Shure GLXD14 Wireless Guitar System

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89 out of 100. Incorporating 175+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$449
Shure GLXD14
Shure GLXD14

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 89/100 is based on analysis of 175+ 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.

Shure's GLXD14 exemplifies how many musicians prefer simplicity and quality over extra features when it comes to wireless guitar systems.

The GLXD4 receiver is as straightforward as it can be, sporting a familiar table top profile that's free from bells and whistles.

It's only purpose is to wireless connect your guitar to your rig, and it does so via Shure's LINKFREQ technology, which automatically syncs the transmitter and receiver to open channels.

The Instrument friendly GLXD1 transmitter is powered by Shure's rechargeable Li-Ion battery, which allows for up to 16 hours of use.

Both the receiver and transmitter seamlessly change channels when needed, without having to breakup your signal and your performances.

Specifications:

  • Transmitter: GLXD1 Bodypack
    • Battery: 3.7V Lithium-ion Rechargeable (Up to 16 Hours)
    • Guitar Cable: WA305 (TA4F to 1/4")
    • Dimensions: 3.56" x 2.54" x 0.9"
    • Weight: 0.95 lbs.
  • Receiver: GLXD4 Table Top
    • Antenna: Fixed
    • Operating Range: 65 ft Line-of-Sight (200ft. Ideal Conditions)
    • Frequency Range: 2.4GHz
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz–20kHz
    • Output: 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
    • Dimensions: 1.6" x 7.2" x 4.6"
    • Weight: 0.63 lbs.
  • Features:LINKFREQ Auto-Frequency Management

Pros

Shure GLX-D continues to exceed the expectations of many users, to the point that even experts find themselves in awe of its sound quality and real-world reliability. Many describe the sound as crystal clear and dynamic, while others are surprised to hear details and nuances that are usually lost with a wireless system. Also prominently reported is its quiet operation, which stands out for many users who have had bad experiences with other wireless systems.

Cons

Some professional musicians give this system lower scores because the receiver is not rackmountable. There are a few users who comment that the resulting sound is subtly brighter compared to when they are using cables, but this maybe due to more sonic detail going through.

Overall

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 Guitar Wireless Systems.