Shure GLXD24R/B87A Digital Wireless Handheld Microphone System

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93 out of 100. Incorporating 275+ ratings and reviews.

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$689
Shure GLXD24R/B87A Digital Wireless Handheld Microphone System

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 93/100 is based on analysis of 275+ 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 GLXD24R / B87A is a wireless microphone system with a handheld transmitter mic based on the popular Shure BETA 87A condenser mic.

This mic is well-loved for its supercardioid capsule, which works well even in situations with loud stage noise.

The transmitter runs on a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that gives up to 16 hours of continuous use, and an operation range of up to 200 feet.

The GLXD receiver operates on the 2.4 GHz frequency and features built-in frequency management that identifies open channels for your perusal.

It also comes with continuous interference monitoring and automatic frequency switching.

Feature Overview

  • Mic frequency response: 50Hz-20kHz
  • Receiver frequency: 2.4GHz
  • Range: Up to 100 Feet (Indoors) / 30.48 Meters
  • Two XLR individual outputs and one 1/4" TRS Mixed output
  • Automatic Channel monitoring and switching
  • Half Rack Profile

Pros
Users have high expectations when it comes to Shure mics, and the GLXD24R/B87A surpasses what most users look for in a wireless system. From its crystal clear sound to its solid build, owners have mostly good things to say - more specifically about the handheld transmitter. It also scores points for convenience and battery life.

Cons
Since it operates on the 2.4 GHz frequency, it is prone to WiFi interference as reported by a few users. Thankfully, this minor setback is easily corrected by distancing the receiver from other devices that utilize the same frequency.

Overall
If you're looking for a high-quality wireless mic with the Beta 87A's brand of quiet operation then this set is worth checking out, particularly if you prefer condenser mics over dynamic mics like the SM58.

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.