Good mic for a singing drummer, albeit very pricey
Whilst having problems finding a suitable head worn mic suitable for a singing drummer, Joe Millne dug this up for me. While this mic does not completely reject bleed from the drums, this does an admirable job in a hard-wired format. It is EXPENSIVE, yes!!! But if you want the convenience of a good head worn microphone, this is the best of the bunch.
The one negative (besides the price) is the pop screen. It pops off of the mic with too much ease. While the instructions tell you to put it straight to your lips for optimal noise rejection, it also serves as the distance reference from the lips to the capsule. When you get one of these, there's a good chance you may have one of the old windscreens. Call Frank (of AKG, who handles parts for this microphone) at 818-920-3279 to order replacements. You will need extra pop screens, anyway (as per the instructions).
Some may not like the battery/control pack. It's fine for me. I do like the programmable switch. Default setting is for a "cough button", but I have mine set up as an on/off switch. This is handy for the songs I do not sing any backing vocals on, minimising the potential of bleed over.
This microphone has great gain and needs no EQ'ing. It is heads and shoulders above the Audio Technica Hex80 head worn microphone it replaced, but this Crown costs nearly 4x as much. Forget the AT model I've mentioned- it bleeds way too much and sounds nasally. No wired head worn mic even comes close to this one. If you want to save money, then get used to a mic stand and use a Heil PR20 rather than messing about with any of the other head worns out there. Yes, it takes spending THIS much to get a quality head worn microphone.
The price and the pop screen are what prevents this from getting 5 stars.