Godox Magic XT1 review: magic's in the air

This wireless mic kit boasts a unique design feature - but could it be magic?

Godox Magic XT1 microphone case on a wooden slatted table
(Image: © George Cairns / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Godox Magic XT1’s main talking point is its innovative design, with the receiver acting as a dock and charger for the two wireless transmitters. However this marketing ‘sleight of hand’ shouldn’t make us overlook even more useful features such as the kit’s effective noise reduction and a rich full sound captured by the kit’s 48kHz/24bit Hi-Res audio technology. As well as these impressive design features and excellent audio performance the kit won’t break your budget at around $100.


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    Receiver stores and charges transmitters

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    Long transmission range

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    24-bit audio

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    Effective noise reduction


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    Magnetic clips can be fiddly

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    Receiver attaches via cable, not plug-in connector

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Godox has been designing and manufacturing lighting and audio equipment for over two decades so it’s no surprise that you’ll find many Godox product reviews on this site. Indeed I’ve tested and reviewed four Godox mics within the last year of writing this, which is an indication of how prolific the company is - the most recent release was just a few weeks ago with the Godox WES2. If you are shopping around for a new microphone then you might also find our best lavalier mic buying guide of interest.

So do we need yet another wireless mic kit from Godox? Well, the Godox Magic X1 has a unique trick up its sleeve in relation to its design. But will this innovation have you under its spell or is it just smoke and mirrors? Read on to find out…

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Sampling Rate48kHz/24bit
Max SPL115dB
Pick-up PatternOmnidirectional
Transmission Type2.4GHz Frequency hopping system
Dynamic Range70 dB
Battery Life8 hours approximately
Max Distance200m (with line of sight)
Onboard recordingNo
Dimensions0.66 x 0.35 x 0.25 in
Net Weight8g
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Reception Type2.4GHz Frequency hopping system
Max Distance200m (with line of sight)
Screen TypeColour OLED
Battery Life16 hours
Dimensions0.94 x 0.94 x 0.69 in
Net Weight50g
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Features48kHz/24bit Hi-Res audio technology makes your voice sound great and the 2.4GHz Frequency hopping system helps avoid drop out.★★★★★
DesignThe receiver’s ability to store and charge the transmitters is an innovative design, but it still needs to be carried in a standard sized Godox case.★★★★☆
PerformanceYour voice sounds great even with noise reduction technoogy applied to it Score.★★★★☆
ValueAs it features great quality audio and has an interactive touchscreen this kit is a bargain!★★★★★
Godox WES2 Kit2

Godox WES2 Kit2
This excellent ‘plug-and-play’ mic kit instantly improves your smartphone’s audio recordings (though make sure that you buy the correct iPhone-compatible model - the WES2 has a USB-C connector on its receiver while the WES1 has a lighting cable connector). We were impressed by its ability to ‘go the distance’ with the minimum of signal dropout. Although the WES2 is a budget mic it is worth investing in due to the high-quality sound that it captures - through its built-in noise reduction produces a thinner and sharper voice recording than NR-filtered audio from the Magic XT1.


Released in early 2024, the Boyamic is an iPhone/smartphone-friendly wireless mic kit. Unlike the Godox Magic XT1’s cable-connected receiver the Boyamic ships with two adaptors that enable you to plug its receiver directly into any smartphone/iPhone model. It also has the bonus of onboard recording (to repair holes in the fusion caused by signal drop-out), which makes the Boyamic more expensive than the Godox Magic XT1.

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George Cairns

George has been freelancing as a photo fixing and creative tutorial writer since 2002, working for award winning titles such as Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N-Photo and Practical Photoshop. He's expert in communicating the ins and outs of Photoshop and Lightroom, as well as producing video production tutorials on Final Cut Pro and iMovie for magazines such as iCreate and Mac Format. He also produces regular and exclusive Photoshop CC tutorials for his YouTube channel.