There are numerous types of microphones out in the market, today. So, it is hardly surprising to find befuddled customers surveying the choices on offer (be it a wireless microphone, a hand held microphone, a hands free microphone, an instrument microphone or even a microphone conference system); and wondering which of these would best meet their needs.


A hand held microphone (which is colloquially referred to as a hand mike) is simply an acoustic-to-electric device that is held by hand, which converts sound to an electric signal. A hand held microphone can be used on myriad occasions; be it at a televised interview, a musical performance, or even a lecture, as the case maybe.


A hand held microphone can either be of the wireless variety or it can be wired, depending on the model chosen. Each brings with it, its own merits and demerits; so, careful evaluation of each is recommended, prior to purchase. Some have just the very basic options on offer, whilst others carry advanced features, which can indeed, be put to good use, on given occasions.


A suitable hand held microphone is generally, not difficult to find. Visiting a few local stores, which have such equipment in stock, should do the trick; but if such a search proves to be futile, then perusing the internet should yield satisfactory results. This is because, when engaging in online purchasing, potential customers can first short-list a few products that best meets their needs; and then, with minimal difficulty, see which manufacturers and/or suppliers, have such products on offer. Under this method, prices can be compared with relative ease; but customs duty, tariffs and shipping costs, should all be given due consideration, when the cost implications are worked out, so that a clear picture is arrived at. When purchasing a hand held microphone, online; reviews of the products in question, too, should be studied in detail; so that few disappointments, if any, would greet the would-be customer upon purchase.


Following a few, simple guidelines, would help users handle a hand held microphone, in a professional manner. For instance, a hand held microphone should always be grasped firmly; and it should be held at a constant distance, which is neither too close nor too far from the mouth; for best results. Of course, it goes without saying that users should first check if the on/off switch is working, early on; so as to avoid embarrassment later, when performing in public!


As is readily apparent, a hand held microphone has always been immensely popular. This is amply re-iterated by the fact that from inception, it has been widely used by many; and in all probability, it will be just as popular in times to come, too, as it is today.