My issue is that whenever i hook up a lav, i check my levels and they are not peaking on the on camera meter or peaking on my waveform when i bring my clips into post... BUT, the audio still is peaking somewhere because it peaks out in sound quality, it seems that turning volume down lowers the overall level in camera but for some reason it still peaks out.
Im confused and will be playing with the equipment tonight, but any input might help.
What does it sound like at the camera when recording.
You might be encountering "front end distortion" where the input signal is too hot for the input electronics and hits the wall. This would make the waveform look ok but the audio would suffer badly.
On the sennheisers you can pad down the input on the tx device in 10 db increments. Also handy when you want to send a line level signal down the link, or you can invert the tip and ring on the plug to do line level as per manual instructions.