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Behringer Ultravoice XM8500 Dynamic Mic

Product Code: 381120

Dynamic vocal microphone with smooth mid-frequency presence rise for excellent voice projection

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Behringer XM8500 Dynamic Microphone

The XM8500 dynamic microphone is a performer’s and home recording enthusiast’s dream come true! This professional-quality microphone is designed to capture your sounds with outstanding sensitivity and accuracy. With a cardiod pickup pattern for excellent sound source separation and feedback rejection, this ultra-wide frequency response mics is an excellent choice for any performing or recording scenario – and it’s rugged enough to go the distance! With an integrated shock mount system and spherical wind and pop noise filter, and coming packaged with a mic stand adapter and an impact-resistant carrying case, the XM8500 just may be the only microphones you will ever need.

The XM8500 provides an amazingly flat frequency response of 50 Hz to 15 kHz while incorporating a smooth mid-frequency presence rise for excellent voice projection, and includes a two-stage pop filter to minimize breath and pop noises. It features an extremely high output to get your voice out there! And with their tough metal construction and sturdy steel windscreen, you can count on the XM mics to come through after countless gigs and studio applications. We’ve even included a rugged hard case with a mic clip and stand adapter.

Microphone Response: 50Hz to 15kHz
Microphone Sensitivity: -70 dB
Microphone Connector: Gold-plated balanced XLR connector
Microphone Pad Switches: No
Physical Weight: 227g (8oz)
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Magazine Reviews
Human Beatbox, Feb 2006 "The Behringer XM8500 is a stunning mic at a stunning price. I have to keep checking the Behringer web site to make sure I got the price right!" http://www.humanbeatbox.com/microphones/p2_articleid/181
Customer Reviews
  • Verified Customer
    on 05 May 2015
    Have had one of these for about 2 years and only used it occasionally for recording from guitar amps in the studio. Just completed an event through a 5 Kilowatt PA with some loud bands. One of my SM58s gave up the ghost so I used this on vocals for the first time. Was so impressed that I will be replacing my SM58's with these in future. Less feedback, probably less bottom end and less proximity boom. Highly recommend for high volume work, particularly as you can buy 4 for the price of one SM-58.
  • Verified Customer
    on 18 September 2014
    Use this microphone attached to my Yamaha Tyros 3 keyboard. Great effects, duets, trios, etc. No problem setting up or using. Excellent purchase.
  • Verified Customer
    on 25 July 2014
    As someone who's relatively new to singing, I had to gear up quickly, and cost effectively. This mic is perfect for rehearsals and hopefully gigs (although it hasn't gigged yet!)
  • Verified Customer
    on 16 June 2014
    Good quality vocal Mic, excellent value
  • Verified Customer
    on 28 December 2013
    very clear no background noise
  • Verified Customer
    on 06 November 2013
    Bought one of these plus a spare for about half the price of an SM58. Hard to tell the difference in sound. Much better than Samson q6.
  • Verified Customer
    on 25 April 2013
    Used in a small band for live performance. Great sound but no on/off switch makes for awkward live use.
  • Verified Customer
    on 18 November 2012
    Portable PA Well made, sturdy Clear sound
  • Verified Customer
    on 16 August 2012
    I would highly recommend these microphones. I work in professional audio for a public service broadcaster and have used many types of mics from mics like these to ones that cost thousands each. I have been refurbishing a house of worship PA system as a personal project and I wanted to buy some new speech mics that would effectively reject off axis PA spill and yet give as high an output level as possible for a dynamic mic. I wanted to buy SM58s for this purpose, as that is what I would use in work. However I was trying to do the work on a budget. I saw these mics and, as I have used a lot of Behringer equipment in the past, and always found it to be well made and excellent value for money, despite the fact that many people are a bit snobby about it because it's so cheap, I decided to buy these. I was very impressed. They are very well made, have a quality feel and weight to them and come in nice boxes. They have excellent off axis rejection of sound from behind, with their cardioid pattern, so seem fine with PA. They also have quite a bright, clear sound with some body. The internal pop shield isn't great but I got round this by just buying two cheap windshields and cutting a little disc out of one and putting it inside the other, so you effectively had two windshields, and this improved the popping. Their output level is also fine, and they have low impedance, which is often a problem with cheap mics. Obviously they're not SM58s but for literally a quarter of the price you cannot go wrong, superb value. Plus, I doubt most people would be able to tell the difference. I haven't used them for vocals, so I can't comment on that, but for speech they're great.
  • Verified Customer
    on 16 July 2012
    Having always used the Shure SM58's I thought I would try one of these microphones as they are only a fraction of the price. Having tried this I will certainly buy more of these in the future.
  • Verified Customer
    on 10 May 2012
    bearing in mind the price !, this gives good fine sound, feed back not a real curse, and made of granite, expertly engineered by behringer a rocket for sparkler money, a real fire-work !
  • Verified Customer
    on 14 April 2012
    [...] Opened it up and it felt so professional, the quality is great, really durable. So then I plugged it in to my PC and did a vocal arrangement over one of my songs. What can I say? For the price, amazing. Get one. It's mind blowingly good. There's a little hiss on the recordings but I think that may be my environment; and you can just get rid of that by turning the recording level down. I did and it worked, no hiss on it now. What a great mic for a great price.
  • Verified Customer
    on 15 January 2012
    I use at home singing with guitar, simple and easy to use will good sound.
  • Verified Customer
    on 26 October 2011
    These mics are so good for the money they would be great value at twice or even three times the price. They give a great vocal sound so close to an SM58 it's scary. They are very well built and even come with a hard carry case and a clip. If you're thinking of getting an SM58 just try one of these first. I know it says Behringer on it but ignore that and use your ears. You'll be pleasantly surprised and save yourself a packet.
  • Verified Customer
    on 16 February 2011
    I use this mic connected to my laptop for vocals/karaoke recorded by Audacity and then I mix it with the instrumental. It has very clear reproduction of sound, especially in the low and mid tones. It is also good with high treble, but perhaps the way I use it makes the sound seem a bit muffled and enclosed. When plugged in to my laptop, there is also some 'Sshh' noise which may be normal, and could be the cable. This mic is extremely good quality, made in metal giving it a great heavy feel and has a gold-plated XLR output; clearly it's for not just amateurs but pros as well. Thus, it needs a good quality cable with gold connectors to get the best out of it. Also, you will probably require a pre-amp; it is fairly quiet on my laptop when sound software is in 'Line in' mode but better in 'Mic' mode where it can boost it by 20db which is enough for me. This does increase the 'sshh' sound though, but it isn't too noticable (and can be virtually shut-off by fiddling a bit with the input to the Laptop). Ultimately, this mic has been reviewed highly in all forums and sites I have visited, and is a worthy buy, particularly with this low a price tag. It's a real alternative to the likes of the Shure PG series and SM 48. It may even be a worthy contender to the SM 58, as one test forum points out.
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