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Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer 

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Sound excellence for a tiny price.

5-input, 2-bus, ultralow noise, high-headroom mixer with main mix, stereo CD/tape, and separate headphone outputs. CD/tape inputs assignable to headphone output or main mix outputs. Behringer's innovative Xenyx mixers provide the home recordist and club musician with pristine sound quality and cutting-edge features for very little outlay. The new Xenyx Mic Preamp approaches the sound quality, transparency, headroom, and even the dynamic range of boutique-style, standalone mic preamps. Behringer's neo-classic "British EQ" brings back the warmth and musicality of those '60s and '70s mega-console desks that made music history.

FEATURES
  • Premium ultra low-noise, high headroom analog mixer
  • State-of-the-art Xenyx mic preamp comparable to standalone boutique preamps
  • Neo-classic "British" 2-band EQ for warm and musical sound
  • Main mix, stereo CD/tape plus separate headphone outputs
  • CD/tape inputs assignable to headphone output or main mix outputs

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BehringerXenyx 502 Mixer
 
4.4

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Simple controls (11)
  • Excellent sound (10)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (9)
  • Performances (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A PERFECT little mixer, for recording or live use!

I owned an earlier version of this for many years. I initially bought it to enchance my old 4-track cassette recorder, and it made a WORLD of difference. For one thing, I...Read complete review

I owned an earlier version of this for many years. I initially bought it to enchance my old 4-track cassette recorder, and it made a WORLD of difference. For one thing, I could use condenser microphones - the built-in phantom power alone was worth the price. But I also noticed that it was pushing an audibly better signal onto the tape. I gave it to a friend who was putting together a studio, and instantly missed it.

This time around I'm using the newer model, not only in the studio but also for a mini-PA mixer for coffehouse gigs. I bought a small powered monitor, and run this into it. I can use my good condenser microphone, and carry my PA in one hand - with the mixer in the gig bag!

It's got TONS of connectivity. The engineers have thought of everything. Just about anything you can think of, you can find a way to do. This little gadget is a real problem solver.
All of the most-used basic features of a much bigger mixer. A jewel in the studio, and it also can be a mixer for a mini-PA!
It appears to be as well-made as it is well-thought-out.
It's a great little multi-tool to have around, for less money than a heavy-duty mic stand.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poor Designed and Constructed

The compact size of this mixer is great for the home studio artist. However the model lacks some needed features. There isn't a power switch... that's right, NO POWER SWITCH!! Leaving...Read complete review

The compact size of this mixer is great for the home studio artist. However the model lacks some needed features. There isn't a power switch... that's right, NO POWER SWITCH!! Leaving it hooked up is not an option since you cannot EVER turn it off without unplugging it. The unit is also missing a Phantom Power on/off switch, leaving the XLR port hot 100% of the time needless to say this is NOT a good idea.

My final problem with the 502 is the unit I recieved is that it had unfinished edges on the molded plastic, leaving them razor sharp! I had to rub these areas flat with another piece of plastic to make it safe to handle. Because of the unfinished edges and some other defects, the plastic end caps do not seat flush to the metal frame and looks really bad.

In spite of all the above, it does perform as it should and does provide a budget solution.

However, I feel this piece of equipment is poorly designed and constructed and I wish I had bought something different - I will be replacing this one soon with a model that has a power switch, phantom switch, and better constructed.

Reviewed by 37 customers

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderfull product.

By Essie

from fla

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer:

    simple and direct for my use.

    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    LOUD!!

    By mysticalcracker

    from Chucktizzle

    Comments about Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer:

    I bought 3 of these guys to use as monitor mixers for my studio. They work for my application, but there too much noise present to use for any recording, also it seems to cut all of the really high and really low frequencies. Just terrible quality sound through it. Buy a mackie or alesis if you are going to record through it.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Flimsy but good

    By TuneSpace

    from Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Low price

    Cons

    • Flimsy Power Connector

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording

    Comments about Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer:

    The power connector is flimsy - just a little jiggle and the unit loses power. So don't expect this unit to stand up to any kind of rough treatment. But for a stable installation, it does the job very well.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Poor Designed and Constructed

    By MyGrey

    from SC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Phantom Power
    • Small And Portable

    Cons

    • No Power Switch
    • No Switch For Phantom
    • Some Rough Edges

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer:

    The compact size of this mixer is great for the home studio artist. However the model lacks some needed features. There isn't a power switch... that's right, NO POWER SWITCH!! Leaving it hooked up is not an option since you cannot EVER turn it off without unplugging it. The unit is also missing a Phantom Power on/off switch, leaving the XLR port hot 100% of the time needless to say this is NOT a good idea.

    My final problem with the 502 is the unit I recieved is that it had unfinished edges on the molded plastic, leaving them razor sharp! I had to rub these areas flat with another piece of plastic to make it safe to handle. Because of the unfinished edges and some other defects, the plastic end caps do not seat flush to the metal frame and looks really bad.

    In spite of all the above, it does perform as it should and does provide a budget solution.

    However, I feel this piece of equipment is poorly designed and constructed and I wish I had bought something different - I will be replacing this one soon with a model that has a power switch, phantom switch, and better constructed.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A PERFECT little mixer, for recording or live use!

    By RubyTuba

    from Park City, KS

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    Comments about Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer:

    I owned an earlier version of this for many years. I initially bought it to enchance my old 4-track cassette recorder, and it made a WORLD of difference. For one thing, I could use condenser microphones - the built-in phantom power alone was worth the price. But I also noticed that it was pushing an audibly better signal onto the tape. I gave it to a friend who was putting together a studio, and instantly missed it.

    This time around I'm using the newer model, not only in the studio but also for a mini-PA mixer for coffehouse gigs. I bought a small powered monitor, and run this into it. I can use my good condenser microphone, and carry my PA in one hand - with the mixer in the gig bag!

    It's got TONS of connectivity. The engineers have thought of everything. Just about anything you can think of, you can find a way to do. This little gadget is a real problem solver.
    All of the most-used basic features of a much bigger mixer. A jewel in the studio, and it also can be a mixer for a mini-PA!
    It appears to be as well-made as it is well-thought-out.
    It's a great little multi-tool to have around, for less money than a heavy-duty mic stand.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    One Powerful Mixer!

    By SunburstPB

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer:

    Do not be fooled by the size or the price, this is a full function 4 channel mixer. Its compact size makes it portable and grfeat for small venues. We are using the the Xenyx 502 as part of a portable PA System which can be set up quickly for company meetings held in different parts of a large office.

    As with all Behringer products (I also use an Ultrabass amp) they are rugged, built to last and quite economical.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Works great for in ear Monitor with feed from larger mixer.

    By Ronnie

    from undisclosed

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

    • Power Supp Conn Too Loose

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer:

    I use these with my digital mixer as in ear monitor mixers. Feeding them from the aux mixes they work great and it makes a cheap in ear system with a good headphone set. The EQ gives the musician a little flexibility.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    excellent price/performance ratio

    By Keeze

    from Sunland, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Excellent Sound
    • Solid Build Quality
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • No Phantom Power

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Private Practicing
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer:

    I've owned another small Behringer mixer (Eurorack UB802) for quite some time, which influenced my purchasing decision. I've used that one in demanding professional applications for years and it has performed flawlessly! I have also been extremely impressed with it's mic preamps, which sounds every bit as good as my high-end dedicated mic pre-amps and full size digital mixing consols. The mic-pre on the Xenyx 502 is presumably as good, except that it seems to not have a switch for phantom power, which could be a significant limitation for a lot of buyers as it elimates the use of most condenser microphones. However, I purchased the Xenyx 502 as a birthday present for my wife, an excellent bassist, to allow her to practice her electric bass along to CDs and tapes using headphones (CD/tape machine plugs into the "2 track input"). For that purpose it has the right features, performs very well, with good sound quality, and she is thrilled with it. She is not a tech-head type, but found it relatively easy to use, although I did help her get it set up.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Works GREAT!

    By Choirboyva

    from Front Royal, VA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Small And Afordable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • As In Ear Monitors
      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer:

      Started a small church. Needed some type of monitor system that was afordable. With this unit, the musicians and the singers can have an "in ear" system that works great and saves thousands.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Broke after less than a year

      By Jonathan Griggs

      from Boston MA

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Behringer Xenyx 502 Mixer:

      I use this mixer at home to practice along with an iPod either to headphones or to my Mackie monitors. One day the left channel cut out. After extensive troubleshooting I determined the left RCA input quit. Since I didn't register the product online, I am out of the 90 day warranty. You get what you pay for, I guess...

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