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Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone

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The Gem Sound GMW-42 is an affordable single channel wireless microphone system featuring VHF high band operation to ensure good performance in prese...Click To Read More About This Product

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Affordable and easy-to-use handheld wireless microphone system.

The Gem Sound GMW-42 is an affordable single channel wireless microphone system featuring VHF high band operation to ensure good performance in presentation and singing situations. The dynamic microphone is designed for clarity and warmth and has an off/standby/on switch allowing for convenient audio muting while performing. This system works with any standard PA system - just plug the receiver via the included ¼ to ¼ connecting cable into a mixer and experience wireless freedom. Microphone operates on two standard AA alkaline batteries (not included).

Consumer Alert:

Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system without a license is subject to certain restrictions: the system may not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level (not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCCs wireless microphone website at: www.fcc.gov/cgb/wirelessmicrophones.

FEATURES
Microphone with cardioid pickup pattern to minimize feedback
Frequency response of 70Hz-16000Hz
Wireless FM transmitter and receiver
Up to 100-foot range
Frequency Stability +/- 0.005%
Includes AC adapter for receiver and ¼ to ¼ connecting cable to mixer
Low battery LED indicator

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SPECIFICATIONS
A = VHF 232.2mhz
B = VHF 256.1mhz
C = VHF 229.7mhz
D = VHF 258.6mhz
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Gem SoundProfessional Handheld Wireless Microphone
 
3.2

(based on 50 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

65%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Lightweight (23)
  • Good audio (22)
  • Compact (14)
  • Durable (9)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (11)
  • Unreliable (11)
  • Limited functions (10)
  • Not durable (5)
  • Bulky/heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (21)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (16)
  • Performances (14)
  • Home studio (11)
  • Amateur recording (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (28), Professional musician (16), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

EXCELLENT FOR THE PRICE! GOOD SOUND!

I'm a professional musician and dj. This mic is perfect for karaoke.
I own 3 and so far didn't let me down. For the price this mic is great so you don't...Read complete review

I'm a professional musician and dj. This mic is perfect for karaoke.
I own 3 and so far didn't let me down. For the price this mic is great so you don't need to handle your expensive one to a customer. A lot of people are complaining to much for a cheap mic... what do you want??? High end??? Then don't be cheap and pay a lot more! Hello!
Believe me that gem sound did a great job for this inexpensive mic... it sounds good and the construction is simple a bit fragile but if you take care of it I'm sure will be fine. If you are picki or want pure pristine.sound, don't be cheap and go somewhere else. If you want something not professional but with a descent sound, this is it! Also keep in mind that the better your pa system the better the sound... I cant say how long they will last but during my last 30 shows they worked like a charm. Congrats gem sound for this little cheapie yet good mic. For the low price and capabilities according to price this mic deserves an honest 5 star. Hope my review helps. Good luck!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Simply did not work

Although the mic appeared to work in a limited fashion when I tested it (poor range, poor sound quality, but at least it functioned), the first time someone picked it up to...Read complete review

Although the mic appeared to work in a limited fashion when I tested it (poor range, poor sound quality, but at least it functioned), the first time someone picked it up to use it, it simply refused to work. It appeared to be getting the signal but the volume was almost zero. Yes they were fresh batteries. A bad unit? Perhaps. But it went back in the box and returned. I was not interested in trying again. Decided there is no such thing as a functional inexpensive wireless, so I bought a wired pic and deal with the restrictions of the wire. Don't have wads of cash to spend on the good stuff but can't see trying to operate with something that will let you down when you need it. Happy that Musician's Friend handled the return and refund without hassle. I'll continue to buy from Musicians Friend because I know if I do wind up with something that is less than top quality, I won't be stuck with it. Someone said any mic with "professional" in the name is to be avoided. Perhaps this is an indication that he's correct.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Price works fine

By Bluesman

from Louisville, Ky

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • No Drop Outs

Cons

  • Akaline Only

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Mobile DJ

Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

This mic worked good for karaoke.It's not as clear as a shure or other quality mic but, I adjusted eq and got a good sound.I had no drop outs and no feedback. Tip is turn volume up only 1/2 to 3/4 no more. use good battery.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EXCELLENT FOR THE PRICE! GOOD SOUND!

By Zpiritbody

from Nokomis, FL

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

    I'm a professional musician and dj. This mic is perfect for karaoke.
    I own 3 and so far didn't let me down. For the price this mic is great so you don't need to handle your expensive one to a customer. A lot of people are complaining to much for a cheap mic... what do you want??? High end??? Then don't be cheap and pay a lot more! Hello!
    Believe me that gem sound did a great job for this inexpensive mic... it sounds good and the construction is simple a bit fragile but if you take care of it I'm sure will be fine. If you are picki or want pure pristine.sound, don't be cheap and go somewhere else. If you want something not professional but with a descent sound, this is it! Also keep in mind that the better your pa system the better the sound... I cant say how long they will last but during my last 30 shows they worked like a charm. Congrats gem sound for this little cheapie yet good mic. For the low price and capabilities according to price this mic deserves an honest 5 star. Hope my review helps. Good luck!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Simply did not work

    By bealss

    from Finger Lakes, NY

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

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    Pros

    • Price

    Cons

    • Failed To Function
    • Poor Sound Quality
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • None

    Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

    Although the mic appeared to work in a limited fashion when I tested it (poor range, poor sound quality, but at least it functioned), the first time someone picked it up to use it, it simply refused to work. It appeared to be getting the signal but the volume was almost zero. Yes they were fresh batteries. A bad unit? Perhaps. But it went back in the box and returned. I was not interested in trying again. Decided there is no such thing as a functional inexpensive wireless, so I bought a wired pic and deal with the restrictions of the wire. Don't have wads of cash to spend on the good stuff but can't see trying to operate with something that will let you down when you need it. Happy that Musician's Friend handled the return and refund without hassle. I'll continue to buy from Musicians Friend because I know if I do wind up with something that is less than top quality, I won't be stuck with it. Someone said any mic with "professional" in the name is to be avoided. Perhaps this is an indication that he's correct.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    works OK for what I need

    By burkr44

    from Sioux Falls, SD

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

    doesn't have the full round tone like my Shure wireless , but will work for rehearsals so I don't have to bring all of my gig rig inside. easy to set up and use and could be a decent spare if needed.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    FANTASTIC

    By AL IS 007

    from Staten Island NY

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events

      Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

      i purchased two of these for pool parties at my home. They are perfect for these type of events. I have not owned them long enough to know if they are durable. I do not believe they will hold up to playing at clubs on a regular basis. Overall, they are perfect for my weekend pool parties.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not too bad if the price is right

      By Bam Bam

      from Mesa, Az

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Decent For The Price
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy
      • Too big
      • Won't Fit In Mic Stand

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

      It was a good buy for the value. I would recommend if the price is right but it is quite big and won't fit in a standard microphone stand

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Low Expectations Not Met

      By Shaemus

      from New Mexico

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

          Despite the very mixed reviews, I thought I'd give it a try for limited use at our small church. I could have easily lived with mediocre sound quality, but the sound quality is downright terrible rendering this mic virtually useless. Don't be suckered by the low price like I was.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Stupid Deal Nets 2 Broken units !

          By pieeater254

          from Lehigh Valley, PA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Limited Functions
          • Poor Sound Quality
          • Pricey / Poor Value
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

            To all of the eternal optimists out there... If you are going to take a chance on an electronic item that sounds too good to be true, TEST it as soon as it arrives. Really, don't wait.

            I think GEM and MF were counting on enough people not using these units till after it's too late to return, so that the profit from us outweighs the loss from more intelligent consumers who immediately test and return it for a refund. You guys got me this time, but I hope others can learn from my experience. I still love MF, but GEM will NEVER get my business again...

            I always considered GEM equipment to be the lowest rung on the ladder as far as quality, but I thought I would get somewhat serviceable, but less than great units to use in a pinch. When they were rolled out in their "just in case" backup role, BOTH units were not functional. The wireless transmitters would not power power on at all, no light on the unit, no sound at the receiver. I could kick myself, since by the time I used them, it was past the manufactures 30 day warranty. Live and learn.

            Seriously, if it worked like complete garbage, but at least worked, I would feel a whole lot better about it, but since I bought two and both were non-functional, I would have to assume that many other people got the same. I even suspect that the "STUPID" deal of the day is occasionally used as a way to clear the warehouse of non functioning garbage. Remember, a "STUPID" deal can go both ways you know !

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            You get what you pay for

            By can turner

            from Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

              I guess you get what you pay for. I agree with what one of the other reviewers said. The word "Professional" needs to be taken out of the description of this mic. Very poor quality (plastic) and sound.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great bargain

              By Manny

              from Lopatcong, NJ

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

                I bought this to play around doing karaoke. On New Year's Eve I brought it out and EVERYONE at the party sang on it. It was the coolest thing and everyone was impressed how much it costs.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good

                By cj

                from Missouri

                About Me Novice

                See all my reviews

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Inexpenisve

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

                  Good for the money, seems durable, plastic casing with metal grille, dropped mine once, still works.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good

                  By Beaver

                  from Shiner, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Mobile DJ

                    Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

                    I would recommend to anyone who is looking for an inexpensive all around mic.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great wireless microphone for the money

                    By Guesssongs

                    from New Haven, CT

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events

                      Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

                      We use this microphone in our Church for congregants to make announcements during service. It's passed around by deacons as needed. The low cost microphone was simple to set up, has an easy to use on/off switch, sounds great and doesn't feed back in our Church. The range of 100ft is adequate for our needs. I should have bought two.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      nice small microphone

                      By Harry

                      from Pound, VA

                      About Me Novice

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Limited Functions

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording

                      Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

                      I like this little mic because it does what it says it does and that's the main thing. I was tired of all the wires and cords so this was the way to go.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Wireless Mic great bang for the buck$$

                      By Hondo8671

                      from Mo.

                      About Me Experienced

                      See all my reviews

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                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

                        this is worth the $$$ for what you get. Sounds good,easy to change batterys and it works on AA batterys not 9 volt...

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        good microphone

                        By lyntii

                        from Ohio

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Limited Functions

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

                        Easy to use. Drop the batteries in and go.

                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Price is great.

                        By louie

                        from pulaski, TN

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

                          Love the price

                           
                          1.0

                          See the little orange cap on the end?

                          By Mainmat

                          from Missouri

                          About Me Experienced

                          See all my reviews

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                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Breaks Easily
                            • Bulky/Heavy
                            • Unreliable

                            Best Uses

                            • Childs Toy

                            Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

                            Like I stated, see the little orange cap on the bottom of the mic? That means it's a childs toy.
                            If that's what you're looking for then hey, good price. Just don't drop it. Even on carpet.

                             
                            5.0

                            Met the need!

                            By LL

                            from New york

                            About Me Novice

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Hosted A Backyard Weddin

                                Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

                                Worked great for the toasts and some dancing/ and DJ'ing!

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Worthless

                                By Sound Guy

                                from Columbus OH

                                About Me Experienced

                                Comments about Gem Sound Professional Handheld Wireless Microphone:

                                Got one on the Stupid Deal of the day, looking for cheap mic I can give to e.g. a child w/o being upset when they drop it in the water. The mic did not power on; fresh batteries but no light from the LED, and no signal out to the mixer. Musicians Friend was good about exchanging, but the replacement unit also did not function. More precisely, again no LED on the mic, but if I turned everything to the max and ate the mic, one could hear it. 3 inches from the mouth and it is inaudible. Since some people here are happy with it, I assume the manufacturer has quality control problems.

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