Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD


USB Audio Interface

  • 24 Bits
  • 192 kHz
  • 2 Inputs and 2 outputs
  • 2 Combo jacks: XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • MIDAS design microphone preamp incl. 48 V phantom power
  • Guitar input
  • Signal and clip display
  • Pad switch per channel
  • Direct monitoring
  • 6.3 mm jack headphone output
  • Output and headphones separately adjustable
  • 6.3 mm jack output
  • Power supply via USB bus
  • Metal housing
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7-10, as well as Mac OS
  • Includes USB cable
Available since February 2016
Item number 359080
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 2x2
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface No
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 170 mm
Depth in mm 125 mm
Height in mm 46 mm
Connection Format USB port Type B
Included in delivery USB cable, software
Zero latency monitoring 1
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U-Phoria goes HD audio

The Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD is a compact 2-in/2-out USB audio interface that can be operated under Windows and macOS, and offers excellent value for money. As its name indicates, it comes with high-resolution converters that can operate at sample rates of up to 24-bit/192kHz. The two input channels are equipped with high-quality microphone preamplifiers developed by the well-established British manufacturer Midas and achieve both detailed and natural recordings. With its two output channels available on balanced jacks for the main monitors, and a comprehensive headphone and monitoring section, the U-Phoria UMC202HD certainly offers an impressive range of features, especially at this price point, that will ideally cater to the budding recording enthusiast.

A studio in a box

The Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD's two XLR/jack combo inputs accommodate dynamic and condenser microphones, line sources like keyboards and drum synths, and high-impedance instruments like guitars and basses. Each input also features an analogue insert to connect to outboard gear (such as an analogue compressor), as well as an attenuation pad - which is impressive in this price range. A direct monitoring switch is also provided which allows monitoring at the inputs of the Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD without any perceivable latency, an important feature when recording live vocals and instruments. The monitoring section also includes a dedicated headphone output and volume control. Status, signal, and clip indicators assist in the process.

Extensive connectivity for beginners

The Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD is an affordable USB audio interface equipped with high-quality preamplifiers and a diverse range of features that will particularly appeal to singer-songwriters and newcomers to home recording, who will appreciate the diverse connectivity options. Simple vocal and instrumental recordings can be made effortlessly with excellent results. This well-designed desktop interface will work just as well in contexts beyond the purely musical. For instance, YouTubers or podcasters seeking a more flexible alternative to a USB microphone or wishing to work with two audio channels will find the U-Phoria UMC202HD to be a great fit.

About Behringer

The company, which was founded in Germany by Uli Behringer and now manufactures its products in China, has been known for affordable and great-value equipment since its very first product, the Studio Exciter F. An array of mixing consoles (such as the Eurodesk MX8000), signal processors, and later sound amplification and monitoring equipment, has made it possible for countless musicians to fit out their home studios, practice rooms, and mobile PAs within budget limits that were previously unthinkable. The acquisition of other companies, including Midas, Klark Teknik, and TC Electronic, meant that new product groups were added - and also resulted in the technical expertise of these companies being incorporated into product development.

A sturdy companion

The Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD is a great "on the road" companion. Its sturdy and compact metal casing is perfectly suited to nomadic use, requiring no additional power supply thanks to its efficient USB power operation. Ideal for mobile recording with its high-quality preamps, it excels in live situations, seamlessly playing back effects and tracks from a laptop on stage. Unlike larger audio interfaces such as the UMC204HD, the UMC202HD does not have MIDI I/O. However, this should not be a significant issue considering that many modern keyboards are equipped with a USB interface for transmitting MIDI to a computer.

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Almost perfect, but...
Matteus Warner 22.07.2020
For the price it's obviously a no-brainer. The interface is solid and very well built. The pre-amps are amazing so as the sounds you can get from it. There's only a major drawback which made me return it and get the UMC204HD (for 20€ more): the direct output you get from the channels 1 and 2 is hard-panned,a nd by that I mean that if you plug a guitar or something else in for example the input 1 and you want to hear it directly without having to use a daw and avoid delays in the signal while playing, you will hear it only from your left headphone or left speaker. The UMC204 instead has a mono/stereo switch which allows to overcome that problem. All but that is very good in this interface, but I think that if you need to record an instrument it's a major issue (it's very annoying hear it through just one side of the headphones). I would strongly recommend the UMC204HD which is similar to this but gets you covered


Not using all the features, but it's a great DAC for the price!
musicinprag 15.11.2019
I was using a 20 year old Roland USB audio interface until I burned it up after moving to another country with different voltage and didn't realize the wall PSU was not universal voltage.

I wanted to replace it with a similar device. Most of the time the use is just as a DAC which takes input over USB from a Linux box and the analog out goes to a mini stereo system. I was using the recording features on the Roland but I have not tested the Behringer yet.

I was pleased to find not only does the UMC202HD run my Sennheiser HD 25s perfectly well but even the HD 600s sound good via the headphone jack. I think it is surely the best DAC you can buy for 64 Euros...

It runs off USB and even supplies phantom power if you need it. Quite an amazing device. The audio over the headamp is not perfect, it's a little thin, but it is very clear, clean, absolutely without any noise. You will not be able to turn the volume past 50% without the HD 600s becoming uncomfortably loud.

I'd like to see a power button on the front panel and for recording some kind of useful level metering is absent but seems pretty important. However given the tiny size I don't see there is room for it. Personally I wouldn't mind a larger enclosure to get the metering.

Summary: deal of the century on a 192 KHz DAC.


Be careful!
Anonymous 20.10.2016
It is a very good audio interface.I like to record with it, good quality sound and I love the direct monitoring without any latency. It is awsome that I can use XLR and 1/4 cable to connect instruments and microphones.

But be careful! With MAC you need no driver but with WINDOWS you do. You don't receive a CD with the driver so you have to download it from internet. The problem is that there is no driver for WINDOWS 7 64bits! Really Behringer?
If you contact them they will send you a link to download an uncertified beta driver that will be stopped by the OS because Windows 7 64 bits allow just certified driver to be installed.You can solve this problem by certifing it by yourself but this process its not for everyone.It took me a while to get it done.So Windows 7 64bits users be careful to this.This is the only con, but its a big one.

Concerning other things I like everything about it.I like the fact that I can use it instead of an amplifier for my guitars and then connect headphones or an audio sistem.

There is now official driver for Windows 7 to Windows 10 available at


Great sound card for first choose
Tzsaveedan 20.08.2023
Sure, here are some highlights of the Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD sound card:

Sound Quality: Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD allows you to make clear and accurate sound recordings thanks to its high quality sound conversion technology. It faithfully captures your instruments and vocals with crystal clear sound.

Low Latency: This sound card allows you to record with low latency. This is very important during live performances and recording sessions because it becomes easier for you to play and record without delays.

High Definition: 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution lets you record professional studio quality. This helps you capture the details of your music without losing it.

Durability: The U-Phoria UMC202HD is housed in a solid metal case. This ensures durability and longevity, allowing you to use it safely in stage and studio conditions.

Input/Output Options: It comes with two combi inputs (XLR/TRS) and two outputs (TRS). This offers great flexibility when you want to record or play your different instruments or microphones at the same time.

MIDI Support: The UMC202HD has MIDI in/out ports. In this way, you can integrate with MIDI keyboards, drums and other MIDI devices.

Compact Design: Thanks to its portable and compact design, the Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD allows you to easily produce music at home, in the studio or on the go.

Reasonable Price: Behringer is known for its affordable products, and the U-Phoria UMC202HD continues that tradition. It is a budget-friendly option if you are looking for a sound card with professional sound quality.


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