I do not like hand-held microphones, and if I have to use one I will try to put it on a stand rather than hold it. I therefore use
a Shure PG30 wireless headset microphone system.
I am very satisfied with this equipment.
A few points are worth noting:
Life of the 9 volt battery in the PG1 transmitter is reasonable. Using disposable batteries there is a coloured light to warn
when the battery is low, but using re-chargable battereies I find there is very little or no warning.
I have been given a clip-on microphone by someone at a dance who wore a hearing aid. This killed my radio microphone;
it caused no interference,
just died. Once I realised what the problem was, I changed channels on the Shure transmitter & receiver, and it then worked fine.
It should be noted that although the system supplied
to me in the UK has 10 possible channels, only 4 of these (0,4,5,9) seem to be in the deregulated frequency band available in the UK
(863.100 to 864.900 MHz).
There is no 'volume' control for the receiver output, so you have to use the volume control on the amplifier to which the receiver output
feeds. This can be a bit inconvenient when plugged into a band's amplifier.
A headset microphone is rarely sufficient on its own for an event as other
people need to use a microphone. This can include
the event organiser or the club leader. I therefore aim to have a wired, handheld microphone set up as well.
It is also extremely useful as a fall-back if there are any problems with the radio microphone.