We’re going to look at the best handheld wireless microphones with transmitters built into the body of the mic.
There have recently been some changes to the wireless frequencies allowed in the 600 MHz band (specifically 616–653 MHz and 663–698 MHz). Basically, stay away from any device that that even overlaps with these frequencies. Feel free to take a look at the wireless microphone guidelines at the FCC that was updated June 26, 2017.
Other considerations include:
- Digital vs Analog
- UHF or VHF (Ultra High Frequency or Very High Frequency)
- Frequency range selectable (wider is typically better)
- Useable transmitter to receiver distance (how far away the mic will work)
- Number of simultaneous microphones
- Sound quality (which microphone to get)
- Pickup pattern
There are also options for wireless lavalier mics, head-worn mics, and wireless instrument lines that can all be used together in your mixing board. We’ll take a look at some of those other options in a future post.
For the most part, price and quality will go up as you go further down the list.
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