The Synco WAir-G1-A2 Ultracompact 2-Person Digital Wireless Microphone System works on the 2.4 GHz frequency and it has been designed to be used for hybrid mirrorless and DSLR cameras.
- Designed for Journalists, Vloggers, YouTubers
- 2 x Transmitters with Built-In Mic + Lav
- Ultracompact Dual-Channel Receiver
- Connects to 3.5mm Input on Camera
Unlike most other 2.4 GHz wireless audio systems, the SYNCO WAir-G1-A2 consists of two transmitters and a dual-channel receiver.
Form Factor & Size
The SYNCO WAir-G1-A2, at least design-wise, looks very similar to the RODE Wireless GO., and even more similar to the Comica Audio BoomX-D D2 Ultracompact 2-Person Digital Wireless Microphone System.
It is very likely that the SYNCO WAir-G1-A2 is using the exact same internal components as the Comica Audio BoomX-D D2. The only real difference looks to be that it doesn’t feature an onboard LCD display.
The individual TX and RX units weigh 35g (1.23 oz) and they all have physical dimensions of 52 x 42 x 16mm (2.04 x 1.65 x 0.63″). To put this weight in perspective, a Rode Wireless GO weighs in at 31g (1.1 oz).
Inputs & Outputs
The RX units feature a 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Input and a USB-C input for charging.
The RX unit features a 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Mic Output
and a 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female Unbalanced Headphone Output. It also has a USB-C input.
In the kit you get the following cables:
- 3.5mm TRS to TRS Output Cable
- 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Output Cable for Smartphones
- USB Type-C Charging Cable
Built-In Microphone & Lavaliers
Both TX units feature an in-built mono, omnidirectional microphone. SYNCO also gives you two lavalier microphones with windsocks.
How do you set it up & control it?
According to SYNCO, you can pair the TX units and the RX unit by simply pressing the pair button and they will automatically pair up to each other.
There is a 10db gain button on the RX unit so you can adjust the input level for each microphone independently.
The RX and TX units have no display screen. All they have is indicator lights that show power, battery life and the pairing status.
You have the option to switch between mono or stereo on the RX unit. Recording in mono combines both microphones on both the left and right side of your audio track. Recording in stereo puts one track on the left and one on the right.
If your camera doesn’t have a headphone jack, you can monitor the audio via the receiver’s 3.5mm headphone output.
The operating range of the system is claimed to be up to 164 feet (50 m) line of sight, or up to 98 feet (29.9 m) when some obstacles are present.
It is no coincidence that this is the exact same operating range as the Comica Audio BoomX-D D2. Neither the SYNCO or the COmica have the claimed range of the Rode Wireless GO (229.7′ / 70 m).
The SYNCO WAir-G1-A2 TX and RX units have an in-built 300 mAh battery that is claimed to power the devices for up to 5 hours. The batteries can be charged in approx. 1.5 hours.
Price & Availability
The Synco WAir-G1-A2 Ultracompact 2-Person Digital Wireless Microphone System retails for $149 USD, which makes it very affordable.
As a comparison, the Comica Audio BoomX-D D2 retails for $259 USD.
This is definitely a very cost-effective wireless audio system, but there isn’t a lot of innovation going on here. This just looks like a lower-cost version of the Comica Audio BoomX-D D2, which in turn, got a lot of its design philosophy from the Rode Wireless GO.