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Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

High-performance, dual-diaphragm design for versatility.

The Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone provides transparency usually found on high-end large-diaphragm condenser mics. Features selectable patterns, low-cut filter, and built-in shielding. A 10dB attenuator can be used with high-volume signal sources. Rugged hard case, suspension mount, and windscreen included.
Requires phantom power.

FEATURES
  • 1" dual-diaphragm condenser microphone
  • Pressure-gradient transducer with shockmounted, gold-sputtered, dual-diaphragm capsule
  • Exceptionally flat frequency response (20Hz-20kHz)
  • Selectable cardioid, omnidirectional, or figure-8 pickup pattern
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: up to 77dB (cardioid), 76dB (omnidirectional), and 78dB (figure-8)
  • Low-frequency roll-off switch
  • Input attenuation of -10dB
  • Ultralow-noise transformerless FET input circuitry
  • Impedance: nominal - 1 kohm
  • Gold-plated 3-pin XLR output connector
  • Rugged construction with satin nickel-plated brass body

At this price, it's easy to finally get crystal clear sound for your studio. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone

  • 2-1/4" - head, 2" - shaft, 8-1/4" - length
    .55kg
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BehringerB-2 Pro Condenser Microphone
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I've owned a lot of mics but WOW!

I bought this as a second large dual diaphragm mic so I could have two condenser mics with omni patterns for micing an acoustic guitar, my other dual diaphragm mic for guitar being an...Read complete review

I bought this as a second large dual diaphragm mic so I could have two condenser mics with omni patterns for micing an acoustic guitar, my other dual diaphragm mic for guitar being an Audio Technica $699 mic, almost 5 times the cost of the B-2.My first impression was how heavy and solid the B-2 Pro feels, as well as the large TOGGLE switches for pattern and pad, which feel very high quality compared to the TINY slide switches of the Audio Technica. But that's not why I bought the mic - I bought it hoping it would sound good and I was not disappointed in the least, quite the contrary.This mic has too much high frequency emphasis and detail. But with that said, this is easily correctable (if desired) with some very minor EQ. The detail in the highs is amazing. Absolute clarity with no hint of distortion. The response of this mic is very flat up to 5kHz, throughout the critical midrange, and above that the boost is smooth and as mentioned above reversible with EQ. Comparatively, attempting to add high frequencies with EQ boost to the Audio Technica mic yielded what sounded just as bright but simply not as clear and clean as the B-2.I have been testing this mic out now for 2 days comparing it against other mics 3 or 4 times the price on steel string acoustic guitar and vocals, and all I can say is unless this thing breaks or something goes horribly wrong, this is the best deal in a studio microphone I have ever seen in my 30 years of recording audio, and yes I'll be purchasing more.I forgot to add, it seems to be able to handle very high SPLs with no perceptible distortion in addition to its exquisite sensitivity to high frequency detail at the low volume of an acoustic guitar. It's also very quiet. The noise in a quiet room that gets picked up is much higher than the noise floor of the mic. I need a recording room with better isolation. It also captures cymbals extremely well. I would venture to guess that there's actually not much this mic would sound bad on. If you want to spend about this much on a mic you can do no better. The only downside is it's big. But the 1" dual diaphragms are the main reason it sounds so good, and the weight probably helps control resonances.I guess my only other concern is ruggedness, but even if it wears out, if I get a year of good use out of it it's still a deal. This mic will compete with the best, and I mean mics costing several thousand dollars. It's not the best, but for under $500 it's the best, and you could pay a lot more, indeed well over $1000, and get an inferior mic.I don't normally even review products but in this case I was blown away. I can now understand all the positive reviews. They are most definitely deserved. As to the comments about the mics being "inconsistent" in sound, I'll let you know after I get a couple more.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for something...

This mic is descent. I have owned it for 4 years and have recorded just about everything with it. One problem I have with this mic is it dosen't sound good without EQ. ...Read complete review

This mic is descent. I have owned it for 4 years and have recorded just about everything with it. One problem I have with this mic is it dosen't sound good without EQ. It has a hot spot in the mids that make it almost impossible to mic any guitar cab. As an overhead it gets really dirty on the high end and overall sounds tinny. It does well with vocals, for the price but if you have a Sm57 or something you'd be better off using that on vocals. You basically get what you pay for with this mic. The Bass cut off is a nice feature, and so is the multi pattern switch built in. If you want a good and affordable mic this isn't a terrible choice. Maybe go with the B-1 or some of the MXL stuff. In this low price range you really get what you pay for.

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I've owned a lot of mics but WOW!

By Tube Guy

from Las Vegas

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Comments about Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone:

I bought this as a second large dual diaphragm mic so I could have two condenser mics with omni patterns for micing an acoustic guitar, my other dual diaphragm mic for guitar being an Audio Technica $699 mic, almost 5 times the cost of the B-2.My first impression was how heavy and solid the B-2 Pro feels, as well as the large TOGGLE switches for pattern and pad, which feel very high quality compared to the TINY slide switches of the Audio Technica. But that's not why I bought the mic - I bought it hoping it would sound good and I was not disappointed in the least, quite the contrary.This mic has too much high frequency emphasis and detail. But with that said, this is easily correctable (if desired) with some very minor EQ. The detail in the highs is amazing. Absolute clarity with no hint of distortion. The response of this mic is very flat up to 5kHz, throughout the critical midrange, and above that the boost is smooth and as mentioned above reversible with EQ. Comparatively, attempting to add high frequencies with EQ boost to the Audio Technica mic yielded what sounded just as bright but simply not as clear and clean as the B-2.I have been testing this mic out now for 2 days comparing it against other mics 3 or 4 times the price on steel string acoustic guitar and vocals, and all I can say is unless this thing breaks or something goes horribly wrong, this is the best deal in a studio microphone I have ever seen in my 30 years of recording audio, and yes I'll be purchasing more.I forgot to add, it seems to be able to handle very high SPLs with no perceptible distortion in addition to its exquisite sensitivity to high frequency detail at the low volume of an acoustic guitar. It's also very quiet. The noise in a quiet room that gets picked up is much higher than the noise floor of the mic. I need a recording room with better isolation. It also captures cymbals extremely well. I would venture to guess that there's actually not much this mic would sound bad on. If you want to spend about this much on a mic you can do no better. The only downside is it's big. But the 1" dual diaphragms are the main reason it sounds so good, and the weight probably helps control resonances.I guess my only other concern is ruggedness, but even if it wears out, if I get a year of good use out of it it's still a deal. This mic will compete with the best, and I mean mics costing several thousand dollars. It's not the best, but for under $500 it's the best, and you could pay a lot more, indeed well over $1000, and get an inferior mic.I don't normally even review products but in this case I was blown away. I can now understand all the positive reviews. They are most definitely deserved. As to the comments about the mics being "inconsistent" in sound, I'll let you know after I get a couple more.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Home Studio? Just get it.....

By Smurf

from Ohio

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Pros

  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone:

      I am a Behringer "snob" really. There is VERY few company's out there that give the bang for the buck OR customer service that good 'ol Berry does.

      With that said, this mic is worth the $$. A little bright in the top in, but no where hear as shrill or edgy as the MXL990. It has a good solid Upper Mid and Low End, but to my ears there is a slight "hole" in the lower mid's, not even close to show stopping, but it's there.

      Combined this with the MXL V67G and you have your LD mic's covered for a good while.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Mic

      By Shadow Records

      from Phoenix

      Comments about Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone:

      This is a great mic. I've owned one for 5 years now and it's still in excellent condition. I've treated it with care but the connections and casing has held up very nicely. Sound wise, it has a very flat frequency response. Vocals are clear and guitar comes through nicely. As already stated in the previous reviews this is not a top quality mic, but for the price you get a very usable, versatile, starter mic.

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Go with Rode

      By koperken

      from New York City

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      Comments about Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone:

      Really, go with Rode or AT, they have nice inexpensive models. Behringer is a gamble.I went through several of these, they all sounded different.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good while it Lasted!

      By Andy Metz

      from TN

      Comments about Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone:

      I bought a pair of these in 2004, brand new, from this website. As a pair, they soundedd great! I have used them on everything from vocals to overheads on drums to bass mics, and kick drum mics and guitar cabs. Even used them to finish a recording for an engineering class at home and no one knew. now, 5 years later, with normal abuse, they are junk. One still works but the metal casing is loose, and the other has acquired a bit of a filtered sound. still use them for practice recordings, but could not use in a professional setting.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      u-87 at a super bargain

      By JK-RAPgV

      from L.A.

      Comments about Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone:

      I record for a living using several of the Neumann high dollar mics. I bought this for occasional use at home. It sounds nearly identical to a stock Neumann u-87. Has a great presence in Omni.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AWESOME MIC!!!!!

      By Mephitis

      from Billings, Montant

      Comments about Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone:

      GREAT MIC!!! Crystal clear with an amazing response. A must for any studio..

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Behringer B-2 Rocks!

      By TENAXX

      from Utah

      Comments about Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone:

      I used this microphone, with my Fostex vf 160 and was able to get a better sounding recording in my livng room than the local studios! Now after about a year it is still going strong and sounds great. Not bad, keep it up Behringer!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Condenser Microphone

      By mhsmzs

      from Clopton, AL

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      Comments about Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone:

      This microphone has a very pure sound. Our group has really been pleased with the sound quality of the mic. The three pickup patterns are very useful because of the different ways that we have used the mic. I have used it to mic solos, to mic my bluegrass group, and to mic my classical guitar. It has worked wonderfully in all three types of performances.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      pretty good value

      By Michael-BmnUy

      from illinois

      Comments about Behringer B-2 Pro Condenser Microphone:

      You get a lot with the money you spend on this microphone. the shock mount that comes with it and the case are great. Its warm with solo's.... i didnt think it sounded tinny. The three cardoid selections are nice, Omni's pretty weak... i couldn't a warm sound with my a capella group unless we were all on top of the mic.

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