All user reviews of 4/5 for the Behringer B-2 Pro
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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.
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.
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MyKeyBass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A monitor!"
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!
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barry's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good versatile micro"
For the song I still need to remove acute (the sound or mixing), it whistles a bit otherwise.
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.
Cleriensis's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" buy a closed yeulx"
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.
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propolsong's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" BEHRINGER B2 PRO"
I use the songs as well as making acoustic (guitar, flute ...)
I use it for 4 years
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toche13's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
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
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
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 &% &% &% &%
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