Wired vs. Wireless Microphones

Which One Is Right for You?

Whether you’re launching a new podcast or creating a promo video, the microphone you choose to record with will make or break your final product.

There are dozens of high-quality microphones on the market, but it can be tough to narrow down which option is right for you. 

In today’s issue, I’ll be listing some advantages and disadvantages of wired & wireless microphones.

Choosing the right microphones

Using the right kind of microphone is so important to any type of creative project because it is the device that picks up sound and, without sound, your video will be boring. 

As you browse for the right microphone, consider how you’ll be using it.

Ask yourself these:

Will you be moving around a lot or stationary?

Will you have multiple people speaking at once?

Each of these elements will impact which microphone works best for you.

Advantages of Wired Microphones?

  • Cheaper

  • Slightly higher quality audio

  • More reliable

  • Less risk for error or disruptions

Disadvantages of Wired Microphones?

  • Can be detrimental to your production process

  • Will likely get in the way as you move around

  • You may find yourself tripping over the cord

Advantages of Wireless Microphones?

  • The ability to move around more easily with the microphone

  • Look more professional

  • No wires hanging down and following you around

  • Make your setup much easier and quicker

Disadvantages of Wireless Microphones?

  • One potential downside to using a wireless microphone is the lowered sound quality

  • You’re relying entirely on the wireless technology to work seamlessly

Which microphone is right for you?

Now that you know the major differences between wired and wireless microphones, it’s time to decide.

Factor in what type of project you’re working on and whether or not you need to change locations during the filming or recording process.

Then, browse the selection of high-quality mics, both wired and wireless, and get started on your next creative production.


New Video Alert:

After 3 years, my current wireless microphone decided to die on me.

While I was browsing through the availability of wireless microphone in the market, the Comica BoomX-D caught my attention because it has indicator screen.

Bought it last 3 weeks and finally it came last week. Decided to do an unboxing video and a quick field test to the microphone.

At 40m away from the camera, the signal strength still picks up good. In conclusion, this is one my best purchase in 2020.


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