Here is the V2 & V3 12 feet up the tree side by side audio comparison, unfortunately they were done at separate times due to WiFi distance to Mesh WAP and V3 beat the V2 in the transmission of data.
Had to unplug the V3 for V2 to get audio to cloud, and for some odd reason the V2 audio was not captured on SD card at that exact moment when both were on and sound was enabled.
(must of been a firmware bug - like that ever happens)
V3 Audio Test from cloud event 12 feet up the tree
V2 Audio Test from cloud event 12 feet up the tree
V2 Audio test FAIL from SD at exact time V3 was tested.
Previous Side Door V2 & V3 Audio comparison, you can even hear the Non-Wyze Professional Alarm System (Self-Installed) Remote Keypad Audio announcing door opening
V2 event below:
V3 event below:
The V3 Wyze Cam Audio definitely could use some improvement but your hardware may be the limiting factor here as maybe the vendors that make the cams you sell are 2 different Chinese manufacturers? - Or some one has chosen a cheaper microphone and audio I.C. chip / audio processor?
And to be fair to WYZE the V2 is not IP-65 rated and the microphone hole on a V3 which is IP-65 rated has a protective layer to keep out the moisture which could affect the audio too
All my V3’s are for outdoor locations, and as I have stated many times I have or want NO cameras indoors in my personal space. We all know eventually anything can be hacked and I would rather not be a star on a Chinese Trueman Show
They can spy on my outdoor cameras all they like if they figure out a hack
So at this time in the name of science I have no donors for such an experiment (Yet)
I do only have indoor V2 cams in the barn and hackers can enjoy the animals pooping and farting…
I adopted that profile pic in the early days of V2, Pan-Cam and excessive firmware/software bugs and communication issues.
Since then they did improve some and I am happy with the V2, V3, V1 Pan-Cam and CamPlus Unlimited.
Hopefully some of the indoor V3 users try @Customer idea and disassemble their V3 to remove the IP-65 layer/screen in front of microphone and maybe even enlarge the microphone hole slightly to see if audio improves in their indoor V3 usage.
Myself I am satisfied with the V3 audio as the video is the main aspect of my cameras usage.
Hoping some day Wyze sources a cam with interchangeable lens so one could install a lens or zoom lens to fit their needs, rather than having to DIY a different lens…
None of mine (v2s) are in close proximity to a human sound source. Natural speech patterns are 90% indecipherable at a distance, I’ve found. Ambient sound is nice when you’re reviewing clips, though. It’s just more pleasant.