DJI Mic 2 Review: The Ultimate Wireless Audio Recording

Today, DJI made life easier with their new wireless microphone system, the DJI Mic 2. I use many tools like cameras, lenses, tripods, and more. But DJI’s original wireless microphone is the most helpful when I’m filming. I shoot videos for people and brands in Philadelphia. Good audio is very important. Bad sound can make people stop watching a video.

DJI mics make my job easy because they work well and are easy to use. I always have two sets with me. This way, I can have backup or record up to four people at once. These little microphones are great. But now, DJI has a new version called the DJI Mic 2.

How DJI Mic 2 Work

How DJI Mic 2 Work

The Mic 2 is like the first DJI wireless microphone set. It has a charging case, two transmitters, and one receiver. But it has been improved for better sound.

These microphones are easy to use. Each transmitter has a built-in mic and 8GB of storage. You can press record and save sound right on the device. You can also plug in a different mic with a 3.5mm jack if you want.

You might use a small mic or a bigger one for far-away sounds. The receiver controls the transmitters and sends sound to your camera or phone. This makes your video sound better.

The receiver has adapters for phones that slide into the back. The transmitters, receiver, and adapters fit in the charging case. This keeps everything together and charged.

With one USB-C cable, you can charge everything in the case. So no matter what kind of video you’re making, the Mic 2 will help you get great sound.

Build Quality & Design

Build Quality & Design

The mic 2 is like a small tool that can work well in any situation. It gives you good sound no matter what kind of video you make. The build quality is important because these mics get used a lot. They might be dropped, put in bags, or attached to clothes. These mics are strong and keep working even when they are used a lot.

The design of the mics and case is better than before. The parts feel strong, the buttons are easy to use, and the screen is bright and simple. You can use them in many ways. You can put the transmitter on clothes with a clip or a magnet. If you want to hide it, you can use a lav mic and put it in a pocket or on a belt. This is good for loose clothes.

Pouch & Accessories

DJI Mic 2

Before we talk about the Mic 2’s sound and recording, let’s discuss its design and accessories. Your Mic 2 set comes in a carrying bag with a charging case, two windscreens, a USB-A to USB-C cable, and a 3.5-millimeter audio jack. There’s space for other items like lav mics and small headphones.

DJI made their own Lavalier mic for the first time. It reaches from your waist to your shirt collar. It clips onto clothes and has a secure windscreen. If you use the built-in mic, attach the windscreen to reduce wind noise and pops from some words. It connects easily by sliding into the 3.5-millimeter jack.

DJI Mic 2 Audio Quality

Let’s talk about the Mic 2’s sound quality and recording. It has better audio and noise cancellation to block out background noise. It also captures 32-bit float audio, making editing easier. My favorite setup is the Mic 2 with the DJI lav mic recording in 32-bit float audio because it sounds great.

DJI Mic 2 32-Bit Float Audio Explained

We’ve talked about 32-bit float audio recording. It doesn’t make the sound from your microphone better right away. Instead, it lets you fix the sound more easily later on. It’s like editing a RAW photo instead of a JPEG photo.

With RAW photos, we can change things like brightness and color even after taking the picture. This helps save photos that are too bright or too dark. The same is true for 32-bit float audio. If we record sound that’s too loud or too quiet, we can fix it without hurting the sound quality. This gives us more room to adjust the volume.

Julian Krause made a great video about 32-bit float audio and its benefits. He shows how to fix sound that’s too loud or too quiet using this method.

Receiver Menu Quick Guide

The receiver menu helps you check your connection, battery, and sound levels, and control your transmitters. Swipe down to see settings for the receiver, transmitter, and device. You can choose to record in mono, stereo, or with a safety track. Change the gain, date, and more by swiping through menus.

A new wheel lets you quickly change the gain. Press it once to change the gain on the receiver from -12 to +12 decibels. Press again for the first transmitter, and once more for the second transmitter. Swipe up on a transmitter to control it. You can mute the microphone, start or stop recording, or use the noise cancellation feature.

AI Noise Cancellation

The new wireless mics from DJI have two big features. They now have 32-bit float audio recording and AI noise cancellation. These features make them better than the original versions. They look similar but can do more things. The noise cancellation helps focus on your voice. To test this, we can use a leaf blower.

Conclusion

The Mic 2 is a great improvement over DJI’s first mic set. I will replace my old mics with two Mic 2 sets in my backpack for easy recording when I’m out. The better build quality, longer battery life, and bigger charging case make the Mic 2 very useful.

The pouch it comes with is nice too. I like the 32-bit float audio feature and the AI noise cancellation is good, but not perfect. I prefer using Adobe’s AI tool to remove noise later instead of while recording. DJI did a great job with the Mic 2 and it makes my life easier.

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