Microphones are electronic devices used to amplify speech or sounds. And wireless microphones do not require to be connected to the power source, but work by connecting the microphone to a wireless receiver/transmitter via radio frequency or digital signal.
They allow wide mobility as they are not connected to cables. Wireless microphones come in 3 presentations: the classic cane-shaped, the so-called lapel or bowtie, and headband-shaped.
Wireless microphones have evolved with improvements in sound quality, reliability, and affordability. To know how to choose the one that meets these characteristics, you must check the type of microphone and its profile.
What are wireless microphones and what is their benefit?
Wireless microphones are equipment with which we can receive and transmit information, in this case sound, by means of radio frequencies, without the need to use cables. This is achieved by connecting the microphone to a wireless receiver/transmitter which, by tuning to a radio or digital signal, transmits the sound.
What people look for in a good wireless microphone is that it behaves similarly to its wired counterpart; that is, that they provide good sound quality, without interference and interruptions, along with a good dynamic and operational range.
Rod, Headworn, and Lavalier Microphones – What should you pay attention to?
Within the world of wireless microphones, there are 3 models of wireless microphones: the classic cane-shaped one, the headband one that is placed on the head and the so-called lapel or bow tie that is hooked on clothing. Each piece of equipment is designed to perform well in different conditions.
We normally see the cane model and the headband model in concerts or presentations where the presenter or the artist needs to be in constant movement on stage. Instead, the lapel or bowtie microphone is more used in television studios (news or talk shows) or on film sets.