Shure BLX288/B58 Dual Channel Wireless Handheld Microphone System - 2 Mics

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88 out of 100. Incorporating 30+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$699
Shure BLX288/B58 Dual Channel Wireless Handheld Microphone System

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 88/100 is based on analysis of 30+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The BLX288 / B58 Features two Shure Beta58 Microphones.

Beta58's are known for their more refined treble response over their SM58 siblings.

This package still includes the BLX288 wireless system that features a handy 1-button setup for ease of use as well as conflict-free operation for up to 12 wireless transmitters.

Feature Overview

  • Mic frequency response: 50Hz-16kHz
  • Receiver frequency - can be bought in the following UHF bands:
    • H9: 512MHz to 542MHz
    • H10: 542MHz to 572MHz
    • H11: 572MHz to 596MHz
    • J11: 596MHz to 608MHz + 614 MHz - 616MHz
  • Range: Up to 300 feet / 91.44 meters
  • Two XLR outputs and a Two 1/4’’ audio output jacks
  • 14 hours of use with two AA batteries
  • Operating range of up to 300' (line of sight)

Pros
Users praise the Beta58's sound indicating that there was little to no difference between it and the wired version. The transmitter was also commended for ease of use and setup.

Cons
The transmitter unit felt not as robustly built as the microphones, as told by a few users.

Overall
If you need a wireless 2 mic set that features Shure's Beta58 microphones the BLX288/B58 Dual pack is one to go for.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Wireless Microphone Systems.

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