This wireless system combines supreme ease of use with the quality for which Sennheiser are known.
Sennheiser build some of the most sophisticated radio mic systems available, but their new XS range seems to have been designed for those users who want to forget about technology and just get on with making music. There are no antennae to set up, no channels to select, no gain controls, no arcane displays — it's almost as easy as turning on your TV. The system looks after channel allocation and interference management automatically.
The system under review is the XSW‑D Vocal Set, but other systems are available, including kits designed for instruments and headset or lavalier microphones, and also a set designed for use with video cameras.
All the XS systems work on the licence-free 2.4GHz (Wi‑Fi) band and incorporate Li-ion batteries that can be charged from any...