Behringer C2 small diaphragm condenser microphones - matched pair, cardioid, transformerless FET output, switchable LF roll-off and -10dB input attenuation, 48V phantom power required. Includes mic stand adapters, wind shields, stereo bar and case.
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I bought these mikes specifically for use as drum overheads. I have used them in an XY, and AB spaced position, as well as using the Recorderman technique - see the end of this review for a brief explanation.
The mics are well made, and feel solid. They provide a three-position switch for flat, low-pass or -10dB pad response. The -10dB pad is particularly useful for miking loud percussive instruments such as a drum kit. The cardiod response is good for minimising off-axis response, which is useful if your recording space is less than stellar or too boxy.
They have proven solid and reliable performers. Their response time is good which makes them very well suited for percussive instruments. Frequency wise, they have a good response which is not over-hyped at the high-end like some other cheap mikes. Noise hasn't been an issue. Stereo wise, they provide a solid,coherent image which I find particularly appealing.
My favoured setup is Recorderman overhead drum mic technique. Basically one of the mikes is placed directly above the centre of the snare drum about two drum sticks in height. The other one is placed roughly above the drummer's shoulder, on the floor tome side, also pointing towards the centre of the snare, at an equal distance. This provides a balanced sound for the entire kit, without too much room sound. You can vary the position of the second mike to get more/less volume from the bass drum.
Excellent value, and a bargain at the price. I would certainly buy them again.
It's not mind blowing in terms of sound. I find them a little dull but some could hear this as "flat" which, in a way is good. They are cheap but they do a good job on overheads, or for close acoustic guitar miking. I even used them as close drum mics and they were surprisingly responsive. In either case thy are a bit dull in sound and you need a bit of EQ (before or after depending on taste and method) to bring the brilliance in the instruments. They feel solid as they have a little weight in them, featured with a -10Db pad and a low cut filter they do what they say on the tin. As first buy for a paired mic set it's a really good first and affordable investment for live, home studio and various other things. Recommended.
I bought these for recording live bands. The microphones come in a foam filled plastic carry case which is great for storage and should protect the microphones when they are in transit. The build quality of the microphones is good; they come complete with clips and a twin mounting bar for placement on a microphone stand. The microphones also come with a pair of windshields which are fine but don't expect to be able to use these outdoors without additional protection from the wind. The microphones have a switchable low pass filter and a -10dB pad but unfortunately it is not possible to use both at the same time. Of course these microphones require phantom power and as such cannot be connected to some recorders directly. Either a mixer with phantom power or a phantom power inserter such as the Millenium PP2B Phantom Power Supply will need to be used with entry level recorders such as the Tascam DR-05 etc.
Sound quality is surprisingly good for a microphone at this price point. The response is smooth and well extended. Self generated noise is also low but not as good as a large diaphragm condenser. If you need to use these for vocals then you would most likely need a popkiller as plosives at short range cause the microphones to pop as you would expect.
If you are looking for microphones for live recordings and you are on a budget then these are well worth considering.
I conduct a choir specializing in what I'd call a progressive religious choral music - think Piotr Rubik meets Pink Floyd ? In other words, a lot of singers, a lot of players playing a lot of instruments including some that are notoriously hard to a) amplify b) amplify properly, such as violins and flutes.
After I bit of research, I decided to go for this matched pair - the price is hard to match, especially if you consider that C2s come in a case, with foam popshields and a microphone stand adapter.
I wasn't disappointed. Far from it. Soundwise, the microphones are really excellent - we use them for, you guessed it, violins and flutes, and reproduction is natural and realistic.
The perceived quality is high, they seem well built and so far we've had no issues with them - mind, they're not used in a permanent installation, we move quite a lot.
Worked with 4 pairs in last years. These little things are one of best budget mics available. Of course they are no Neumanns and such but the price/quality ratio is superb. Good, clear, detailed sound, not muddy at all. Features nice low frequency roll off and -10dB cut. Great build quality, nice, strong metal mics. No cheap plastic crap here. Comes with nice transport case, holders and stereo bar, easy to take them on the road.
I have used them on string orchestra, choir, guitars and as drum overheads in live PA setup, also I have used them to record live acoustic concerts and acoustic guitar in home studio. I highly recommend them if you are on low budget or want a decent sounding mic that you can replace not breaking the bank.
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