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Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic

You Pay: $19.99
Product Highlights
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Dynamic Transducer
  • Includes Case and Mic Clip

With the BEHRINGER vocal microphone ULTRAVOICE XM8500, your voice will shine in a way it never has before, giving a powerful edge to your performances. Your creative energy and highly professional demands finally have a worthy partner. You want your voice to come across at its best, capturing your audience with its power and expression. No problem: with the ULTRAVOICE XM8500, you've got them in your hands.

Bringing out the subtlest nuances and placing them properly in the mix: that's what a good vocal microphone is all about. And that's exactly what the ULTRAVOICE does. Its cardioid characteristic picks up sound from the front with the utmost sensitivity, while strongly dampening sound from the back. This gives you more security against feedback. The integrated shock-mount system effectively reduces handling noise to an absolute minimum. The XM8500's balanced low-impedance output lets you connect it to any console or microphone preamp - provided it has enough dynamic headroom. You'll need plenty of that: the ULTRAVOICE is so powerful that you'll put your current favorite microphone in its box. Even if it cost ten times as much.

On stage, dependability counts. The ULTRAVOICE won't let you down. Its rugged construction protects it against the toughest changes you can put it through. The matte anodized surface reduces reflections from studio or stage lighting. The two-stage pop filter and tough steel mesh keep breath and pop noises out of the signal.

Dynamic vocal microphone with smooth mid-frequency presence rise for excellent vocal projection
Internal shock mount system to cut down handling noise
Cardioid characteristic minimizes background noise and feedback
Ultra-low distortion for a super clean sound
Microphone stand adapter included
Ultra-professional dynamic vocal microphone
50 Hz - 15 kHz frequency response for crystal-clear, highly detailed vocals
Super rugged, reliable metal construction and electromagnetic shielding
High-level balanced output
Two-stage pop filter minimizes breath and pop noises
Sensitivity - 70 dB
Transducer Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 50 Hz to 15 kHz
Maximum Input Sound Level not specified by manufacturer
Power Requirements None Dynamic, Requires No Phantom or Battery Power
Output Impedance 150 Ohms
Output Connectors Gold-Plated Pin XLR-3M Type
Dimensions 6.375 x 2" (162 x 51mm) LxDiameter
Weight 8.47 oz. (240 g)
Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic
  • Stand Adapter Clip
  • Impact Resistant Case
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    BehringerXM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic
     
    4.7

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (30)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (34)
    • Easy to use (20)
    • Compact (17)
    • Durable (15)
    • Versatile (14)

    Cons

    • Limited functions (3)

    Best Uses

    • Performances (24)
    • Home studio (22)
    • Outdoor events / games (22)
    • Amateur recording (21)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (16)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (19), Professional musician (10), Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing for the price!

    I bought 4 of these cardioid microphone to replace a beat up old Shure SM58 and a missing Sennheiser cardioid. I had heard that this Behringer design was based on the SM58 and that...Read complete review

    I bought 4 of these cardioid microphone to replace a beat up old Shure SM58 and a missing Sennheiser cardioid. I had heard that this Behringer design was based on the SM58 and that it was sturdy but after recording for a while with them (in the studio and on location) I am very impressed with the audio quality as well as the strength of its build; especially at this price!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good quality at low cost

    Church P.A. system
    sounds great
    no on/off swicth

    Church P.A. system
    sounds great
    no on/off swicth

    Reviewed by 41 customers

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    5.0

    Great!

    By andrepinarq

    from Brazil

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Events

    Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

    very good, high quality sound! maybe a little heavy but it is not a big problem

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    5.0

    Bang for the buck

    By Hitman

    from Brooklyn

    Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

    I went in to buy a cheap one time use mic......but this mic is better then some other mics that I paid 10 time the amount for......was a great deal ...and the sevevice in the store was outstanding...

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    5.0

    Great vocal mic.

    By AbeNYC

    from New York City

    Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

    This is a sturdy mic and seems very reliable. I have recorded some electric guitar with it and put it close to the amp speaker. The sound was pretty realistic and the the isolation was very good. With this kind of price-no need to think twice.

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    5.0

    Excellent Mic!

    By Stargreen_1

    from GA, USA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

      This is the 3rd Mic of Behringer ultra voice XM8500 I bought...this time I choose to buy from B&H Photo Video, because their price was the most competitive one. The reason I bought from them is, their price was equal to other 2 places,but they did not charge me handling & postal :) better way to buy things from B&H Photo Video:) but I don't know how much profit they made in this probably nothing :( because I am too in sales!

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      5.0

      Great budget mic

      By Yaron

      from New York

      Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

      Got three of theses with microphones and Bherlnger mixers to my kids classrooms and everyone is happy. Sound and quality is great.

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      5.0

      Sounds Great

      By TCD GabberHead

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

        I can't tell the diff between the sm 58 n this 1, but for the price u cant beat it.

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        5.0

        Excellent Product

        By JMBurns111

        from Buford, GA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Good value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

          This Microphone has fulfilled my needs in my home recording studio.

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          5.0

          Great Buy!

          By Nick

          from Parsippany, NJ

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • No switch

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

          This microphone is great. I recently purchased it to add to our school auditorium for events. It has very clear sound, I was surprised. The price is great too...I really cant tell the difference between this one and a shure. I am planning ti buy more in the future to add to our supply.

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          5.0

          great product

          By Joan

          from long Island,new york

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ

            Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

            good sound and perfects case.

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            5.0

            Great mike for the price!

            By Pineapple

            from Newport, RI

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Quality At A Great Price
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

              Just what the doctor ordered for event pickups. Plan on buying two more. I have some very expensive mikes that do a great job but this one is a terrific value. Comes in a snap-lid, cusioned case.

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              5.0

              I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN

              By T-STEALTH

              from FORT WORTH TEXAS

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ

                Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

                I USED THIS MICROPHONE WITH MY WITH MY 24/96 USB INTERFACE AND IT SOUNDED VERY CRISP AND CLEAR. I WAS BLOWN AWAY AT HOW CLEAN THE RECORDING TURNED OUT. IT SOUNDED AS GOOD AS MY MORE EXPENSIVE MICROPHONES THAT I OWN. FOR THE PRICE YOU CANT GO WRONG. ITS A WIN WIN IF YOU ARE ON A SERIOUS BUDGET AND NEED A GOOD MICROPHONE. THE ONLY REASON I BOUGHT THIS MICROPHONE IS FOR MY MOBILE STUDIO THAT FITS IN MY BACKPACK. I CAN RECORD ANYBODY ANYWHERE WITH THIS MICROPHONE. THIS MICROPHONE DOESNT EVEN NEED PHANTOM POWER ON MY USB INTERFACE. I JUST PLUG IT IN AND RECORD.

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                5.0

                great mic for a great price

                By redbird

                from upstate New York

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

                  great sound; used at practice so far; will use at upcoming gigs. couldn't tell between the Beringer and other mics I use. great price for a great mic.

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                  4.0

                  Good mic, good service.

                  By Nick in Tennessee

                  from West Tennessee

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

                    I bought this mic to use with a portable battery powered PA unit, an Alesis TransActive unit. The mic sounds good with the system but probably would sound better if used with a higher end sound system. It is well built but does not have an on / off switch so be aware of that. Good price and great service from B&H as always!

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                    5.0

                    Great quality

                    By AxeMan

                    from Knoxville, TN

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

                      Great clear vocals and instrumental reproduction.

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                      5.0

                      Great for Podcasting

                      By The Ringer

                      from Bonaire, GA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

                        This mic is a great deal for podcasters! It has awesome build quality, picks up vocals great, and all for a really affordable price. Don't hesitate to purchase, I'm using it with a Behringer 802.

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                        5.0

                        Great so far.

                        By misterswizzo

                        from Minneapolis, MN

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

                          The mic arrived in just a few days, much sooner than I expected. It's solid and probably the best mic I own now. I still need to use it more and get in front of some people with better ears thatn mine but for this kind of money the thing is just stupendous.

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                          4.0

                          Great first mic

                          By Dan

                          from York New Salem, PA

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

                            This is the first microphone purchase I have ever made. For the money, this microphone is a solid choice for those just getting into recording, like I am. This microphone has a nice, clear sound to it. Be sure to get a pop filter. I bought 2 and would not hesitate to get another one. I am very satisfied with this purchase and will buy more products from this brand.

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                            5.0

                            XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic by Behri

                            By Tony the Tiger

                            from Raleigh, NC

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • Nothing

                            Best Uses

                            • Church

                            Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

                            Our church has always used Sennheiser 835 for the singers. Because of our church budget, I tried Behringer mic. I can't seem to hear any difference when I use Senn 835 and Behringer 8500 side by side, but only at the fraction of price. I would highly recommend getting this mic for quality product at low cost.
                            Only thing I can say that aren't good is that the handling of the mic can be a little too sensitive and can be heard when in silence, but can't seem to notice it once singer started to sing. Awesome mic!!

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                            5.0

                            really good for the price!

                            By topbunk

                            from Burlington, NJ

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Mobile DJ
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

                              I just needed a mic to record from a loudspeaker as backup for video recording audio. This mic is perfect. The sound quality is surprisingly good at this price. The build quality is that of mics costing five times as much!

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                              5.0

                              Five for the price of 0ne

                              By Eggman

                              from Jupiter florida

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Big value
                              • Clear Sound
                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Flat black finish
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Behringer XM8500 - Dynamic ULTRAVOICE Mic:

                                  We wanted a standard set of mics for our worship group, Our lead singer wanted no less than shure sm58's.We were introduced to behringer xm8500 by a friend with 30 years band experience who has used and proven these mics to be, and sound as good as the more expensive brands.

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