Behringer XM1800S
Behringer XM1800S

XM1800S, Dynamic Microphone from Behringer in the Ultravoice series.

à Chaud 12/03/2012

Behringer XM1800S : à Chaud's user review

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Dynamic mic for live speech or vocal applications.


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.