1st headworn mic our sound engineer likes
We've used Shure Beta 54s for the last 14 years, and they're really good, but sound engineers always groused about them. They much prefer the sound of handheld microphones. HOWEVER, I took a deep breath and paid the bigger bucks when it came time to replace one of the old ones, and our sound engineer is ecstatic. He said the highs are suddenly much clearer. Singing seems much more effortless and I'm finding it easier to use more color and styling since the subtleties are now more audible to me. Based on an earlier review, I contacted Sweetwater rep Lindsey Becker, who uses this microphone personally, and she answered every question.
We have some serious choreography in our show band, with head snaps and head tosses, and this doesn't move. It's not quite as convenient as the Shure 54's for eating and drinking since the microphone isn't on a swivel joint, but it also doesn't drop out of place when we're jumping. It's much more comfortable, and ladies, I can once again wear earrings during shows. (With Shure 54s dangly earrings hit the metal microphone boom and add quite a bit of unintended percussion, bringing glares from the sound engineer and immediate jewelry removal.)
It's more money, but depending on what you do, worth it!