What really matters while choosing a wireless microphone

Audio Egghead tries to help choose the best wireless microphone system for everyday recording. Some things to consider while buying wireless microphones. Read More.


In this article, you’ll learn how to choose the best wireless microphone systems are to use and how this improves your performance. You can get a new handheld, bodypack, or lavalier wireless microphone for less cost and you can give it a try. Here are things to consider while buying a best wireless microphone

  • Frequency
  • Operating range
  • Reliability
  • Sound quality
  • Features



UHF (400 MHz and up) has been the best choice from the past years and typically gives the best performance. The best combination of long transmission distance and frequencies is in the 470 to 548MHz bands. You can find several microphone systems that operate in the 2.4 GHz band. Don’t go with the 2.4GHz frequency band is the same as your computer WI-FI and subject to interference from ovens. On the other hand, the frequency band that professional wireless microphones use is 902-928Mhz. Remember, the old 700Mhz wireless microphones are now illegal and 566-698 will already be illegal in 2020. You can switch your hand with new wireless microphones operating on legal frequencies.



The best rule is to choose a wireless system with an express operating range twice the distance you think you need.  Your wireless system will have an operating range of 1,000 feet or more. Your operating space may only be 900 square feet and have few obstructions, we’ve found that wireless mic systems that have operating distances generally have interference problems. Plus, a short-range system can’t transfer very well through slight barriers such as stands, desks, doors, or sound booths. 



By having wireless microphones, you get what you pay for. Obviously, you want to purchase a good system, but how to select the best system? Cheaper systems can contain elements that are irregular and could even cause compatibility issues. Search the mic systems that are low-noise, low-static, and low-dropout. Noise reduction used by some systems generates a pumping noise that your listeners are able to hear and it would be very distracting. 



There are several reasons to look at digital wireless mic systems over analog wireless systems such as battery life and spectral efficiency, the biggest benefit is improved sound quality. Wireless systems use a compander to compress the entire dynamic range of a voice of an instrument into the narrow frequency allocation provided for wireless mic use. Digital systems can easily transfer a consistent digital signal that provides full dynamic range without companding.



Choose a wireless system with features and future growth capabilities that benefits you the most. One of the important features of a wireless microphone is separate mute and power switches. In addition to a separate mute switch, a pastor can mute his audio signal when the person doesn’t want to listen to anything. Professional and commercial wireless microphones have balanced outputs from the receiver to connect directly to your mixing console. The new system has high-performance rechargeable batteries that last upto 10hours on one charge. High-performance systems monitor these rechargeable batteries both during the charging phase and while being used. 


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