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Sennheiser XS Lav Mics Target Vloggers & Podcasters

New from Sennheiser is its XS Lav mic, designed as a fast and simple way to add high-quality vocal tracks to videos.

Targeted towards vloggers and podcasters, the XS Lav mic clips onto the user and connects to a mobile device or computer.

Whether the user is podcasting, recording a voice-over, interviewing or vlogging – this omni-directional clip-on mic is optimised to deliver clear and natural sound.

The new product is available as XS Lav Mobile with TRRS connector, XS Lav USB-C with USB-C connector, and XS Lav USB-C Mobile Kit with an additional Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod and Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp.

“Simple, straightforward audio recording and a clearly noticeable upgrade in sound quality – this is what the XS Lav family will give you,” said Nicole Fresen, product manager at Sennheiser. “These mics will become your indispensable audio companions for content creation.”

Upgrading the audio is one of the most efficient ways to improve the overall quality of content. The built-in microphones of mobile devices and laptops don’t perform well enough as they are caged within the device’s housing and capture environmental sounds in addition to your voice.

This also requires the content creator to remain at the same distance from the device for consistent audio levels and sound quality.

Using a dedicated microphone from the XS Lav family will reveal all the differences that a lavalier microphone can make.

By placing the microphone closer to the sound source, the user is able to isolate their voice and attenuate distracting noise from the surrounding environment.

Despite the cable, it also gives the user more freedom to move in front of the camera without deteriorating the audio, making listening an enjoyable experience for the audience.

Furthermore, the omni-directional lavalier microphone is a commonly used type in professional broadcast applications.

XS Lav is hassle-free – a smartphone or computer will power the microphone and automatically switch from the internal mic. All the user needs to do is to plug the 2m cable into their device and they’re ready to record.

A standard USB-C to USB-A adapter will make the XS Lav ready for legacy products, too. For video conferencing, choose XS Lav USB-C, and the 3.5 mm jack on XS Lav Mobile will disable the device’s audio output.

All XS Lav mics include a microphone clip, removable foam windshield and a draw-string storage pouch as a standard. The XS Lav USB-C Mobile Kit additionally contains a Sennheiser Smartphone Clamp and Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod.

XS Lav Mobile (with TRRS plug): EUR 49 (MSRP), GBP 43 (MSRP), USD 49.95 (MAP).
XS Lav USB-C: EUR 59 (MSRP), GBP 52 (MSRP), USD 59.95 (MAP).
XS Lav USB-C Mobile Kit: EUR 99 (MSRP), GBP 87 (MSRP), USD 99.95 (MAP).