We’ve been a big fan of Hollyland over the past year, taking a look at both their Lark C1 as well as their Lark M1 wireless microphone kits. It seems that wireless microphone kits have become extremely popular as of late and I can see why. One you want good audio for the content you are making, two you don’t want to have to deal with wires, and three you want something that is easy to take out and use. Both of the kits from Hollyland we took a look at this year achieved this, but the new Lark Max takes things to the next level! This wireless microphone kit features studio-quality audio, a 820 foot range, a new receiver with built-in touchscreen display, 8GB of on board storage on each microphone for 14 hours of backup recording, environmental noise cancellation and so much more! We will be using these microphones to create all of our content going forward so let’s see if they are up to the task!
The Lark Max comes in a very nice retail box. On the front we have a picture of the system.
Flipping over to the back the box lists some of the main features of the Lark Max.
Getting everything out of the box we have a hard-shell case that is going to have everything in it and a user’s guide. The hard-shell case is definitely one of the best cases that I’ve seen for a microphone kit like this.
Opening up the hard-shell case inside you’ll find the charging case with the two transmitters and receiver inside, two windscreens, a angled USB-C to USB-C cable, USB-C to USB-A cable, angled USB-C to Lightning cable, and a 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable. One thing that is nice about this kit is that it works with a multitude of different devices from your camera (via 3.5mm), to your phone (via Lightning or USB-C), even to your PC (via USB-C). I’ve even tested these microphones with the new DJI Osmo Pocket 3 using its USB-C port and they work no problem!