Reviews and Problems with Behringer ULTRAVOICE XM8500
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Great seller. Good communication. Item exactly as described!
3 weeks ago
Summary: Sounds as good as the SM58. Definitely the SM58 sounds flat which will work on any PA setup. But the Behringer XM8500 can use some EQ to achieve near sound from the latter. The price is worth it.
Summary: Look, I read the reviews, listened to youtube clips, etc...I'm a lead vocalist in a hard rock cover band and needed a better microphone.Bottom line, Whether this mic is as good as an sm58 is irrelevent.This thing is under $30, if you feel the need to buy a name than by all means,spend $100 on an SM58.But, obviously your not wanting to spend a bunch of cash on a mic,or you wouldn't be reading this right now.
Summary: I have an in-home amateur recording studio. I have 2 of these XM8500 microphones and find they are excellent for my purposes and a very good value. I use them with a Behringer Q802 USB mixer that attaches to my PC.
With this mic you don't get what you pay for-you get much more.
4 March 2013
Summary: I needed a mic for home recording but my budget was limited. The reviews on XM8500 were good so I bought it. The reviews were correct! It seems quality constructed and the performance is outstanding. I did not like the mic clip that came with it. It was too tight in my estimation so I purchased one off of eBay that was made for the Shure. I would definitely repeat this purchase if a second mic was ever needed.
Summary: I didn't know what to expect with this mic really, at that price. Boy, was I surprised when I tried it out. It is a quality mic. Good for lots of studio uses. I have used it to mic guitar amps, drums, vocals, and all have turned out fine. I have not used this mic live, but I don't see why it wouldn't work very well. I'd use it against a shure any day. I'd love to have an 57 version too!
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Versatile
Summary: If you are a real professional vocalist, musician or sound man, this mic will not suit your needs. This mic lacks the full, "warm" sound that I am used to when I use my EV or a Shure. Feedback and handling noise is a real problem with this mic. For the price I would recommend this mic for young kids still in the garage, but not for the serious stage.
Summary: First of all I will start saying that Behringer packs these microphones in a hard and well cushioned plastic carrying case Which is good to preserve the mike safe, talking about performance I will say that this mike is a keeper it feels good in the hand and The clarity is incredible when used with a touch of bass, audio response incredible specially on vocals.