Beyerdynamic M 160
Beyerdynamic M 160

M 160, Ribbon Microphone from Beyerdynamic in the M series.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 6 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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MGR/AlexV's review"Beyerdynamic M 160"

Beyerdynamic M 160
The Beyerdynamic M 160 is a small diaphragm hypercardiod ribbon mic with TWO ribbon transducers. It looks a little bit like a childs toy but don't get it confused! I am a student, musician, writer, and pretty good line dancer residing in beautiful Nashville, TN. I've been a drummer and guitar player on and off for the past 10 years of my life and have began engineering and producing in the past 4. I currently play drums for the band Brookline and you can see me rockin' an Orange County Drum and Percussion or Mapex kit decked out with Zildjian K Hybrids.

Our studio bought this mic about 3 years back when it was looking to expand it's ribbon mic catalog. We purchased it from Sweetwater online for right around $600.00.

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This mic is supposedly the go to mic on stringed instruments and it is - but I have found it to be incredible on guitar amp's. Much like the Royer 121, it has a very hi max SPL (around 130 spl) and can handle a amp pushed up to 11 (or further). As with any ribbon mic it claims to sounds great on brass instruments as well. While it does sound better than some small diaphragm condenser, it's no match to a 121 or any of the older RCA's.

My only complaint about this mic is the junky clip that is included. Replace it as soon as possible because it will break on you and you never want to drop any mic, but definitely not a ribbon!

The mic is very small and rather fragile. Definitely needs to be kept in a padded case and covered if left on a stand as dust is no good.

Bottom Line? If it's good enough for Eddie Kramer go-to mic on Jimi Hendrix's guitar, it's good enough for me. This mic is much more versatile than it lets on and has been a great addition to our collection. In the realm of great mics, this is rather cheap and very useful - a great value!

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Izotope's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent micro"

Beyerdynamic M 160
Micro pressure gradient hypercardoïde double ribbon.
Used in music as in the sound film, this microphone is used by many engineers as the renowned Pierre Gamet.


I use it for 2 years now.
I had the opportunity to try it during my studies and since I do not separate more.

I will use the microphone to the sound film as music. For the sound film is not very easy to use, it is perched very close and have a very good mixer in order to ensure the pre-amplification, (it's a very insensitive micro). But what a sound! Low medium warm and present, acute and non-aggressive nature is a real pleasure to work with. Moreover, its low sensitivity has saved me in many situations. It is the same for the sound of music, c ' is a real gem of a guitar amp and brass.

Quality / price ratio excellent. It's a microphone that I recommend to all the world

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

Beyerdynamic M 160
Microstrip hyper cardioid directivity. Ugly as any in look. Effective but the noise level.


I use it for over ten years. Bought to the departure for the sax, but it should very well on almost everything. Before a guitar amp, not too shrill voice, strings, percussion (couple).

A model is insensitive (as is often the ribbon mics). Very good report qualitprix (half price for a Royer for his very near). The sound is free of aggressiveness and a local portion of a sound not too good, it can save many situations (because of its lower sensitivity). Before a guitar amp, coupled MODEL another, it also makes good. Saxophonists love this microphone. With exprience, I would do this choice once sr.