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Hollyland LARK MAX review: Premium Wireless Duo Microphone

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

Hollyland LARK MAX is a wireless Duo microphone system with amazing audio quality and very easy use. The LARK MAX is a very versatile mic that is suitable for podcasts, interviews, voice-overs, streaming, studio recordings, and in almost every case of audio use.


Hollyland LARK MAX Review

Hollyland is known for their wireless audio, video and transmission devices for professional use. The LARK MAX is their flagship wireless microphone with amazing features and audio quality.


What Features LARK MAX offers?


Hollyland's LARK MAX comes with tons of practical features which makes it a great all-rounder microphone.


1. Easy to Use


The LARK MAX from Hollyland is a plug-and-play microphone with multiple connectivity options like USB-C and 3.5 mm TRS for both transmitters and receivers. Transmitters also have a magnet with them for seamless and easy mounting on clothes.


The transmitters have in-built storage of around 8 GB and 14 hours of audio recording. This makes it a very versatile microphone system. You don't even need to connect it for the high-quality recordings and this in-built recording helps keep your file safe.


2. Compatibility


The LARK MAX comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable, a USB-C to lighting cable, and a 3.5mm TRS cable to make it compatible with all devices. Android devices, iPhones, all types of cameras, PCs everything are compatible with LARK MAX.


3. Design


LARK MAX is a very modern, stylish, and sharp design from the Hollyland which makes it suitable even for high-end professional use. It comes with a solid weatherproof carry pouch and charging case.


Hollyland's LARK MAX has a very solid and heavy build. The receiver comes with a bright and smooth touch screen with multiple options to customize the LARK MAX to your liking.


4. Audio Quality


Lark Max has great audio quality with rich and boosted vocals. Also with the touch display on the receiver, you can easily customize some audio options.


You can set the audio EQ to Hi-Fi, Low Cut and Vocal boost settings to your preference. You can choose between static, mono and safety track mode.


Here's the audio test for Hollyland LARK MAX in windy conditions and background noise.


5. Battery Life


The LARK MAX comes with a dedicated charging case which helps you keep your microphone system ready to use on the go. The receivers and transmitters can be used for up to 7.5 hours and the Charging case can charge the whole system twice. So in total, you can get 22 hours of use from your mic system.


 

Hollyland LARK MAX Review 2024


After extensively using the LARK Max Duo microphone for one week we have experienced everything about the LARK Max. Here are the things we liked and didn't like about LARK Max.


Positives-


  • Transmitters have built-in storage and recording options which makes them very versatile and it keeps the audio file safe.


  • The receiver comes with a very good touch screen and many features to control like- mic gain, mute individual mics, output volume, sound modes, EQ, and more.


  • Long-range transmission of around 250 meters, can give you a solid 150 meters of disturbance-free transmission in heavy network areas.


  • Environmental noise cancellation is a very practical and handy feature to use which takes the recording quality to the next level compared to its competitors.


  • Long battery life with charging case.


Negatives-


LARK MAX resolves almost every issue with the LARK M1 which is Hollyland's budget entry-level wireless microphone system. We didn't have any performance-related issues with the LARK MAX.


  • The receiver of LARK MAX is quite heavy and cannot be mounted on mobile devices. Either you have to hold it or let it hang from your device, It can be mounted on Camera's shoe mount.


  • The overall weight of the system and each individual item can make it harder and inconvenient to carry around.

The Receiver of the Lark MAX weighs around 60 grams whereas each transmitter is of 33 grams. The charging case weighs 193.5 grams, all this weight along with the carry bag can be inconvenient depending on the daily use. But the charging case and hard shell carry bag makes it easy to store and manage daily.






 

Conclusion


Hollyland's LARK MAX is a very good wireless microphone system and is a top product in its class with loaded features and great audio quality. LARK MAX's versatility makes it a great microphone for you whether you are a vlogger, podcaster, streamer or content creator.


Who should buy LARK MAX?


We think that LARK MAX is a very good option if you want to take your audio quality and setup to the next level. If you are a beginner then maybe getting a more budget-friendly option might be better for you. If you don't have any budget restrictions then this mic system is without a doubt one of the top choices.


What comes with LARK MAX?


When you purchase the LARK MAX wireless DUO microphone, you will get-

  • Receiver

  • 2 Transmitters

  • 2 Hollyland Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone (if you choose)

  • USB-C to USB-C (for Android devices)

  • USB-C to Lighting cable (for iPhone and Apple devices)

  • 3.5mm TRS cable

  • USB-A to USB-C charging cable

  • Charging Case

  • 2 magnets for Transmitters

  • 2 Furry windshield

  • Weather proof carry pouch


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