Sennheiser XSW-D Pedalboard Set – Full Review


Sennheiser XSW-D Pedalboard Set

The Sennheiser XSW-D with a built-in tuner operates in the globally unlicensed and unrestricted frequency band of 2.4GHz. It uses digital diversity, meaning both antennas work together to hold the connection with the transmitter. If one of the antennas gets hit with signal interference, the other antenna still holds the connection. This system is very reliable, while signal interference only happens on a rare occasion for half a second.

The Sennheiser XSW-D produces a frequency response of 10 Hz-18 kHz. The latency is at 3.9 ms is entirely unnoticeable. The XSW-D delivers excellent clarity. The difference in tone between this wireless instrument system and a high-quality cable was very minimal.

The Sennheiser XSW-D is a plugin and play system with no manual setup. Not only is the receiver designed to fit nicely within your pedalboard, but Sennheiser XSW-D has a built-in tuner as well! In case your pedalboard is running out of room, you can replace your current tuner with the XSW-D receiver. As you use the wireless receiver as your new tuner, you can then sell your old tuner for some cash. What makes the Sennheiser XSW-D even more convenient to use is its lithium-ion rechargeable battery. This eliminates consistent battery purchases saving you money down the road. Unfortunately, the transmitter only gives you 5 hours of continuous playtime.

One of the Sennheiser XSW-D Pedalboard wireless guitar systems greatest strengths is its remarkable range of 250 feet. Imagine nearly an entire football field of roaming with your instrument. The Sennheiser XSW-D has one of the greatest amounts of range for a digital wireless guitar system with 250 feet.

One of the most significant longevity risks with the Sennheiser XSW-D is the rechargeable lithium-ion battery is not replaceable. This increases the chance of needing an entirely new transmitter every 2-4 years once the lithium-ion battery dies. The transmitter that comes with this system, unfortunately, is made of plastic, making it much more susceptible to damage than metal units.

Pros

  • Built-in tuner
  • Generally reliable with extremely rare cutouts
  • Generally good tone with minimal difference between system and cable
  • Globally unlicensed and unrestricted 2.4GHz frequency band
  • Uses rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Cons

  • The rechargeable lithium-ion battery is not replaceable
  • Low battery life of 5 hours

Details and Tech Specs

System: Analog/Digital:Digital
Range:250 ft. 
Transmitter Battery Life:5 hours
Battery Type:Rechargeable Lithium-ion
Latency:3.9 ms
Transmitter Type:Combination plug
Channel Selection:Auto
Receiver Type:Pedal
Frequency Range:2.4 GHz
Frequency Response:10 Hz – 18 kHz

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