Over all I’d say the Azden FMX-DSLR is a pretty good buy. It’s more straightforward and easy to use than a Juicedlink RM333 and it’s less expensive than the Beachtek DXA-SLR. It also offers up a few more routing and mixing options as well as lav power via the 3.5mm jack.

FMX- DSLR XLR audio adapter (5 of 9)

As I mentioned in the video, my only real complaint with the Azden FMX-DSLR is the location of the phantom power switches. While this is a bit of a pain, I’m sure many people would be happy to put up with it for the $40 price savings the Azden offers over its nearest competitors.  As long as the Azden can maintain a price advantage I think the Azden FMX-DSLR is a great buy.

I’m currently working on an audio comparison test between the Azden FMX-DSLRBeachtek DXA-SLR, and the Juicedlink RM333. Hopefully I’ll have something out next week before I head off to NAB. Also drop me a line on Twitter if you are going to be at NAB this year, it’s always fun to have a meetup and drink with some fellow filmmakers.

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