Buying a new microphone for your Zoom meetings is appearing to seem like a smart investment as this year continues to move along. If you’re like us and so many people on planet Earth, we’ve spent most of our time this year at home either working, going to school or merely interacting with our friends, loved ones and communities online. That built-in mic into your computer, laptop let alone phone isn’t going to cut it anymore. In particular with these meetings, many of us use the program Zoom. Since we’re microphone experts and have many mics we use for Zoom meetings specifically, we wanted to recommend you all a list of our favorites to upgrade that centerpiece of our lives right now.
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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.