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Shure WH20 Dynamic Headset Microphone

The WH20 headset microphone from Shure offers clear audio even in extreme temperatures. (4) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

The Shure WH20 is a rugged, lightweight, dynamic headset microphone that provides high-quality voice pickup. It fits securely for active microphone users, such as aerobics instructors and musicians, with low visibility for stage appearances.

The cardioid (unidirectional) pickup pattern provides greater gain-before-feedback and isolation from ambient noise and other unwanted sound sources. A carefully shaped frequency response includes a voice-frequency presence peak and a low-frequency roll-off to compensate for the proximity effect inherent in cardioid mics during close-talk operation.

Features

- Lightweight wireframe and elastic headband adjust for a secure, comfortable fit
- Extra-strong, small-diameter attached microphone cable resists breakage
- Collapsible microphone boom for easy storage and transportation
- Smooth, natural frequency response comparable to high-quality dynamic hand-held vocal microphones
- High input clipping level eliminates overload distortion
- Reliable at temperature and humidity extremes
- Supplied foam windscreen and clothing clip


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- Type: Dynamic, Close-Talking
- Frequency Response (at 8 mm) : 50 to 15,000 Hz
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid (unidirectional) response -- uniform with frequency, symmetrical about axis
- Impedance: Microphone rating impedance is 150 ohms (200 ohms actual)
- Output Level (close talked (at 12.5 mm (1/2 inch)) at 1,000 Hz) :
- Open Circuit Voltage: -67.0 db/Pa (0.45 mV)
- (1 Pa = 94 dB SPL)
- Hum Sensitivity: 38.4 dB equivalent SPL in a 1 millioersted field
- Polarity:
- WH20XLR as a wired microphone: Positive sound pressure on diaphragm produces positive voltage on pin 2 with respect to pin 3 of microphone output XLR connector
- Environmental Conditions:
- Operating Temperatures: -18 to 60 degrees C (0 to 140 degrees F)
- Storage Temperatures: -29 to 74 degreesC (-20 to 165 degrees F)
- Humidity: 0 to 95%
- Cable: Attached 1.22 m (4 ft), small-diameter, shielded, PVC-jacketed, two-conductor.
- Cable Connector: Three-pin XLR with detachable belt clip
- Construction:
- Black thermoplastic housing
- Stainless steel grille
- Black TEFLON-coated stainless steel wireframe
- Flexible plastic-clad monel gooseneck
- Rubber/nylon elastic headband
- Net Weight (including connector) : 98 g (3.5 oz)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
WH20XLR, with XLR Connector
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 3 in
WH20QTR, with 1/4" Hi-Z Connector
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 3 in
WH20TQG, with TA4F Connector
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 7 x 3 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-25-SHURE
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (4 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "First headset in years"
Overall: In an effort to save my back and consolidate the amount of gear I take to live gigs, I've gone back to using a headset mic instead of a mic on a stand. My trusty SM58 took care of me for years, but it's time for a change. The last time I used a headset mic, it was a crummy AKG that was difficult to maintain in position, weighed too much, and sounded like butt. So I had a bit of trepidation when I ordered this mic, even though the reviews I'd read were mostly favorable. Thankfully, the WH20 is a quality item, even though it's on a lower tier than, say, the Beta53. The mic is crisp and clean, and does an excellent job of picking up every nuance of my vocal. To the dismay of the rest of the band. This mic is light, sounds really good, and is comfortable enough to wear for hours at a time. One thing you're gonna want to keep in mind if you go the headset route is that a headset will pick up EVERYTHING. Every sniffle, cough, grunt and squawk. i ended up getting a Rolls mic switch to kill the signal when I'm not singing. Will probably replace that with a Panic Button so I can have a direct line to my tech or monitor engineer. My only issue with the mic is the gooseneck. It's a bit on the flimsy side, and could use a little beefing up. But all in all, this mic is a good quality, affordable entry into the world of headset mics. Recommended.
Style of Music: Rock, country, blues, R&B
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Very good experience with this microphone"
Overall: I bought this microphone to wear and sing into while I play guitar at my church. The mic seems to have good sound, with several people telling me they can't tell the difference between this and the higher end Sennheiser hand helds. What I didn't think about was with a headset mic, what do you do to cough? So I had to get a Rolls MicMute foot switch to use as a "cough button" or to otherwise silence the microphone. I have been quite pleased with the performance of the unit, but have found wearing it with my eyeglasses a bit clunky (I am always having to push my glasses back up on my nose) and would like to see a bigger "clothes clip" so I could attach the XLR connector to my belt. This is my first headset microphone so I don't have anything to compare it to, but would have no objection to having another just like it in the future.
Style of Music: I play Christian music at my church (mix of old hymns and newer praise music) and home, but more pop/country (Merle Haggard, Dan
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