I have noticed many times people make big mistakes when buying a karaoke microphone. The most common mistake is that they end up buying an expensive device that offers much more than needed and it’s basically an over-kill. The main reason for this, as you can guess, is being confused about specifications and features given that most people have no time and patience for a thorough research.
My intention here is to provide you with a brief and easy to read guideline that will help you understand better this device and therefore make a better choice when purchasing one.
How does a Microphone work?
A Microphone is a typical example of a transducer. A transducer is a device that transforms one form of energy to another. In the case of a microphone, the acoustical energy is converted to electrical energy. Let me restate this in a bit of a simpler way: a microphone converts the sound waves (produced by a singer or a musical instrument for instance) into an audio signal. Microphones have a built-in diaphragm that vibrates when hit by the sound wave. The audio signal mentioned above is actually produced as a result of such vibration. The generated audio signal will then travel through your amplifier, speaker, mixer or whatever electronic devices that would be present in your audio chain following your microphone.