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Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic 

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The Behringer B-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic employs a 1" capsule to capture sound with incredible realism and sensitivity. Its wide freq...Click To Read More About This Product

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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

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BehringerB-1 Large-Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Mic
 
4.7

(based on 70 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Easy to use (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (6)
  • Professional recording (4)
  • Amateur recording (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best condenser mic for the money

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...Read complete review

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.

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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

Chrystal clear!

By B

from Pa

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

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

    This mic is impressive! Clear sound at an affordable price. I bought this mic based on reviews that I read that were all positive. Now I'm adding my own positive review... great clarity for the buck!!!

     
    5.0

    Behringer B-1

    By On Stage Sound Productions

    from Coral Springs, Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Neumann TLM170. AKG 414, Sennheiser 441, MXL V69
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

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

      Recently I have been recording live 16 track performances of groups in either Clubs or Stage Productions, bringing the WAV Files to my studio, importing them, and mixing them in Pro-Tools.

      I am always looking for low priced high quality microphones that I can use in the field. The Behringer B1 fits all of requirements, it is a quiet, full frequency microphone, I will buy 2 more and use them on the horn section.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best bang for the buck

      By wilkyway

      from Joplin, Mo.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

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

        Nothing better for the money.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great all around studio mic

          By bigdrumguy

          from wa

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          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 :)

            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great!!

            By BluMondie

            from Pecos(Tarilas,) Tx

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            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!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Super General Purpose Condenser Mic

            By kg4muc-hC.8n

            from Virginia

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            See all my reviews

            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!

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good condenser for the price

            By RedEyeC

            from New Mexico

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            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.

            (3 of 5 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.

            (7 of 7 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.

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