The top 10 Microphones for Conferences

The top 10 Microphones for Conferences

There are different kinds of microphones in the market for conferences or presentations; some are designed to connect to a wireless bodypack and some such as the push to talk ones require a control unit. For this article, we've made a selection of the best devices currently available for each setting, as well as a brief description of each one with its features and highlights. Hopefully, this article will help you decide which microphone is the most appropriate one for your needs. Let's get started.

- MIC-400 Professional Miniature Ear set / Headset Microphone for Wireless Systems:

Headset Microphone for Wireless Systems

The Enersound MIC-400 is a professional miniature ear set microphone designed to work together with most wireless transmitters. It is ideal for speech and any application requiring minimal visibility such as conferences and speeches, it can connect to most bodypacks due to its multiple versions with different plugs. Its outstanding voice clarity, and comfortable over-the-ear design, makes it the ideal choice for live sound amplification, corporate events, houses of worship, audiovisual presentations, theaters, among other applications. Its detachable cable allows for easy replacement on site.

  • Superb audio quality for an outstanding voice clarity
  • Comfortable, light weight, over-the-ear design
  • Minimal visibility with miniature 4 mm capsule
  • Custom fit bendable boom for maximum comfort
  • Ideal for houses of worship, theaters, audiovisual presentations, corporate events, and more.

Available configurations:

  • MIC-400AT: For Audio-Technica Transmitters with 4-Pin HRS Hirose connector
  • MIC-400SEN:For Sennheiser bodypack transmitters with 3.5mm locking plug
  • MIC-400SHU:For Shure bodypack transmitters with TA4 connector
  • MIC-400MXL: For AKG / Samson Wireless Systems with Mini XLR 3-Pin Mini XLR connector
  • MIC-400MP: For systems with 3.5mm mono plug

- Enersound DU-300 Delegate and CH-300 Chairman Microphone Units:

Chairman Microphone Units

The DU-300 Delegate Unit enables participants to engage in a discussion by speaking through a microphone. It can be activated or deactivated by pressing the microphone ON/OFF push-button. Participants can listen to the discussion through the internal loudspeaker or the external headphone. When the microphone is active, an LED ring lights up to visually indicate the microphone ON status. Delegate units can be connected to one another or to a chairman unit through the attached single cable. The last microphone unit in the series is connected to the control unit to complete the loop.

The CH-300 Chairman Unit features a “priority button,” which enables the chairperson to control the discussion by temporarily or permanently overriding and deactivating all active delegate units.

The DU-300 and CU-300 microphone units must be used together with the Enersound CU-300 system Control Unit, which together make up the Enersound CS-300 Conference System. This is a highly flexible and customizable system expandable for up to 150 units.

- AudioTechnica Series 2000 Handheld Wireless Microphone System:

Wireless Microphone System

Audio-Technica’s 2000 Series handheld microphone is a very affordable, high-quality 10-channel frequency-agile UHF wireless system. Some of the applications include MI/live performance, fixed installation, public address, A/V rental houses and places of worship. Other features in the second generation include two available frequency bands, switchable antenna power, optional ATW-CHG2 two-bay recharging station to recharge NiMH batteries in two ATW-T220a handheld transmitters and/or ATW-T210a UniPak® transmitters in any combination. 

  • Serious advances in affordable professional wireless
  • Clear sound quality and rock-solid, dependable performance
  • Automatic frequency scanning
  • 10 compatible user-switchable channels 
  • Antenna power available for powered antennas & other in-line RF devices
  • True Diversity operation selects the better signal from the two receiver sections, reducing dropouts
  • Rugged metal half-rack receiver with soft-touch controls and LCD display

- Enersound MIC-500 Professional Headset Microphone for Wireless Systems:

Professional Headset Microphone for Wireless Systems

The Enersound MIC-500 is a professional miniature headset microphone designed to work together with body pack wireless transmitters. It is ideal for speech and any application requiring minimal visibility and improved gain before feedback over lavalier microphones. Its outstanding voice clarity and comfortable design make it the ideal choice for live sound amplification, corporate events, houses of worship, audiovisual presentations, among other applications.

  • Superb audio quality for an outstanding voice clarity
  • Comfortable, light weight, design
  • Minimal visibility with miniature 4 mm capsule
  • Custom fit bendable boom for maximum comfort
  • Ideal for houses of worship, theaters, audiovisual presentations, corporate events, and more.

Available configurations:

  • MIC-500:For systems with 3.5mm mono plug
  • MIC-500AT: For Audio-Technica Transmitters with 4-Pin HRS Hirose connector 
  • MIC-500SEN:For Sennheiser bodypack transmitters with 3.5mm locking plug
  • MIC-500SHU:For Shure bodypack transmitters with TA4 connector

- Sennheiser ADN-WD1 Wireless Delegate Unit and ADN-W C1 Wireless Chairperson Units:

Wireless Chairperson Units

The ADN-W D1 wireless delegate unit offers excellent speech intelligibility and ease of use. Powered by the exchangeable ADN-W BA battery pack, the unit offers more than 20 hours operating time. The delegate unit features a microphone key that functions either as an on/off switch or as a request-to-speak button. The unit is equipped with a high-performance broadband twin loudspeaker system for decentralized sound reinforcement. A screw-on microphone socket is provided to connect a super-cardioid ADN-W MIC gooseneck microphone (available in different lengths and frequency responses). These microphones require a ADN CU1 Control Unit to work as a system.

The  ADN-W C1 wireless chairman unit features a Next key to grant speaking privileges and a Priority key to deactivate all active conference units.

  • Interference-free and eavesdropping proof transmission in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz frequency bands
  • 128-bit AES encryption
  • Exchangeable ADN-W BA Lithium-Ion battery pack for more than 20 hours operating time
  • Screw-on microphone socket for connection of an ADN-W MIC gooseneck microphone
  • Broadband twin loudspeaker system Integrated DSP limiter
  • 3.5 mm headphone socket and headphone volume control 

The ADN-W D1 and ADN-W CI are part of the Sennheiser ADN Wireless Conference System. There is also a wired option.

-Enersound LAV-100 Lavalier Microphone:

Lavalier Microphone

The LAV-100 is a professional, metallic, lapel clip microphone with excellent audio quality, and a small, exquisite metal collar clip. It comes with a 4 ft (1.2 m) cord to connect to body pack transmitters. Its black aluminum body and metal clip make this a very durable and elegant microphone. The LAV-100 capsule has a directional pattern so that it can best respond to sound from the front, while rejecting sound that arrives from other directions. It is the best choice for speakers who need to disguise the use of a microphone. Unlike traditional handheld microphones, the LAV-100 can be attached to a person’s clothing. Each LAV-100 microphone comes with a windscreen. 

  • Excellent audio quality
    • 4 ft (1.2 m) cord
    • Black aluminum body
    • Metal collar clip
    • Can be attached to a person’s clothing
    • Made of strong and durable metal materials 

Available configurations:

  • LAV-100: For systems with 3.5mm mono plug.
  • LAV-100SHU: For Shure bodypack transmitters with TA4 connector
  • LAV-100SEN: For Sennheiser bodypack transmitters with 3.5mm locking plug
  • LAV-100AT: For Audio-Technica Transmitters with 4-Pin HRS Hirose connector LAV-100APP: For system with 3.5mm TRRS for Apple
  • LAV-100AND: For system with 3.5mm TRRS for Android
  • LAV-100MXL: For AKG / Samson Wireless Systems with Mini XLR 3-Pin Mini XLR connector

- Sennheiser XSW 2-835-A Wireless Vocal Microphone System:

Wireless Vocal Microphone System

Raise your voice. High flexibility for those willing to go a step further. XS WIRELESS grows with your demands by offering an intuitive LCD display for more manual options and 12 compatible channels in a stable UHF band, withstanding tougher live stage conditions. The XS WIRELESS VOCAL SET is an easy to use all-in-one wireless system for singers and presenters.

The XSW 2 series has a handheld microphone version as well as a bodypack version to connect a wired microphone.

  • Excellent live sound featuring Sennheiser’s renowned evolution microphone capsules
  • True diversity receiver with metal housing
  • External antennas
  • Automatic frequency management and synchronization via
  • remote channel for easy setup
  • Fully tunable over a wide range of UHF frequencies
  • Rackmount kit included
  • Up to 12 compatible channels

- Sennheiser TeamConnect Wireless Audio-Conferencing System:

Wireless Audio-Conferencing System

TeamConnect Wireless (TC-W) is the first wireless professional audio solution for remote conferencing with up to 24 people in unequipped rooms and seamless integration of smart devices. TeamConnect Wireless by Sennheiser is the first, go-anywhere, wireless audio-conferencing solution offering incredible ease of use. Anyone can set up a professionally sounding conference in any room or table arrangement. Comprising of four stylish, wirelessly connected satellite units, TeamConnect Wireless can enable conferences for up to 24 people, offering NFC assisted Bluetooth pairing for use with smart devices. Wired connections are also possible via USB and jack cable for high flexibility.

  • First wireless remote audio conference solution that turns any room into a conference venue
  • Easy setup lets you connect in less than a minute
  • Contemporary design
  • Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth or wired with USB or 3.5mm audio jack cable
  • Connects up to 24 people, in any room or table arrangement
  • Supports multiple simultaneous audio channels, allowing for

additional callers to be added with ease

  • The system comes with a durable and stylish case for storing,

transporting and charging of the four satellites

  • Superior acoustic quality allows for high speech intelligibility

- VHF Wireless Microphone System 9 by Audio-Technica:

VHF Wireless Microphone System

Audio-Technica's System 9 is a four-channel frequency-agile wireless system designed to provide rock-solid performance along with easy setup and clear, natural sound quality. Featuring sleek, stackable, contemporary styling, System 9 is available in handheld, headworn, guitar, lavalier and body-pack configurations. The system offers four compatible user-switchable VHF channels (169.505, 170.245, 171.045, and 171.905 MHz).

The ATW-R900 is a non-diversity, single-channel receiver with advanced dipole antenna design for extended operating range, which improves operation by providing a ground element in addition to the usual signal element. The ATW-R900 also offers volume control along with AF Peak, RF and Power indicator lights.

The System 9 series has a handheld microphone version as well as a bodypack version to connect a wired microphone.

  • Easy operation and clear, natural sound quality
  • 4 selectable frequency-coordinated VHF channels
  • Balanced XLR and unbalanced 1/4¡± output jacks enable use with a wide variety of audio gear
  • Reliable performance and durable construction
  • Advanced dipole antenna system for extended operating range

- Sennheiser XSW 1 Wireless Instrument System:

Sennheiser Wireless Instrument System

Raise your voice. Go for XS WIRELESS 1 and rely on a solid wireless transmission with up to 10 compatible channels in a stable UHF band. The XS WIRELESS 1 VOCAL SET is an easy to use all-in-one wireless system for singers and presenters, excellent for live sound.

The set includes an intuitive stationary receiver for quick setup and hassle-free handling, as well as a vocal microphone and microphone clamp or a compact bodypack transmitter and a robust instrument cable.

  • Antenna-switching diversity reception
  • Integrated antennas
  • Automatic frequency management and synchronization via remote channel for easy setup
  • Selectable UHF frequencies within a large bandwidth
  • Up to 10 compatible channels
  • Antenna-switching diversity reception
  • Integrated antennas
  • Automatic frequency management and synchronization via remote channel for easy setup
  • Selectable UHF frequencies within a large bandwidth
  • Up to 10 compatible channels

All of these microphones are available for purchase in our storefront at www.conferencemicrophones.com with fast FREE shipping within the USA. If you have any questions or need assistance in choosing a microphone, we have multiple contact channels where we are ready to assist you. You can call us at 1888-737-4030, send us an email at sales@conferencemicrophones.com or request a chat with a live representative. 

24th Mar 2020

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