Summary: I was looking for a Studio Type Microphone for adding to my Icom IC746-PRO in my Ham-Radio Shack, but didn't want to go to the expense of a HEIL PR40. This Mic in my opinion is equal if not better than what I was looking for.
Excerpt: The Behringer C-3 is a large dual diaphragm condenser mic that has a cardioids, omni and figure 8 pickup patterns. On paper the Behringer C-3 looks great because it cost less than 100 dollars and comes with those pickup patterns. But that is not the case, this microphone is very noisy.
Excerpt: The C3 from Behringer was an up and down mic for me. At first I was happy with it, it has some issues with losing a lot of frequencies from time to time. The crazy thing is that sometimes when I was using it , it would work fine and sound great, but then other times after recording with it then...
Excerpt: Because I own a couple of Behringer B-5 microphones that perform really well, I bought the Behringer C-3. The B-5's have a very low self noise. But unfortunately the C-3 is very noisy! I took a look inside and discovered that they use a cheap TL072 as head amplifier.
Summary: Even if they don't stand up against the more expensive brands' quality, Behringer microphones are great value for money. The C3 mics aren't much good for vocals, but can be used as room mics, overheads, or for close miking instruments.
Excerpt: *Microphones are very subjective. Some microphones that work for some brilliantly may be disastrous on others. It is therefore important to understand the context in which this review is written and take it with a grain of salt, like all reviews on microphones should be treated.*
Excerpt: Capacitor condenser microphone, directivity slecteur (cardioid, omnidirectional or figure-eight), low-cut filter, 10dB Attnuateur for making sound pressure of acoustic instruments (drums, ...) . I test on the song, but it seems to be quite versatile.