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Rating and Reviews: Behringer XM8500 Mic

Need an affordable handheld vocal microphone? Pick up the Behringer Ultravoice XM8500. These cardioid dynamic mics are perfect for your band practice space.

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"best deal for the price. PERIOD !!!" submitted January 28, 2014

By Carlton M in Dothan, AL
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Musical Background: 10+ years playing guitar and singing in hard rock bands.
Music Style: Hard rock, Punk
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Overall: Look, I read the reviews, listened to youtube clips, etc...I'm a lead vocalist in a hard rock cover band and needed a better microphone.Bottom line, Whether this mic is as good as an sm58 is irrelevent.This thing is under $30, if you feel the need to buy a name than by all means,spend $100 on an SM58.But, obviously your not wanting to spend a bunch of cash on a mic,or you wouldn't be reading this right now. lolneither was I.I mean come on,I'm not a multi-platinum musician, and neither are you.I play in a band, we play bars, I bought this mic and it does the job just fine.If you buy it you'll have no regrets,as I said, it's under $30 for petes sake...
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"these are a steal!" submitted March 11, 2012

By Rodney M in Beckley, WV
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Musical Background: drummer, sound engineer 20+years
Music Style: Christian, metal, rock
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Overall: we have 3 of these along with three sm58's, and and a difference between the 2 brands can't be heard. the shure is slightly hotter, but that is easily compensated for on the board. xm8500 has a good hearty wheight in the hand, very little to no mic handling noise. our church has used them live for well over a year, and i have even used to record drums (especially toms) and guitar with great results. best part? you can get 5 of these for the $$ of the other brand!!
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"Not for real professionals!" submitted September 9, 2012

By David L in Las Vegas, NV
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Musical Background: Professional Bass and Vocals, 40 years experience.
Music Style: Any music that pays me.
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Overall: If you are a real professional vocalist, musician or sound man, this mic will not suit your needs. This mic lacks the full, "warm" sound that I am used to when I use my EV or a Shure. Feedback and handling noise is a real problem with this mic. For the price I would recommend this mic for young kids still in the garage, but not for the serious stage.
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