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Behringer Micromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier  

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The Micromon MA400 from Behringer is an ultracompact headphone amplifier for both studio and stage applications. Features Mic In and Mic Through XLR ...Read More

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Easily create your own personalized mix.

The Micromon MA400 from Behringer is an ultracompact headphone amplifier for both studio and stage applications. Features Mic In and Mic Through XLR connectors with an integrated Ground Lift switch, high-power headphone outputs with 1/4" and 1/8" jacks, Mic and Monitor Level adjustments, and Mono/Stereo switch.

FEATURES
  • Ultracompact headphone amplifier for studio and stage monitoring applications
  • Personal‚ "more me" mixer — mix a mic and a monitor signal and hear them
  • via headphones
  • Flexible Mic In and Mic Through XLR connectors with Ground Lift switch
  • Stereo Monitor input with dedicated Monitor Level control and Mono/Stereo
  • switch
  • High-power headphone output on 1/4" and 1/8" jack connectors
  • DC 12-volt adapter included
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure

Small in size, big on features. Order the Micromon MA400 today!

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BehringerMicromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier
 
4.4

(based on 33 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (12)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Compact (9)
  • Great sound (6)
  • Durable (3)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Affordable alternative

      Our church decided to make the move from floor monitors to in-ears, but wanted to gradually do it over a few years. The end-goal is to have an aviom(or similar) system. These...Read complete review

      Our church decided to make the move from floor monitors to in-ears, but wanted to gradually do it over a few years. The end-goal is to have an aviom(or similar) system. These units have turned out to be exactly what we need at this point. Our FOH mixer has 4 aux sends. I use one, our drummer uses another, then we send the rest of the musicians 1 flat mix, and all our backup vocalists another flat mix. Each one of the musicians and vocalists (other than the drummer and I) have one of these units. The flat mix goes into the MON input, and their mic/instrument goes into the MIC input. This gives them the ability to have "more me" in their ears. The initial shock of going in-ears was an adjustment for some (I've been using the shure PSM system for a few years), but now everyone is very happy, and our sound guys are even happier. They never hear "Can I have more me in my monitor?" anymore. :)The only negative is that they can kind of be finicky. We have the exact same trs-to-xlr cable going to each of them, but some need to be set to "MONO" and some need to be set to "STEREO" to work. We had one stop working, but it was quickly replaced, for free. The bottom line is - this is not even close to a fraction of the price of an aviom system, and it does well beyond its [$] pricetag. We're very happy with them.**Note, contrary to behringer's website, these units do NOT work when your mixer has phantom power turned on. We use one condenser microphone for our drum overhead mic, and had to purchase a phantom power unit to power that mic, separate from the mixer. Minor inconvenience.

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      Great idea. Minimal output gain.

      Bought this for our drummer so he could have our click tracks for live shows and his own monitor mix in his headphones. I could see this being useful in a quieter setting, but...Read complete review

      Bought this for our drummer so he could have our click tracks for live shows and his own monitor mix in his headphones. I could see this being useful in a quieter setting, but for live performances (no matter which type of isolating headphones) you really can't get this thing loud enough, it almost sounds like there's a 15 or 20dB pad in effect. Threw this in the junk pile and bought the Behringer AMP800 from my local music shop (they let me test it out first!). A lot more output gain and adjustable input gain. Plus it's 4 stereo channels (TRS). If you don't need a lot of volume the MicroMon will do, but for live or loud applications, I would definitley look elsewhere.

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      5.0

      Did the trick with our Mackie DL1608

      By Rock R

      from Oregon

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            Comments about Behringer Micromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier:

            Our Mackie DL1608 has balanced mono aux outs. I'm using one for my in-ear monitors. I bought this amp for the sole purpose of getting sound to both side of the headphones rather than just the left side. It has solved that problem. I really have no need for the mic mix feature as that is controlled through my Mackie app on my Iphone, so I can not comment regarding that feature.

            The unit is well built.

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            5.0

            Can't beat the deal...

            By studiogorilla

            from Middle, TN

            About Me Pro Recording Engineer

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Good Value
            • Inexpensive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Audio
              • Project Studio Overdubs

              Comments about Behringer Micromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier:

              I looked at the Rolls personal monitor box to start with, then I saw these for less than half the price. I bought two and used them on a tracking session the day after I got them. NO complaints from the players. They worked just as they were designed. Will buy more when the need arises.

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              5.0

              excellent personal monitor

              By Boomerweps

              from Franklin, PA

              About Me Part Time Audio Tech, Part Time Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Fantastic Price
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • No onoff switch

              Best Uses

                Comments about Behringer Micromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier:

                Does the job of a rolls mini-monitor with better features at half (or less than half) the price. Going to use it in a PEM setup while drumming.

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                5.0

                Used once, lubs it!

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Great Sound
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Behringer Micromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier:

                    I specifically bought a Kustom Defender 15V Combo due to the XLR out for recording and also, I figured I could use headphones off my recorder. However, I didn't want to beat up my handheld recorder (Tascam DR-40) so, I had hoped they made something like this where I use the XLR out and then, I use headphones out of the box. I used it for the first time tonight with just a Walrus Audio Mayflower, and I totally dug it. Lubs it, as a matter of fact based on this one experience.

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                    4.0

                    Works great!

                    By Marty

                    from Cleveland, OH

                    About Me Worship leader

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • In Ear Monitor

                        Comments about Behringer Micromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier:

                        Works great as an individual in-ear monitor amplifier. I just brought the monitor mix in on the XLR mic input and then chained the mix on to the next unit. Perfect little unit, especially for the price! I bought 6 of these and removed all floor monitors. Not as flexible as Avioms, but gets you close at a fraction of the cost.

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                        2.0

                        MICROMON MA400 HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER

                        By motherlode1

                        from SLC

                        About Me Gear Head, Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Great Sound
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Low Volume Output

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Behringer Micromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier:

                          · Non-wireless a huge drawback and very cumbersome (I should have known better).
                          · Level out very low (had to crank the line out of the mixer to receive a decent level).
                          · A waste of money.

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                          4.0

                          Great Value for a versatile device

                          Pros

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Behringer Micromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier:

                                I bought this for a production show's pianist for timing and tightness of performance. It's Mic input handles medium line levels very well, and it was a perfect use for this device. In my home studio, I use it to enhance the poor output of the headphone amp of my mixing console while rehearsing on drums. And while the Stereo line input doesn't do well with a direct line signal, it reamplifies the headphone output to a great extent

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                                5.0

                                Great Value, Simple Design

                                By HonestThievesBassist

                                from Southern NH

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Good Value
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Behringer Micromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier:

                                    I bought this for my drummer to use in my band. He sings harmonies and in our relatively small practice space it's hard to put his vocals into the mix without getting feedback. This box allows me to send him a headphone monitor mix of the vocals, and he can adjust the volume of his own voice in that mix independently. He's been working on harmonies for just a few months and this box has been HUGE in his development. My only complaint is that it could be louder, but I will also say that he is one of the loudest drummers I have played with and he can definitely still hear himself clearly in headphones. I would definitely recommend this product for any band/drummer looking for an individual monitoring solution for either practice or gigs. We use it for both and it works wonders. At this price, you can't beat it!

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Buy!

                                    By tcoates52

                                    from Sioux Falls, SD

                                    About Me Church Musician

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Good Value
                                    • Great Sound
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • None

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Behringer Micromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier:

                                      Used for in-ear wired monitors. Have used Rolls amplifiers for years, but this is less expensive by 60% and works better. The mono/stereo switch is great for using with mono aux outs.

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                                      5.0

                                      Great for studio recording!

                                      By Captain Electric

                                      from Ann Arbor, MI

                                      About Me Electrical engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Producer, Professional Musician, Studio Engineer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Features
                                      • Good Value
                                      • Great Sound
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Performance
                                      • Price
                                      • Size

                                      Cons

                                      • No Guitar Input

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Recording

                                      Comments about Behringer Micromon MA400 Headphone Amplifier:

                                      I bought four MA400's to use in our recording/rehearsal studio. I use a TASCAM 16-channel interface and run Cubase on my studio computer. For our current project, we are recording up to eight instruments simultaneously: drums, congas, horns, bass and guitars.

                                      Several band members, like the bassist and guitarist, needed to hear themselves above the normal group headphone mix. The MA400 allows them to turn themselves up in their own mix (More Me!), without affecting their feed to the main recorder, or the overall headphone mix. Very Nice!

                                      The MA400 does not do anything to the main incoming XLR-level signal, just pass it through. I did not detect any coloration of the signal during recording or while listening to the playback.

                                      Having both 1/8" and 1/4" headphone outputs is very handy. It helps eliminate the need for adapter plugs.

                                      All connections are located on the side and don't obscure the controls or tip the unit over when connected. There is no 1/4" guitar/instrument input, but I worked around that with a direct box.

                                      My only wish-list item: It would be great if the MA400 also ran on phantom power. I have to run AC power cords to the location of each unit. Not a big deal, just more cable clutter.

                                      Overall, the MA400 headphone amp is an incredible buy and rock solid performer. Great accessory for the studio. Buy several!

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