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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 51 reviews )
 19 reviews37 %
 15 reviews29 %
 11 reviews22 %
 1 user review2 %
 2 reviews4 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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yoTrakkz12/11/2011

yoTrakkz's review"will last you"

Behringer B-2 Pro
The Behringer B-2 Pro is a stereo large diaphragm condenser microphone that is designed for use in the recording studio. The mic has two separate capsules and all, along with it's own power supply and 5 pin cable. The mic has a frequency response ranging from 30 Hz to 20 kHz and has cardioid, figure eight, and omni directional pick up patterns to choose from. The mic also comes with a case and it's own shock mount.


OVERALL OPINION

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.
Audiofanzine FR12/16/2010

Audiofanzine FR's review

Behringer B-2 Pro
Originally written by fabrice.fargues on Audiofanzine FR.

Condenser mic with different polar patterns (cardioid, omnidirectional, figure 8)
Low cut and 10dB pad
Sold with case, wind screen and suspension


OVERALL OPINION

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.

Pros:

- comprehensive set of accessories
- Selectable polar pattern
- All-round mic
- Value for money
- Clean sound

Cons:
- 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...
mooseherman11/28/2010

mooseherman's review"Unnaturally good microphone for less than 200 dollars"

Behringer B-2 Pro
This is a studio condenser microphone. It is large diaphragm. This microphone probably wouldn't work well outside of a studio environment, but seeing as it's really cheap, it wouldn't be a horrible idea to experiment with it outside. I still woudn't use it in a live environment though, as it has few, if any, applications. The microphone has a -10 db pad as part of its features. It also has three different pickup patterns, normal, figure 8, and omnidirectional. It is almost like a cheaper version of a U87. It comes with a shock mount and clip, as well as a pop screen which is egg-shaped. The mic, as a condenser, requires phantom power to operate.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
MGR/The Mind06/08/2004

MGR/The Mind's review"Behringer B2-Pro Condenser Microphone"

Behringer B-2 Pro
I paid $200 at an online music store (I think B&H photo) for the mic to do some home studio vocal recording.

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
donalfonsocosi04/02/2014

donalfonsocosi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfect for voice"

Behringer B-2 Pro
Vocal mic large diaphragm condenser

OVERALL OPINION

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.
MyKeyBass01/19/2012

MyKeyBass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A monitor!"

Behringer B-2 Pro
See doc of the manufacturer.

OVERALL OPINION

This is the only condenser microphone that I tried (I have been offered) and I must say that, given the price, it is rather interesting for small "home-studio owners" who, like me, n ' have no means but looking for a micro stretch with a minimum of interest.
Even if the lump desired by Behringer to 12kHz can disturb, it also "clarify" his voice a little (I tend to be severe enough). Not necessarily a fatal flaw in itself, but if you want to leave a voice proper, it must apply to the song and ... the mix!
I have never tried otherwise than for singing.

The title "watch" is that it is some time after plugging it as usual on my EMU 1820, here I am with a sound that fluctuates and who finally cutting back a few minutes later and disappears new.
Having heard of some problems with the phantom power supply of the EMU, I order a nice little box that allows me to power two condenser microphones and there ... always the same!
I did not dare to start my incriminate B2-PRO and yet it is of him is the problem (I said he is always stored in its original plastic bag then put in the suitcase).
I dismounted and I realized that the head containing the capsule is somehow plugged into the body of the microphone and it may well be that the contacts merdouillent time. By slightly turning the head (without forcing either), the problem seems to have disappeared for some time. A monitor!
barry09/23/2011

barry's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good versatile micro"

Behringer B-2 Pro
Condenser microphone with three polar patterns (cardioid, multi and bi). -10dB attenuator and low-cut filter. I use it mainly to record the song but also for catch of acoustic instrumentals (guitar in particular) coupled with another microphone. I still have a very good report.
For the song I still need to remove acute (the sound or mixing), it whistles a bit otherwise.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 or 4 years and am very happy. I would do this choice given my budget at the time. Now, my wallet would allow me to type a little higher, so I would definitely better, but the price / quality ratio is very good.
Cleriensis09/17/2011

Cleriensis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" buy a closed yeulx"

Behringer B-2 Pro
micro versatile, colorful, but when you know it, we can judiciously need color.
condenser microphone.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 5 years.
I like his value for money stunning. I love her outstanding sound quality especially in omni (it's better than akg c 414 on this ground there ...) I like her less low end that lacks definition (for the cons is that less a 414 .. c) I like least is that the suspension gadget .. in fact do not count on it too if you want a REAL suspension.
I have owned micro Rode, AKG, I used the DPA, I know very well Shoeps. Of course the comparison does not really deal with DPA or Shoeps, but frankly for the price should not go without is a much better deal (Report Q / P) or a Rode audiotechnica ... in my opinion, but it's still a micro China. I said that I had four B2-Pro, and none have shown real differences in quality compared to others, the construction is quite reliable.
Value / Price unbeatable.
I would do without hesitation that choice, and sometimes I still use this microphone for its own qualities (especially in omni) are still useful to me. But I have a lot more expensive.
propolsong09/13/2011

propolsong's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" BEHRINGER B2 PRO"

Behringer B-2 Pro
This is a good microphone in relation to its price.
I use the songs as well as making acoustic (guitar, flute ...)
To have!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 4 years
toche1311/14/2010

toche13's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Behringer B-2 Pro
DUAL DIAPHRAGM CONDENSER MICROPHONE B-2 PRO
Studio condenser microphone and dual gold-plated large diaphragm
Condenser Microphone Dual large diaphragm and a''gold-plated for a better sound experience
Ideal as main or auxiliary microphone in studio and on stage
Directivity selectable cardioid, omnidirectional or bidirectional
Pressure gradient transducer with shock-capsule large diaphragm dual gold-plated
Ideal for acoustic instrument jacks, as overhead, etc..
Low-cut filter and-10dB input pad detachable
Transformerless FET input noise level extremely low distortion eliminating low frequency
Manufacture ultra solid brass body with nickel plated
Gold plated XLR output ensures perfect signal transmission
Suspension, windscreen and aluminum case included
High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
Conceived and designed by BEHRINGER Germany

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 2 years and frankly at the outset, woahou cheerleaders, compared to my SM 58 (also perfect for live performance) using a micro static
changes everything.
I fed with a mini mic preamp from the same brand and a Line 6 UX1 to acquire software on my PC with Mixcraft to record.
Good value, solid, beautiful presentation briefcase with support and Bonetti, the sound is sometimes a little too inclined towards the treble, but nobody is perfect and certainly not an amateur musician that I am ;-) &% &% &% &%