quality, and the opportunity to run more systems simultaneously. The transmitters in the Evolution Wireless series also provide more visual feedback, like a higher-resolution battery life meter. All this makes the Evolution Wireless series a popular choice for gigging bands.
Evolution D1 Wireless:When you need the added versatility and security that digital wireless provides, look to Sennheiser’s Evolution D1 Wireless. Digital wireless systems like the Evolution D1 operate in a range that is not restricted based on region, so you can use them anywhere in the world. Digital wireless systems also offer encryption for security purposes. Sennheiser’s Evolution D1 wireless offers the same great audio quality and ease of setup as the Evolution Wireless series.
2000 Series:Choose the Sennheiser 2000 series when you need the highest sound quality, frequency agility, and channel count. Enhanced control software makes large-scale 2000 series systems easier to set up, manage, and troubleshoot. You’ll find 2000 series wireless systems in major venues and sports arenas for these reasons. If you’re in a big-name band on a national tour or setting up a complex multi-channel microphone system for a theater, school, or church, you’ll want the reliability and flexibility that the 2000 series offers.
Which System Fits My Application?
- Solo musicians and presenters: XS Wireless series gives you clear sound and maximum value when you only need a few wireless channels
- Gigging bands: Evolution Wireless provides the enhanced sound quality and increased channel count you need to rig up a full band in most environments
- Touring acts/broadcast: Sennheiser’s 2000 series offers maximum sound quality, channel count, and frequency agility, allowing you to create complex systems with outstanding reliability
- Video work: Sennheiser’s EW 112-p G3 system features a bodypack transmitter and a camera-mountable receiver for on-camera interviews and dialogue
|Series||Single-channel System Cost||Max. Simultaneous Channels||Total # of Tunable Frequencies||Audio Frequency Response||PC Control via Ethernet?||Applications|
|XS Wireless||$399.95||12||960||80Hz-16kHz||No||Solo musicians, singers, and presentations|
|EW 100||$599.95||12||1680||25Hz-18kHz||Yes||Smaller bands, public speaking|
|EW D1||$699.95||8||N/A||20Hz-20kHz||Yes||Gigging bands, public address, government installations|
|EW 300||$849.95||24||1680||25Hz-18kHz||Yes||Gigging bands, small to midsize installations, theater productions|
|EW 500||$1,049.00||32||1680||80Hz-18kHz||Yes||Gigging bands, small to midsize installations|
|2000 Series||$2,649.90||64||3000||25Hz-18kHz||Yes||Large installations, touring acts, sporting events, broadcast|