The Best Wireless Microphones of 2019
Wireless microphones have just been getting better and better in recent years, and they’ve been getting more and more popular too.
12:37 05 September 2019
As such, the market is now flooded with a wide variety of brands and models, so it can be difficult to know which one to choose.
Fortunately, we’ve done the hard work for you, and made a list of the best wireless microphones available right now.
Wireless mics have a whole range of benefits. Obviously, there’s the freedom that comes from a lack of cables, so you don’t need to worry about cables getting caught on other objects on stage. They’re also now just as reliable as wired mics, so don’t have any of the shortcomings they may have once had. All of this means a wireless mic will make a great addition to your gig equipment.
Shure SLX2 SM58
Shure are one of the most well-respected and trusted brands in the microphone business. Watch any live performance and you’re almost sure to see the Shure logo on the side of every microphone on stage. The SM58 is their flagship wireless mic and is widely regarded to be one of the best in the industry.
The SM58 is a cardiod mic. Without getting too technical, this means it can isolate vocals from other background noise, making it perfect for live music. It also has a spherical sphere to minimise those plosives.
Sennheiser EW 135P G3-G
Sennheiser are hot on the heels of Shure in the microphone business. The catchily-named EW 135P G3-G is designed for professionals to use and comes with all the features you’d expect for such a premium product.
Like the Shure SM58, it’s designed to keep out any background noise, so vocals are clear and crisp at all times. It also comes with a whole host of accessories so you can adapt it to your specific needs.
The EW 135P comes with 1680 tuneable ultra-high frequencies along with a dozen compatible frequencies you can easily auto-scan between. All of this, plus the user-friendly GUI, means this mic doesn’t require any extensive studying to work.
Sennheiser EW 100 G-4
Next up we have another Sennheiser product, this time it’s the EW 100 G-4. It’s another premium professional mic, incorporating the all the cutting-edge tech you’d expect from an industry giant like Sennheiser.
Like the SM58 and EW 135P, the EW 100 G-4 employs a super-cardioid polar pattern, meaning it can isolate vocals from any background noise. This means you can be confident you won’t be getting any feedback whilst on stage.
The capsule in the mic is also shock-mounted, so you won’t be picking up any knocks and bangs from the mic being held either. And if that wasn’t enough, the mic also has a hum-cancelling coil to reduce any further interference.
Nady DKW Duo
It’s time to take a quick step away from the ultra-premium high-end portion of the market and have a quick look at the budget options available. If you’re just starting out and don’t necessarily want to invest several hundreds of pounds in a wireless mic, there are a whole host of budget options on the market as well.
The Nady DKW Duo is our pick for best budget mic out there right now. This setup comes with two mics and the BHF broadcast protocol spans from 170 to 215MHz. It also employs the same directional cardioid technology to isolate vocals from background noise that Sennheiser and Shure use, but it’s important to remember that they probably won’t be as effective as the pricier options on the market.
Audio-Technica System 10 ATW 1102
Finally, we have another snappily named option: the Audio-Technica System 10 ATW 1102. Audio-Technica are another big player in the microphone industry, so you can put trust in their brand.
This mic is sold as a full system, offering a high-fidelity and professional product at a lower price than Sennheiser and Shure. It’s also really easy to set up and operate, so is really good choice if you’re just starting out as a DJ.
When it comes to make a choice, you need to ask yourself where the company will be trying to cut corners to make their product cheaper. If you can deal with certain components being slightly less resilient or effective, then budget options can be great, but if you want reliability and a professional experience you might want to spend that extra money. The Best DJ Stuff provide in-depth reviews of all of the best and latest music and DJ equipment to hit the market. Check them out for more in depth reviews.