Forum: Video Discussion

Talk about video mixing and karaoke here.
Topic: Karaoke Proof Mics - do they even exist!?
Hi Guys,

Just wondering - those of you that karaoke, do you use wired or wireless microphones?

The reason I ask is because my venue is compact to say the least but every Friday and Saturday night its rammed see below...



As a result having wired mics with cables trailing is simply not an option but I am really struggling to find a good rugged set of wireless mics that can handle abuse. Over the years we have had (to name just a few) Shure / Behringer / JTS / Kam / Skytec and we are currently using Pyle Audio's PDWM5000 4x mic VHF system. See:

https://www.pyleaudio.com/sku/PDWM5000/4-Mic-VHF-Wireless-Microphone-System

To be blunt the audio quality is crap but the whole package cost £120 so its not too traumatic if a mic breaks, as they so frequently do!!

My question is; have any of you found a wireless mic set that is reliable (doesn't cut out too much) and hard wearing and not hugely expensive?

I'm so very surprised that the big manufacturers haven't made a ruggedized, rubber-clad unit that can take a good beating!??....

Inviato Tue 24 Oct 17 @ 10:14 pm
Get a good wind screen, to cushion the head when dropped, and an anti roll device to put on the mic. This will also help if it's dropped and when they just put it down. Look here. Put it close to the head. I don't know how you use Pyle.

Inviato Wed 01 Nov 17 @ 9:20 am
A Man and His Music wrote :
Get a good wind screen, to cushion the head when dropped, and an anti roll device to put on the mic. This will also help if it's dropped and when they just put it down. Look here. Put it close to the head. I don't know how you use Pyle.


Sorry for the delay in replying - thank you for the advice!!

I have sourced some pop filters and have just ordered 3 anti roll collars!! Hopefully this will help reduce any damage!!

The reason we have the Pyle is because (at the time) they were a bargain and we could afford to write them off if damaged. Since writing this thread one has already been pinched and another had the head wrenched off requiring me to solder it bac together again.

Thanks again!!

Inviato 5 days ago @ 10:00 am
lamozHome userMember since 2008
I use vocopro wireless rechargeable mics.
Fairly inexpensive and have had good success with them. If you have a good mixer
with effects , I use a Behringer and can adjust the mic for a good sound.

Inviato 2 days ago @ 8:41 pm
Vocopro is a better microphone for karaoke, but will suffer the same damage if constantly dropped. He is looking for a sturdier mic, and I have not seen one. When you have a lot of people using your mics, and they are drinking, they will get dropped. You would just like to minimize the damage. Pyle, is not a good microphone, but I understand you are trying to keep the cost down. I just don't think they are worth the tradeoff. I would even go as far as using foam pipe insulation around the mic, just don't cover the antennae.

Inviato 2 days ago @ 9:28 pm