Hey there, Deb. Well, the ones I have are the kind that do come apart from the box. In other words, you can use them as powered mics, or they can simply be used as mics that plug directly into your unit. The mono mic that I have which looks identical to these stereo ones is attached to a box, and it does not detach from it. Hope that helps, and you're most welcome for any small bit of help that I was able to provide.