We round up the best wireless microphone headsets for fitness instructors, personal trainers and Zumba class instructors.
Wireless headset microphones are an ideal tool for public speakers, preachers and lecturers thanks to their ease of use, accurate response and lightweight construction allowing you to roam the stage without having to hold a microphone. They’re also amazing for fitness instructors thanks to the fact you can strap them to your head, hook them over your ears and jump around like crazy, get into those super difficult yoga positions and focus on your fitness routine without worrying about having to hold a microphone. Coupled with a battery powered PA system, you're an unstoppable (and un-ignorable) force of fitness!
Before we begin, you should know that we're going to be talking about channels and frequencies in this blog. Some channels require a licence to use whereas others are licence exempt, so it's wise to familiarise yourself with wireless frequencies quickly before you read on. We covered how channels work in our beginner’s guide to wireless frequencies.
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Here’s our 6 best wireless headset microphones for fitness instructors:
1. Sennheiser XSW 1-ME3-GB Headmic set with ME3
When you’re in the depths of your spin class, the last thing you need to be worrying about is poor connection to your PA system. If you’re not being heard, your class isn’t getting the best out of their session, so make sure you choose a wireless microphone headset that you can rely on. The Sennheiser XSW 1-ME3-GB Headmic set with ME3 is a great option for those on a budget who need a hardworking, professional piece of kit that ensures a true connection to the PA system at all times.
The dual, integrated antenna system works in conjunction with the Automatic frequency management and synchronization system to pull in a strong signal via the two aerials. This means you have two antennas boosting your signal and ensuring a clear and precise signal between your voice and the PA. two signals at once, selecting the stronger signal at all times. If one antenna can’t pick up the frequency clearly, the other antenna will take over and make sure your voice can still be heard clearly.
The One Touch Synchronisation makes it super simple to get started. Simply connect your receiver to your PA, strap the belt-pack transmitter to your back, hit the Sync button and you’re good to go. They're also one of the best headsets for Zumba instructors thanks to the fact they stay on your head!
A great wireless microphone for fitness instructors that won’t break the bank.
2. Line 6 XD-V55HS Digital Wireless Headset System
The Shure BLX14-PGA 31 Wireless Condenser Headset System is one of the best wireless headset microphones for fitness instructors thanks to its super lightweight construction – you’ll forget you’re wearing it! It's also extremely budget-friendly at just over £200.
The key benefit here is the slimline design of the headset that makes it a great choice for active fitness instructors. The curved contour fits over your ears allowing a snug but comfortable fit whilst you help your class burn calories and stay in place as you help Alan adjust his Yoga pose for the eighth time.
The easy to use One-touch QuickScan frequency selection locates the best open frequency at all times. This means the unit will automatically switch to an optimal channel if any interference occurs.
You also have up to 300ft (91m) of operating range and the belt pack will actually provide up to 14 hours of continuous use with just 2 AA batteries.
The Shure BLX14-PGA 31 Wireless Condenser Headset System is also one of the best wireless microphones for public speakers and performers thanks to the easy to use menu and high quality sound - an ideal option for those super late training sessions!
It's worth noting though that the Shure BLX14-PGA 31 Wireless Condenser Headset System transmits via channel 38, so you will need a licence to use the frequency worldwide. It's not all bad though as you'll enjoy far more secure, interference-free sound.
3. Line 6 XD-V75HS Wireless Headset Microphone in Tan
The Line 6 XD-V75HS Wireless Headset Microphone in Tan is another professional, yet entirely budget friendly option for those who need a hardworking and long-lasting headset. The discreet headset is the main reason this makes our best wireless microphones for fitness instructors list thanks to its solid construction and secure double hoop clip-on design that fits securely to your ear. The adjustable hoops make sure this thing won’t fly off, even during the most active of workouts. As far as sound quality is concerned, this headset has got you covered, providing noise free performance, exceptional clarity and EQ Filter modelling technology so you can dial in your sound and not worry about the people in the back not hearing you!
In addition, the Digital Channel Lock completely eliminates RF interference with your audio so your channel is kept clean and that nasty interference that can sometimes occur is eliminated and as it operates on the license free 2.4GHz band, you’re never competing with TV broadcast or white space devices.
If you work as part of a team, you'll be happy to know that the Line 6 XD-V75HS Wireless Headset Microphone can operate up to 14 systems at the same time (region depending), so expanding your set up is a breeze.
Hard wearing, hardworking and a clear, concise and interference free sound - ideal for professional trainers.
4. AKG WMS45 Pro Sports Headset Wireless System
The AKG WMS45 Pro Sports Headset Wireless System has been specifically designed for active users. The comfortable construction of the headset provides a snug fit that stops it moving around while you’re trying to motivate your class. The lightweight transmitter pack can strap to your back pocket easily, providing a convenient and lightweight option for the busy fitness instructor.
It’s also been designed specifically for sweaty environments as the C 544 L headworn microphone comes with four moisture shields protecting the transducer from sweat and spit – ideal when you’re shouting at your class in spin class!
The body pack is powered via a single AA battery and provides up to 8 hours of use, so you’ve got enough power to get through a lot of classes. The bodypack is the smallest and most lightweight in its class too – so aerobics classes aren’t a problem. If you’re operating between different venues, you’ll appreciate the quick set up and plug-and-play design. The AKG WMS45 Pro Sports Headset Wireless System also operates on the licence free channel 70 frequency so there’s no extra cost for licenses.
By far one of the best wireless microphone headsets for fitness instructors and Zumba instructors available today. Cost effective, comfortable and versatile – AKG have crafted a perfect companion for the professional trainer.
5. Shure GLXD14/SM35 Wireless Headset Mic
The Shure GLXD14/SM35 Wireless Headset Mic is part of the coveted GLX-D wireless systems family, used by professionals around the world – so you’re in good company when you decide to try this one out!
The key benefit here is the LINKFREQ Automatic Frequency Management technology. This system constantly scans for the best frequency possible, and transfers your signal should it encounter any interference.
By using the 2.4 GHz frequency band, you have access to an array of different high-quality channels without the need for a licence. The lightweight GLXD1 bodypack transmitter uses best-in-class intelligent lithium-ion battery rechargeability, which allows for superior sound quality after charging the unit up. Best of all you have the extremely high quality SM35 headset microphone at your disposal used by vocalist all over the world.
The sturdy construction and easily mouldable headset fits snugly yet comfortably, ensuring it won’t come flying off when you’re demonstrating how to do a star jump to Chris in the front row. Lightweight, licence free and with Shure’s gorgeous microphone technology – a fantastic option for professional fitness instructors that won’t let you down and one of the best headset microphones available today.
6. Shure GLXD14R Wireless Headset System with SM31
Ok we had to include this one! Here, we have the Shure GLXD14R Wireless Headset System with SM31 Microphone, a wireless headset microphone specifically designed for fitness instructors and by far the best choice for professionals in need of something that will last thousands of hours of shouting instructions at your class!
Stylish, easy to use and extremely hard wearing, the Shure SM31 fitness headset wireless microphone utilises a moisture-repelling hydrophobic fabric that protects the mic from all that sweat, gunge and humidity that can destroy microphones. You can push as hard as you want during spin class and sweat as much as you want confident in the knowledge this mic will take anything you throw at it. The mic also comes with a windscreen to stop those plosives and heavy breathing noises coming through the mic too - perfect for those aerobic classes.
The GLXD1 bodypack can be charged in your car, at the mains or via a USB charger thanks to the Shure Digital Power Management for up to 16 hours of continuous use from full charge. In addition, you can charge the bodypack for just 15 minutes and enjoy 1.5 hours of battery life - perfect for those with minimal time between sessions (or if you've forgotten to charge the unit!). The bodypack also has a range of 20-30m too, giving you plenty of room to move around.
The rack mount receiver is included in the package and provides crystal clear sound with extremely reliable connectivity at all times.
If you need something reliable, hard wearing and easy to use - this is your best option for professional use.
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