This is our review of the Hollyland Lark 150 Solo 1-Person Wireless Microphone System.
The LARK 150 is a wireless microphone system equipped with two independent ultra-compact mics designed to record 2-person dialogues.
Never miss any sounds for street interviews, travel vlogging, conversational live streaming, and other types of digital content creation that feature one or two people onscreen.
What’s in the box?
The box contains the transmitter, receiver, charging case, storage bag, cables, mic, stickers, furry windshield and instructions.
A Closer Look at the Transmitter
A Closer Look at the Receiver
A Closer Look at the Charging Case
The first thing you notice about the Lark 150 is that it is small – very small! It can easily fit into your bag and even your pocket. Both the transmitter and the receiver are very lightweight – you almost wont notice you are wearing the transmitter, it’s that small.
The charging case holds both the transmitter and receiver and both charge up when fitted into the case. The case itself also holds a charge so when fully charged you should be able to fully charge both the transmitter and receiver two and half times. Charging the case is simply a case of plugging in the cable and charging it up. The battery on the transmitter lasts about 4 hours and the receiver lasts about 7.5 hours. You can easily see the status of each of the batteries on the devices and also on the case itself. The case feels very sturdy and will protect the kit when stored. Magnets hold them in place as well so they wont move around when being carried. All the cables can even be carried in the case too making things so much easier.
Setting up the Lark 150 is very quick and easy – power on the transmitter and receiver, plug in the cables and fit them where you need them and that’s it. There really isn’t anything else to do as they just work. They auto pair when you take them out of the charging case.
The audio quality is excellent and I found that using them in a variety of different locations, some inside and some outside worked very well. You should be able to receive the audio signal up to about 100 metres, so for more requirements this will be more than enough. The Lark 150 scans the surrounding frequency 8,000 times per second and automatically connects to the interference-free channel to ensure the system is always connected.
Over the years I have recorded hundreds of interviews, some in nice quiet rooms, and others in the middle of a busy convention centre with thousands of peoples and loads demos going on around, and given all the other kit I had to carry around with me, the Lark 150 would have been perfect. I have used other wireless mics in the past, but none as small or as easy to use as the Lark and none that didn’t require me to carry a lot of spare batteries. This is definitely my go to audio kit now.
If you want to have a wireless microphone for recording videos either inside or outside then you really need to take a look at the Hollyland Lark 150 Solo as its the perfect addition to your kit bag. And it’s also very easy to upgrade by buying an additional transmitter.
The Hollyland Lark 150 Solo 1-Person Wireless Microphone System is available now priced around $270 or £249.