All user reviews for the Behringer B-2 Pro
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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.
yoTrakkz's review"will last you"
As far as stereo microphones go, you aren't going to find many of them that are cheaper than the Behringer B-2 Pro . More and more you're starting to see microphones like this for cheaper, but I haven't seen many stereo microphones going for this low price. Of course you're getting a cheaply made stereo microphones, but it's a stereo microphone nonetheless and it actually sounds pretty nice. I've only used the Behringer B-2 Pro as a room microphone while recording a drum kit, but it did a really nice job of picking up the ambient sound in the room, while giving a very nice stereo spread feel. It's nice that you don't have to worry about phasing or anything, so in the future I'd definitely like to try out the Behringer B-2 Pro as drum overheads as well. I've used a few other microphones from Behringer, but this is probably the best bang for your buck out of any of them I've used. This would be fine in either a professional or home studio, but only in a professional studio if you're going to use it once and a while. If you want a stereo mic to use on a daily basis, I'd recommend something like the Shure VP88 instead, as it sounds better and will last longer. However, if you're interested in a good sounding stereo microphone on the cheap, the Behringer B-2 Pro is the way to go.
Anonymous 's review"Behringer reaches a bit too high with the B-2 Pro"
The Behringer B-2 Pro is a large diaphragm multi pattern studio condenser, and where Behringer's budget model of selling their microphones screeches to a resounding halt.
It is not that the B-2 Pro is a terrible microphone; it's quite usable, and has very acceptable specs. First off, it is multi pattern, with the pickups switchable between cardioid, figure 8, and omnidirectional. It has a standard frequency response of 20-20,000 Hz, a self noise that varies minimally (based on the pickup pattern you're using at the time) around 17 dB and a signal to noise ratio that again, varies a bit around 77 dB. This makes the Behringer B-2 Pro absolutely acceptable spec wise. It also includes the 10 dB pad and the low frequency roll off.
On a less essential note, Behringer generously includes a shockmount, a windscreen, and a nice flight case to put the entire package in for transport and storage. Not to mention, the Behringer B-2 Pro actually looks quite nice. The problem lies in the sound of the microphone:
It suffers from that high frequency exaggeration that plagues most budget microphones, and while I may forgive Behringer for doing this to their very cheap microphones, the B-2 Pro has crossed the line into the territory of microphones that do not do this to the sound.
There, quite simply, is no reason to buy the Behringer B-2 Pro, unless you love the sound of the low end microphones. Anyone can criticize me by saying that it's the person, not the gear, that counts, but when it comes to the Behringer B-2 Pro, I can completely agree with them (I do, anyway) and still drive them away from the B-2 Pro. You can find a bunch of microphones at this price, but if you're about to "settle" on the B-2 Pro, stop. Take a look around. There are a few magical microphones hovering around the B-2's price that outshine it in sound quality, and yes, even features.
Audiofanzine FR's review
Condenser mic with different polar patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional, figure 8)
Low cut and 10dB pad
Sold with case, wind screen and suspension
I bought it twice: the manufacturing quality, the easy handling and the price appealed to me...
I use it to record choirs. The sound precision is ok. The definition is very good in high frequencies without being harsh. Very good for female vocals. The mids sound a bit too "hard." It captures the deepness of male voices but has a slight lack of warmth. A good preamp will compensate that a bit...
I was pleasantly surprised by the timbre reproduction of rich and complex sounding instruments like a clarinet or a flute, when close miking (otherwise the high frequencies are too emphasized). It can handle loud sources (trombone, trumpet) and is very versatile. Good product considering its very affordable price.
Of course, it's not a Neumann U87 (I'm a fan): it has neither the precision nor the warmth, but the value for money is very good.
- comprehensive set of accessories
- Selectable polar pattern
- All-round mic
- Value for money
- Clean sound
- Mids are a bit "hard"
- Overemphasized high frequencies
- Lack of warmth and roundness
It has never failed (no defects) after four years of use. With a good EQ and a good preamp, you'll get satisfying results but don't expect the same sound as an M149 because there is a huge difference between them... Very useful to learn and understand miking techniques (polar pattern, position, etc.) without going bankrupt... High-quality products will come later...
I was surprised to find that this mic is as good as it is, as the quality of Behringer products in general is often described harshly and negatively. This mic does work quite like a U87 does. I like to use it on acoustic guitars, vocals (especially spoken word, or rap). I've had it work decently on a piano too, but not a superb sound. When running them both through a high quality API mic pre, like I did at the studio I work for, the U87 beats it hands down, which is to be expected. However, at home on my Digi 002, and when recording a part that doesn't require a crystal clear signal, it's still worse, but not drastically so. Therefore, I'd have to say that I can really only recommend this microphone to home studio users. I haven't heard much about how durable it is, but I haven't had any issues with it breaking. I'm almost expecting it to, given Behringer's reputation, but so far it seems sturdy enough. I would certainly say that there are better mics out there, but none that are even remotely as cheap as this one.
For the money, less than Rhodes or AKG's similar models, and way-way less than any Blue mic, it sounds great. It is very transparent and quiet. When I went to the studio I do my mastering at, even the engineer commented on the quality of the vocal recordings.
There is some noticeable sibilance around the "ess" vocal frequency, that is not quite flat. We used a software de-esser to adjust for the problem.
The construction is top notch. Heavy and sturdy casing, also came with a very nice (and hard metal) carring case and windscreen.
For any newbies such as myself, don't blow $800 on a studio condenser when you can record very high quality vocals with this this mic (the B2-Pro) with small amounts of necessary correction.
This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
donalfonsocosi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect for voice"
I use it for 11 years now. Initially for lyrical singing and 5 years for the voiceover.
I like different microphones Rode in or Audiotechnica.
Now that it has become my reference microphone for voice-overs, what I like is that it is very linear over the entire spectrum. No grain, no heat provided by a Neumann-type lamp, but with the advantage that we do what we want her master. It is a little less sensitive than eg Rode NT1A, but the voice just what is excellent, because the useful signal is recovered with less noise or mouth breath. A good gate to -50 db mixing and your client receives an audio file without any noise interference.
If I rest solely on the voice application, the value is unbeatable. I for customers the biggest clubs in the world (Nestle, Samsung, Times Warner ...) and all were impressed by the quality of the sound (to cabin voice, of course). When I started this business I thought that if I became rich and famous I'll pay a U87, but with experience, I think for the price differential would be a waste. The U87 will be reserved for the beautiful music.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
It's been 11 years now that I use .. so reliable!
Before buying no, I started with that one ...
It is not bad for vocals and acoustic guitars simply taking
Not good at all on percussion and brass ... but it is not made for that
It allows frankly do work quite right ... it has its place in a micro park ...
After that is a microphone input range so do not expect miracles!
I would rather personal to the Blue Spark now that I find much more interesting ... but it's a matter of taste!
In any case it is reliable, good sound ... here!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
accroduson's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Not bad"
- Variable Directivity
- Low Cut Filter
- Attenuator 10dB
- Suspension, windscreen and aluminum case included
Its been 2 years casi I use
This is my first condenser microphone, before I was taken out of a shure sm58 that I plugged directly in mA creative soundblaster PCI. It is only on its first static we always do WHOA! The sound is clean, there is a presence that changes us from our old mics with 2 balls. I bought it with a mic preamp to the lamp 200 of the same brand, this one gives a little more character to the microphone.
What I like the + is its look that pro: D. The three directional. The sound is not bad, you have to mix a little tweaking to get something better.
I love it - it's lack of low frequencies and the tamper to mix to insert it into the musical space side.
For the price it's going, but with the experience I would take another micro
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
pilp's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A Recommend"
Micro electrostatic studio
I use it for 8 years.
Unbeatable value for money. I bought it knowing that équipait of BTS Audio section, and had a good press. I am not disappointed.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful