(Hopefully not off-topic noob question)
We have a hearing loop set up which uses a Sennheiser collar radio mic and receiver which works pretty well. We recently bought a handheld Sennheiser mic for use in meetings so that hearing loop users can hear speech from audience members. Unfortunately, when both mics are switched on, there is a lot of mid-high frequency interference which makes the system barely useable.

Is there any way to salvage this setup? I've tried various different frequencies and all sound pretty much the same. Do we need a receiver that runs on separate frequencies for each mic?

1 Answer 1


Generally, for best sound quality you want every mic to be paired with a receiver, and each pair to be on a different frequency. These can then be patched into a mixer.

This not only reduces the likelihood of interference, but also lets you adjust the gain on each mic channel independently - which could be useful in situations such as the one you are describing.

  • Thanks DM. The the microphone was bought as an add-on to a system that worked fine with one mic. without anyone really knowing much about the subject.
    – pelms
    May 10, 2011 at 13:53

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.