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Best Wireless Microphones in 2019

Do you like singing? Who doesn’t? We all sing in our free time when we are alone, however, if you want to take it to the next level and start recording your audio, or you want to perform live, i recommend you take a look at one of those best wireless microphones that we listed in this article. Let’s take a quick look at them.

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5. Shure PGXD24/SM58-X8

The Most Durable

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
70%
Value
70%

We are going to start our best wireless microphones list with a very durable mic. If you are in and out of audio, music, journalism or vlogging circles you probably know that microphones are essential but it can get crowded and hard managing all the cables and it can ruin the whole experience and the footage most likely will look too crowded. To solve that issue it is wise to invest in a wireless microphone set, complete with a transmitter and a great microphone, one of the most notable options comes from Shure, which is also the most durable option on this list and can take plenty of beating, perfect for studio work if you are working with plenty of session musicians.

First off, I want to talk about the awesome receiver, the PGXD24 that delivers excellent wireless performance, with handy features like Automatic Frequency Selection and Automatic Transmitter Setup, but it is important to know that this device works only with Shure microphones.

On top of this, it is definitely one of the most stage-worthy transmitters, because it delivers extreme durability in various situations, it has XLR and 6.3mm outputs, 90 options for frequency in the 18MHz bandwidth, and a microprocessor for controlled diversity.

This package comes complete with Shure’s legendary microphone, the SM58, which is known for its exceptional performance, and one of the most popular choices for professionals. It is known for its classic on-stage appearance, and it outputs plenty of performance both in speeches and singing, and it is equipped with a built-in filter that decreases wind noises. It has a cardioid pickup pattern that is known for isolating the main sound adequately while eliminating background noises, and it is also one of the most durable mics in the market.

It is worth noting that the mic has a battery life of about 9 hours continuously and a range of about 60meters, it can go beyond that but the quality drops significantly.

Despite having a frequency response range from 50Hz to 15KHz, this microphone has a performance customized for vocals thanks to its prominent mid-range and softened warm bass. Combined with the Shure reliability, no professional can say no to this combo, the Shure PGXD24/SM58-X8 delivers everything that you may need for.

4. Audio-Technica System 10 ATW-1102

Best Mid-Range

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
80%
Value
85%

As we already know, Audio-Technica is one of the best audio equipment manufacturers in the market, and in my opinion their critical listening headphones, and their prowess in that department has naturally carried on to the microphone segment of the market by delivering a nice product such as the Audio-Technica System 10 ATW-1102, which is an awesome package that has a dynamic handheld microphone transmitter and a wireless receiver, delivering excellent value for its mid-range price. If you want excellent sound quality, great wireless performance, and tried and tested studio quality from a big name brand, this Audio-Technica will deliver tons of pleasure to your recording sessions.

The wireless receiver in this package delivers high-fidelity wired sound in a wireless system that can help musicians and speakers with its leading 24-bit operation providing a natural and clear sound, and is also extremely easy to set up and use. The receiver has three levels of diversity assurance consisting of frequency, space and time, and as a result delivering an interference free-communication, freedom from multipath interference and wide range of signal integrity.

On top of all this, it has an automatic frequency selection, it is extremely reliable and has a balanced XLR and an unbalanced 6.3mm output ports for level and balance control.

The microphone in this set is a wireless hyper-cardioid handheld transmitter that is capable of delivering high-fidelity signal to transmitters, for the best and the most natural sound quality, it also connects seamlessly to the receiver and also works with three levels of diversity assurance like the receiver. It is a unidirectional microphone meaning that it detects the main source of audio and keeps the vocals crisp and clear from all interference or ambient noise, on top of that it has a 24-bit digital operation and 2.4GHz range that works perfectly from large distances.

On the microphone, you will also spotlight indicators for power, mute, and battery levels, so you know about the status of your microphone at all times, it has adjustable input level control and a mute button that you can activate just with a single touch.

One of the best wireless microphones in the market, Audio-Technica knows how to keep its customers happy.

3. GTD Audio Mics

Best Budget Option

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
85%
Value
95%

The GTD may not be the most popular brand in audio and musician circles, generally speaking, it is not a household name, however, their GTD Audio Wireless mics complete with the receivers and two transmitters, is extremely cheap but delivers an astounding performance, that was exceptionally impressive, with seamless connectivity, amazing range, tons of features, in a package with two microphones. If you want a budget wireless microphone that can punch above its weight class, it doesn’t get any better than the GTD Audio Mics.

My favourite part of the whole system is that they are extremely durable, built from high-quality materials and sport astounding construction all-around with no unintended gaps and no bends and flex in the body when pressed. They can take serious studio abuse, but they aren’t the perfect tool for that as they lack some high-fidelity processing, but for public speeches, churches, bar gigs, they are perfect, and I think their best use would be for karaoke nights, because they will take tons of beating from your patrons before giving up.

First off the receiver was excellent, sporting an all-aluminium build with nice LCD displays, controls, ports and antennas for perfect range, the manufacturer has rated them with a range of about 150meters, but I would suspect it is somewhere in the 100-meter range. It offers 100 selectable frequencies for each channel, so you can use 20 sets simultaneously, however, thanks to its automatic frequency scanning feature you won’t need to adjust your frequency manually as it will choose the best one instantly.

The transmitters are also excellent and deliver excellent sound quality to the receiver, they sync up in no time thanks to their IR sensors that are extremely intuitive, the connection is also very seamless and the battery life has lasted me about 5.5 hours of continuous use, so that is not a problem as well.

Of course, the GTD Audio Mics have some weak points, such as the not superb sound quality, however, taking its price into consideration, I have zero complaints about this device set.

2. Sennheiser EW 135 G3

Best Quality

Our Ratings:

Durability
95%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

The German giant Sennheiser is one of the most respected brands when it comes to audio equipment, ranging from microphones, headphones, telephone accessories and many more. It has done so by the end of the World War II thanks to Fritz Sennheiser and seven other engineers from the University of Hannover, since then they have produced countless high-fidelity models that have been industry standards. It is also worth stating that the company is still family-owned, which is a sign that the company is focused on producing quality devices rather than numbers just to make sales.

From their lineup the best wireless microphone set is the Sennheiser EW 135 G3, which delivers tremendous quality that only comes from the brand, besides quality they have high-fidelity sound, seamless connection, durable build and tons of other features, however, they come with a hefty price tag that may push away some potential customers, but then again here you get what you pay for and the Sennheiser EW 135 G3 will never let you down, you can be assured.

From many customers the Sennheiser EW 135 G3 is rated as also the most versatile system in the market, capable for any style of music, presenter, venue and other factors, it performs perfectly in every situation, thanks to its neutral sound, something that is trademark Sennheiser. It has a wide range of audio sensitivity and a 42MHz operating frequency that delivers the same quality of sound that you are used to getting from a wired system, and even better than that.

Powerful and hefty sounds will be delivered throughout and every single note will be transmitted and heard. It is also worth mentioning that it has a wide range of frequencies, with a total of 1680 so it can deliver a reception without any interference and it will most of the time automatically choose the frequency band for the most optimal sound.

As I mentioned earlier this unit is also extremely durable thanks to the metal chassis in both the receiver and the transmitter as well, but it is not only that the whole device is designed to be durable and take abuse, so you can be sure that this will last you for a long time.

1. XSW 2-835-A

Best Overall

Our Ratings:

Durability
100%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

On top of our best wireless microphones list we have another Sennheiser system, the XSW 2-835-A, which essentially is very user-friendly, has amazing high-fidelity sound quality, great wireless performance, and the breath-taking Sennheiser quality in every single corner of the set. It is a little cheaper than the aforementioned set from the company but it delivers tremendous value for its price but it has very similar performances.

The XSW 2-835-A is perfect for every occasion, be it a live performance singing or speeches in general, vocals will come out extremely clear with a neutral soundscape, sounding as natural as it can be, very true to the roots. The XSW 2-835-A can be used for every professional setting thanks to its multi-channel profile, and it also has a steel construction making it extremely durable, a pretty detailed LCD display on it to show you every info that you may need for the best performance, a diversity antenna, and it is also rackmount capable. You are given the option to choose the frequency manually if you are an expert in the craft, but if you want a simpler experience you can let the device choose the optimal frequency manually.

The handheld microphone has an e835 capsule, which is one of the best all-around performers in the market, it has a cardioid pickup pattern that delivers perfect feedback and has a balanced frequency response range for an absolutely clear sound, that suits the sound profile of every vocalist, and on top of that it is capable of SPL handling, which is top of the class.

Coupled with interesting features such as eliminating background noise and excellent frequency management, the XSW 2-835-A makes every professional’s dream come true.

You simply can’t go wrong with the XSW 2-835-A, Sennheiser has truly mastered the craft of delivering excellent wireless microphone systems, and it is to no one’s surprise that it is the leading brand when it comes to this market segment, and it is worth mentioning that the company’s microphones are always used in the international events that require perfect performance.

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