Most cordless microphones have a lot of dropout, like a cell phone with poor service coverage. I found this frustrating, which is why after much research I chose the Line 6 Digital mic. It performs extremely well and has a very low dropout rate and was well worth the added expense. An added benefit is this mic is digital – not analog for superior sound quality and total FCC compliance. There is no interference from military base/marine communication equipment. Some companies will buy their equipment from eBay. I would much rather spend more and have reliable, trustworthy equipment to depend on for your party.