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Best Wireless Microphone for DJs

While playing a set, DJs need an easy and reliable way to communicate with the crowd so they can cheer up the club and give more impact to that beat drop. Problem is, a corded microphone system may be too clumsy and unpractical; Not to say about the probability of accidentally unplugging the cable right after picking up the mic.

The solution may be using a wireless microphone. Nowadays, wireless mics are fairly practical and easy to use. They usually come in a set including the unit and a wireless receiver for connecting it to your DJ mixer or PA system.

In this article, we’ve made a roundup of 10 products to find out the best wireless microphone for DJ. Of course, the perfect option for each artist may vary depending on their particular use case, so we’ve decided to choose not only one but three top picks of wireless mics divided into different categories.

Tip: If you plan on recording vocals or would like a versatile solution for use both in the studio and on the stage, check out our Best Microphone for Vocals guide. 

We Tested 10 Products and Found the to be AKG WMS40MINI to be The Best Wireless Mic for DJs

AKG Pro Audio WMS40MINI Vocal Set

Keep reading to learn our runner-up and our choice for best wireless microphones for DJs on a budget.

Best Wireless Microphone for DJs in our Tests

Table of Contents

  1. Shure BLX24/PG58-H9
  2. AKG WMS40MINI
  3. Audio-Technica ATR7200
  4. Sennheiser XSW 1-825-A
  5. VocoPro UHF-3200
  6. Innopow Metal Dual UHF Wireless Microphone System
  7. Bietrun Wireless BlueTooth Microphone
  8. AKG DMS100
  9. GTD Audio 2×100
  10. Samson Technologies Concert 88x

1. Shure BLX24/PG58-H9

Shure BLX24/PG58-H9

At this point, we’ve all heard about the legendary Shure SM58, the industry’s go-to dynamic microphone for live and occasional studio usage. Naturally, you can expect the Shure BLX24/PG58-H9 to bring you the same amount of excellence and sound quality but in a wireless design.

Product Specifications

  • Dynamic Microphone
  • One Channel Wireless Receiver Included
  • H9: 512-542 MHz (Frequency Band for Connection may Vary Depending on the Model)
  • Battery Powered (2 AA Batteries)

Pros

  • The kit is fairly compact, especially the wireless receiver, unlike some other units that are very large.
  • The wireless receiver is easy to operate. There are only a few parameters to get a grip on if you’ve never used wireless microphones before, like frequency group and channel, but the manual is pretty explanatory.
  • Shure is well-known for its durable and sturdy microphones, like the famous Shure SM58, so you can expect this unit to last a long time.
  • Excellent resistance to background noise.
  • The sound quality and frequency response are pretty good, it has clear audio that can easily cut through a noisy environment like a club.

Cons

  • Wireless receiver has only one channel.

Conclusion

We were already expecting a great product before reviewing this unit, but the Shure BLX24/PG58-H9 positively surprised us in the sense that it is a wireless microphone that is so easy to operate, even for those who have never used a wireless microphone system before. 

Not to say about its compact size: you can throw this unit on your backpack and head over to your gig without stressing too much about it.

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2. AKG WMS40MINI

AKG WMS40MINI

AKG is a household name in the music production world. When we think about the company, we instantly think about sound quality and legendary mic models like the AKG C414. The AKG WMS40MINI caught our eye not only because it comes from a trustable brand, but due to its compact and straightforward design.

Product Specifications

  • Dynamic Microphone
  • Dual Wireless Receiver Included
  • 4 Options of Frequency Channels (May Vary Depending on the Model)
  • Battery Powered (1 AA Battery)

Pros

  • The battery life of the AKG WMS40MINI, despite its small size, is considerably longer than the other models that we’ve reviewed: can go up to 30 hours according to the manufacturer. Plus, it uses only 1 AA battery.
  • The wireless receiver is fairly simple to setup.
  • There are different frequency range options depending on the model you choose (4 options).
  • Clear sound for optimal voice delivery.

Cons

  • Several users reported problems regarding static noises.

Conclusion

This is a nice and compact wireless microphone. The AKG WMS40MINI is one of the best options on the list regarding value for the price and is very affordable and compact. The only thing that worried us was that several users reported problems regarding static noises. This could be due to the wrong setup of the wireless receiver, however.

Related: Best Microphone for Garageband

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3. Audio-Technica ATR7200

Audio-Technica ATR7200

Audio-Technica is known for its great value for the price. We’ve reviewed several products by the company in our other articles and they are usually very affordable for what they offer. This wireless microphone was priced at around $50 by the time this article was written, something which led us to decide to test the unit.

Product Specifications

  • Dynamic Microphone
  • Single Channel Wireless Receiver Included
  • Battery Powered (1 9V)

Pros

  • Very lightweight, with its weight standing at around 207g (without the battery).
  • The wireless receiver is also very light too when it comes to weight.
  • One of the best prices on the list, considering that Audio-Technica is a high-quality brand.
  • The retractable antenna is longer than the ones from other models in this list, which can boost the operating range of the microphone.

Cons

  • The wireless receiver seems a bit fragile.
  • The wireless receiver doesn’t offer as many options and configurations as other wireless mics in this list.

Conclusion

This is hands down one of the best values for the price for wireless mic systems, considering that Audio-Technica is a renowned manufacturer in the electronic audio industry and you can expect nothing but superior sound quality from it. That could be a potential top choice for those on a budget looking to buy their first wireless mic.

The only thing we didn’t like was that the wireless receiver construction seemed a bit fragile; On the other hand, it is very easy to operate even for beginners.

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This wireless microphone comes from a household name in the business: Sennheiser. Upon taking a first look at it, we like what we see: both the mic itself and the wireless receiver looks very professional and sturdy. Let’s see if the audio quality has the same standards too.

Product Specifications

  • Dynamic Microphone
  • 10 Channel Wireless Receiver Included
  • Battery Powered (2 AA Batteries)

Pros

  • The construction of both the wireless mic and the wireless receiver looks and feels very sturdy.
  • There’s a little screen on the wireless mic body that lets you easily see which channel you are connected to.
  • The wireless receiver of the Sennheiser XSW 1-825-A can handle up to 10 channels at once. Great if you plan on using multiple wireless microphones in your setup.
  • Very good at preventing background noise due to its cardioid pickup pattern.

Cons

  • Battery life is not as long as other options on the list.

Conclusion

The Sennheiser XSW 1-825-A is, without a doubt, a wireless microphone that combines sturdiness with ultimate sound quality. This is the most professional and versatile option of wireless mic on this list.

However, since the point of this article is to find the best wireless microphones for DJs, all of the features in this unit (such as the 10-channel wireless receiver) can be a bit overkill. We would only recommend this option if you frequently need, for example, to connect multiple wireless mics to your system such as for MCs and singers; Otherwise, there are better options on the list.

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5. VocoPro UHF-3200

VocoPro UHF-3200

We’ve heard great things about the products from VocoPro. The company is considerably famous when it comes to wireless microphones. This wireless mic system includes two top-tier units along with a dual channel receiver for ultimate versatility.

Product Specifications

  • Dynamic Microphone
  • 2 Wireless Microphones Included
  • Dual Channel Wireless Receiver
  • Battery Powered (2 AA Batteries)

Pros

  • This bundle comes with two wireless microphones. An extra mic may be great for occasions where you bring an MC or a singer to the stage.
  • The wireless receiver unit has a long range of operation due to its dual antenna configuration.
  • The wireless receiver has a very rugged, all-metal construction.

Cons

  • The system, especially the wireless receiver, is not as compact as other options in this list.
  • The price may be too high for those on a budget.

Conclusion

The VocoPro UHF-3200 performs excellently. As it comes with two wireless microphones, this may be a great option for DJs who frequently bring other artists to perform with them. Plus, the whole system itself, but especially the wireless receiver, is very professionally built and thought.

For those who don’t exactly need all of the features offered by this unit and feel like a simpler system will suffice their needs though, there are better and more compact options on this list.

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6. Innopow Metal Dual UHF Wireless Microphone System

Innopow Metal Dual UHF Wireless Microphone System

We’ve seen lots of products from Innopow in the wireless microphone market. According to our research, their products offer a great deal of affordability versus high quality sound. We’ve decided to give this bundle a go.

Product Specifications

  • Dynamic Microphone
  • 2 Wireless Microphones Included
  • Wireless Receiver Included
  • Battery Powered (4 AA)

Pros

  • Considering the pristine sound quality, the affordable price, and the fact that this bundle comes with two wireless microphones, this is a great deal for those who need a dual wireless system.
  • The battery life is one of the best among the models on the list, standing at 14-17 hours according to the manufacturer.
  • Has an extra dual XLR output for more versatility regarding connections.
  • Unidirectional neodymium dynamic cartridge and cardioid polar pattern for brilliant sound quality.
  • Built-in LCD screen in each mic unit.
  • UHF wireless capability.

Cons

  • The operating range is not as wide as other options on the list.
  • Doesn’t have a mute feature.

Conclusion

The Innopow Metal Dual UHF is a high quality cardioid microphone with an easy-to-setup wireless system. For practical solutions such as DJ sets and occasional use for live singing performances, this is a great bundle. That is if you don’t mind the fact that the kit is not as compact as others on the list, especially when it comes to the wireless module.

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7. Bietrun Wireless BlueTooth Microphone

Bietrun Wireless BlueTooth Microphone

The Bietrun wireless system is a bit different than most other options on the list since it has a BlueTooth connection. While the audio quality and receiving power of the unit may not be as good and professional as other wireless systems on the list, it gets the job done for an application like DJing.

Product Specifications

  • Dynamic Microphone
  • 2 Wireless Microphones Included
  • BlueTooth Wireless Module Included
  • Battery Powered (1)

Pros

  • Since this is a BlueTooth wireless handheld microphone, the connection and setup process couldn’t be easier. It is very fast to connect the wireless mics to the module.
  • There are built-in controls in the handheld microphone for equalizing your voice. Plus a few audio effects such as echo, if you want to spice up your voice a little bit.
  • The price is very affordable considering this is a set of two wireless mics.
  • One year of warranty.

Cons

  • The audio quality may not be as good as more professional options, especially if you plan to bring singers on the stage.

Conclusion

For the price and the easiness of use, this is a great option for those who are on a budget. Sure, the audio quality may not be on par with other wireless systems on the list, but for DJing, it gets the job done. The small BlueTooth module makes it extremely compact and easy to set up.

Now, if you plan on occasionally bringing singers to the stage, this is not the best option for that kind of application. In that case, we would recommend you spend a little more in a unit with better frequency response. With that being said, no other model beats the easiness of use of this wireless microphone.

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8. AKG DMS100

AKG DMS100

With the AKG DMS100, we’re on professional wireless microphone territory. Anyone who works with audio and music production knows that the brand is highly trustable. The design and construction of this wireless microphone already look pretty good, but let’s see how it does regarding audio quality.

Product Specifications

  • Dynamic Microphone
  • 2 Wireless Microphones Included
  • Wireless Receiver Included
  • Battery Powered (2 AA Batteries)

Pros

  • This wireless microphone has an excellent frequency range, particularly tailored for the human voice to sound loud and clear.
  • The wireless technology employed in this system is top-notch.
  • 2.4GHz frequency band operation for optimal signal, free of interferences.
  • Even though the system setup may look complex at first, it is pretty much plug-and-play.
  • Ultra-low latency, according to the manufacturer.

Cons

  • All of the extra options and wireless technology employed in this handheld microphone may be a bit overkill for simpler applications, considering its high price.

Conclusion

Regarding construction quality and audio quality, this was one of the best wireless microphones for DJs that we’ve reviewed. The frequency range and response is top-notch, as well as the technology employed in the production of this unit.

It is certainly a good investment, but let’s be honest, if you intend to employ your wireless microphone only for simpler uses such as DJing, the price of the unit may be a problem.

Related: Best Microphone for Metal Vocals 

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9. GTD Audio 2x100

GTD Audio 2x100

The GTD Audio 2×100, upon first inspection, is a kit that is considerably bulkier than other systems on the list, but with lots of professional features such as 100 selectable frequencies, making it better suitable for clubs and venues that are looking to install an in-house wireless microphone system, connected to the PA.

Product Specifications

  • Dynamic Microphone
  • 2 Wireless Microphones Included
  • 100 Selectable Frequencies, 20 Simultaneous Sets Wireless Receiver
  • Battery Powered

Pros

  • The wireless receiver has 100 selectable frequencies and can handle up to 20 simultaneous sets at a time. Maybe a bit overkill for DJs, but great for live venues and clubs that want a robust system to be used for different applications.
  • Rack mount kit.
  • The wireless handheld microphone has a built-in LCD screen for checking parameters such as connected frequency.
  • Clear sound quality with a great frequency response range.
  • Built-in adjustable gain control.

Cons

  • The wireless receiver is considerably large.

Conclusion

Although the GTD Audio 2×100 is an excellent kit, it is not very practical for DJs to take it with them on gigs. We’ve included this unit more as an option for clubs and venues looking to have a built-in wireless system. In that case, the features such as 100 selectable frequencies and 20 simultaneous sets capability make it a great choice.

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10. Samson Technologies Concert 88x

Samson Technologies Concert 88x

Samson usually offers high quality products at an affordable price. The Samson Technologies Concert 88x is a simple handheld wireless system, but upon first look, it is well built and more than enough for the job.

Product Specifications

  • Dynamic Microphone
  • 100 Selectable Frequencies
  • Battery Powered

Pros

  • The wireless receiver has both an XLR and an unbalanced output, making this mic extremely versatile.
  • Even though the wireless module receiver is small, it has up to 100 selectable frequencies so finding a frequency without interference won’t be a problem with this kit.
  • Exceptional wireless clarity.

Cons

  • High price.

Conclusion

This handheld wireless microphone system is enough to do the job pretty well so it is a great mic for DJs. The Samson Technologies Concert 88x is, however, a pretty simple kit: there are no exceptional functions in this unit. Considering the high price of the bundle, there are better options on the list.

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What to Look for When Choosing a Wireless Microphone for Beatboxing

Before we head to our top picks, let’s learn some of the points and facts that we consider the most important to look for when buying wireless DJ microphones. Those range from obvious ones, such as the audio quality, to important considerations regarding connection frequency, for example, that are often overlooked. Keep reading to learn more.

Audio Quality and Frequency Response

To be heard through the noisy environment that is a nightclub, a DJ needs a microphone with a clear and precise sound. One of the most crucial factors that contribute to this is the frequency response of the mic capsule.

Simply put, the frequency response of a wireless microphone refers to how it behaves across the frequency spectrum. Some mics have more high frequencies than others, for example.

When we talk about singing, the flatter the frequency response the better, so as to get a sound that is as natural as possible. In live settings, however, a little boost in the mid-range is desired so that the voice can better cut through the mix. Most of the dynamic mics reviewed in this list have this feature.

Construction and Build Quality

Needless to say, when we invest in any audio equipment, we want something that is well designed and durable. This has a lot to do with the components and material used to build the unit. Most mics in the list have a great price vs build quality factor, but of course, the more expensive options perform a little better in that subject.

Compactness

If you’re a DJ doing lots of venues you probably already need to take a lot of stuff with you, such as headphones and laptops. Naturally, you want a wireless microphone system that is as compact as it can be.

Now, compared to a wired microphone, DJ wireless microphones need a receiver in order to work properly. The size and compactness of these receivers will largely depend on the mic model. Some are more compact than others.

Battery Life

Most wireless microphones are powered by external batteries. Some feature a rechargeable battery though. It is important to take into account how long they will last so you can plan beforehand.

Battery life shouldn’t be a problem, though, since most units can go a long time without needing it to be swapped. Always keep an extra set with you just in case.

Frequency Band

This subject is a little more complex than the others and not as straightforward, but it is worth a quick look. Unless you’re using a BlueTooth unit, your mic will connect to your wireless receiver via radio frequency. The specific frequencies will vary on each system and some of them have an auto-scan feature that picks the frequency with less interference possible.

On the practical side, you shouldn’t have to stress much about it. Setting up the connection is usually pretty straightforward. In case you buy an extra mic to use with your wireless receiver, be sure to check if both units are compatible.

Conclusion

After reviewing these 9 units, we’ve picked three products that we consider to be the best wireless microphone for DJs, each one divided into three categories: overall best, runner up and best budget.

AKG WMS40MINI

AKG WMS40MINI – Overall Best Wireless Microphone for DJs

With an incredibly accurate sound and sporting a professional cardioid dynamic capsule, the AKG WMS40MINI is an excellent deal for the price. Considering AKG is a household name in the industry, you probably won’t find any better option in this price range. This is the best wireless microphone for DJs in our opinion.

AKG DMS100

AKG DMS100 – Runner Up for Best Wireless Microphone for DJs

The AKG DMS100 cardioid mic performed surprisingly well in your tests and is an exceptional handheld wireless unit, so it is our choice for runner up. The only drawback is the price, which can be a little high for those on a budget.

Audio Technica ATR7200

Audio Technica ATR7200 – Best Budget Wireless Microphone for DJs

Sporting a clear and warm sound, the handheld wireless mic from the well-renowned Audio Technica is an excellent budget choice. We were pleasantly surprised with this product, especially considering how affordable it is.

How to Buy

You can find the link for each product’s Amazon page on their respective titles on the list. Remember to research extensively before making your choice.We hope this article was helpful. If you have any more questions or would like to discuss further about the best wireless microphones for DJs, don’t hesitate to contact us!