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How do they stack up? The Shure SLX2/SM58 Handheld Transmitter with SM58 Microphone, H5 vs the Behringer Ultralink ULM100USB Karaoke Mic

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First, let's have a look at the Shure SLX2/SM58 Handheld Transmitter with SM58 Microphone, H5. Here we have another serious heavyweight contender. Meet the legendary Shure SM58 vocal microphone. This beautifully crafted wireless microphone is designed for professional vocal use for events like live performances, sound reinforcement, and studio recordings. For those of you seriously committed to producing next-level karaoke events, this is the mic for you.

The second product we will be examining in this comparison is the Behringer Ultralink ULM100USB Karaoke Mic. This set is the perfect package for those looking to get a complete system for their karaoke parties. It comes with two ULM200M handheld microphones and a ULM200D dual-mode USB receiver, which we love because it means there’s a mic for you, and one for a friend.


Taking a closer look at the features of the Shure SLX2/SM58 Handheld Transmitter with SM58 Microphone, H5

We chose it because it is a beast of a mic with clear attention to details. For example, it features a highly effective, built-in spherical filter to minimize wind and breath 'pop' noise. It also uses a unidirectional (cardioid) pickup pattern isolates the main sound source while minimizing unwanted background noise. Frankly, this mic’s tailored vocal response for sound is truly a world standard for singing or speech.


Let's take a closer look at the Behringer Ultralink ULM100USB Karaoke Mic

These karaoke mics are great to pick for karaoke lovers as they sound great and have a very good range (up to 400’/120M) leaving you able to freely roam around your home stage. We also love that you won't have to deal with the hassle of frequency matching; the receiver automatically pairs with the transmitter, so setup is as easy as plug-and-play. Behringer also devoted special attention to the ULM202USB's battery design to ensure that battery life is extended as long as possible.

HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON
Shure SLX2/SM58 Handheld Transmitter with SM58 Microphone, H5 Behringer Ultralink ULM100USB Karaoke Mic
KEY FEATURES

+ Pneumatic shock-mount system cuts down handling noise

+ Effective, built-in spherical wind and pop filter

+ Legendary Shure quality, ruggedness and reliability

+ Cardioid (unidirectional) dynamic

+ Frequency response: 50 to 15,000 Hz

+ High-quality microphone capsule for dedicated vocal applications

+ Ultra-compact USB receiver with dual mode analog/digital audio interface

+ Digital 2.4 GHz wireless connectivity offers superior sound quality

+ Maximum range 120m
WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT
 Overall, this is an excellent choice at a very fair price point for the quality you’ll be receiving. If you’re looking to stand out as the Karaoke King or Queen, do not overlook this option.  Overall, this system provides an affordable entry into good quality, wireless mics - perfect for karaoke get-togethers.


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