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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Does anybody have recommendations for headset mics?

Quick tech question from my client Jenni Schaefer...

Does anybody have recommendations for specific headset mics like, or ones to avoid?

Click "comment" to respond. - and thanks!

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  • At April 30, 2008 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Jordan Singleton said...

    We use DPA headsets at my workplace, Lake Pointe Church! We've found that their cardioid model paired with the windscreen that they sell separately works best for singers, and the omni without a windscreen works best for our pastors. http://www.dpamicrophones.com/ http://www.lakepointe.org/

     
  • At April 30, 2008 at 2:02 PM , Blogger Judy Rodman said...

    Thank you so much, Jordan! great to hear from an experienced user...Anyone else have suggestions?

     
  • At May 1, 2008 at 11:58 AM , Blogger Judy Rodman said...

    I heard from Michele W via email... she says: check with Sennheiser....we use their stage mics and they have great sound and are affordable!

     
  • At May 3, 2008 at 10:30 AM , Anonymous Jerry Schickling said...

    Hi Judy!
    I use a wireless Shure SM58 headset for my live perfomances. It has the Shure quality at an affordable price (around $350). I've found that a good sound person is important because it takes a little extra work to dial in a headset compared to a hand held mic. Personally I recommend a headset for people who may also play an instrument during shows (guitar, keyboards, etc.). If they're only a vocalist I'd stick with a wireless hand held mic because there are limits to "mic control" while using the headset.
    Thanks for all the GREAT information you provide!
    Jerry Schickling
    http://www.jerrycountry.com

     
  • At May 3, 2008 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Judy Rodman said...

    Thanks for weighing in, Jerry. I love my Shure 58; I use it in my office - but I didn't even know they made a headset version!

    Good point about how vocalist w/instrument vs vocalist w/o instrument may be different. Also, someone like my client Jenni who speaks AND sings at her engagements would have to check how her mic works for both.

     
  • At May 3, 2008 at 12:25 PM , Anonymous Jerry Schickling said...

    Sorry!
    My hand held wireless mic is an SM 58. My Shure headset is a WH 20.
    Thanks Judy!

     
  • At July 3, 2014 at 8:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    the best headset for vocals is DPD , dannish label!

    best wishes!

     

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