Godox Magic XT1 Wireless Microphone System – First Look

At the Godox booth at NAB 2024, Graham spoke with Rita from Godox about their new release, the Magic XT1 2.4 GHz wireless microphone system. This tiny system weighing only 8g/0.28oz fits in the palm of your hand and has quite a unique feature – the receiver itself is the charging case.

Godox has produced several wireless systems recently – for example, the Godox WEC Compact Dual-Mic Wireless System (reviewed here) and the Godox VIRSO and VIRSO S (reviewed here). Here at NAB 2024, Rita walked us through the features of their new system, the Magic XT1, pointing out that having the receiver as the charging case was a real highlight.

The Magic XT1 – features

The Magic XT1 has a customizable OLED touchscreen and buttons, and in addition, it has a 3.5mm headphone jack. It features 48kHz/24bit Hi-Res audio with a 70dB SNR and a Max. 115dB SPL. Maximum LOS range is 200m/656ft. There are 3 recording modes: mono, stereo, and a safety track channel (-6dB B channel). The safety track signal, used as a backup, selects the most stable signal to send back to the receiver.

Customizable OLED touchscreen. Source: CineD

The system is supported by the USB Audio Class (UAC) standards. Users get instant digital audio connectivity to a desktop and create via a Type-C cable. 

Attaches with either a magnetic back clip or a cold shoe. Source: CineD

Graham tested out the 1-click dynamic noise reduction (DNR), and I have to say, I thought it was pretty impressive! There is a 150Hz low-cut filter and 10-level volume adjustment for each microphone. The transmitter has an 8-hour runtime, and the system can record up to 16 hours when powered by the receiver.

The receiver is also the charging case. Source: CineD

Tech specs

  • The transmission type is a 2.4GHz frequency hopping system
  • Omnidirectional pickup pattern
  • Frequency range: 20HZ~20KHz
  • Max. SPL: 115dB
  • The sampling rate is 48kHz/24bit
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio ≈ 70dB
  • Max. wireless transmission distance 200m (sight distance)
  • The working environment temperature is -10℃ ~+50℃
  • Input/Output Parameters are:
    • TX Charging Paints: 5V⎓80mA
    • RX Charging Points: 5V⎓80mA (*2)
    • RX USB-C Inputs: 5V⎓550mA
  • Lithium battery parameters are:
    • TX: 3.8V, 80mAh, 0.304Wh
    • RX: 3.8V, 680mAh, 2.58Wh
  • Working time:
    • TX: Approx. 8h
    • RX: Approx. 16h (with two transmitters)
  • Charging time:
    • TX: Approx.2h
    • RX: Approx. 2.5h
  • Dimension ≈
    • TX: 0.66”x0.35”x0.25”
    • RX: 0.94”x0.94”x0.69”
  • Net Weight ≈
    • TX (excluding the magnetic back button): 8g
    • RX: 50g
In the box with C-Type and Lightening adapter. Source: Godox

Price and availability

There are two kits to choose from: the standard with a C-Type adapter for $109, and one with both the C-Type and Lightening adapter in the box for $129. Both are available now to pre-order. For more information, have a look at their website.

Does this tiny microphone system look like something you could use for your work? What kind of system do you use now? Let us know in the comments.

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