RODE Wireless Pro review

It’s not the cheapest wireless mic option by any means, but the RODE Wireless Pro mic kit ticks just about every box

5 Star Rating
RODE Wireless Pro
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Digital Camera World Verdict

It’s hard to find fault with the RODE Wireless Pro. There are cheaper alternatives, but everything you need is included and everywhere you look there’s another clever or time-saving bit of design. The charge case is compact, efficient and extremely useful, while the accessory case holds all the cables you might need, wind shields and a pair of lav mics. Wireless mic setups can quickly get out of control, but with the Wireless Pro everything is organized and ready. The performance is terrific too, and while you do need to make sure the TX and RX units have good line of sight connection outdoors, this is typical of wireless mics and just good practice.


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    Digital and analog compatibility

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    Charge case and accessory case

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    Includes lav mics and wind shields

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    On-board recording


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    Needs line of sight for maximum range

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    There are cheaper alternatives

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Every filmmaker and content creator needs external microphones for good audio quality, and these come in many types, including directional on-camera mics, clip-on lavalier microphones, desktop USB mics and more. For best results, the aim is to have the microphone right next to the source of the sound, and if you want to do this at range, without the clutter and trip hazard of cables, then you need a wireless mic setup like the RODE Wireless Pro.

Wireless mics work using paired transmitters and receivers, and the simplest system uses one of each. You attach the receiver to your camera or smart device and the transmitter to your subject, and the RODE Wireless Me is a prime example.

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Acoustic PrinciplePre-polarised pressure transducer
Polar PatternOmnidirectional
Frequency Range20 Hz – 20 kHz
Maximum SPL123.5 dB SPL
Equivalent Noise (A-Weighted)22 dBA
Signal-to-noise Ratio72 dB
Analog Inputs3.5mm locking TRS (TX)
Analog Outputs3.5mm TRRS (RX)
Transmission Range260m (line of sight)
Digital ConnectivityUSB-C
Operating TimeUp to 7 hours

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at