Does wireless sound as good as a cable?

Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by Guithartic, Jan 13, 2022 at 10:42 AM.

  1. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    I also got a wireless thing off Amazon. The brand is Ammoon.

    I like it a lot. Have gigged with it with zero issues. Cost me 45 bux. Its plastic, so I'm careful with it.

    Looks like this. I guess these fly by night companies change names a lot. But the unit looks like this and it is 5. whatever gigga thingies.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YTBJF5P/?tag=strattalk05-20
     
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  2. Bill Moore

    Bill Moore Strat-Talker

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    Back in the day we bought wireless for the guitar and bass player so they could move around a little. The guitar player used to get down with the crowd while taking a solo. One of the venues had an upper floor for more tables, sometimes he got carried away, and ran up the steps, and played from there. At around 70' away, we had some delay!
     
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  3. Guithartic

    Guithartic Strat-Talk Member

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    I asked them. They said they used the same $40 Joyo one that Mioch uses, and they couldn’t tell the difference.
     
  4. Miotch

    Miotch Senior Stratmaster

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    The old unit I used to use was pretty handy for me walking out in front of the stage and listening to the mix since we usually didn't have a sound person.
     
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  5. PeteGeordie

    PeteGeordie Strat-Talker

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    Couple of questions as I've considered getting a cheap wireless system

    The one I was looking at is 2.4GHz range. Do you get interference from home WiFi which is also on 2.4GHz?


    Do these eliminate "mains hum" as you are no longer sharing an earth with the amp?
     
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  6. 33db

    33db Senior Stratmaster

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    With a good wireless system I think it's better, it's brighter as there is no cable resistance being built up.
    However people like the cable sound so a lot of wireless devices have added a "cable" function.
     
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  7. Guithartic

    Guithartic Strat-Talk Member

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    I had an Ammoon looper pedal that worked really well before I got a Boss RC-5. The Ammoon was solid construction, so I respect the brand. Thanks.
     
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    Hydr0 Senior Stratmaster

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    i use a pretty expensive one and i think it actually sounds a little bit better to me than when i use longer cable....maybe it's in my head, who knows. I just cant be tethered to something when I play, i hate the feeling...that's why i went for it.
     
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    33db Senior Stratmaster

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    A decent wireless device will channel hop to the best channel, so yes it's possible, but unlikely if the device has been designed correctly.
    I don't recommend cheap wireless, but if it's just to play go for it.
     
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  10. teleamp

    teleamp Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Everything in the signal sucks tone... I
     
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    mad axe man Senior Stratmaster

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    never used a wireless but since I've moved to the country from the big city i want one..can anyone recommend a decent unit but not over expensive?
     
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    lbpesq Strat-O-Master

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    I use a Donner system that cost about $50 at home for when I’m working on guitars and need to test. It seems to work o.k., but does suffer from the occasional drop out. Not sure of the range. For playing I’ve been using the Pra WIC for guitar for several years. GREAT wireless with a LONG range. Rechargeable battery, very convenient. I believe they are now sold under the name “Audality M1”.

    Bill, tgo
     
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  13. circles

    circles Resident Pinball Enthusiast

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    My Xvive works fine. If it sounds any different, my untrained ears can't tell the difference.
     
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  14. Mike H

    Mike H Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member

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    Wireless can sound as good as a cable, but the biggest problem with them is latency, or the time it takes to process the signal between the instrument and the amp. The more expensive units have close to zero latency. The cheaper units won't function as well.
    We're talking about milliseconds, but it can be enough to be quite noticeable.
     
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    Wont it cause some form Of noise interference ? a cable cannot
     
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    ElementMan Strat-Talk Member

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    I second that on XVive. These are great little devices. Can I hear a difference? Maybe a tiny bit. But they weigh nothing and have great range. I would say that battery life is OK, but not awesome, so these are on the charger almost every night. Having said all that: great product!
     
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  17. Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday Blooze daddy Silver Member

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    A couple of the guys I jam with use the inexpensive units from Amazon. About the only issue is when they forget to charge them and they go away while playing. And sometimes our bass player has interference with his cell phone.
     
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    rocknrollrich Most Honored Senior Member

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    My drummer uses an ear peice for his monitor. He had this ridiculously long headphone cable that ran to the board.
    I recommend he buy this ^ or a similar brand and use it instead of the long cable.
    He absolutely loves it. No latency at all.
     
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    Stay away from tugboat traffic, you might pickup lots of extra conversation.
     
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    stormin1155 Strat-O-Master

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    I have one of the cheap $40 units. I lose a tiny bit of highs compared to a good 10' cable. Now if you're one who prances about the stage a lot and would need a long cable, it would probably be a wash.
     
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