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Behringer XM8500

Brand

Behringer

Type

Dynamic

Connection

XLR

Endorsements

13 hosts
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Why buy the Behringer XM8500?

If you’re after a mic with sublime style and unrivalled performance, you won’t get that from the Behringer XM8500. It’s a no-frills, simple mic that does the job well without impressing on looks and versatility. That said, you can’t go passed it on price and popularity. Here are our three reasons to buy it:
  • Affordability — If you’re new to podcasting and don’t feel the need to go all-out on your first mic, the Behringer XM8500 might just be all you need to get started. A lot of hosts we’ve spoken to laud it as an extremely capable mic notwithstanding how inexpensive it is.
  • Power simplicity — Because the Behringer XM8500 is a dynamic mic, it doesn’t need phantom power like a condenser mic does. That means you just need the mic and an XLR cable to start recording.
  • Perfect for travel — Because it doesn’t need an external power source to keep it running, the Behringer XM8500 is the perfect traveller mic or for hosts who don’t have an elaborate recording setup.

Under the hood

  • Patterns: Cardioid
  • Dimensions: 2 x 2 x 0.6 in (5.08 x 5.08 x 1.52 cm)
  • Weight: 0.71 pound (323 grams)
  • Frequency Response: 50 Hz to 15 kHz
  • Sensitivity: -70dB