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Behringer C-1

Studio Microphone

  • Main and support microphone for studio and live applications
  • Cardiod characteristic
  • Transmission range: 40 - 20,000 Hz
  • Max. SPL (1% THD @ 1 kHz): 136 dB
  • Impedance 100 Ohm
  • Transformerless FET input circuit
  • Dimensions: 54 x 169 mm
  • Weight: 450 g
  • Includes swivel microphone stand adapter and transport case

Note: Requires 48 V of phantom power.

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Further Information

Tube No
Switchable Polar Pattern No
Omnidirectional No
Cardioid Yes
Figure-8 No
Low Cut No
Pad No
shockmount included No
USB Microphone No

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Best mic at this price point?
Laniakea, 04.10.2020
The mic is a great starting point for those who need a mic for speaking since it can compete with such a mic as Blue Yeti but is 5 times cheaper.
PROS:
1) Price. On the best microphones under a hundred euros straight from the box. If your speech is confident and loud enough, you won't hear complaints about the sound of your mic from others.
2) The sound is not "plastic". The mic does not create nasty notches in the spectrum and does not screw up frequency response (FR). FR is not flat but still sounds natural and pleasing.
CONS:
1) Noise level. You almost will not be able to hear the noise in a recording if you speak loudly enough, but when you apply a decent amount of compression or boost highs, the noise is pretty noticeable during silent moments, not so much during the speaking.
2) The sound is not as detailed as you would like to have. Even though it captures sound at a decent level, you will not be able to hear the slightest differences in volume or frequency changes as you would by using more expensive hardware.
3) Has small diaphragm
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Experience of C-1 use
Tecwyn, 17.06.2021
I bought this mic for videconference calls, both for buiness and personal conversations. Before that, I tried to use my old Audio-Technica and Senheiser E906 dynamic mics. The first one gave me almost nice sounds, although a little muddy. The second gave me a little bit of "radio" effect without much macking in the low frequencies area.
So, I decided to try a classic design condenser mic. Honestly, I selected C-1 because of limited amount of money.
In general, the mic works fine and suiots my needs - now I have greater freedom of me head movements compared with supercardioid mics. Also, I almost have reached the "TV presenter" sound effect according to my subjective understanding.
As for cons, I could mention only moderate hum sound. May be, It could be a problem for professional recording, but for my purposes it's OK.
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A great budget-focused alternative
Dylan H [the cool one], 20.09.2021
This microphone is a great budget-focused alternative to other microphones at this standard of quality.
It's solid metallic housing, great-sounding capsule and otherworldly value for money are absolutely what makes this microphone great.

Cons?
Hard to find any, to be completely honest. I've used this microphone for
just over a year now, and I can't find any microphone that matches the quality at this price point whatsoever.

A great choice for those starting, experienced in the field, or those who are curious about budget options to some fantastic sounding microphones out there on the market that stick pack a punch, albeit at a much easier to handle price-tag.
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ajoliveira, 07.05.2019
Let's say I got a noise machine, and a time-variable one. I still believe it is not a good representative of the model quality. Compared to a C-3 it boosted around 6 dB lower sensivity and about 16dB more unweighted noise. Unacceptable behaviour. This one was returned together with a defective C-2 pair. There seems to be a lack of quality control now, never had a problem wirth Behringer products before I intend to edit this review as soon as I receive a known-good unit, but Thomann takes an huge amount of time handling returns at lease here in Portugal.
The product was replaced and now I got a very reasonable microphone with an acceptable noise level and a very good frequency response.
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