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Good Quality Headset Mic! (Audio-Technica - AT892CW)

By AudioArtist, 27/11/2012
What I like most about these headset mics is the overall quality and their pick-up pattern. I've used these with a singer / flute player and both picked up fairly evenly and with a well balanced sound. What I dislike is that the windscreen "fuzzies", as I like to call them, fall off easily and are annoyingly easy to lose. Also, they are on the expensive side when you have to replace them.
I use these with a local theatre group as well as with live musicians and they perform well with both. However, a big drawback is this; because they are ultimately so close to the mouth when someone screams or yells they will distort. They have a fairly high SPL rating for such a tiny little condenser but if you have people lacking in mic control or who are unused to this kind of mic expect to have issues.
The advantages with these are quite good however! Obviously mobility should be taken into account but these mics have a very well balanced frequency response and end up sounding alot warmer and richer than the old lavalier mics. Also the choice of color is a huge factor for theatre groups. You can get these in a creame color that blends very well on stage.
These may look as though they are easily damaged but they are actually much more sturdy than they seem. The stem can be repositioned and bent alot more than you might assume before you really mess them up. Also the earpiece is adjustable as well which is good for little kids or those with funny ears! Of course, I'm not tempting you to try to tweak them until you break one, I'm just letting you know that you can feel relatively confident with their lifespan even if you are dealing with a group of untrained high school kids wearing your 200-250$ mics! Just keep an eye on those windscreens!
Another downside is that you simply must keep these clean! In any performance under stage lighting people will sweat and around the ears these things will get icky! Just keep some diluted rubbing alcohol around and wipe them down good after each use. No one wants to have someone else's ear sweat attached to their face!
Price wise I'd say that these are right in the reasonable range comparatively.
I'd say that these stand up fairly well with most other wireless headset mics that I've used that are within this price range, so I'd feel OK suggesting these to a friend.

Good Choice for Theatre! (Samson Technologies - SE50 - Beige)

By AudioArtist, 27/11/2012
These Samson SE50's are a solid choice for theatre groups! The earpiece design is a bit odd and a few people have complained about them being uncomfortable to me, but for the most part they seem to get the job done. The color is a big plus for stage use!
For the price, these hold their own against headsets that cost 50-100$ more. Also, the included extra windscreens and multiple connections are quite handy. These mics will mate with very nearly any popular body-pack transmitter, just make sure that you tighten them down. They use an odd plug in then twist to tighten design that threw me off for a second.
The sound quality is very good for a miniature condenser in this price range and they hold their own against some of my more expensive headset mics. As is par for the course with mics of this type, they can handle surprisingly high SPL's but if you scream into a mic 1 inch from your face you should expect distortion. I use these with a local theatre group and with some musicians and mic control and experience with this type of mic is definitely key to using these. Overall the SE50's are a relatively good choice for theatre or live music comparatively.
I didn't choose these as my first choice but the company that I do work for decided that they would buy a few of these since they are a bit cheaper than what we had been using and I'm not dissastified with them. These are actually better than some other Samson wireless mics that I've used in the past.
All in all, these SE50's are not a bad choice and you should be pleasantly surprised with them. One thing to keep in mind however is that you MUST clean these guys regularly. I suggest a diluted mix of rubbing alcohol. No one wants to slap on a headset mic with someone else's ear sweat stains on it! Especially if they are used for theatre productions, under those lights your performers will sweat and these guys can get icky!


By Richard Dickerson, 29/11/2018
I'm the PA guy locally for football, basketball and track. I have been wanting a headset mic for years now to clear out that room on the desk while doing games. A table top mic is right in the middle of everything and a wireless hand held mic is always on. I bought this mic and paired it with a Shure push to talk button. It works fantastically giving me instant on and off plus my desk area is free of the table mic. I also used it for State Championship football and the University of Missouri and the sound personnel there assured me this is a professional quality mic. It is a 3 pin setup and the sound quality is crisp and clear. All you PA guys out there looking for a great tool to add to your bag get this and the Shure A120S switch and you are going to be a happy camper.

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