Saramonic Blink 500 Pro B3 Digital Wireless Omni Lavalier Microphone System for Lightning iOS Devices (2.4 GHz)
Merging the ultracompact and extraordinarily easy-to-use nature of the standard Blink 500 with high-end luxuries such as crisp OLED screens, mono/stereo output modes, 60% longer battery life, and double the operating range, the Saramonic Blink 500 Pro B3 true wireless microphone system gives budget-conscious content creators, run-and-gun videographers, and mobile journalists a pro-level, all-inclusive solution for recording one subject to an iPhone or iPad equipped with a Lightning port.
Not only does the Blink 500 Pro B3 deliver considerably improved sound quality compared to the built-in mics on cameras and mobile devices, but it elevates the sound quality of the original Blink 500 with its higher signal-to-noise ratio and more sensitive integrated microphone. Plus, the Pro transmitter now sports a tactile function for immediate mute/unmute operations without having to touch the volume, and the receiver boasts a dedicated headphone output to allow real-time audio monitoring without breaking the connection to your recording device.
The Blink 500 Pro B3 digital system provides out-of-the-box operability for anyone; thanks to quick one-click pairing and the transmitter's internal 8-hour battery, your focus can stay on your content instead of time-consuming configuration. Power the transmitter with its internal battery or through USB for extra-long shoots. Recharging the battery can be done via USB or by simply dropping the transmitter into the supplied fast-charging case. The receiver is bus powered, so it never needs to be charged.
Equally straightforward, small, and versatile, the Blink 500 Pro B3 gives you everything necessary for recording present and clear speech in any location. You get a clip-on transmitter with a built-in microphone and a clip-on omni lavalier mic, a dual-channel receiver that plugs directly in your mobile device, charging cables, foam and furry windscreens, and that special charging case. Whether you're a run-and-gun videographer, a YouTube content creator, or an avid vlogger, the Blink 500 Pro B3 can get your wireless audio going pro in no time.
Blink 500 vs Blink 500 Pro
With a slew of pro-level features, the Blink 500 Pro appeals to the needs of power users around the globe. Though it shares the same 2.4 GHz operating frequency and miniscule physicality as standard Blink 500, the Blink 500 Pro is packed with surprising enhancements.
Unpacking the Blink 500 Pro B1
Connect, Power, and Go
Perfect for 1- or 2-Person Shoots
Since the Blink 500 Pro RXDi is a dual-channel receiver, it can simultaneously handle two Blink 500 Pro TX wireless transmitters (second transmitter available separately). If you need to expand beyond that, you can use up to 18 Blink 500 Pro systems at once to accommodate up to 36 wireless microphones.Each Blink 500 Pro system can include one dual-channel receiver and up to two transmitters. Choose from camera-mount (Blink 500 Pro RX), Lightning (Blink 500 Pro RXDi), or USB Type-C (Blink 500 Pro RXUC) receivers.
Built-In Microphone for True Wireless Operation
The Blink 500 Pro TX features a built-in miniature condenser microphone with an omni pickup pattern that captures clear and natural voice tonality. Thanks to the transmitter's ultracompact housing, you can clip it to clothing, slide it into a shirt pocket, place it on a podium, or hold it in your hand. Compared to the built-in mic on the standard Blink 500 TX, the Pro's built-in mic offers higher sensitivity to produce a stronger signal level.The transmitter's 3.5mm input can accept mic- or line-line signal, making it fully capable of accommodating a variety of external sources such as a lavalier microphone or an audio feed from a mixer or receiver.
Lavalier Microphone Included
For maximum visual discretion, use the Blink 500 Pro TX as traditional bodypack transmitter with the supplied lavalier microphone. Just clip the omni lav mic to a collar or lapel, then plug it into the transmitter's 3.5mm input; the transmitter automatically switches to the external microphone so you don't have to bother selecting the input source.The lavalier mic includes a foam windscreen that lessens noise caused by light wind, breaths, and air conditioning systems. For enhanced reduction of stronger wind noise, a separately available furry windshield (a.k.a. windjammer) such as the Saramonic LM-WS can be fitted to the microphone.
Stable and Simple 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless
Whereas typical analog wireless systems are susceptible to interference from TV and radio waves, the Blink 500 Pro digital system avoids that by operating in the 2.4 GHz band, which occupies frequencies beyond those of television, radio transmissions, and UHF wireless microphone systems.Within the 2.4 GHz spectrum, the Blink 500 Pro boasts automatic channel hopping to mitigate noise and dropouts at a line-of-sight distance of up to 328 feet, double the maximum distance of the standard Blink 500. For optimal performance, environments with limited Wi-Fi / 2.4 GHz traffic and minimal physical obstructions are recommended.
Ready for Anywhere
Don’t be concerned about licensing or selecting frequencies; the Blink 500 Pro system uses the license-free 2.4 GHz band, so you can go anywhere in the world and have a reliable, fully functional wireless system.
The Blink 500 Pro transmitter is outfitted with a high-contrast 128 x 64 pixel OLED screen, ensuring consistent visibility of import settings indoors and outside.