No matter what you do, there’s a microphone solution for you. Here’s a rundown of the different types of microphone available.
This is the ideal microphone for most stage vocalists. It’s also great for stage situations in which a microphone will be passed from person to person. The transmitter is built into the body of the handheld microphone, so you only have two components in this type of system – the handheld transmitter/microphone, and the receiver.
When shopping for a handheld microphone you should consider the quality of sound that you require. It goes without saying that the higher the cost of the microphone the higher the quality of sound. Just let us know your budget and what you intend to use the product for and we will be happy to advise on the potential options.
Ideal for singing dancers, fitness instructors, and anyone who is active onstage. This system uses a headworn microphone which is connected to a bodypack transmitter that you wear, and a receiver.
When shopping for an aerobics microphone, search for sweat-proof microphones that will fit comfortably on your head or around your neck while simultaneously giving good sound quality. A microphone with an adjustable mouthpiece is a good idea, but be sure that the microphone is not too obtrusive in the position that you are most likely to wear it. Consider selecting an aerobics microphone that is lightweight, but durable enough to be used repeatedly for extreme physical activities. Speaking to other aerobics instructors about microphones may help you in making a good purchasing decision.
A standard for public speakers, presenters, worship leaders, and stage actors. You clip the lavalier mic to your clothing, connect it to a bodypack transmitter, and it transmits to the receiver. For public speaking in quiet venues such as lecture halls, omnidirectional microphones can work fine. In noisier environments such as a school’s gym, it’s best to choose a directional version. Lavalier microphones often come in black or flesh coloured versions which are perfect for theatrical performances where a microphone may need to be disguised.
When shopping for lavalier microphones take time to consider what additional spares you may wish to purchase. It is a good idea to purchase spare clips for affixing the microphone to clothing as these become lost easily. Also, if using during a stage performance, it is advisable to purchase some replacement pop windshields, as these can often become dirtied and clogged with stage make up.