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Looking for headset recommendations

2019-05-07 19:41:07.416757+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Musician friends: I've already heard from the square dance callers. What's the best way to learn about good headset microphones for singers and vocalists? Gonna need a wireless setup too, but I'd love to learn about how various different headset options handle directionality, wind/breath noise, and response curves and clarity.

And I'm kinda assuming, in this, that the Sennheiser D1-ME3 is the low-end of acceptable. How well do the Countryman mics hold up for dancing and singing at the same time? Samson's AirLine 77 AH1 is intriguing because I like the idea of not having a cable to get tangled up in things, but I don't know about response curves.

Having a super directional mic is a must; I (and the other guy I'm asking for) will be on the loud side of the sound system while using this (dancing and square dance calling at the same time).

My speakers are QSC K-8s, bought on the recommendation of musicians, and I want something that at least matches those nicely.

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#Comment Re: Looking for headset recommendations made: 2019-05-08 17:00:07.985755+00 by: Dan Lyke

So the "money is no object" solution right now looks like a Crown CM-311A headset mic (about $450, though as low as $250 for an open box scratch and dent, gotta be careful of connector options), and some sort of transmitter/receiver pair.

The FCC will be doing some more auctions in the range where the transmitters are cheap, so this probably means springing for some 2.4GHz digital systems like the Shure GLXD.

#Comment Re: Looking for headset recommendations made: 2019-05-10 18:03:28.755533+00 by: Dan Lyke

Okay, CM-311A+GLXD14 combo ordered.

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