Sony’s New Wireless Microphones Redefine Portable Audio

Sony has thrown its hat into the wireless microphone arena with three game-changing devices designed to cater to the needs of professionals in videography, podcasting, and live streaming.

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ECM-W3/W3S: High-Performance in a Compact Package

Sony’s ECM-W3 steps into the ring to take on the likes of RØDE Wireless Pro and DJI Mic, offering professional-grade sound quality with universal camera compatibility. Its lightweight design, featuring both transmitter and receiver, ensures portability and ease of use. With three 14mm large diameter capsules, it captures crisp audio while reducing ambient noise.


  • Three 14mm large diameter capsules
  • Noise-cut filter and windscreen
  • Multi-channel operation
  • Sony’s LC3Plus audio codec
  • Range: Up to 492 feet
  • Battery life: Up to 6 hours
  • Transmitter power source: MI Shoe
  • ECM-W3S: Two transmitters and one receiver
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ECM-S1: Streamlined for Live Streaming and Podcasting

For live streaming and podcasting aficionados, the ECM-S1 delivers a simple yet effective solution. Its three capture modes – Monoaural unidirectional, Omnidirectional, and Stereo unidirectional – cover a variety of recording needs. The included pop filter reduces plosives, and its desktop stand is adjustable for optimal positioning.


  • Three capture modes: Monoaural unidirectional, Omnidirectional, Stereo unidirectional
  • Pop filter included
  • Adjustable 360° desktop stand
  • Range: Up to 492 feet
  • Battery life: Up to 13 hours
  • Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity

Pricing and Availability

These cutting-edge microphones come at an accessible price point: ECM-W3 ($469), ECM-W3S ($349), and ECM-S1 ($419). Preorders are now open through authorized Sony dealers. The ECM-S1 is set to ship in October 2023, while the ECM-W3 and W3S will follow in November 2023.

Sony’s new wireless microphones are poised to reshape the audio landscape for professionals and enthusiasts alike.