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B-1, Large diaphragm condenser microphone from Behringer.


21 user reviews
Prices starting at $100 average price: $100

Behringer B-1 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Behringer
  • Model:B-1
  • Category:Large diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 03/23/2004

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Behringer B-1 user reviews

Average Score:4.0( 4/5 based on 21 reviews )
 8 reviews38 %
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theaudioandvideoguy06/24/2012

theaudioandvideoguy's review"cheap"

Behringer B-1
The price of the Behringer B1 is what makes it so appealing to the people that make music on a budget. These are the type of deals that we cant wait to get our hands on because they are so cheap. But let me tell you that when you purchase a mic that is this cheap you are going to get sub par quality when recording. You just really cant expect to purchased a Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condensor mic like the B1 that is less than 100 dollars and I have even seen used ones go for 40 bucks, and expect to get some great home studio recording quality. Honestly I have seen better mics come with cheap bundles deals like the mbox bundles and such. Way back when, I remember purchasing a karaoke mic from Radio Shack about 15 years ago, that is exactly what this mic reminds me off. They make it look really nice by putting it in a fancy case when you buy it but really it’s a low grade mic that you should only buy if you truly cant afford a decent condensor mic.


OVERALL OPINION

Its very easy to use and set up, but like I said don’t let the fancy case fool you. The Behringer B1 comes in like a fancy brief case type of a case and it looks like its serious business but its really less than average and I say save up your money for something worth it. I havent had a good experience with this mic and I havent heard any one else who had one either. If you use this mic, you will end up selling it less than a year later for a better one. Once you get a better on you will hear a major difference in the quality of your music.
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MGR/slimpickings06/04/2009

MGR/slimpickings's review"Behringer B-1"

Behringer B-1
I'm a part-time DJ for a couple of local clubs. I'm not professional nor do I intend to be but it's a great hobby. I play guitar somewhat but other than that I enjoy mixing it up more.

This condenser microphone only cost about $89 and at least in this case, I'll have to admit that you get what you pay for. It did come with a decent hard-case that was padded well.

The mike does work pretty decently if you're not making a professional quality recording. The trick with this particular model is to only use the -10db setting and always use the foam shield that comes with it. Otherwise, you will pick up every little background noise even the smallest that most mikes wouldn't catch.

I've not been happy with it for recording instruments as it seems a bit flat, not picking up the full tones for some reason. It does pretty decently with vocals though. The only vocalist that didn't record well with the Behringer was one woman who had one of those breathy type of voices. The mike unfortunately caught every little inhale/exhale so that she sounded quite wheezy.

I am on my second one of this model because the first model went berserk after only a year of use. I was recording and all of a sudden it just began making these popping noises and then a hissing noise and it died. I thought it was because I had dropped the case (even though well padded) because condenser mikes are rather known for being delicate. I've since heard of the same poor durability from others so I no longer think that is what happened.

Overall, I guess the Behringer B-1 will do okay for the home studio but for anything else, it's better to pay more to get something that will do the job satisfactorily.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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MGR/RedTail Wolf11/30/2001

MGR/RedTail Wolf's review"Baker B-1"

Behringer B-1
Baker B-1 made by "Mean" Gene Baker masterbuilder for Fender and Gibson before building the best damn guitar made today bar none. Gene built the first carved top Strats for Fender. Now he has created his own company see em at www.bakerguitars.com. I promise that this guitar is equal too or better than any guitar on the market today. I love it. I can't put it down. My other boutique guitars are cased and for sale and my old favorites like my 68 ES335 hardly get touched. This thing is art. If you are in the market for a high end electric, you will make a hugemistake in quality and price if you don't compare a Baker. You owe it to yourself to play one today!

Everything!!!!!!!

Nothing!!!!!!

Totally masterbuilt by a masterbuilder who honed his craft at Fender and Gibson. Now he makes the best guitars on the planet! www.bakerguitars.com

The best made! No ifs, ands, or buts! Price is right and the craftsmanship is unrivaled by any maker including the ones that charge 10 times more!

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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07/14/2011

Anonymous 's review"You get what you pay for?"

Behringer B-1
The Behringer B-1 is a very affordable large diaphragm condenser microphone that is profitably targeted at the low end home studio owner. For a budget microphone, it's not terrible when it comes to specs. It has the expected frequency response from 20-20,000 Hz and even includes at 10 dB pad and a high-pass filter. These are features that I would expect on most microphones, but Behringer seems intent on giving their customers as much as possible for as little as possible.

Therein lies the problem with the B-1. I can ramble on about subjectivity all I like, but most microphones I do not like tend to end up in a limbo for me, where I can say, "I did not like this microphone, but I can understand and appreciate its value. Maybe someone else will like it." This was not the case with the B-1.

You would expect the cheap Chinese made condensers to sound very bright and sibilant, but I would not have anticipated the absolutely narrow sound that this microphone picked up. I am not a fan of the Behringer B-1.

OVERALL OPINION

You get what you pay for? And considering the target market of this microphone, that may not be bad.

The Behringer B-1 comes with more than you would expect for a microphone of this price. It even includes a shockmount, a flight case, and a windscreen, so a lot of people who don't understand audio all that well will be lured in by the package. Truth be told though, there are still better deals out there than this that come with more than this, and for maybe fifty dollars more, one can now reach the entry-level microphones that actually carry some weight in their sound. And their construction; the Behringer B-1 feels just as cheap as it sounds.
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