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DJI Mic 2 Review: The Perfect Content Creator Setup Does Exist

So you’ve figured out how to shoot crystal clear video but you’re let down by lack-lustre audio that clips, dips, and picks up too much background noise? It’s time you upgrade to a wireless mic setup and DJI has you covered with the DJI Mic 2 (from AU$379). We’ve had the pleasure of using this device for the last month and have shot the majority of our social content using these mics. In fact, we’re considering replacing our entire RODE Wireless GO II set-up in favour of the DJI units. Let our review below explain why.

DJI Mic 2 at a Glance

ProsCons
Useful 1.1-inch OLED touchscreen receiver plugs straight into your phone, camera, etc. and let’s you monitor levels visually. Sound quality is exceptional with unmatched 32-bit float internal recording capability.Price is almost double that of the RODE Wireless GO II and you won’t really notice the sound quality difference for basic Instagram Reels and TikToks.

RELATED: Check out our extensive review of the beginner-friendly DJI Mini 3 Pro.

Dji mic 2 in charging case
We highly recommend picking up the DJI Mic 2 (2 TX + 1 RX + Charging Case) that’s priced at AU$529 if you’re a content creator | Image: DJI

How Much Does the DJI Mic 2 Cost?

The DJI Mic 2 is now available from store.dji.com/au and is priced at AU$379 for the basic single mic and receiver combination. If you create a lot of content, we highly recommend the DJI Mic 2 (2 TX + 1 RX + Charging Case) that’s priced at AU$529 and includes a host of accessories, including the following:

  • 1x receiver
  • 2x transmitters (shadow black)
  • 1x charging case
  • 1x camera audio cable (3.5mm TRS)
  • 1x mobile phone adapter (type-c)
  • 1x mobile phone adapter (lightning)
  • 2x windscreens
  • 2x clip magnets
  • 1x USB-C charging cable
  • 1x carrying bag

You can always go back and purchase the accessories individually, including the DJI Mic 2 Transmitter (AU$169), DJI Lavalier Mic ($69), and DJI Mic 2 Charging Case ($119). There are two transmitter colours to choose from: Shadow Black and Pearl White.

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The ability to magnetically connect the DJI Mic 2 is very useful | Image: DJI

Design and Usability Stands Out

If you’re investing in your first mic setup don’t worry about the learning curve because it’s as simple as plugging the pre-paired receiver into your phone’s lightning or USB-C port and recording.

You can also connect the DJI Mic 2 to your phone over Bluetooth and other recording devices like computers through the USB-C port and cameras using the 3.5mm TRS analogue output (there’s even a hot shoe mount on the bottom of the receiver). Of course, there’s seamless connectivity built-in for the DJI Osmo Action 4 and DJI Osmo Pocket 3. This is also the best microphone for use with the Osmo Mobile 6 as it’s lightweight.

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The receiver connection to the bottom of the phone is without a doubt the standout feature of the DJI Mic 2 | Image: DJI

Neatly, the receiver has a 1.1-inch OLED touchscreen and precision dial for quick access to information like volume, gain, and brightness. It also monitors audio levels so you avoid any unintended spikes. If you do encounter loud noises, don’t worry because there’s peace of mind built-in with DJI’s ‘Safety Track’ feature that records a second line of audio alongside the main channel in -6 DB to safeguard against these.

Each transmitter offers 6 hours of battery life, which can then be easily topped up in the charging case for a total of 18 hours. We found this particularly handy as we’re always forgetting to charge our mics.

When you’re not plugging the device into your mobile phone there’s 8GB of internal recording storage per transmitter, which is useful for things like podcasts and interviews where you can record up to 14 hours of uncompressed 48kHz 24-bit audio. However, rarely will you push past an hour before backing up.

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DJI Mic 2 has omnidirectional recording capabilities that are perfect for interviews and piece-to-camera | Image: DJI

Performance is Exceptional

The performance of the DJI Mic 2 is outstanding with 32-bit float internal recording capability. In turn, this gives you the ability to remove finer details of the audio in post-production. It works in conjunction with DJI’s intelligent noise-cancelling technology to effectively remove background noise in urban environments as well.

With two transmitters, two recordings can be made simultaneously in either mono or stereo with split feeds for mixing or a single feed for simplicity.

When you’re interviewing or recording a piece-to-camera you don’t have to worry about holding the microphone transmitter in the direction of projection thanks to omnidirectional recording capabilities.

Users of the original DJI Mic noted that you could only monitor audio from an iPhone after disconnecting the receiver. However, this has been fixed with the DJI Mic 2 and we had no trouble monitoring audio in the photos app immediately after shooting. We haven’t had a chance to monitor audio after connecting to a Canon or Sony camera to check for latency, however, we will update this review on we have.

If you’re upgrading from something like a RODE Wireless GO II you’ll notice things like the (quite frankly ridiculous) transmission range of up to 250 meters (820 ft.) in open flat areas. In practice, the range is only as good as your line of sight, but we never noticed any dropouts during our day-to-day content creation.

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DJI Mic 2 | Image: DJI

Why We’re Switching to DJI Mic 2

With more than 750,000 followers across our social media accounts, including Instagram, TikTok, and more, it’s important we use the best technology to deliver high-quality content. Well, the truth is we’ve been struggling with the RODE Wireless GO II’s for quite awhile now. Not for lack of audio quality, construction, battery life, or other, but integration with our smartphones we use for filming.

The ability to plug the DJI Mic 2 into the bottom of our phone, clip a mic on our collar magnetically, and shoot, makes such a difference to our workflow without the need to manage cables and tricky lavalier mic locations. It’s also far easier to do all this when we’re running solo or travelling for that matter.

Now, there’s a significant price difference between the two setups so that’s something to consider. You can get a simple RODE Wireless GO II dual setup for around AU$200 and pair it with their new charging case foran extra AU$79. The equivalent setup from DJI will cost you double that if you opt for the DJI Mic 2 (2 TX + 1 RX + Charging Case) combination that’s priced at AU$529. Is it worth it? The simple answer is yes.

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Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Journalist position at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employing a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.