Behringer B2 Pro And MIC 200 Review [Video]

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I’m a big fan of Behringer gear. These guys make pro audio gear at a price that fits with real hard working musicians’ budgets. I’ve written about some of their products before; here, and here. But I’ve never technically done a review. So today I’ve got a video review of their big brother microphone, the B2 Pro as well as one of their affordable tube preamps/DI boxes, the MIC 200. There is an audio example at the end so you can hear these guys in action. Hope you enjoy!


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15 Responses to “Behringer B2 Pro And MIC 200 Review [Video]”

  1. Orlando

    Great review, and I’m not surprised you get such nice results from your MIC200. A little over 5 years ago I also used a MIC200 along with a Samson C01 to record my singer on our demo album I was recording in my Fostex digital studio (a year before I got my Mac). For a “low budget” setup I was really surprised at how good the vocals sounded. I’ve since moved on to Pro Tools, Logic, and some slightly more expensive hardware but I do STILL use that MIC200 and my C01. I’m also, like you, a Behringer fan. I’ve got a bunch of their guitar gear and audio processors and they all have worked and sounded great. They’ve been a godsend for us home studio guys. And while I’m at it, I think I’ll go ahead and get one of those B2 mics. I’m sure it will sound amazing.

    • Graham

      Thanks Orlando. Yep, the MIC 200 and the B2 Pro are great products. Just goes to show that the low price tag doesn’t mean low quality. Still though, people like to believe otherwise. Thanks for being a reader!

  2. Ian St James


    Great review, but I have a question that you may be able to answer.

    I am in the process of building a low budget radio studio and I need to equip it with 4 mics; how do you think the B2 would perform as a speech mic, with several in close proximity?

    • Graham

      With a pop filter, it will do a great job. You’ll get that “proximity” affect when up on the mic, but it sounds good.

  3. Rob S.

    Thanks for the review! I have been using the B1 for years and love it. It’s a great all-around mic. Thanks also for your 5-minutes series. Good stuff!

    • Ray J.

      Thanks for the review. You do have a great voice and lots of talent… but that’s NOT the mic or preamp… to be honest the vocal recording sounded kind of harsh, thin, and tinny – albeit with lots of post processing. But… as the old saying goes, you can polish a turd.

      Do you think the bad sound quality was the 150. mic or the 40. preamp?

      • SilentSky

        Actually, the saying goes–you CAN’T polish a turd. Ever try? But if you’re here to hate on Behringer, I think you’ve come to the wrong place. If you’ve read many of his posts, Graham (like many of us out here in Home/Project Studio Land), has had generally good experiences with Behringer gear.

  4. Ray J.

    I love this part: “Your comment is awaiting moderation.”

    lol, My comment is awaiting censorship is more like it.

  5. Wyshwood

    I also like my Behringers. What about the song featured? You have been asked so many times, yet we are still waiting to find out what it is, whether it is completed and where to hear it? Any chance of a longer version to really hear the result?

  6. James

    I know I am chiming in much later, but because of your shining review, when I was searching for a great quality inexpensive home studio vocal mic I followed your recommendation and purchased the Behringer B2 Pro and the Mic200 and I must say “Wow! I am blown away!” I had already purchased a CAD GXL2200, and while I was not dissatisfied with this mic, I believe that the Behringer B2 Pro performs much better. The Mic200 also adds the warmth I was searching for in my sound. great review and thank you.


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