A review of the high-performance wireless microphone 'DJI Mic 2' connected to an iPhone, enabling high-quality and clear recording even when shooting videos with a smartphone

' DJI Mic 2 ', which appeared on January 17, 2024, is a Bluetooth-compatible wireless microphone that can also be connected to a smartphone. Furthermore, it became possible to connect the transmitter directly to the smartphone via Bluetooth, so I actually connected it to the smartphone and tried recording.

DJI Mic 2 - Professional sound quality anytime, anywhere - DJI


The size, weight, appearance, etc. of DJI Mic 2 have been reviewed in the following article.

Exterior review of 'DJI Mic 2', an all-in wireless microphone that can record immediately after taking it out of the case - GIGAZINE

You can also check the following article to see what kind of sound quality you can record when you attach it to the camera and record.

I tried using the wireless microphone 'DJI Mic 2' by connecting it to a camera. Anyone can easily make clear recordings with 32-bit float recording & smart noise canceling - GIGAZINE

To connect the DJI Mic 2 receiver to your smartphone, you need to attach a mobile device adapter to the receiver.

First, remove the cover on the bottom of the receiver.

Next, attach the mobile terminal adapter inside the charging case. This time, I chose a USB-C mobile terminal adapter to connect to the iPhone 15 Pro.

When you connect the receiver to the USB-C port of iPhone 15 Pro, it looks like this.

'Confirm' will be displayed on the touch panel of the receiver, so tap it.

When I took the transmitter out of the charging case, it connected to the receiver and displayed an input level gauge.

Below is a movie shot using the iPhone's genuine camera app. The iPhone's built-in microphone picks up noise from a nearby circulator, but the DJI Mic 2 allows smart noise cancellation and 32-bit float recording, so it's clear even when a circulator is spinning nearby. The voice is being picked up.

How much does the sound quality change when shooting a video with an iPhone using the high-performance wireless microphone 'DJI Mic 2'? - YouTube

Also, the following movie is where I played the piano and listened to the recording and compared it. Since the iPhone was placed right next to the piano, the iPhone's built-in microphone would pick up noise such as crackling and the creak of the chair, but the DJI Mic 2 transmitter was attached to the performer's chest. If you record with 32-bit float recording, you will notice that the piano performance sound does not crack up even without setting the input level.

Shooting a piano performance with an iPhone connected to 'DJI Mic 2' freed the sound from crackling - YouTube

And with DJI Mic 2, you can connect the transmitter directly to your smartphone as a Bluetooth wireless microphone. To connect the transmitter and smartphone via Bluetooth, first press and hold the recording button on the right side of the transmitter for 3 seconds.

When you hear a vibration, press and hold the link button on the left side for 2 seconds.

The system status LED will then turn blue and blink.

In this state, when you search for a Bluetooth device from your smartphone, the transmitter will be displayed as 'DJI-MIC2-○○○○', so tap it to connect.

The following movie is a comparison of recordings made with an iPhone that actually connected the DJI Mic 2 transmitter. Since the iOS genuine camera app does not allow you to switch recording devices, this time I used '

Blackmagic Camera ' to shoot. A circulator is placed between the iPhone and the editorial staff to intentionally create noise close to the iPhone.

I connected the DJI Mic 2 transmitter to my iPhone and shot a video, and compared it with the iPhone's built-in microphone - YouTube

When the transmitter is directly connected to Bluetooth, the wireless microphone is closer to the mouth, so I get the impression that it picks up the speaker's voice more clearly than the iPhone's built-in microphone. Although the sound quality is slightly lower than when using a receiver, it is sufficient to pick up the performer's voice when shooting outdoors.

When I actually connected it to my iPhone and used it, I realized that it was extremely easy to make high-quality recordings. When shooting with a smartphone attached to a gimbal, the recording is done using the smartphone's built-in microphone, so even if the image quality is good, the sound quality tends to be poor. DJI Mic 2 is a compact wireless microphone that you can carry in your bag, and the great thing about it is that you can attach it and use it right away after taking it out of the case. It picks up the performer's voice clearly even in the presence of noise, so anyone can easily improve the quality of their videos.

DJI Mic 2 is available at Amazon.co.jp and can be purchased as a set of 2 transmitters + 1 receiver + charging case for 52,800 yen including tax.

Amazon | DJI Mic 2 (Transmitter x 2 + Receiver x 1 + Charging case) All-in-one wireless microphone Smart noise canceling 32-bit float internal recording Transmission distance 250 m iPhone microphone & Android microphone | External microphone mail order

in Review,   Mobile,   Hardware,   Video, Posted by log1i_yk