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Best Set: GTD Audio G-380H at Amazon
"With the GTD Audio G-380H VHF wireless microphone system, you get four handheld wireless mics."
Best Budget: FIFINE Handheld at Amazon
"This microphone boasts UHF wireless capability for a strong, clear signal and great sound quality with less interference and fewer dropouts."
Runner-Up, Best Budget: Yooson 25-Channel at Amazon
"This cordless microphone from Yooson is another budget-friendly way to get your karaoke on."
Best Splurge: Shure SLX2/SM58 at Amazon
"Those in search of a professional quality microphone need to meet the legendary Shure SM58."
Best PA System: BEHRINGER PA System at Amazon
"For all your microphone needs in a single package, this Behringer PA system is a great option."
Best Design: Sony ECMAW4 at Amazon
"It’s a lavalier microphone, but instead of clipping it on to your clothes, you wear it on an armband."
Best Lavalier: Fifine Lavalier Lapel Microphone at Amazon
"This compact wireless mic uses a body transmitter, so the mic clips somewhere on your clothing and presto: you no longer have to worry about it while you perform."
Best Professional: Shure PGXD24/SM58-X8 at Amazon
"This microphone provides a smooth frequency response thanks to its vocal-tailored 50Hz-15kHz range."
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If one microphone is good, then four microphones will be quadruple the fun. With the GTD Audio G-380H VHF wireless microphone system, you get four handheld wireless mics – the basis of an unforgettable karaoke party. Pretend to be your favorite band, or if you’re brave, you can even go for four-part harmonies. Plus, each channel has its own volume control so you can make the mix sound just right. (Go ahead and turn down that one friend, we won’t tell!) For under $150, this set is a great value, too.
These microphones could also be used for actual band practice or as a portable performance system. They nestle neatly into the receiver, making it easy and convenient to store or transport them.
For a budget price, this fun Fifine handheld dynamic microphone will give you all the mobility and freedom you are craving for your karaoke nights while respecting your pocketbook. You could easily buy this microphone for less than what you might spend on a night out and have free karaoke nights at your place for years. Despite its budget-friendly price, this microphone boasts UHF wireless capability for a strong, clear signal and great sound quality with less interference and fewer dropouts. It has a range of over eighty feet (more than generous for at-home use) and twenty selectable frequencies for interference-free performances. A handy low-battery indicator on the receiver and microphone lets you know when you need to recharge so you don’t lose power right in the middle of your killer solo.
This cordless microphone from Yooson is another budget-friendly way to get your karaoke on. This easy-to-use microphone comes with its own receiver and boasts a ¼-inch plug and an extra 3.5mm to 6.35m adapter, providing an easy way to connect to your existing amp system, speaker, or mixer so you can use the pieces you already have. Use two AA batteries to power up the microphone and charge the receiver, then simply plug it in and get ready to play. For around $30, this microphone provides powerful signal transmission thanks to the UHF wireless transmitter and receiver. It also features 25 optional channels to make it easier to avoid annoying interference and feedback. Plus, it comes with a twelve month warranty and a money-back return policy so you don’t have to fear buying online.
Those in search of a professional quality microphone need to meet the legendary Shure SM58. It is a little on the pricey side, but it’s expensive because it’s an expertly-designed wireless microphone designed for professional vocalists. It even works for live events or studio recordings. How does it achieve such great vocal quality? First, it features a highly effective, built-in spherical filter to minimize distracting wind and breath 'pop' noises. Second, it uses a unidirectional pickup pattern designed to isolate the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise. That means you get less distracting feedback and distortion in the vocal track. Finally, the pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down on handling noise so you can move around freely and show off some dance moves without worrying about how it will impact your vocals. Be aware, however, that this type of microphone usually needs a stand, even though it is wireless.
For all your microphone needs in a single package, this Behringer PA system is a great option. It comes with two ULM200M handheld microphones (one for you and one for a friend – how else would you perform your duet version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart?”) and a ULM200D dual-mode USB receiver with an analog/digital audio interface. The microphones have an impressive range of up to 400 feet, allowing you tons of freedom to roam around on or off the stage. Plus, since they’re all part of the same set, the receiver automatically pairs with the transmitter, making this an easy plug-and-play solution for your karaoke needs. The battery life for these microphones was also pretty impressive; you can count on eight hours of performance time from a pair of AA batteries, or use rechargeable batteries for more bang for your buck. The PA system can also be used for speaking engagements or other special events too, making this a handy item to have around apart from karaoke uses.
Those looking for another way to go hands-free on stage, check out the Sony ECMAW4 wireless microphone. It’s a lavalier microphone, but instead of clipping it on to your clothes, you wear it on an armband. With its sleek design and unique style, you’ll instantly captivate your audience with something they may never have seen before. Compact, lightweight, and wearable, this microphone boasts a range of up to 150 feet, giving you tons of freedom of movement. Both the mic and the receiver take AAA batteries, and the receiver can be connected to an iPhone (via an adapter) which is a fun feature if you’re interested in using your mic and receiver set for other activities in addition to karaoke like making your own videos or audio recordings while out and about. The microphone comes with a recording cable, windscreen carrying pouch, armband, earphones, and an earphone hanger.
Wireless microphones provide a lot of freedom, but generally, you still have to hold the microphone in at least one hand. Some people like this performance style, but others who want to play an instrument (or just play air guitar), dance, or just move in a totally uninhibited way may prefer a hands-free lavalier style microphone. In that case, consider the Fifine Lavalier Wireless Karaoke Microphone System. This compact wireless mic uses a body transmitter, so the mic clips somewhere on your clothing and presto: you no longer have to worry about it while you perform. Even though it’s quite small, this microphone is more than sufficient to provide a fantastic karaoke experience. Plus, it’s very affordable and can be used with smartphones using a simple adapter. It even comes with batteries: a 9V for the belt pack transmitter and AA for the 1/4-inch wireless transmitter.
We get it – karaoke’s not a game to you. It’s an obsession. If this is you, go for the Shure PGXD24/SM58-X8 digital handheld wireless system with the SM58 vocal microphone. This microphone provides a smooth frequency response thanks to its vocal-tailored 50Hz-15kHz range and will perform within a 200-foot operating range of the receiver. Perfectly designed to fit in a performer’s hand, this system was designed with 24-bit/48kHz technology for incredibly accurate sound. The SM58 microphone is a tough piece of equipment with a shock-mount system and steel mesh grille that can handle even the craziest karaoke nights. Plus, it’s easy to keep the party going since this microphone runs on common AA batteries that provide at least eight hours of performance time. This product ships with a unique serial number to help prevent fraud or loss so you know you’re getting an authentic Shure product.