HiBy MC1 wireless lavalier microphone review: Built-in DPS chip supports intelligent noise cancelling, stable transmission distance of 40 meters

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With the advent of the 5G era, live streaming, short videos, and various online courses have become popular. Corresponding to wireless microphones that used to be more specific in application scenarios are also needed by more and more anchors and teachers. It is expected that there will be considerable demand in the wireless microphone market in 2022. Today’s wireless microphone users’ needs for wireless microphones are mainly “long-lasting battery life, portability and ease of use, noise cancelling, clear, strong signal, and good sound reception”.

We made a report when HiBy Music launched the HiBy MC1 wireless lavalier microphone. The microphone uses a professional MIC, supports intelligent noise cancelling, 40 meters transmission distance, 10 hours of long-lasting battery life, real-time monitoring and multi-device compatibility. Mainly optimized for live streaming, Vlog production and interview radio.

HiBy Music is a company that focuses on the development and sales of high-quality products in the portable field. With more than 30 professional audio R&D personnel and more than 10 years of industry experience, they have jointly developed dozens of players and headphones and other products with multiple brands. At the same time, the mobile app also has 700,000 professional users in more than 90 countries and regions around the world, and the sound quality is well received by professional users.

Next, we will evaluate the use of HiBy Music’s new wireless lavalier microphone, and see what surprises HiBy MC1 can bring us.


 

Simple and environmentally friendly packaging

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HiBy MC1 wireless lavalier microphone packaging uses a flip design, the color is simple white, and the HiBy brand logo is printed on the front.

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On the left side of the HiBy MC1 wireless microphone packaging box is the brand information. HiBy Music’s products are exported abroad, so both English and Japanese introductions are printed. The upper right corner of the back is the product name “HIBY MC1 2.4G Wireless Micphone”, and the lower right corner is the product barcode.

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The brand concept “MAKE MUSIC MORE MUSICAL” is printed on the top of the HiBy MC1 wireless lavalier microphone.

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When you open the box, you can see a black storage bag. There is a product introduction jam on the storage bag: 2.4G, long-lasting battery life, intelligent noise cancelling, and Type-C charging interface.

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Open the storage box, there is a sponge pad in the box for placing the microphone. There is a storage net on the lid of the box for storing cables and instructions for use.

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Take out all the items in the storage box. The list is as follows: TX transmitter*1, RX receiver*1, Type-C adapter, mobile phone audio cable, camera audio cable, one-in-two charging cable, windproof hair ball. (Note: 3.5mm audio cable to Type-C interface needs to be purchased separately.)

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All data cables.

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HiBy MC1 wireless microphone comes with a USB-A to Type-C one-in-two charging cable. Use one line as two, say goodbye to the trouble of too many cables when going out.


 

Rounded square design, wear it without feeling

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The appearance of HiBy MC1 wireless lavalier microphone. Both the transmitter and receiver adopt a rounded square design in appearance, and a shiny plastic cover is used on the front to increase the texture. There are multi-function buttons in two colors of gold and silver for distinguishing equipment. 3 working indicators such as connection status, power level, and microphone status.

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The housings of the transmitter and receiver are designed in matt, the overall color is matt black, the look and feel is similar to metal, and it has a Type-C charging interface.

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The back of the receiver and transmitter. The lavalier also uses a matte design, showing a metallic texture as a whole. There are small bumps on the top to increase friction when using with fingers.

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From left to right on the top of the receiver are: volume buttons, headphone monitor interface, and noise cancelling buttons. From the top of the transmitter to the right, it is the mute button and the microphone.

There is an audio output port on the side of the receiver, which is used to connect with the audio cable to transmit data. There is a TES external microphone port on the side of the transmitter, which is convenient for microphone extension.

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On the side of the microphone, the panel is smooth and textured.

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Microphone is installed with windproof hair ball.

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After actual measurement, the weight of the transmitter and receiver is only 53.1g.


 

40m wireless transmission, compatible with multiple devices

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In actual use, the transmitter will not feel like falling when clamped on the collar, and it will not shake significantly when walking.

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The HiBy MC1 wireless lavalier microphone has a built-in DSP chip. When the noise cancelling function is turned on, the receiver microphone work indicator flashes orange.

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This test uses iphone XR to test the compatibility of HiBy MC1 microphone and mobile phone.

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The extreme distance test was carried out at a position 40 meters away from the mobile phone, and the reception was normal without intermittent or low sound.

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After actual measurement, the receiver can still receive sound and the sound quality is not bad when the distance between 2 walls is more than 10 meters. After turning on noise cancelling, the keyboard sound in the background sound can be effectively weakened.

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Use Sony α7r3 camera to conduct camera compatibility test on HiBy MC1 wireless lavalier microphone.

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The microphone is connected to the camera via an audio cable to transmit data.

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We completely discharged the HiBy MC1 wireless lavalier microphone, the battery life is about 10 hours, and the power indicator will be red when the power is lacking.


Summary

HiBy MC1 wireless lavalier microphone is compatible with multiple devices. Both professionals and enthusiasts can feel the strength of HiBy Music in the development of audio products on this device. 10 hours of battery life, 40 meters of radio, intelligent noise cancelling, when these functions are stably realized on a device, then this is a successful device.

As the first microphone product of HiBy Music, it is also a product used by the company for trial operation. Perhaps HiBy MC1 is not as stunning as the HiBy R6 player of the year, but it has a lot of years of precipitation.


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