Reviews and Problems with Shure WL185 Lavalier Microphone
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Jesse, B&H Photo
3 February 2014
Excerpt: I am a stage entertainer and I do not use this microphone for music, so I can only speak for my purposes. It works well for me. Prior to this purchase, I bought an omnidirectional lavalier microphone and learned the hard way that omnidirectional mics have bad feedback problems near a set of speakers. This cardioid (WL185) mic solved the problem. I know because I tested it out a couple different places. I love that the WL185 comes with a windscreen. It is really nice.
Excerpt: We use the lavalier mic on our wireless system. I appreciate the solid construction of mic assembly, and heavy duty wire which is quite pliable. The lapel clip could use some improvment, which some may have difficulty operating with one hand.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Quality
Excerpt: I have used wireless mics for years for public speaking. I recently needed to purchase a backup system for an older one I had been using. I purchased a Shure, but it came with a smaller flatter, omnidirectional microphone. I bought this mic as a replacement for that one. It is superior in tone and sound quality and does not have the feedback issues that an omnidirectional mic does. I highly recommend this mic!
The standard lapel style microphone for presenters and wirless use. WL185
5 February 2013
Summary: The Shure WL185 lavalier style microphone is a standard in the audio/visual and live presentation industry. The WL185 is the cardioid pattern version of Shure's WL series microphones made for their various wireless lavalier belt packs. The cardioid pattern has enough rejection to avoid excessive feedback, and also allows for voice pickup when turning your head from side to side.
Excerpt: I bought this lavalier because the one that my shure wireless system came with got a short in it. This mic works great! I use it 3 times a week with no problems. Seems to work better than the original. Less prone to feedback than the original mic as well.
Excerpt: We used this lav for a class being taught, recorded and filmed at the church. It's cheaper than the countryman headset and better for speakers who don't want a headset that feels awkward around their ear. We'll probably go on to use this for preaching on Sunday's as well. Sound quality was great, and when the person turns their head left to right it continues to pick up their voice well, without picking up other ambient noise around the person.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile