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Sony WCS 999

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Sony WCS 999. The average rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability. The price is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and portability, and there are some negative views about the size.

price, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Sony WCS 999 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony WCS 999 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Reviewers really like the sound. The usability also gets good comments.

price, usability, sound

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony WCS999 wireless microphone system

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Techguy (



I always use channel 3 for my recording. I'll be uploading a short video demo of this product soon so check back later.

It work great for what I needed. I'm doing product review on my Sony camcorder and so far I haven't encounter any major static issue that others havereported. It's small and can easily be hidden. Also very easy to use

Majority of review causes me to hesitate but I was please with the product and I hope that Newegg carry more Sony product in the future because there isn't much choice when it come to portable wireless microphone system

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: Meeper (

50% Static


"Have just used a few times- and will admit that there may be something I don't know- but so far I have used the mic on every channel at distances of only 10 to 20 feet and there is terrible static. Sitting completely still was not too bad- but I...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Trainertos (

Very Bad Static


If you like wasting 6hrs of your day to shoot a 2 min video - this mic might be for you! (3 hrs, 20 takes, 3 hrs to cut and trim at home all static spots). Tried everything, FM interference off, dryer sheet to clothes, switched channels, new batteries...

Discreet, Looks Nice


Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: Wynand (

Big dissapointment


Based on Sony's reputation, I reckoned this would be a great product, and I bought 2 of these. Both the same: it is unusable due to the amount of static/noise, even at very short distances.

Fair Price

Unusable - too much static

May, 2010

Consumer review by: (

Big dissapointment


Fair Price

Unusable - too much static

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Seriously awful


Wow, this product was a massive disappointment. I wanted it to do something simple, just let me do tutorial video recordings. Literally, me standing in front of a screen, not moving, but using the lapel mic to ensure good quality audio recording. I...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: (

Seriously awful

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: TSL (

average price for average performance


Good product that also works well with regular sound equipment as a wireless microphone. Used it for an outdoor press conference for about 50 people with 150 watt speaker system. Never used it on a camcorder, but I'm sure it would work as well. Wished...

Easy To Use, Lightweight, Quality Construction

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Meeper (

50% Static


Have just used a few times- and will admit that there may be something I don't know- but so far I have used the mic on every channel at distances of only 10 to 20 feet and there is terrible static. Sitting completely still was not too bad- but I...

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: (

50% Static

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

The WCS-999 Wireless Microphone system from Sony lets you record voices up to 45 meters away depending on environment and transmission conditions. The WCS-999 is ideal for video camcorders - it captures the voices of family members on vacation, in sporting events, at recitals, birthdays and weddings. It is also ideal for Pressman portable audio recorders as it captures lectures and speeches, good for music and nature study. Supplied lavalier microphone is tiny and unobtrusive, clips onto shirt or tie. Built-in windscreen helps reduce the microphone's pickup of wind noise. Omni-directional microphone pattern picks up sound from all directions. Pocket-sized wireless transmitter is easy to hide, clips onto clothing for unobtrusive use. Wireless receiver plugs into camcorder or audio recorder mic input; easily clips onto clothing, camcorder hand strap or shoulder strap. Three transmission channels enable you to choose another channel if you encounter interference. Monitoring earphone lets you hear what's being recorded; plugs into wireless receiver. Mic mixing lets the camera operator and the subject both be recorded. 900 MHz wide FM transmission allows for outstanding sound quality, excellent frequency response (100 - 15, 000 Hz) and extended dynamic range (more than 78 dB). Switchable transmission channel lets you choose the channel with clear, noise-free sound.

Audio Input

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Microphone Form Factor:External
Microphone Operation Mode:Omni-directional
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Wireless Technology:Radio

Audio Output

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud
Headphones Type:Monaural
Product Type:Headphones
Response Bandwidth:100 - 15000Hz
Sound Output Mode:Mono
Wireless Technology:Radio

Audio System

Recommended Use:Camcorder / Portable audio system
Type:Wireless microphone system

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony WCS

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty