8 Best Wireless Microphone Systems Under $200

If you’re looking for the very best wireless microphone system under $200, you’ve come to the right place.

Technology has come a long way in the past 10 years. Not too long ago, it would have been near impossible to find a low-budget wireless microphone system that worked properly. Fortunately, in this day of age, we have access to decent quality wireless microphone systems that will get the job done for an affordable price.

However, not all wireless microphone systems were made equal. There are some that are more reliable, durable, and dependable than others. This article narrowed it down to the 8 best and highest-rated wireless microphone systems under $200.

In Short, Here Are The Best Cheap Wireless Microphone Systems Below $200

  • innopow 4-channel
  • Xvive U3
  • Phenyx Pro PTV-2000B
  • PRORECK MX44
  • GTD Audio 2×800
  • innopow WM-333
  • GEARDON
  • Phenyx Pro PTU-5000A 4-channel

1. innopow 4-channel

I was pleasantly surprised that the innopow 4-channel is made of metal. If not the vast majority, most wireless microphone system below $200 besides this one is made of plastic. Most wireless mic systems in this price range are made of plastic to keep the cost down. The WM200 made of metal has a considerable advantage over every other system on this list in terms of added durability and longevity.

On top of this system’s incredible durability for its low cost, the Innopow WM200 has outstanding sound quality. Many say the microphone can almost be compared with mid to high-grade microphones in terms of audio clarity. It also has excellent feedback rejection and minimal handling noise, which is quite rare for a wireless mic in this budget.

The long battery life of this system is another incredible feature, as well. Each microphone takes 2 AA batteries that last roughly 15 hours. Compared to the average wireless mic system, this high amount of battery life reduces consistent and costly battery purchases. The only downsides I was able to find were there is no mute switch on the mic and you’re not able to change the channel.

Overall, it’s surely one of the more dependable systems under $200. Best of all, it provides 4 different channels. We highly recommend it and be sure to check out the reviews below!

Users Say: “We had a fun time testing out these microphones on the baseball field in town. They worked at distances over 400ft from the receivers. The mics are heavyweight and high quality. We found them to be a great value for the money. I would highly recommend them for any public event with an amplifier.”

Tech Specs & Details

  • 4-Channel
  • feedback rejection capabilities  
  • Unidirectional 
  • 4 Handheld wireless microphones
  • Battery Life: 14-17 Hours
  • Construction: Metal
  • Wireless Range: 150-200Feet

2. Xvive U3

Although this isn’t specifically a wireless microphone, it’s close enough. Therefore, we thought it was necessary to add to this list. The Xvive U3 has two separate parts. One part is the transmitter which plugs directly into a standard XLR microphone of your choice. The other plug is the receiver which conveniently plugs directly into the PA. 

Therefore, the Xvive U3 has the ability to make any XLR microphone wireless. It’s superbly convenient and works flawlessly. Amongst users, it has near-flawless reviews.

You’ll also appreciate its 2.4GHz frequency band which is globally unlicensed and available. We primarily recommend it for anyone who already has an XLR microphone and doesn’t mind using it!

Users Say: “I love my mic, and wanted the freedom of wireless. This has been working great for my past three shows, no flaws, drop-outs, anything. My bandmates didn’t even know I was wireless until they saw me walking out into the crowd with the mic! A great solution. No issues at all with battery life for a 3 hour + night on stage. Highly recommended if you want to go wireless and don’t want to invest in a completely new mic!”

Tech Specs & Details

  • Dynamic
  • Wireless Range: 90 Feet
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Battery life: 5 Hours
  • Frequency Band: 2.4GHz

3. Phenyx Pro PTV-2000B

There are two different ways of purchasing the Phenyx Pro PTV-2000B wireless microphone system that is all below $100: (1) Two handheld microphones, two bodypacks, two lapels, and two headsets. (2) Four handheld microphones total.

The receiver has four separate volume knobs. Each volume knob is for each of the four channels. The clear sound quality this system produces is very good for the price. Between the receiver and each transmitter, they provide decent build quality for the price. However, the receiver has a more robust build than the transmitters considering it’s made of metal.

On the back of the receiver, you’ll find dual XLR outs if you want to plug into a PA system. The handheld microphone delivers excellent clarity of sound. However, the lavalier mics do not produce as good of sound quality.

Users Say: “We started our journey with wireless microphones with an ion speaker from the national member’s warehouse club and a single corded microphone for small charity fundraiser events. This is my second phenxy pro setup and has been very pleased with the ease of pairing and configuring their microphones. This set included 2 handhelds that sound and work excellent with no static or feedback. The mute switch is simple and easy to operate with your fingers while holding. The receiver is made with quality materials and the options for dual channels will be needed when I upgrade to a Pyle mixer board. The Lapel and headset are hardly noticeable and picked up voices clear!”

Tech Specs & Details

  • VHF frequency
  • Metal receiver
  • 4-Channel
  • 2 Handheld microphone
  • 2 Headset microphone
  • 2 Bodypacks (Transmitters)
  • 2 lavalier microphones

4. PRORECK MX44

Running below $200, PRORECK MX44 is another exceptional wireless microphone for the low price. Providing 4 channels, this system comes with four handheld microphones. Each mic provides roughly 200 feet of range if the receiver is in sight. You’ll be pleasantly satisfied with its clear sound quality, as well. Overall, it’s a dependable option for the price. Be sure to check out the reviews below!

Users Say: “I needed some reliable wireless microphones for our church and found the MX-44 and MX-66. The sound is very good and no dropouts as with the previous system. Batteries fit pretty tight and can be a problem to remove. We use rechargeable batteries and they are a little larger in diameter. Frequencies are not adjustable and I wish there was a battery level meter in the display. Customer service is good and overall this has been a surprisingly good purchase.”

Tech Specs & Details

  • 4-Channel 
  • 4 Handheld Microphones
  • UHF 
  • 100 feet range

5. GTD Audio 2×800

You can get the GTD Audio 2×800 with either two lavalier microphones, two handheld microphones, or one of each. This 2-channel wireless mic system is an outstanding bang for the buck. Not only will you be satisfied with its reliability, but you’ll also be happy with its build quality for the price. Most users don’t experience dropouts. It uses diversity antennas for its strong signal strength. Overall, it’s a fantastic option under $200 and we highly recommend it!

Tech Specs & Details

  • 2-Channel
  • 2 Handheld microphones
  • Diversity
  • UHF

6. innopow WM-333

The innopow WM-333 is another inexpensive but reliable wireless microphone system under $200. There are a plethora of reasons why we love it. For one, it offers a very long battery life between 14-17 hours. You’ll also love the vast 240-foot max range. In terms of its reliability and signal strength, this system outperforms its price range.

It offers 40 different selectable frequencies on each of the two channels. Providing 80 frequencies total, you’ll surely find the clearest available channel without disruption. Be sure to check out the reviews below!

Users Say: “Really nice microphone for the money. Used them at a benefit with a multiple rooms set up and was able to go into all three rooms and never lost signal while announcing raffles and door prizes. They even seemed pretty close to the output of my corded SM58 when used for singing. Seem to be built well and handling noise is minimal for a microphone in this price range. These are not $500 wireless microphones so they should not be compared to such but are pretty close to them so far. For what I need them for they are perfect and cost-effective.”

Tech Specs & Details

  • 80-Channel
  • UHF
  • Dual Handheld
  • Battery Life: 16 Hours
  • 40 selectable frequencies
  • Range: 180 Feet

7. GEARDON

Next up, the GEARDON is another decent choice. Being one of the most budget-friendly on this list, this wireless system runs well below $200. Each of the two wireless handheld systems provides a 12-hour battery life. In terms of range, it offers one of the furthest on this list with a 250-foot max.

A useful attribute it provides is its auto channel search. You’ll appreciate how each mic has its own mute function, as well. With its PLL synthesized technology, it produces a clear signal with excellent clarity for the price. If you need a dual-channel system with two handheld microphones, this system is an awesome choice!

Users Say: “This mic setup exceeds expectations. I built a semi-pro home karaoke system and these mics are a great fit. The sound is perfect, with no range issues all around the house. Can set up the karaoke in the back yard and don’t need to move the base unit. Great for the price, I’m very happy with mine. Very easy to use, just plug and play. Highly recommend it for friends. You will not regret your purchase.”

Tech Specs & Details

  • Rechargeable battery
  • Wireless range: 250 feet
  •  200 Channel 
  • UHF
  • 2 Handheld microphones
  • Mute Button
  • Battery Life: 12 hours

8. Phenyx Pro PTU-5000A 4-channel

Last but not least, the Phenyx Pro PTU-5000A is a superb wireless microphone system that dramatically superseded its meager price. But don’t take only our word for it. This system is very famous with near-perfect reviews among users. First of all, it has a robust all-metal construction that is able to withstand vigorous touring conditions. Generally, we don’t recommend wireless systems in this price range for touring or traveling. However, this unit is very tough and able to repel harsh conditions.

When it comes to reliability and signal strength, this system stands above the crowd, as well. It has a secure signal with far less dropout or interference compared to other systems in this price range. You’ll also love its sound quality. Not only is it clear, but it’s decent at reject background noise, as well. Lastly, the range is outstanding proving a 260-foot max. Overall, we believe this microphone is the best value. We highly recommend it!

Users Say: “The sound quality is incredible especially the metal handheld mics. They don’t feel cheap. The metal material makes them feel very professional. There is no fuzzy noise or squealed sound during the meeting, and it won’t pick up any background noise when you speak into it. The lapel mics are sensitive enough to pick up sound and it is very easy to clip them on your shirt. No dropouts during use. Other than the sound quality, the system is extremely easy to operate. It is a plug and goes system with the great build quality. I would surely recommend this system if this is within your budget.”

Tech Specs & Details

  • Construction: Metal
  • 2 Exterior Antennas
  • 4-Channel 
  • 4 Handheld wireless microphones
  • UHF
  • Wireless Range: 260 Feet

Our Winner

Keep in mind that our opinion is not the end all be all. Like mentioned earlier, everyone has different needs, requirements, and budgets for their wireless microphone systems. However, our winner is the Phenyx Pro PTU-5000A for a multitude of reasons. We believe it has the best sound quality, it has a tough metal build, it provides exception signal strength for the low price, it has 4 separate channels with 4 handheld microphones, and it’s the overall best bang for the buck. We highly recommend it!

Quick Recap

Here Are The Best Cheap Wireless Microphone Systems Below $200

  • innopow 4-channel
  • Xvive U3
  • Phenyx Pro PTV-2000B
  • PRORECK MX44
  • GTD Audio 2×800
  • innopow WM-333
  • GEARDON
  • Phenyx Pro PTU-5000A 4-channel

The 6 Things To Watch Out For When Getting A Wireless Microphone System 

1.Reliability

Reliability of a wireless microphone system is, in my opinion, the absolute most crucial factor in determining a good system. You need to know that your microphone will not randomly cut out due to signal interference while performing or speaking live. When your wireless mic is more susceptible to dropouts, even if it’s as little as once every three events, you still have the “fear of uncertainty” in the back of your mind.

2. Durability

The durability of a wireless microphone system is far more important than we think at first. Wireless microphones cost a fair amount of money. If it’s not durable enough and it breaks, you lose money. You don’t want to spend money on a cheaper built plastic unit thinking your smart because you saved money just to have it break a year later.

3. Microphone Sound Quality

Even more so important for singers rather than speakers, it is crucial that your microphone delivers excellent sound quality. Microphones were not all made equally. Some mics produce more of a warm tone, some are bright and punchy, some mics are much more articulate than others, and the list goes on.

4. Range

Range is an important factor for more reasons than just crowd surfing through the audience while singing your song.

For bands or DJ’s who perform corporate events or weddings, the client will require you to provide sound support for any speeches or toasts. Of the 90+ events I have played with in the past four years, the client will typically walk throughout the venue during the speech or toast with your wireless mic.

A safe amount of range your wireless mic needs for corporate or wedding gigs would be 200 ft. Speakers, who are usually the client that hired you, can walk around the venue without any mic dropouts. Some of these details may sound minor, but they speak volumes to the client and 3rd parties of each event. In turn, you are creating more future gigs/weddings/events.

5. Convenience

Convenience is not a common thought when first purchasing a wireless microphone system. In terms of battery life, how to charge or change the batteries, setting up the system before gigs, etc. an inconvenient wireless microphone system gets annoying fast. Not to mention, consistent battery purchases increase the annual overhead at a much faster pace than expected. Therefore, wireless microphones that either uses rechargeable batteries or have a much longer battery life is best.

6. Frequency Band

One of the more complicated subjects in the wireless music equipment realm, which frequency band for your wireless microphone system is the best choice? 

First off, what is a frequency band?

The entire frequency range, or radio spectrum, operates between 3 kHz to 300 GHz. Frequency bands are an interval in the frequency domain, having a fixed boundary between a lower frequency and an upper frequency. For example, the wireless guitar system Shure BLX14 -H10 operates in the frequency band between 542-572 MHz. The 542 MHz is the lower frequency when the 572 MHz is the higher frequency, everything between the fixed boundary is the frequency band that the Shure BLX14 -H10 operates in.

In short, 2.4GHz Digital Wireless is the all-around best frequency band choice for your wireless microphone system. 2.4GHz is globally available, globally unlicensed, and has more chance of a sustainable future. The majority of the other frequency bands are either unavailable outside of the US or Canada, need a costly/inconvenient license to operate in some countries or have an uncertain future with the FCC banning the frequency.

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