DJI Mic – Firmware Update & Budget Set with Only One Transmitter Now Available

January 12th, 2023 Jump to Comment Section
DJI Mic - Firmware Update & Budget Set with Only One Transmitter Now Available

DJI Mic recently got a new firmware update that adds an auto power-off feature and new LED settings for the transmitter. Secondly, DJI Mic is now also available in a budget set with only one transmitter and without the charging case for $219.

Announced back in November 2021, DJI Mic has already been around for more than a year. With its friendly price tag and interesting list of features, it quickly became one of the most popular dual audio wireless systems in its price category. DJI recently released a new firmware update for the system that adds some features and fixes others. Additionally, the company newly offers a budget DJI Mic set with only one transmitter. Let’s take a look at the details.

DJI Mic firmware update

The free firmware update version v02.00.72.87 was released on January 4, 2023. It adds the following improvements to the DJI Mic:

  • Added auto power off feature for the receiver. The receiver will power off automatically if disconnected from the transmitter for more than 30 minutes.
  • Added LED off option for the transmitter. Go to TX Settings > LED Brightness > Off to turn off the transmitter LED and reduce the light effect during recording.
  • Fixed issue: transmitter audio data was occasionally lost when recording for a long time.
DJI Mic receiver. Image credit: DJI

Please keep in mind that when the firmware is updated, the settings of DJI Mic will be restored to default. If the firmware fails to update, restart the transmitter and receiver and try again. Contact DJI Support if the firmware update fails again.

DJI Mic budget kit with one transmitter

The original DJI Mic set that has been available for over a year includes one receiver (RX) unit, two transmitters (TX), a charging case and some accessories. A few days ago, the Chinese company also added a new budget set that comes at a lower price while leaving out some components.

DJI Mic budget kit. Source: DJI

The new budget kit includes the following components:

  • clip-On transmitter/mic
  • camera-mount receiver
  • windshields
  • 3.5mm TRS cable
  • 3.5mm TRS to USB-C adapter
  • 3.5mm TRS to Lightning adapter
  • splitter charging cable
  • clip magnet
  • cold shoe adapter
  • carrying pouch

So as you can see, compared to the original set, the second transmitter, as well as the charging case, are missing in this budget set. You still get all the accessories such as adapters for phone mounting, cables, etc. Instead of the case, you only get a pouch to put all the stuff in.

DJI Mic transmitter. Source: DJI

Despite only having one TX unit, the budget set includes all the functionality of the DJI Mic including audio recording straight to the transmitter, all the settings on the receiver, compatibility with different devices, 3.5mm lav mic input on the TX, and so on.

Price and availability

The new budget set is available now for $219 (around €219 including VAT in Europe). For reference, the full DJI Mic set currently sells for $329 (around €329 including VAT in Europe).

Do you use DJI Mic or another affordable wireless audio set? What do you think about the new DJI Mic budget set? Let us know in the comments section underneath the article.

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