Saramonic Blink500 B2 review

The Saramonic Blink500 B2 kit is cheaper than the Pro version but still captures high quality sound wirelessly from a distance

Saramonic Blink500 B2
(Image: © George Cairns)

Digital Camera World Verdict

This Saramonic Blink500 B2 kit frees you to wirelessly talk to camera for up to 50 meters (as long as the transmitter mics have line of sight with the receiver). The two supplied lavalier mics reduce wind noise effectively. The feather-weight kit is compact and portable so will easily fit in your kit bag. It’s compatible with both DSLRs or smartphones (as long as you have a jack to lightning adaptor cable for newer iPhone models such as the 13 Pro Max that we used in our test video).


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    Wind-free audio

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    Broadcast quality sound

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    Very low latency

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    Budget friendly


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    Wind noise when using built-in mic

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    Plastic build

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The Saramonic Blink500 B2 is a dual channel wireless microphone system that enables you to talk to camera without being hindered by cables or wires. Simply clip a transmitter onto your shirt, attach a receiver to your smartphone or DSLR and start recording. You can wander freely as you talk and the receiver will capture broadcast quality audio on your video recording device.  

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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.