After many hours of research and careful examination of about fifteen wireless microphones, we have determined that the Audio Technica – ATW-1102 constitutes the best quality / price ratio of the moment, mainly for those who sing in large spaces. Between its excellent sound quality, its robustness and its versatility, this model has it all. For several years now, it has been a reference for lovers of song and music.
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How did we choose?
If you are looking for a wireless microphone, you will quickly realize that the offer on offer is huge. In order to make it easier for you to choose, we have pointed out several criteria aimed at defining the microphone that suits you best.
- Use: it is necessary to choose a wireless microphone according to your use. Indeed, the price ranges vary enormously in the musical field. If you want to buy a wireless microphone for a recreational purpose (for example karaoke), it is probably unnecessary to have a device that is too sophisticated and, in fact, more expensive. On the other hand, if you are a fan of the scene, opt instead for a device of higher range.
- Transmission quality: good transmission quality is absolutely essential when you want to buy a microphone, whatever its use. The accessory must amplify the sound and make it as audible as possible, all without loss of quality.
- Range: The transmission range between the transmitter and the receiver plays an essential role since it is directly correlated with the sound quality and its price. In addition, if you have to move along a stage or a room, this is a factor not to be overlooked.
- Autonomy: like all wireless devices, the microphones use an exhaustible energy source. Wireless microphones generally do not have a rechargeable battery, but batteries. Some products are more demanding than others, which requires you to change the batteries more often.
- Frequency: the transmission frequency of the system is a fundamental element for its proper functioning. A HF microphone system operates on a single frequency of radio waves at a time, allowing the transmitter and receiver to communicate with each other. According to national standards, certain frequencies are reserved for other uses, such as telephony or defense-related activities. As a general rule, it is advisable to choose a multi-frequency microphone, so that you always have an available range.
These criteria allowed us, in the first instance, to per-select fifteen popular wireless microphones.
It was only after several hours of research on different specialized sites, blogs and forums as well as by consulting multiple user reviews that we were able to refine our selection to retain only 5 models, which have the best characteristics. of the market in their price range.
Our Choice: Audio Technica – ATW-1102
With a range of 150 meters and an autonomy of more than 7 hours, it is the ideal tool if you want to be heard in large spaces. Its ease of use and sound fidelity make it extremely complete. This system is intended in particular for all singing lovers.
It offers high digital fidelity thanks to its 24-bit / 48 kHz configuration, and presents a very good sound quality, robustness and simplicity of installation which make anyone want to push the song. It consists of a receiver and a microphone with integrated transmitter.
The ATW-1102 is part of the System 10 Wireless range, a proven digital wireless transmission system. Note also that it can be connected to eight other Wireless 10 systems of the brand, which allows it to be used even in the biggest concerts.
In addition, thanks to its range of more than 100 m, it allows you to use it over large spaces – across an entire scene, for example – without risking losing sound quality.
In order to guarantee interference-free communication, it offers three levels of diversity. The first, Frequency Diversity, guarantees the transmission of the signal simultaneously on two independent frequencies and offers uninterrupted sound. The second, Diversity Time, ensures that the mobile signal remains pure. Finally, the space function transmits the audio signal twice on each of the antennas for additional security.
In conclusion, it is its many qualities, compared to its few faults, that led us to select the Audio Technica ATW-1102 as the best wireless microphone of the moment.
The Best Cheap Wireless Microphone : Tonor 10 Channel Wireless Microphone
Easy to use and very inexpensive, the Tonor wireless microphone has an adjustable frequency, a 6.45 mm mini receiver, a 3.5 mm adapter, as well as bluetooth compatibility allowing connection fast with your phone. It is a very popular model for beginners wishing to invest in their very first microphone.
The UHF wireless system and its ten frequency bands guarantee improved signal strength and minimal static interference. The LED display screen indicates the operating status and battery capacity when the microphone is on.
The mini receiver has a compact design and makes it very easy to transport, it is also equipped with a 6.35 mm jack connector. The practical side is that a 3.5 mm plug is included in the box, which can be connected to several products, including audio, amplifier, computer, wireless microphone system and television. Before making your purchase, make sure your device has a microphone input port.
The receiver has a micro USB-C port which ensures easy charging. Its autonomy of 8 hours allows you to enjoy it without having to change the batteries too regularly. Note that it requires two “AA” batteries (not included), and that the receiver requires an 18650 lithium battery (supplied).
Its range of 24m limits its use in large spaces and the microphone is not very robust given its composition mainly made of plastic.
However, if you want to acquire an affordable microphone offering great versatility, the Tonor is ideal. You just have to be aware of its limits, especially in terms of sound quality.
The best mid-range wireless microphone: AKG WMS 40 Pro mini 2
Composed of a two-channel receiver and two hand microphones, this equipment has the capacity to adjust and correct the sound quality recorded by the device. This then makes an excellent sound. It is pleasant to hold and has an autonomy of 30 hours. Unfortunately, it does not accept the change of frequency.
It is no big surprise that we find it in our selection, since AKG is an Austrian brand of professional reference audio equipment. In addition, the quality / price ratio is really there.
Its real strong point is the sound quality, linked to the presence of a receiver for two different transmitters. The receiver is indeed more than a third smaller than most models. It still includes a balanced output, a volume button and three LED status indicators.
Small flat in terms of frequency, since the AKG WMS 40 pro mini has a monofrequency system. That is, frequency change is not allowed, therefore problems may arise if more than one wireless instrument is found to be connected to the same frequency. However, it is unlikely to happen.
Note also that the microphones seem quite light, with a rather fragile capsule. Even if this does not affect their sound quality in any way, they should nevertheless be handled with care.
Finally, the manufacturer announces a battery life of 30 hours for the necessary AA battery (and supplied in the pack), which saves you from having to change it too often.
In conclusion, this device is very suitable for karaokes, receptions and trade shows, even even small concerts.
A mid-range alternative: RØDE Wireless Go System
Light, discreet and compact, this small microphone has very good transmission quality, a range of 70 m and a range of 7 hours. Thanks to its jack and its compatible clip, it can be perfectly hung on a camera or connected to a lavalier microphone . You can even connect it to your smartphone, if you get the right adapter.
Made in Australia, it is not the most professional sound recording equipment, but this product is still very clever. Designed for videographers who do not have the luxury of having a sound engineer at their disposal, it is very easy to use, providing more than satisfactory results without too many adjustments.
These two boxes are much more compact than their big brother Rode Microphones Link . This product is generally worn on the belt, but its lightness (31 grams) allows you to slip it into your pocket or even hang it on your chest.
The clip that was designed to hang the case on the belt is also compatible with hot shoe, which is used to hang the receiver directly on your camera. But still, it includes a jack for connecting a multitude of lavalier microphones.
Another positive point is that this device is compatible with smartphones if you have an adequate adapter. This can form a small film set, which delights the most tech-savvy among you.
In terms of ergonomics, the receiver has a very practical small screen which displays several useful information such as the battery level. This whole system operates on a frequency of 2.4 Ghz which is effective in all countries, thus avoiding interference problems.
This microphone is therefore a wise choice if you want to increase the quality of your recordings without cluttering yourself excessively.
A high-end alternative: Shure BLX24E / SM58-14
The Shure brand is extremely popular with music professionals. Relatively light this microphone is nonetheless very solid and presents an exceptional sound quality. In addition, the wireless pocket transmitter allows fast frequency synchronization and accepts up to 12 compatible channels.
The Shure BLX series is made up of different types of wireless transmitters and receivers for singing, speech and music, all offered at an affordable price. This system includes the BLX22 transmitter with the SM58 capsule and the BLX4 receiver. It is easy to use and works on the UHF ( ultra high frequency) frequency band.
The SM58 microphone is extremely popular. Versatile, it offers excellent performances for singing as well as speeches, while being insensitive to feedback. It also has an internal anti-shock suspension to reduce handling and background noise.
The manufacturer announces a maximum range equivalent to 90 m, ensuring great freedom of movement.
Relatively light, it weighs a little less than 300 g and displays fairly compact dimensions (23 x 162 x 51 mm). It is equipped with a cast steel body, a windproof sphere with a pop filter and a shockproof, which makes it a robust and solid device.
Finally, the Shure BLX-2 wireless pocket transmitter offers fast frequency synchronization and accepts up to 12 compatible channels.
Note that it operates on two AA batteries and has a battery life of up to 14 hours. A microphone clip is also included.
This very complete device is therefore aimed at a professional audience. Even if its price is still high, it has all the qualities of an excellent wireless microphone.
AKG WMS45V-A System : this Perception Wireless 45 system constitutes a quality solution for the user needing a reliable, economical and quick HF link. It seems to offer slightly better sound quality than the AKG WMS 40 mini, but its price is much higher. In addition, he is sensitive to tapping.