For almost every application there is a specific wireless system configuration available. Which one is the best choice for you, depends on how you want to use it.
|Singing dancer, keyboarder, drumm er, fitness instructor, dance instructor||Headworn microphone & bodypack|
|Stage actor, presenter, worship leader||Lavalier microphone & bodypack|
|Horn, percussion||Clip-on instrument microphone & bodypack|
|Guitar, bass||Instrument cable & bodypack|
Your usage application is only one key factor in choosing a wireless microphone. Also consider the microphone transducer design and polar pattern. These greatly impact how any wireless microphone reproduces your live sound. For example, if you are a vocalist who performs onstage with loud monitors, you might want a handheld transmitter with a cardioid or even supercardioid polar pattern to minimize feedback.
If you tend to sing in a low voice a condenser microphone helps to produce a clearer and more natural sound. If you have already used a wired Shure mic (e.g. the SM58R) it makes sense to choose the same microphone capsule with a wireless system.
For presentations or in a theater, lavalier and headworn microphones with an omnidirectional polar pattern are suitable, as floor wedges are rarely used for these applications. These microphones are the least sensible to breathing noise and deliver the most natural sound – which is particularly beneficial for speech applications.