At the heart of every emcee, every wedding DJ, every lead singer is a good, reliable wireless microphone. Or so we hope. Of all of the DJ gear, lighting and pro audio, wireless mics seem to be a dime a dozen. So how is it that you tell one from the other? We've compiled our list of the best wireless microphones. This list is based on sales, social trends, and online searches. Don't forget, the FCC recently made a substantial change. "Specifically, wireless microphones that operate in the new 600 MHz service band (the 617-652 MHz and 663-698 MHz frequencies) will be required to cease operation no later than July 13, 2020." We've taken that into account as well! Now, without further ado...
|Rockville RWM1000VH||80-120Mhz||Check Price|
|Shure BLX288/PG58||584-608Mhz||Check Price|
|Nady UHF-24||794-865Mhz||Check Price|
|Shure PGXD24/SM58||2.4Ghz||Check Price|
|Audio-Technica ATW-1102||2.4Ghz||Check Price|
|Shure BLX14/SM31||512-542Mhz (et al)||Check Price|
|Shure SLX24/SM86||518-542Mhz (et al)||Check Price|
|Electro-Voice RE2||648-676Mhz||Check Price|
|Shure QLXD124/85||2.4Ghz||Check Price|
|Sennheiser EW 500-965 G3||516-588Mhz||Check Price|
Rockville RWM1000VH VHF System
VHF never has the range or sound quality of UHF or digital. But if you need cheap, then you need VHF. We know most of you are out there looking for something that's painless on the wallet, and Rockville's got one of the best VHF wireless microphones for under $25.
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Dual mics, superior sound quality, and excellent range. The BLX288/PG58 system is excellent for the DJ/host that needs more than one microphone. The J10 frequency sits below the 600mhz ban by the FCC, so you're safe with this unit. Quality dual mics at this price are a tough find, so it's easy to put this on our best wireless microphones list!
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If you still want to keep you wallet kind of closed, but want some higher quality, the NADY UHF-24 could be your pick. The true diversity, dual antenna system doesn't feature a digital readout, but works just as well. Pick whether to go with a handheld or lavalier microphone, and switch whenever need be!
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Shure PGXD24/SM58 Wireless Microphone
Digital microphones are often limited to a range of 100-150 feet depending on your surroundings. But what they lack in range, they make up for exponentially with sound quality. If you've ever wanted to try digital, the Shure PGXD series is an excellent choice for getting started.
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Audio-Technica System 10 ATW-1102
Audio-Technica is happy to step into the ring of digital microphones, and has done so successfully. The ATW-1102 features automatic frequency selection, helping you stay away from tedious interference.
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For the fitness instructor or those that are just active, the BLX14 with SM31 headset microphone is the perfect solution. Designed for those on the aggress move, this microphone is utilized in Zumba and Jazzercise classes everywhere (not to mention all sorts of other workout programs). Keeping your mic stable is often a challenge, one that this Shure piece is ready for.
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Detachable antennas aren't just a nice feature, but often a necessity, the Shure SLX system is a step up from the BLX, with better sound quality, and in many cases, better range. The automatic setup features make making this part of your setup a breeze.
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The lowest portion of frequencies on the Electro-Voice RE2 system might be used up, but that doesn't mean you can't take advantage of the rest of the frequencies. EV's collection of wireless mics is limited, but the sound quality and range put this on our list of best wireless microphones for the perfect reason.
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Shure QLXD124/85 Handheld and Lavalier Combo
Want the best in digital microphones? Get ready! The Shure QLX-D system is nothing but the finest, offering all the quality, range and performance that can be offered at 2.4Mhz. Sure (no pun intended), you'll pay for it, but this system rocks, and that's putting it mildly.
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Sennheiser EW 500-965 G3
Overall, the Sennheiser can take pick of more than 1600 frequencies to find the best possible combination of interference-free and high quality conditions. An ethernet port gives you the chance to control the receiver unit wirelessly, and the microphone is one for true audiophiles.
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So, got a great deal that you want to show off? Think you've got a wireless microphone that's making the cut far above everything else? We love our list of best wireless microphones, but there's such a wide variety choices. Let us know what you think in the comments below!