Best Wireless Mic Under $200? Rode Wireless GO Review

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Is the Rode Wireless GO the best budget wireless microphone for video work and Youtube? Lets find out!
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Within 90 Seconds says:

$1 Mic Turned into a Wireless One 🙂 –>

Bart Migal says:

The tiny dynamic range of the transmitter's built-in mic makes it useless. When clipped onto a shirt, or placed anywhere close to the face of who you're recording, it will distort when the person raises their voice or laughs loudly. It distorts at the capsule, regardless of the gain setting on the receiver. And forget about using it on a singer. You'll get nothing but distortion.

Rising Rishi says:

Plzz give me flipcart link sir

Chris Lee says:

Glad to see you're back Caleb 🙂

Nicy'S Vocals says:

please advise me best microphone recording purpose

Babin Lim says:

I am the first videographer in our area who owned this. They ask me for a review and now many of us owned a wireless go. I used this almost everyday in my videos. I also used this with g4 and its like Im using thesame mics.

Sharp as L says:

Hi Caleb. Great video! I don't think people realize how much work and effort goes into a video like this – so thanks. Anyways, I have used the Azden smx-30, which is a battery powered shotgun mic, plugged into the Wireless Go. I got crazy RF interference noises when the transmitter was anywhere near the mic. Using a cable extension with several loops helps a lot…but your Deity setup at 8:00 appears to have much less RF issues in a very clean/compact setup. So I would say that the RF issues may have more to do with the internal electronics of the mic being used.

Vimpulse Productions says:

Hey, I have two questions!
If I buy three of them will there be interference? And could I connect them to an H6 Zoom for recording?

hooeetube says:

It's fine as a transmitter/receiver, and that it does very well. The built-in mic isn't good for anything that is going to incur wind noise (e.g. bicycling, motorcycling, etc.), or tight, enclosed spaces. The gain on the microphone, even on the "low" setting, is WAY too high, and designed specifically for only what is shown… placing the transmitter on your person, on a lapel, etc. If that's what you're doing, this is an excellent product.


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David Mark says:

Can Somebody Give me a link to buy that Microphone seperately that we get with sennheiser xws please

db Music Productions says:

Couldn't have asked for more in this review. Solid. Thank you!

Peter Marco says:

how would you compare the Fifine UHF Dual Channel Wireless Microphone Set with 2 Headsets and 2 Lapel Lavalier Microphone at $139 Can to the wireless go at $269 Can

Barney Merrill says:

Were what you reviewed the Series III or Series II?

Dr Dimento says:

Thank you Caleb for this awesome review. I am definitely getting me a pair of these and getting rid of the heavy bulky Sennheiser G series units (also over 10 years old) and might even get a set to use as communication devices with headphones and ear mount mouth mic. 🙂

Dwi Apriani says:

Thanks for sharing your insight on this, Caleb. I really need this gear. Would love to see you test it outside with all the wind and traffic noises though.

Kim Cooper says:

We purchased TWO complete packs…
This system is not pairing with the skype app, which is the format we use to broadcast on the IPhone…
The system will NOT work at all on the Huawei phones! I emailed & asked specifically if it would work with my new phone prior to purchase, I was advised IT WOULD!
Over $600 on 2 systems with extra mics, NONE Work for our broadcasting!
Will the Rode work for our needs?

Joey.Tubes22 says:

He talking about real affordable. I though he was gonna say something like 50 dollars or 80. He said “yeah it was only 350” OH OK MY BAD 💀😭

Salar Afshar says:

Hi Caleb, I wonder if it possible to attach two lav-microphones to the transmitter using the Y-splitter cable? Would be interesting to test.

djeeno says:

I'm wondering a bit about how it would work along with a Zoom h6, any thoughts on that. the option of having multiple wireless channels would be great for walking interviews or basic sound on amateur cinematics.

It's My Life Daralynn says:

I purchased the Rode Mic Go, 1 year ago and now having crackling issues with it. Now I'm reluctant and looking for a wireless solution. I've tried the wired lapel mic as well. It was a no – go

Martin says:

The fact that is has to be able to have LOS is a dead-on con for me. Not worth losing audio if outside and someone walks in front of your actor or if your actor turns around a bit. Would rather use older wireless mics that don't need LOS.

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