Having heard many good things about this particular model of Behringer pedal, I decided to give it a shot myself. Initially I was rather surprised by the build quality. Having heard it was entirely plastic and felt rather cheap, I was amazed by how much heavier it was than I expected. Of course, the majority of the weight is in the base metal plate, but overall it doesn't feel like it'll break too soon on. Although, the fact that the switch is fundamentally an SMD button on the PCB doesn't spark a sense of ultimate durability over the very long-term (although quite repairable if you know a bit about soldering etc).
Playing with the pedal results in a very fun few options as to how the sound can be adjusted. A maximum delay of 300ms is quite short compared to many other options, but if you're willing to do so, a potentiometer modification is possible to increase the delay time which increases the options it can offer (I haven't personally done this, but it is a rather simple and common modification). Every function does as expected, repeat rate, echo and intensity are all responsive and definitely do make a difference to the output signal.
The retail packaging was excellent, all it came with was the pedal and some manuals, don't expect any fancy cables or anything.
I personally powered the pedal using a 9V battery, which I must admit was quite convoluted. The pedal feels incredibly fragile when changing the battery, and the entire mechanism it uses for that does not strike me with confidence that it will do well in the long run. I highly recommend only using a 9V AC adapter to ensure the pedal will last longer. I will also be doing this from now on.
I paired this particular pedal with my Harley Benton TE-20 (ultra cheap Telecaster clone). Sound quality is perfect, only a slight hiss is added in my particular setup (which could be a variety of different things, not necessarily the pedal).
Here are some TL;DR points (pro's & con's):
- Excellent sound quality
- Construction is fine for the price
- Good packaging
- Very inexpensive
- Knobs/dials are totally fine!
- Very obvious power/battery light
- Battery compartment and mechanism is very fragile
- Switch/button in the long run will likely need repair if abused
- Obviously a bit plastic-y, but that's to be expected for such a low price
It really is a bargain of a pedal. If you're looking at any Behringer pedals (or even more expensive delay pedals) I would really give this one a shot. It really is an incredible pedal for the price. You really can't go wrong with it.