Please listen to me – I’ve been in this business (Sound equipment and musical instruments) and worked as a a professional performer for a long time – this isn’t my first rodeo! No lav mic is good - none of them! Clip it on your shirt or lapel...you turn your head and the sound drops out. Because it is further from your mouth, you have to turn the volume on the PA higher to get it to work which greatly increases the odds of getting annoying feedback. I know, I know - everyone loves the idea of just clipping on the little mic but in the real world they just don't work well! The ONLY time they are used is for TV production where they are used (for fill-ins) TOGETHER WITH an overhead boom mic (unseen by camera) that is doing most of the work… Maybe your boss uses one clipped onto his lapel when addressing the employees at the sales meeting. Now really, how many are truly listening to him drone on about this month’s numbers??...you’re probably thinking of where you’ll be going on your vacation or how much longer till lunch...and who’s gonna tell the boss that he sounds like crap?
If they’re so bad, then why do I include one with your PA, you may ask? Because nobody listens to me or believes me when I tell them the truth as they are still living the “fantasy of the cute little mic clipped onto their shirt”. So I simply tell them, “both a headset and lapel mic are included. Try them both out and use the one that works best”....(that's called....psychology!).
If you still hate the idea of the black headset, a great alternative is this small tan colored “Earset” microphone that goes on quickly over one ear and is almost invisible. These have become the preferred mic used everywhere from Broadway to Vegas. We sell a very good earsest mic for our PAS-8000/8500 PA Systems for only $99. - These are very popular - I use this one personally and can tell you it works great. Compare to the other earsets that cost over $400. (for the mic alone).