Excerpt: I went in to buy a cheap one time use mic......but this mic is better then some other mics that I paid 10 time the amount for......was a great deal ...and the sevevice in the store was outstanding...
Summary: Mics are what they are, Microphones. Finding one that works well with your station and voice characteristics is hard. This mic seems to have all I need as to quality and voice reproduction. Using a Behringer MiniMic for modeling. Does well on FM and cuts thru on SSB. Rigs used on are a TS 570SG and TM 281A.
Excerpt: This is a sturdy mic and seems very reliable. I have recorded some electric guitar with it and put it close to the amp speaker. The sound was pretty realistic and the the isolation was very good. With this kind of price-no need to think twice.
Great seller. Good communication. Item exactly as described!
12 February 2014
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.
Excerpt: This is the 3rd Mic of Behringer ultra voice XM8500 I bought...this time I choose to buy from B&H Photo Video, because their price was the most competitive one. The reason I bought from them is, their price was equal to other 2 places,but they did not charge me handling & postal : ) better way to buy things from B&H Photo Video: ) but I don't know how much profit they made in this probably nothing : ( because I am too in sales!
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
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.