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Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair)

You Pay: $79.99
Product Highlights
  • 4" Woofers
  • 1.5" Tweeters
  • 8W Amplifiers
  • Mic and Line Inputs
  • Headphone Output
  • Tone Controls
  • Magnetically Shielded

The Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair) are a pair of inexpensive powered, stereo monitors speakers, magnetically shielded, and housed in bass-reflex ported enclosures. Each 2-way speaker, equipped with a 4" woofer and a 1.5" tweeter, is powered by an 8W amplifier. The system is designed for desktop multimedia production and entertainment use.

The MS16 features a microphone input and headphone output, bass and treble tone controls, and two independent line inputs, on 1/8" stereo mini and RCA phono connectors, which allow for simultaneous monitoring of different audio sources. All controls are located on the Right speaker's front panel, and the audio inputs are found on that speaker's rear panel. The speakers are connected by a pair of RCA jacks, and are designated Left and Right, conforming to a Main/Satellite speaker design.

The MS16 represents a very cost effective alternative for desktop audio monitoring.

Inexpensive desktop multimedia audio monitoring speaker system with ported bass reflex enclosures and magnetic shielding
Left and Right stereo speakers with 8 Watt amplifier, 4" woofer and 1.5" tweeter per speaker
Front panel Microphone and Volume knobs, Bass and Treble controls on Right speaker
Separate 1/4" TRS Microphone input for vocal monitoring, mixing with line sources
1/8" and RCA Line inputs for simultaneous monitoring from 2 different audio sources
1/8" stereo mini headphone output with auto-mute speaker function
All controls and audio inputs on Right speaker
Low Frequency Driver 4" Woofer
Mid Frequency Driver No
High Frequency Driver 1.5" Tweeter
LF Amplifier Right Speaker: 8 Watts
Left Speaker: 8 Watts
HF Amplifier No
Crossover Not specified by manufacturer
Frequency Range 80 Hz - 20 kHz
Impedance Not specified by manufacturer
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Not specified by manufacturer
Controls and Indicators 1 x Microphone Level Knob
1 x Bass Control Knob
1 x Treble Control Knob
1 x Volume Knob
1 x Red LED Power Indicator
Connectors 1 x 1/4" Microphone Input
1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Line Input 1
2 x RCA Phono Line Input 2
1 x RCA Phono TO LEFT Speaker Out
1 x RCA Phono FROM RIGHT Speaker In
1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Headphone Out
Shielded Yes
Dimensions (HxWxD) 5.5 x 5.9 x 9.5" (140 x 150 x 241 mm)
Weight Right: 4.6 lb (2.1 kg)
Left: 3.1 lb (1.4 kg)
Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair)
  • RCA Speaker Connector Cable
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    BehringerMS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair)
     
    4.5

    (based on 19 reviews)

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    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Good audio (16)
    • Compact (14)
    • Versatile (13)
    • Lightweight (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (12)
      • Home studio (12)
      • Professional recording (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      More power for the buck $$$

      I just bought these to substitute my JBL Pro III's. The foam on the woofers were dry rotted. I was working on a limited budget and in a hurry to find something to use...Read complete review

      I just bought these to substitute my JBL Pro III's. The foam on the woofers were dry rotted. I was working on a limited budget and in a hurry to find something to use while I recorded and mixed in my home studio. These have not disappointed. Solid, relatively decent bass response for the speaker size and plastic cabinets. I have yet to have to crank them more than halfway (which is LOUD) although I suspect that past that point is were some distortion will occur. Midrange is lacking just a touch of something...not sure just where though. The treble is is excellent, vibrant. The separate treble and bass controls are choice. Aside from studio monitors these make great computer speakers. Easy to set up.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Not satisfied

      The left speaker stopped working after five minutes.For [$] it is not worth.I have since bought JBL for half the price from B&H and it is good for it's price

      The left speaker stopped working after five minutes.For [$] it is not worth.I have since bought JBL for half the price from B&H and it is good for it's price

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      5.0

      A Great Deal!

      By MiddleAgeMusic

      from Oakley, CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Keyboard Monitors
        • Home Studio
        • Listening to music

        Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

        I purchased these speakers to use with my Korg X50 synth at home. They have been excellent for this purpose, providing a strong lows and shimmering highs. I've used them with my mp3 player, and they produce a wonderfully clear sound. Finally, I used them for their "intended" purpose: Studio monitors. For this they have outperformed what I'd hoped for. In their price range, they'd be hard to beat. Some high-priced speakers may have a flatter response, but these actually do a very good job at a fraction of the cost.

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        5.0

        great buy price and quality

        By Mr. 3rd

        from Lafayette Louisiana

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

          My daily recording beat producing and mastering

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          4.0

          Behringer MS16 Speaker Pair

          By Del the fixer

          from Kenmore, WA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

            It's just the right match for my wife's 12-inch laptop. The sound is smooth and clean, and provides full coverage for my wife's entire craft room. My wife is happy about it, and I think it surpasses the performance I expected considering the price we paid for it. The sound can be greatly improved if I installed a subwoofer to enhance the bass end.

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            4.0

            great service

            By Neil

            from Burtonsville, MD

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

            This is the second set of Behringer MS16 speakers I have owned. I sold the first set when hard times hit, and it should tell you much that I bought the same speakers when I was able financially. Not top of the line great, but good inexpensive speakers, certainly well worth the price.

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            4.0

            Affordability and Quality.

            By La Maestra

            from Austin, Tx

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                  Clear and powerful sound.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Product For the Money

                  By Bryan

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                    I bought this pair of monitors on sale, and I can honestly say these have followed through. What I like most about these monitors is the control knobs on the front. The sound is very crisp and clean. Setup is as easy as plugging the chords in and turning them on. The monitors have improved my sound quality and really helped he whole recording process. These are perfect for a beginner to mid-range recording artist.

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                    5.0

                    great product B&H was great /cheaper too

                    By ted

                    from virginia

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                      use for monitors recording br900cd
                      great sound for the money

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                      4.0

                      Good monitors for small TV

                      By Weatherman

                      from Pomfret, CT

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Bass For The Size
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Computer Or Tv

                        Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                        I use these for my small Kitchen TV, which fortunately allows volume control from the remote. The sound is crystal clear and a decent amount of bass. Don't expect mega-volume, but they're great for what I'm using them for!

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                        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Not satisfied

                        By joseph

                        from nj

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Unreliable

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                            The left speaker stopped working after five minutes.For [$] it is not worth.I have since bought JBL for half the price from B&H and it is good for it's price

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            the sound reproduction is almost perfect

                            By Tory Lara

                            from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Multiple use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Laptop
                              • Led tv

                              Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                              I've tried the MS 16 Behringer with the Tascam multitrack recorder,led tv and laptop and the sound reproduction is amazing. Its one of the best purchased I ever made.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Good for the cost

                              By Evalano

                              from Portland, OR

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                                For the cost, it's hard to go wrong with these guys. Though "accurate" may not be the best description, they sound d*** good. Easy to transport, I use these for mobile recording to play back to musicians and also for doing any initial mixing. They are versatile and do a good job, but NOT a replacement for any good studio monitors. I recommend these for someone that needs an easily transportable pair of monitors and for video editors that need something more accurate than your typical computer speakers.

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                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great little speakers

                                By CH

                                from Golden, CO

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                                  These speakers really offer a good sound. They outperform most of the 2.1 speakers in the price range. These are grate for music and they have enough bass for a small room, specially if you prefer to hear music instead of just bass (or vibration). For movies they sound great too, very real. They are bigger than expected but they still fit in my desktop. Since they don't have a subwoofer, they are good for being carried around.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  MS16 monitor speaker system

                                  By merg

                                  from Boston, mA

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                                      We use these speakers as part of our Avid editing system set up. Our last pair degenerated after about 2 years - emitting a constant tone regardless of the volume, and occasionally throwing out loud crackling noises. Just purchased this pair to replace them - so far so good.

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent Speakers

                                      By thegooch

                                      from Portland, OR

                                      About Me Experienced

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Home Studio

                                        Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                                        These are hooked up to my laptop for audio and video playback and they rule!

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                                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        More power for the buck $$$

                                        By Zardoz

                                        from The Big Apple

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Amateur Recording
                                          • Home Studio

                                          Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                                          I just bought these to substitute my JBL Pro III's. The foam on the woofers were dry rotted. I was working on a limited budget and in a hurry to find something to use while I recorded and mixed in my home studio. These have not disappointed. Solid, relatively decent bass response for the speaker size and plastic cabinets. I have yet to have to crank them more than halfway (which is LOUD) although I suspect that past that point is were some distortion will occur. Midrange is lacking just a touch of something...not sure just where though. The treble is is excellent, vibrant. The separate treble and bass controls are choice. Aside from studio monitors these make great computer speakers. Easy to set up.

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Compact powered monitors for a PC..

                                          By Don

                                          from Woodbury, Mn

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                                              Since getting a newer PC over a year ago, I'd been toying with the idea of checking out some better than average, but affordable speakers so I might actually start enjoying things like You Tube
                                              and other audio stuff on the internet.Somehow I wound up looking at Behringer gear, and found these..I took a chance and ordered them, and I'm glad I did; now I'm getting more enjoyment out of my PC and many of the audio things that need amplifying...these are lightweight, and good looking and just the right size with plenty of power.And it didn't break the bank...B and H had a better price than 2 or 3 other places had.
                                              I would definitely recommend these...

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                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Great Studio Monitor Speakers

                                              By Michael, Director

                                              from Brooklyn, NY

                                              About Me Experienced

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Clear Sound
                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home Studio

                                                Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                                                I use these in my small film/video editing suite, and are perfect for monitoring sound.

                                                My budget for speakers was double what I paid for these, but found these to be superior to most in the higher price range.

                                                I love everything about these. Straight out of the box, you'll recognize the detailed craftsmanship of true German audiophiles.

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                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Great Product for a Great Price

                                                By Dee

                                                from Stockton, CA

                                                About Me Professional Musician

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Clear Sound
                                                • Compact
                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Amateur Recording
                                                  • Home Studio
                                                  • Professional Recording

                                                  Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                                                  Brought this product after see several YouTube vids. At first was a lil let down due to a weak bass sound but once I turned up the bass the monitors began to speak loud and clear. I must for small home studios. Very clear and round sound. Looks great too..

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                                                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  5.0

                                                  These are Awesome

                                                  By Chef Don

                                                  from Chico, CA

                                                  About Me Novice

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

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

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Amateur Recording
                                                    • Events
                                                    • Performances

                                                    Comments about Behringer MS16 2-Way Active Nearfield Monitors (Pair):

                                                    Place one behind the Bass Player and one for me and we are gone. Really great sound--very pleased

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