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Sony WCS 999

Sony WCS 999
alaScore 69

13 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality and sound. The usability and value for money also get good views, whereas comments about the portability and microphone are different.

value for money, usability, sound, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headsets the Sony WCS 999 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 13 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony WCS 999

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony WCS 999 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Headsets on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability

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

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

Consumer review by:

Infamous

 

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

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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...

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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

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Big dissapointment

 

Fair Price

Unusable - too much static

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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...

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Seriously awful

 

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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

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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...

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50% Static

 

Consumer review by:

David

 

As someone who has used professional equipment for national television, this product, for its price, cannot be beat. No, it is not as good as a true professional lavalier mic, but at a 1/5th the cost, I am very impressed. I gave it a 3 on performance...

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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
Type:Microphone
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

Depth:2.4in
Height:0.9in
Weight:3.1oz
Width:2.8in

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:999
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony WCS

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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