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Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic  

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    Designed for home-studio owners and musicians.

    The Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic employs a 1" capsule to capture sound with incredible realism and sensitivity. Its wide frequency response from 20Hz-20kHz is enhanced by a pronounced presence boost, making EQing unnecessary in many cases. The cardioid polar pattern, switchable high-pass filter, -10dB pad, 148dB SPL capability, and low self-noise make it perfect for close miking. Requires 48V phantom power. The Behringer B-1 Mic includes a carrying case, shock mount, and windscreen.

    Features

    • 1" capsule
    • 20Hz-20kHz frequency range enhanced by a pronounced presence boost
    • Cardioid polar pattern
    • Switchable high-pass filter (-6dB/octave at 75Hz)
    • -10dB pad
    • Low-cut filter -6dB/octave @ 75Hz (switchable)
    • SPL of 148dB
    • Low self-noise
    • Perfect for close miking
    • Requires 48V phantom power

    Put it in the cart today and add some big-time capability to your mic inventory.

     
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    BehringerB-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic
     
    4.7

    (based on 67 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (57)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (4)
    • Versatile (4)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (4)
      • Amateur recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good condenser for the price

      Good crisp sound for vocals - whether lower or higher range, this mic is versatile. I always records the vocal track dry - then add whatever effect plug-ins during production. With good equipment,...Read complete review

      Good crisp sound for vocals - whether lower or higher range, this mic is versatile. I always records the vocal track dry - then add whatever effect plug-ins during production. With good equipment, production programs, and expertise, one can effectively create a vocal track as good (note to all high-priced mic owners) as a Neumann, Bock, Blue, or any other professional studio mic.
      Unusual for a condenser mic at the price to have a low 10dbl switch - this is a plus.
      Seems to be built strong - shock mount is nice with two prongs that quickly snap the mic snuggly in and out. Hard shell case looks good also.
      Best condenser mic out there for the price.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great for acoustic and drum overheads!

      I absolutely love this mic. I will never mic another acoustic without it. It's nice and a solidly well built, and it sounds great too. The case and shockmount are also a nice...Read complete review

      I absolutely love this mic. I will never mic another acoustic without it. It's nice and a solidly well built, and it sounds great too. The case and shockmount are also a nice plus to the whole package. Trust me, if you need a good mic for acoustic or overheads and you're on a budget, then this mic is for you
      Features aren't bad. The -10db pad works quite well for close micing of sources with a high SPL rating.
      This thing seems to be of great quality. I compared it to my Audio Technica AT2020 and as far as vocals go, I think that the at2020 was quite a bit better, but when it came to acoustic guitar and drum overheads the b-1 is amazing! Don't get me wrong, the b-1 sounds nice on vocals as well, but with the decent rise around the 12K range, you might wanna do a little corrective eq on the high end.
      With the way this mic sounds on acoustic guitar and overheads, I would expect it to cost at least a couple hundred more. Definitely worth the price.

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      5.0

      Great sounding microphone for the price

      By MC RIDER

      from Near Tampa Florida

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic:

        I use for Amateur Radio microphone with a Behringer 802 mixer. Of course, there are much better mics, but for the money, this is hard to beat, especially for the application for which I am using. I have been told that my transmit audio is much better than any Amateur Radio microphone that they have heard; that I sound like a professinal broadcast station.I am sure that this mic would serve well for any home recording studio. Their construction seems well. I also like the fact that the mic package comes with a decent shock mount and foam pop filter, all in a very nice foam filled case, Hard to beat package for the price.

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        5.0

        Great all around studio mic

        By bigdrumguy

        from wa

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • -10 Db Pad
        • Clear Sound
        • Comes with case
        • Comes With Shockmount
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acoustic Guitar
          • Amateur Recording
          • Drum overhead
          • Home Studio
          • Room mic
          • Vocals

          Comments about Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic:

          I ordered two of these, and let me tell you they are GREAT! I mainly use them for drum overheads, but they sound great on vocals and guitar. Back to drum overheads....the -10db switch helps with the drums because they are pretty loud and considering this is a large diaphragm condenser, you need a reduction of some sort if your playing drums. Also the large diaphragm helps give a better overall picture to the drums when placed higher. I play worship music so its not like I play super light or super heavy so this would be perfect for you if you play this genre. This is a great beginner to mid range microphone depending on what your doing.

          Hope this helps :)

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great!!

          By BluMondie

          from Tarilas, Tx

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Excellent
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • none

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic:

          Behringer always blows me away with their products.. Have been a Behringer customer for over 10 yrs.. This mic just keeps me coming back for more!

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Super General Purpose Condenser Mic

          By kg4muc-hC.8n

          from Virginia

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Maybe A Tad Too Bright

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Vocals And Acoustic

          Comments about Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic:

          I have owned the B1 for better than 5 years now,and thought I had previously reviewed it but apparently I did't.

          We have used the B1 in the studio on mostly acoustic instruments as that's basically all we record but have also found it to perform well on guitar amps,and fair on acoustic bass. Over all it's a great add to any mic closet! We use it at least twice a year on outside open air shows and it has really impressed me there. Can't hardly go wrong with this microphone. At it's affordable price and it's overall dependability it's a keeper!

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good condenser for the price

          By RedEyeC

          from New Mexico

          Ask me a question

          Comments about Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic:

          Good crisp sound for vocals - whether lower or higher range, this mic is versatile. I always records the vocal track dry - then add whatever effect plug-ins during production. With good equipment, production programs, and expertise, one can effectively create a vocal track as good (note to all high-priced mic owners) as a Neumann, Bock, Blue, or any other professional studio mic.
          Unusual for a condenser mic at the price to have a low 10dbl switch - this is a plus.
          Seems to be built strong - shock mount is nice with two prongs that quickly snap the mic snuggly in and out. Hard shell case looks good also.
          Best condenser mic out there for the price.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Great for acoustic and drum overheads!

          By Derrick Edwards

          from Grundy, Virginia

          Comments about Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic:

          I absolutely love this mic. I will never mic another acoustic without it. It's nice and a solidly well built, and it sounds great too. The case and shockmount are also a nice plus to the whole package. Trust me, if you need a good mic for acoustic or overheads and you're on a budget, then this mic is for you
          Features aren't bad. The -10db pad works quite well for close micing of sources with a high SPL rating.
          This thing seems to be of great quality. I compared it to my Audio Technica AT2020 and as far as vocals go, I think that the at2020 was quite a bit better, but when it came to acoustic guitar and drum overheads the b-1 is amazing! Don't get me wrong, the b-1 sounds nice on vocals as well, but with the decent rise around the 12K range, you might wanna do a little corrective eq on the high end.
          With the way this mic sounds on acoustic guitar and overheads, I would expect it to cost at least a couple hundred more. Definitely worth the price.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The B1 isn't the bomber but it is the bomb

          By Ron Wells

          from Wilmington, NC

          Comments about Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic:

          I have used the B1 in my studio for about 4 years now and it has been absolutely trouble free. I have some very expensive mics and some inexpensive ones as well. In my opinion, it performs well in comparison to some mics I own which cost 3 or 4 time as much. Not to be confused with Neuman or Blue, but still a GREAT value for the bucks.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best condenser mic for the money

          Comments about Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic:

          I was looking for a condenser mic to do vocal recording (and to experiment with some multi-mic recording of my guitar amp). I fully expected to pay $250 for a low-end mic, and when I found the B-1 I was a bit skeptical at first. I do own some other products from Behringer, and I'm happy with them, so I rolled the dice, and boy am I ever glad I did. The clarity of this thing is phenomenal. It is extremely well constructed, comes with a rock solid shock mount, a removeable wind screen, and a really nice carrying case. For vocals, I could literally whisper into this thing and not get lost in the mix. For my amp (a Fender DeVille Deluxe with a Gibson SG guitar) I miked it about a foot from the front, off center, and the attack was just great. I will never go back to shoving an SM57 into the grill cloth again, those days are over. If you're on the fence, I suggest you buy this mic and try it. You will probably be just as amazed as I am.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Solid Mic/Low Price

          By Adam Thompson

          from Western NY

          Comments about Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic:

          I bought this while setting up a low cost home studio. I haven't managed to get an interface/mixer yet, so right now I'm running this and two other condensors into a mixer amp and straight into the computer. I only say this because it means I'm not using this mic to it's full potential-and it's still turning out great. vocals are very crisp, and there doesn't seem to be much background noise. Just don't do what I did and forget to buy a phantom power source.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Behringer does it again

          Comments about Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic:

          A friend of mine brought this mic over last night for some test recording and I was blown away by the sound quality produced. A deep, warm lower tonal quality that instantly made me want to purchase it. We only used it to record vocals which was impressive enough, but I can't imagine how well an acoustic guitar would sound with this bad boy on the receiving end. I noticed an immediate boost in the high end and mid range and being able to roll off bass frequencies if need be at the touch of a switch is a great feature. This mic feels built Ram tough as it's no light weight. The case, shockmount and pop filter are all excellent quality as well. If I didn't already have a couple of condensers, this one would be on my immediate purchase list due to the sound, quality, price and excellent extras (case etc). I only knocked off half a point on each for realism. Let's be honest; you will notice a diff if buying a super high end condenser, but for most of us that's not an option. Let's just say this versatile mic is your option!

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