Behringer B-2 Pro : AlanForPresident's user review
"Affordable, but does need some work"
The Beyer B2 Pro is a dual diaphragm condenser microphone and is one of the cheapest priced microphones that will get you a good sound no matter if you use it for vocals or for instruments. It is a pretty versatile microphone, it is a condenser so it will require a 48 V phantom power to work, unlike the other Beyer microphone that is dynamic and doesn’t require you to have phantom power. It is shock mounted and has a pressure gradient transducer. It has a great transparent sound, the sound is actually better a few of the other Beyer microphones that cost almost twice as much. When choosing a condenser microphone it will come down to exactly what you want to use it for. All condenser microphones are better in some areas and not so good in others. This microphone can be used for live vocals, but I didn’t like the way it sounded when used for live instruments. When using the Beyer B2 Pro for live instruments in a live setting, the quality of the instruments wasn’t not too good. For live instruments I suggest using in a studio setting with proper room acoustics in order to get the best sound. You will not need room acoustics for your vocals though, you will be ok with just a regular room set up as your vocals aren’t too punchy like instruments are.
The quality of sound with the Beyer B2 Pro is about what you would expect to get out of a microphone in this price range. Maybe it is a little better than other microphones that are in this price range, but it is no where near where I wanted it to be. I had to invest more money for a versatile microphone that could work great in live and recording settings with vocals and with several instruments. My search for the perfect all around affordable microphone didn’t stop with the Beyer B2 Pro. I have used this microphone off and on for about 2 years before getting rid of it. It did serve its purpose while using it though.