Choosing the right karaoke microphone for yourself might be a bit of a struggle in an era when there are so many wireless microphones available on the market. To help you narrow your search, in this article I will review the best wireless karaoke microphones. Also, I will tell you more about their good and bad sides, and I will later elaborate on what to look for in a wireless karaoke microphone.
1. Shure PGXD24/SM58-X8 Digital Handheld Wireless System with SM58 Vocal Microphone
- Perfect quality of sound achieved by using many frequency-related technologies and noise-free components
- Great build quality
- High-resolution, 24-bit/48kHz digital technology receiver
- Amazing 10 dB adjustable gain transmitter
- A bit of a pricey microphone, but the price really mirrors its amazing quality
The legit winner on this list is the absolutely wonderful Shure SM58 microphone that comes with the Shure PGXD24/SM58-X8 Digital Handheld Wireless System. This is one of Shure’s most popular microphones. Both the build and performance quality of the Shure SM58 are incredible and come packed in a beautifully-designed piece of technology.
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The microphone is primarily designed for the upper midrange vocals with a bass rolloff with an amazing frequency response ranging from 50Hz to 15kHz. While you’re singing, your voice will be isolated from the background noise with the help of a unified cardioid pickup pattern.
Don’t worry about expressing your emotions, but handle the microphone with some freedom. The pneumatic shock-mount system guarantees you that the microphone will eliminate the noise that is created when it’s being handled. Also, it’s okay if you sometimes breath into it, move it more abruptly, or pop with your mouth here and there—there’s a built-in spherical filter for wind sounds and unwanted popping sounds.
Shure SM58 has a very firm structure and it’s not easily breakable. The microphone comes with a receiver and a transmitter which can be automatically synced.
The receiver is a high-resolution, wireless device that receives the sound information in detail with a 24-bit/48kHz digital technology. With it, you can automatically choose the frequency.
The transmitter comes with 10 dB of a gain that can be adjusted so that your sound can be amplified. Also, the interface can be locked so that accidental changes in the settings are prevented. The transmitter will last for about 9 hours and it works with AA batteries.
LED lights will inform you about battery status, when the microphone is muted, or when it is on. Walk away for about 60 meters from the transmitter and you will still be able to do karaoke. If you’d like to learn more about Shure microphones, we also took a look at the Shure MV88 and the Shure SM58.
2. Sennheiser EW 135 G3-A-US handheld cardioid EW system
- Enhanced audio sensitivity with the great AF frequency range
- Equipped with Intact Equalizer and Soundcheck mode
- Has an HDX compander
- Operates with a signal-to-noise ratio of >110 dB (A)
Karaoke is limitless in terms of the music styles performed by the singers. And, so is the Shennheiser EW 135 G3-A-US. This is a top-quality microphone suitable for vocalizing in every music genre out there, and it has many interesting features to offer.
Long story short, microphones are all about frequencies and the options that they offer in relation to frequencies. What makes the EW 135 G3-A-US a great karaoke microphone is its great HF bandwidth of 42 MHz and all the amazing ways in which you can adjust and correct the frequencies. For instance, the microphone offers you a great reception without interference with the 1680 UHF frequencies. There’s also an enhanced frequency bank and an enhanced range of AF frequencies, so you’re guaranteed that this microphone will capture all the details in your sound with ease.
More about the Sennheiser EW 135
Furthermore, the HDX compander and the Integrated Equalizer and Soundcheck mode will make sure that your voice sounds natural and rich when picked up by the microphone. Last, but not least, the signal-to-noise ration on this microphone is less than 110 dB (A) which means that you’ll get to hear yourself sounding very, very clear while hitting the highs and the lows in your favourite song.
The receiver that comes with the Sennheiser EW 135 G3-A-US microphone is a high-quality, True Diversity receiver and will pick up the frequency that sounds the clearest so that you can sound perfectly while your karaoke performance. All you have to do to connect the receiver with the transmitter is press the automatic sync button and the two devices will be linked.
The build quality and design of the Sennheiser EW 135 G3-A-US are amazing. The microphone is sturdy enough to not be easily breakable while handling or an accident, and its design is hand friendly.
3. K025 Wireless Microphone, FIFINE Handheld Dynamic Microphone Wireless Mic System
- Great sound-quality
- 20 UHF frequencies avilable
- Very easy to use and directly connects to your speakers
- Great operating range of over 80 fb
- You have to sing closer to the microphone, or otherwise the presence will be affected
Flexible and lightweight
The K025 is another great-quality wireless microphone that deserves a spot on this list. The microphone looks very elegant and is made from ABS plastic which means it is also durable. This system’s design is very compact and easy to use since both the receiver and transmitter are packed in the same device. All you have to do is plug the device to your speakers and you’re set for singing. The system offers you flexibility in motion, and you can use it at a distance of over 80ft. The microphone, the receiver, and the transmitter are also very lightweight, so don’t worry about any hand pain while singing.
When it comes to the sound quality of the dynamic K025 and the wireless system that comes with it, I will not lie if I say that all the devices are high-quality ones. First of all, you can eliminate the unwanted interference by choosing one of the 20 available UHF frequencies on the system.
You’re also guaranteed to have no feedback on the device with its cardioid capsule. This capsule will also make sure that your voice will be the only thing that’s heard on the speakers by cutting out any handling, pop, wind, or background noise. And not only that—the sound you’ll hear will be warm, detailed, and most of all—accurate. So, ultimately, you will be able to enjoy listening to yourself singing without any unwanted buzz, fuss, or sound distortion, and the sound will resemble your natural voice.
Fifine recommends you use 1.5 V alkaline batteries to power the system. There are also low-battery warning indicators on the two devices, so when your battery is low, you’ll know about it.
4. BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone,3-in-1 Portable Handheld Karaoke Mic
- A 3-in-one device with a speaker, a recorder, and a player
- Uses the Bluetooth technology
- A microphone that’s highly compatible with various technological devices
- Offers ports for USBs, headphones, and SD cards
- Charging is a bit of a struggle because of the USB charging port
When you first take a look at the BONAOK karaoke microphone, you notice how amazingly beautiful and fun this device looks. It is the only device on this list that looks this way it does due to its unique design. This is because this BONAOK wireless piece of technology is a 3-in-1 system, meaning that the microphone’s Bluetooth module can function as a speaker, a recorder, or a player.
More about this BONAOK mic’s features
The BONAOK wireless device was designed to be connected to your phone. To connect it, you can use either Bluetooth or cable. Then, you’ll need to open the singing app on your phone, and, voila, you’re ready to sing. What’s great about this microphone is that it is highly compatible with various phone models, so you’ll be able to do a karaoke performance whenever you want to.
The BONAOK microphone is also very easy to use. This means that you can easily manage the volume at which you perform, and you’ll be able to sing and play music by pressing a button. Make sure that you have the Power switch switched to ON before you start doing any adjustments to your BONAOK microphone.
There are multiple buttons that the BONAOK microphone comes with. The first one on the device is the Bluetooth and SD card switch and underneath is the Prev button. If you want to play or pause a song you’ve picked, you can do this by pressing on the Play/Pause button that sits below the Prev button. And if you think you’d like to hear a different song, you can always go to the next one with the help of the Next button.
Furthermore, the BONAOK wireless 3-in-1 microphone has the three switches for volume, echo, and song style adjustment put one next to another on the mic’s surface.
The speaker on the microphone is high-quality, and the microphone’s head has three layers—a sponge and an inside and outer mesh to produce a noise-fee, clear sound. There’s also a head jack, USB port, and a micro SD card insertion spot.
5. GTD Audio G-380H VHF Wireless Microphone System with 4 Handheld mics
- The system has an enhanced sound sensitivity
- Great build quality
- Offers four separate microphones which is great for karaoke parties
- The frequencies are stable
- You can’t use rechargeable batteries with this system
Last, but not least on our Best Wireless Karaoke Microphone list, is the unique GDT Audio G-380H VHF Wireless Microphone System. This wireless system comes with 4, beautiful handheld microphones. The receiver of this system has 4 channels, and what’s great about the microphones is that you can adjust the volume by your preference on each of the microphones separately.
About the G-380H VHF
The quality of sound related to the GTD Audio G-380H VHF Wireless Microphone System is enhanced with the microphones’ frequency bandwidth ranging from 240Mhz to 260 Mhz. The system offers you a fixed frequency unit, so find your perfect frequency and have your friends and family over for a great karaoke party. And when they do come over and the karaoke party starts, you’ll be mesmerized to see that all four microphones do reduce any unwanted wind, pop, and background noises letting you enjoy an amazing sound clarity.
The set is also amazingly designed with the microphones looking very elegant and professional. Of course, they are very hand-friendly and lightweight, and they can also perfectly operate on a distance of up to 65 meters. Obviously, this set of microphones offers you great commodity and flexibility in movement.
There are five outputs on the microphones that you can use when hosting your karaoke show. One of them is the 1/4” mixed output that you can use for all of the microphones together. The rest of the outputs are the four XLR individual microphone outputs. All the outputs are high-quality, and you can completely rely on them.
The GTD Audio G-380H VHF Wireless Microphone System is powered by AA batteries, and you will be able to sing on them for many hours before the batteries need to be recharged, so be ready for a long karaoke show.
Conclusion: How to pick the best wireless karaoke microphone?
When choosing the best wireless karaoke microphone for you, you should consider a few things, among which its features. Learn more about your microphone’s bandwidth, type of transmission, noise-reduction technologies, quality of the receiver and transmitter, and its automatic frequency selection range. Also, make sure you know what kind of build and performance quality it offers by doing some research.
One of the most important things you should think about before buying a microphone is its pick up pattern. You will see that most karaoke microphones use a cardioid pick up pattern. This is because a microphone with this pattern will pick up sounds more in the front and less in the back. This will let your voice cut through the unwanted background noise.
You should also mind the level of quality you would like for your karaoke performance. If you think that you’ll want very clear, detailed, and natural sounds, you should look for a UHF wireless microphone. On the contrary, if you think your party could survive with a microphone that doesn’t sound that professional, you should go for the VHF microphones.
The wireless technology used in a microphone will dictate its price, which is another major factor when buying one. Mind your wallet, but also think whether the microphone you want to buy is worth its price.