Wired vs. Wireless Microphones

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In the last newsletter, I discussed the quality of sound produced by wired and wireless microphones.  I quoted Shure regarding how technology makes the two very similiar in quality, especially in the live environment.

Harry F. (a newsletter subscriber) email me with this:

"One thought on the wireless vs. wired. The biggest difference, in my experience, is how the compander interacts with the signal. It's always a good idea, if you're picking up a new wireless unit for a new application, to rent different makes and models, and to take notes on how it sounds. Some may not handle the low-mid power of a 2nd tenor that belts, but may work really well for that soprano with a pop voice. Some instrument packs may kill the detailed picking of an acoustic guitar or mandolin, but work great for bass (or a wireless tether for a keyboard)."


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  1. says

    I’ve always been so worried about trying wireless. No matter how much good I read about it, the very nature of transporting my signal that goes against everything I believe. lol I think I need another couple years before jumping into that one. :)

  2. Admin says

    As far as wireless for an electric guitar, unless you are prouncing around the stage (picturing ZZ Top) then I don’t see a need for it.  Really, wireless is a convenience that I think should be reserved for those who absolutely must have it. 

  3. Rob Connelly says

    One great use for wireless in a Church is for the announcements or scripture readings. Once you get accustomed to the variables associated with wireless, it can be nice.