Sony Wireless Microphone System WCS-999 Review

We've been using a set of Senheisser wireless microphones forever. You can hear the quality in my Real Estate Tour video when we added the Lavalier to the agent. It's pretty good. Lately though, they've been acting a bit funny and dropping audio. I think they are about ready to give up the ghost. There's a wedding tomorrow, and I wanted to have at least some cheap backup solution in case the Senheisser's totally died. So the only place open tonight was Fry's. I passed by the wireless microphone section and they only carried one set of Sony WCS-999's.

Oh well, it can't be that bad. I just need it for a backup solution in case i'm dead in the water. I was wrong...soo soo wrong. After testing it out for not even 5 minutes, these things drop audio if it's just 5 feet away. It's garbage, it's crap. I researched some reviews over at and it's true. Everyone has the same problems and they don't get further than a few feet. Even at super close range it's sounds like crap with a whole bunch of hissing. There are no levels to adjust, it's just crap. Ok that's my review, they are going back in the morning.

I still need to order another set of Wireless Lavs. What is everyone else using? Give me a holla in the comments section.

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  2. Jeff

    I used to have a Sennheiser Evolution G2 100 series LAV mic ($500) but discontinued now, now they have the G3 series. It was pricey (for me) but I wanted quality. They were Very very good, the quality was superb for the price. I had no problems with them either, Sennheiser puts out excellent stuff. I haven't had any experience with any other brands. Here is a Sony one that got good reviews, but isn't cheap.

    Also this Azden one looks like a solid one (for the price) and it's got good user reviews.

    Out of curiosity, what Sennheiser mic is the one you use?

  3. I gave up on my wireless mics after I lost the antenna. so I went with a full safe system and went with an audio recorder and lav mic purchased from Fry's. It's the Olympus ws-510m digital voice recorder (149.99) with a panasonic lav mic (24.99). At first, I was hesitant to use a cheap 25 lav mic but it works really well and I ended up purchasing two of these. Once for the officiant and another for the groom.

    ~alan silva

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