Behringer XM1800S
Behringer XM1800S

Dynamic Microphone of the Ultravoice series

User Reviews: 4.229 Average price: $40

All user reviews for the Behringer XM1800S

Average Score: 4.2 ( 4.2/5 based on 29 reviews )
  10 reviews 34 %
  14 reviews 48 %
  3 reviews 10 %
  1 user review 3 %
Value For Money: Excellent
Binuz 03/22/2013

Binuz's review "Perfectly satisfied!"

5
Very good mic for vocals, which can rival with the SM58 (oh, yes!!)
You can also record instruments with it (I have used it to record a guitar with a 4x12 cab, snare drums and hi-hats), but you shouldn't expect to much from it because it isn't meant for that!

OVERALL OPINION

I've had it for eight years now, and haven't had a single issue.
Give it a try, it only costs $40 and the result is not bad at all.
You are still here?? Go get it now!!
pmaillot 02/23/2013

pmaillot's review "Average, but given the price I wouldn't complain!"

3
All-purpose mics, with not too much frequency range, no coloration, nor a high price tag.

OVERALL OPINION

I've had these mics for years without a single problem. They are solid, and although not as good as the sennheiser (sp?) or shure that I commonly use, when I need an extra mic on stage, I'm always happy to have them with me.
Unbeatable value for money!
alpha2 01/29/2013

alpha2's review "Nice mic"

4
Dynamic - Super cardioid - 80Hz 15KHz - -52dBV - 600 Ω

OVERALL OPINION

I needed an all-purpose mic (by no means a professional one)
Computer sound input, diverse and varied recordings.
I am willing to do some tests with people in my region to see how it does in terms of quality.
Philippe 3410 12/09/2012

Philippe 3410's review "Excellent value for money"

4
See specs

OVERALL OPINION

I bought the Behringer XM 1800 S three-mic set several years ago because I had no money. I don't regret having bought them. Granted, they are not professional studio microphones, but for the price...
à Chaud 12/03/2012

à Chaud's review "Cheap, you get your money's worth"

3
Dynamic mic for live speech or vocal applications.

OVERALL OPINION

When the first one came out, a friend of mine who does sound for big conferences put several on stage and asked me what I thought about them. We found them quite all right.

So I bought it and have used for several years the 3 different Behringer dynamic mics (XM8500, XM2000S and XM1800S) as they were made available.

To my ear, there's no difference between these 3 mics. They all have the same frequency response curve.

I have personally never liked the sound of the Shure SM58 and I prefer the Behringers.

You will certainly not get the same durability as with Shure. Although...
From my 8 Behringer dynamic mics, 2 have had problems with the capsule.
In one of them, both cables were damaged and the mic ended up in the trash can (together with an SM58).
The other one sounded like a baby rattle. A bit of cyanocrylate to glue the grille that protects the grille and all was good again.

Given their price, it would be a pity not to take advantage of it.

I then switched to a Shure Beta58, and then a Beta87. The difference is clear, but it costs from 10 to 20 times more.
John Music Animation 11/28/2012

John Music Animation's review "All right for the price"

4
Dynamic vocal mic

OVERALL OPINION

I've had them for three years.
I bought them for karaoke, I wouldn't let the clients touch my Sennheiser mics.
I paid $40 for the three, their value for money is truly excellent, they come with mic clips and transport case.
Don't use them with professional singers, though, they might be disappointed, but for karaoke or rental...
so_hell 11/28/2012

so_hell's review "Very good for the price"

4
Set of three dynamic microphones for vocals with on/off switch.
They come together with mic clips inside a padded plastic case.

OVERALL OPINION

Very practical set of mics you can get very cheap at Thomann.

I've used them for 7 months with a blues-rock group (in the "shout as loud as you can" style, so clarity and perfection are not the main priority).

No issues so far: No cut-offs, nor feedbacks, neither in rehearsal rooms nor in concert halls (mainly small halls with the speakers relatively near).

The manufacturing quality and packaging are more than fine, considering the price.

With such a price there's probably no other product that can even compete with them! That said, I still have to see how they age, because you can't really tell after only 7 months. But that's not too bad: You get 3 mics in the box and for less than what you'd pay for only one of any other brand!

This set is perfect when you are on a budget and need extra mics, to start out or for vocal styles that don't need too much precision!


For other reviews, visit Thomann:
http://www.thomann.de/fr/behringer_xm1800s_set.htm
DJ Pierre 07/03/2012

DJ Pierre's review "Surprisingly good!"

5
Set of 3 dynamic mics for vocals (but only that)

OVERALL OPINION

I've had this mics for several years. Considering their price, the natural prejudice is to think they are crap.
When I used a "real" mic (Neumann KMS105) that costs $650 and gets accolades from everyone here, I was surprised (stunned) to realize that the poor Berhinger that costs $15 a piece can stand up and is even better than the Neumann.

I am not a pro nor an engineer, but my ears tell me that these Behringer are awesome and their value for money is jaw-dropping. I haven't been able to check whether it creates feedback on stage.

What did I learn from this? I'll pass on the Neumann and take "precious" care of my Behringer.
06/25/2011

Anonymous 's review "If you need a lot of cheap, acceptable mics FAST..."

4
*Microphones are very subjective. Some microphones that work for some brilliantly may be disastrous on others. It is therefore important to understand the context in which this review is written and take it with a grain of salt, like all reviews on microphones should be treated.*

Let's be realistic. I'm not even going to criticize the quality of Behringer just because I know it's a cheaper set of microphones. I'm going to simply go off of what I have observed as a performer, and it is this:

These microphones are not great, but they are cheap, reliable workhorses that will work in a total pinch. Other reviews do mention the mic was a bit too bright and with a lack of bass, but I find that while these are true, there is a crippling 'dullness' that plagues the tone.

It's nothing one would notice when listening to it on its own, but pair it up against the standard SM58 and you'll realize that even if the SM58 does have a bit of a reputation for being honky in the midrange and dull sometimes, the XM1800s makes the SM58 seem sharper than a katana.

It's like doing a mix of Feeling Good, accepting it, then going on YouTube and listening to any one of the other nine million famous people to ever do it. Then you realize your mix sounds absolutely dull! Oh. Wait. Sorry, I was just moaning about something I did a few months ago.

OVERALL OPINION

At any rate, the XM1800s is okay in a pinch, but I would never use it in the same show as any well-respected industry-accepting microphone like the Shure SM58. It would just sound embarrassing. So I'll say this: if you're going to use this microphone don't use it alongside anything better. As long as you adhere to this rule, the XM1800s can take you quite a long way.

But if you can get 3 mics for $30, you could be doing a LOT worse.
routmoute 11/27/2014

routmoute's review (This content has been automatically translated from English)

4
It's a pretty versatile dynamic microphone.

OVERALL OPINION

I use them for 2 years, I like him because they are inexpensive, versatile (drums, vocals).
I even made up a beta 58, which gave me a horrible sound on a man's voice.
I have 6 and it easily troubleshoot when all other mics (Shure, Sennheiser, ...) are used.