Behringer XM1800S
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Behringer XM1800S

XM1800S, Dynamic Microphone from Behringer in the Ultravoice series.

Max Chauvinator 11/08/2010

Behringer XM1800S : Max Chauvinator's user review

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Value For Money : Excellent
Behringer XM1800S
Pack includes 3 dynamic with their claws all presented in a small molded plastic case.

- Principle: Dynamic
- Bandwidth: 80 Hz to 15 kHz
- Polar pattern: supercardioid
- Impedance: 600 ohms
- Sensitivity: -52 dBV (0 dBV = 1 V / Pa), 2.5 mV / Pa
- Connector: XLR balanced

Mics mostly for vocals and vocal recordings. However, they may agree to catch isolated type instruments or even snare toms. Clearly, microphones at low prices for good quality.

OVERALL OPINION

I have this set of 3 pickups for almost two years I think. Rather he take the road well, I must say. The sound is okay for a product at that price. Afterwards, if you want something more precise, it is better to turn to a more expensive microphone. But for once, have 3 microphones correct is pretty good in need.
Personally, I bought them in a panic on the eve of a "concert" in a mate (which have not occurred). The problem is there at the time I knew absolutely nothing in terms of gear and price range. So I naively bought this pack of micro music store in the corner. The seller tells me the price (120 €) and offers me a discount for not paying after all "that" 80 €. It's there now 2 or 3 months that I fall on the same lot this time about thirty euros. I'll admit that I could not help but shed a tear filled with hatred of rage against the seller who sold me these pickups for almost three times their price (especially since he wanted me to sell even more expensive! ).
In short, it was my little personal note. To return to the microphones themselves, I've used both live and repeat that it goes pretty well.
Before I had a Power Acoustics I do not even remember the model. I quickly sold because I very quickly acquired the Behringer (3 pickups were more than sufficient). I was able to quickly test a Shure SM 58 live (much better), and I just bought a Beta 58A (even better!) I quickly tested. I obviously prefer the Beta 58A (I also probably would table a notice in the coming months).
What I love about XM1800S is its robustness, the on / off button and versatility.
For cons, I found a major problem is a high sensitivity to feedback. But this may be due to the volume that is played with the group. When the drummer taps as a nag, others go up and I am quickly drowned ...
The quality / price is more than interesting. At a rate of about 10 € the microphone is more than a case is an offer!
I do not regret my choice if it is money that I put. These microphones have been of invaluable assistance on many occasions and it was two wonderful years of ups and downs that I learned to appreciate their company.
I recommend this pack to anyone who wants a set of microphones to repeat as for the live.