Saramonic Blink 500 B2+ vs Boya Boyamic 3-in-1

In generating video and social media content for our Pro readers, we use a lot of technology. With a background and degree in recording engineering, I am very particular about our audio quality. That means having great mics when recording video. Two recently caught my attention: the Saramonic Blink 500 B2+ and the Boya Boyamic. Both promise dual-channel connectivity for podcasting or video production but each offers unique advantages. Since I wasn’t initially sure which one to buy, I thought providing a comprehensive comparison of my own research and testing would be helpful to anyone else deciding between the Saramonic Blink 500 B2+ vs the Boya Boyamic.

At the heart of the Saramonic Blink 500 B2+ system is its dual-channel receiver, which allows for the simultaneous use of two transmitters, making it ideal for interviews, podcasts, or any scenario requiring more than one simultaneous audio source. The system operates on a 2.4 GHz frequency band, ensuring a stable and interference-free connection across distances up to 150 meters (line of sight). This is a decent improvement over the Blink 500 B2 and one you get without a price hike. The compact design of both the transmitters and the receiver makes the system unobtrusive and easy to integrate into any setup, whether mounted on a camera, clipped to a smartphone, or tucked away in a pocket.

Saramonic Blink 500 B2 contents

The transmitters are equipped with built-in omnidirectional microphones that capture sound with clarity and detail, while also providing the option to plugin in your own lavalier microphones for a more discreet look. Each unit is powered by a rechargeable battery, offering up to 6 hours of continuous operation, and can be easily charged by the case, so you’re always ready to record.

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One of the standout features of the Blink 500 B2+ is its plug-and-play functionality, requiring minimal setup to achieve professional-sounding audio. The system automatically pairs the transmitters and receiver upon powering up, and its automatic frequency management ensures a reliable connection even in environments with high radio frequency interference.

The dual-channel receiver features a 3.5mm output for compatibility with a wide range of devices, including cameras, smartphones, and audio recorders. Additionally, the receiver’s OLED display provides real-time monitoring of battery status, audio levels, and connectivity, letting you make adjustments on the fly and monitor your inputs.


  • Channels: Dual-channel receiver for camera and mobile
  • Frequency Range: 2.4 GHz
  • Battery Life: Up to 6 hours
  • Range: Up to 150 meters in open areas
  • Connectivity: 3.5mm TRS output for cameras, TRRS for smartphones, USB-C for direct connection to devices

Key Features

  • Versatility: Can connect two transmitters simultaneously to the dual-channel receiver.
  • Compact Design: Small, clip-on transmitters with built-in microphones and lavalier mics included.
  • Ease of Use: Automatic frequency management for hassle-free setup.

Buy if

  • You need a flexible system with support for multiple sources and recording destinations
  • You desire a simple setup with automatic frequency scanning
  • You want one of the least expensive dual-channel/source systems

Skip if

  • You need longer battery life or have continuous recording times over 6 hours
  • You need to record from further than 150 meters away
Saramonic Blink 500 B2 in useSaramonic Blink 500 B2 in use

Using the Saramonic Blink 500 B2+ in various outdoor and indoor settings, its ease of setup and reliable connection stood out. The audio quality was consistently clear, and the house reduction helps with AC and outdoor “walla” when recording near people. The portability and dual-mic capability made it a go-to for interviews and dual-speaker recordings.

Keep in mind, however, that you’ll need to stop for periodic recharges when doing all-day shoots—though not as often as with the Saramonic. My recommendation is to keep it topped off rather than allow it to completely discharge. We tend to take frequent breaks—use those to your advantage.

Overview of the Boya Boyamic

Central to the Boya Boyamic All-in-One system is its adaptability, allowing seamless integration with multiple recording devices through a comprehensive suite of connectivity options. Each transmitter also has onboard recording for up to 15 hours of material thanks to 8GB of embedded memory storage.

Operating on the 2.4 GHz frequency band, I got consistently clear and stable transmission even in public places. You get a respectable 300 meters of “line-of-sight” range under optimal conditions.

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There’s a reason BOYA calls this their “All-in-one” system. It truly connects to just about any device you can imagine—and from two sources at once. The receiver and transmitter are compact and lightweight, facilitating ease of use in a variety of settings, from on-the-go street interviews to controlled studio environments. The system is pretty much “plug-and-play” but you get enough configuration to run filters and levels as you need to optimize your recordings. Boya really made it accessible to professionals and novices alike.

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Not only is the Boyamic compatible with everything, but it also includes all necessary cables and adapters to connect to a broad spectrum of recording equipment. That even includes both a 3.5mm TRS output for cameras and audio recorders along with a TRRS adapter for certain cameras and smartphones. You also get USB-C and Lightning adapters for Android and Apple devices. Everything fits either in the case or the included bag.

Another notable feature is the integrated microphone and headphone jack on the receiver, which facilitates real-time audio monitoring. This is particularly useful for ensuring the audio quality during recording sessions and adjusting levels on the fly to prevent clipping or distortion.


  • Channels: Dual-channel system
  • Frequency Range: 2.4 GHz
  • Battery Life: Up to 8 hours or more
  • Range: Up to 60 meters in optimal conditions
  • Connectivity: 3.5mm output, USB-C, and Lightning adapter

Key Features

  • Multi-Device Compatibility: Includes cables and adapters for smartphones, cameras, and computers.
  • Integrated Microphone and Headphone Jack: For real-time monitoring and recording without external mics.
  • Easy Pairing: Simple and quick setup process with automatic pairing.

Use If

  • You need lots of connection options
  • You want maximum range and extended recording time
  • You need direct, real-time audio monitoring

Skip if

  • You only need a single channel or mic
  • You prefer a less visible mic or small receiver

Using the Boyamic

Boyamic setupBoyamic setup

The Boya Boyamic proved highly versatile across different devices. IPhone, Android, Panasonic cameras…it didn’t matter what we were recording to, the Boyamic system had the correct adapter. The sound quality was robust, and the noise cancellation did really well for reducing AC. I experienced no dropouts while recording. The longer battery life was particularly appreciated as it would handle a full day of shooting. Of course, the bulky transmitter is instantly noticeable on camera — a slight drawback for those requiring a more discreet setup.

Specification Saramonic Blink 500 B2+ Boya Boyamic
Channels Dual-channel Dual-channel
Frequency Range 2.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Mic Omni Omni
Audio Resolution 48kHz/24bit 48kHz/24bit
SNR >80dB >80dB
SPL (Peak) ≤120dB ≤115dB
Sensitivity -32dB±3dB -39dB±2dB
Distortion <0.10% <0.07%
Memory NA 8GB
Battery Life (1800/1250mAh) Up to 6 hours 6-10 hours
Recording Time (Onboard) NA 15 hours (WAV)
Charge Time (Mic/Case) 2 hours 1.5/2.5 hours
Range Up to 150 meters Up to 300 meters
Connectivity 3.5mm TRS/TRRS, USB-C, Lightning 3.5mm TRS, USB-C, Lightning
Integrated Microphone Yes Yes
Recording Modes Mono, Stereo, Safety Mono, Stereo, Safety
Real-time Monitoring No Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes (2 modes) Yes
Compatibility Smartphones, cameras, computers Smartphones, cameras, computers
Price $129 $150
Warranty 2-years 2-years


In the end, the Boya Boyamic stands out for its onboard recording capabilities. It also features a longer transmitter range and better battery life. In contrast, the Saramonic Blink 500 B2+ offers similar features (minus the onboard recording) at a slightly lower price point. If you plan to do dual-channel recording, neither should disappoint.

These are both go-to no-hassle solutions for interview videos or anything involving multiple speakers or sources. Because the price difference is so low, I recommend spending the additional money and going with the Boyamic to gain the additional onboard recording and battery life features. Having a backup has saved my bacon more than once in the past 30 years of recording audio!

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