As we venture into the big world of wireless microphones, today we wanted to focus on one of the most common ‘types’ — the handheld wireless mic. Although these are known to have a pretty large budget, especially when we get into advanced wireless mic systems that professionals use on stage, there are also some decent models we’ve been able to find and recommend over the years that don’t cost an arm and a leg. We tried to get a balance in our list below. Let’s get into the best handheld wireless microphones.
Having no cables attached, wireless microphones operate through built-in battery-operated radio transmitters that convey the audio signal from the microphone by radio waves to a nearby receiver unit, which then retrieves the audio for everybody else’s ears. It is very convenient and used specially by live performers, broadcasters, etc. We’ll admit, wireless microphones in general can get a bit hefty in price, since the technology used in the higher-end models isn’t cheap at all. This is one of the lowest ranges we’ll go in regards to price in this category, so in this article are going to talk about our favorite picks as the best wireless microphones under $200.
The amazing condenser microphones are the best type of microphone for recording pretty much any source you need, mainly due to it’s sensitivity in being able to pickup very fine detail of what is directed at it, as well as the power it can provide when it comes to flexibility of sound and how we want to shape our recordings (and performances). Although most condensers out there are great for vocals, we tried to pin-point some of our favorites for those needing to focus on one sound source — the voice! Below is in our opinion a list of the best vocal condenser microphones in the market today.
Wireless microphones for under $100 may seem like a rarity, but surprisingly enough there are quite a few solid options in this price-point even though this category can get very, very expensive if you look around the market. Typically most wireless mics with this budget-range will only include wireless handheld mics and a few wireless lavalier microphones, so most picks below will cover those bases for you. We’ve seen these used in quite a few different environments and applications, such as karaoke, speeches, live music and more.
What would the music industry be without dynamic microphones? This type of mic is simply needed in any type of recording or performance environment, and we know many musicians and performers alike who have multiple sets of quite a few of these mics in this article. We’ve surveyed quite a lot of different pathways when it comes to a microphone for vocals, but today we wanted to strictly focus on one of our favorites — dynamic microphones.