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Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone

You Pay: $49.99
Product Highlights
  • Condenser Element
  • Cardioid Pattern
  • Wide Frequency Response
  • Mic Case Included

The Behringer C-1 is an affordable studio microphone for the project and home studio engineer. The C-1 is well suited for capturing vocals and instruments in today's digital recording environments. The low-noise condenser microphone features a cardioid pick-up pattern. The pattern reduces ambient room noise and feedback. The C-1 is an affordable and ideal choice for vocals, piano, guitar, amp-cabinets and more.

Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise and feedback.
Wide Frequency Response
The C-1 features a 40Hz to 20kHz frequency response for accurate reproduction of vocals and instruments.
Condenser Element
The sensitive condenser element captures signal accurately and with low noise.
Transducer Condenser, 16mm
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Input Sound Level 136dB
Power Requirements +36 - 52V Phantom Power
Output Impedance Nominal: 100 ohms
Load: >1k ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions 6.65 x 2.12" (169 x 54mm) (Length x Diameter)
Weight 0.45 kg (15.87 oz)
Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone
  • Swivel Mount
  • Custom Case
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    BehringerC-1 Studio Condenser Microphone
     
    4.7

    (based on 26 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (19)
    • Easy to use (17)
    • Versatile (14)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Compact (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (17)
      • Amateur recording (16)
      • Professional recording (8)
      • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Performances (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (12), Novice (4), Professional musician (4)

      Reviewed by 26 customers

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      5.0

      Solid Performer Great Price

      By Gus Production Manager

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

        This is a fairly robust microphone for the money. We're using it for vocals but it's response is crisp and has great tone and clarity. I'm curious to try this mic on a cab or other instrument.There are no controls for shaping the pick up pattern but at this price I didn't expect any. If you need a cost effective solution to get good sound this is a great option and if you're starting out in audio recording this is an even better starting point. It's not the end all be all but I could see it becoming a workhorse real quick due to it's current performance.

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        5.0

        Great Price, Great Sound

        By Rodzilla

        from Colorado

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

          Clearly, one of the best values available to any studio! Everyone should have two!

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          5.0

          Kids Love It!

          By Marc

          from Bernalillo, New Mexico

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Don't Know Of Any Yet

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

          So far so good with our new Behringer mic. I run a program for disadvantaged kids and we have a small music studio. Last year one of our mics went missing and the other one got broken. It's taken awhile to get the money to get a new one, but the price for this mic was perfect (that's one of the "great" things about it) and my kids are now busy in the studio again.
          Thanks

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          4.0

          They do the job

          By E

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

            The sound is good, but a little lacking in gain. I have another mic that I'm using (AKG Perception 120) in my podcast, with a little more gain, but the clarity is about the same with both of them.

            For the money, you can't beat it.

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            4.0

            Very Good Microphone

            By Yoyo

            from Miami,Fl

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Bulky/Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

            I am using this product in my home's studio.
            Is a great device.

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            5.0

            Sure worth the money

            By Stan

            from Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

              Used the Mic for a jam for acoustic musicians and it picked up nicely from several feet away.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great mic for a low cost

              By kenh364

              from Illinois

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Internet Radio
                • Pod-casting

                Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                I use this mic for an internet radio show and for pod-casting. Got it, plugged it into my sound board and it has been working great ever since. Sounds good and it's very durable.

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                5.0

                great product for a small price!

                By wayne the mixman

                from Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                plugged in to my Focusrite Saffire the C-1 has
                very good sound that is comparable to many of
                the over priced mics.

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                4.0

                great sound for the money

                By wayne the mixman

                from simcoe , ontario, CANADA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                  sound is as good as many of the overpriced mics!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Best [$] I ever spent

                  By Some call me Tim

                  from Wichita, KS

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                  • Slightly sibilant

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio

                  Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                  I've now purchased 3 of these so I could have a pair for stereo recording and keep one for voice overs at the day job. Price to quality ratio is incredible, period. The mic is a little sibilant, but I'd take this [$] large condenser for VO over a $200 dynamic mic any day! I accidentally left one of my C-1s on the stand (with a Samson shock mount) and discovered it was knocked over by rampaging cats overnight. As far as I can tell, there was no damage. Purty sturdy!

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                  4.0

                  love it cheap and effective

                  By AC

                  from Chicago, Il

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                    perfect low cost utility condensor

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                    4.0

                    Good condenser for the price.

                    By Grif

                    from Williamsburg, VA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording

                      Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                      This microphone may not have the best sound quality, but it's just about the only condenser that can be found at this price. I thought the sound quality would be poorer than it actually was, so I was pleasantly surprised.

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                      4.0

                      Wonderful starter mic

                      By Bolivar Shagnasty

                      from Oklahoma city OK.

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                        I'm completely surprised as to the sound quality, clearity of this mic. The flat signal response is amazing. Just what I needed for my home studio.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best studio mic for the buck

                        By RedEyeC

                        from Deming, NM.

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Haven't found one yet

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                        Giving this mic a 5 star rating as compared to it's bargain price. The Behringer C1 equals to the Shure SM27, yet with a $250 price difference. Of course, there's nothing like a Neumann U87, but if you're on a budget and have good production techniques - the C1 is fantastic.

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                        5.0

                        Great Mic for the money

                        By Chip

                        from Eugene Oregon

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Mobile DJ

                          Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                          I use this in my home recording studio, and it is very quiet and sounds nice and full. Really, for the money it sounds excellent.

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                          5.0

                          adds professionsl sound

                          By bigbill756

                          from Plummer, ID

                          About Me Novice

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Bulky/Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                          for the money you can't beat it!

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          I like it!

                          By Rod B

                          from Huntington.In.

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio

                            Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                            This thing sounds pretty darn good. It works well on my voice. its worth the money without a doubt.

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Not bad for [$] and change

                            By Just a city boy

                            from NYC

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio

                              Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                              I bought this mic to use with my little musical group to track some songs on to ProTool. To me it sounds just as good as most of the sub $200 large condensers out there, that said I did have the mic plugged in to a very high quality pre amp on a film mixer. Just Eq properly, and you'll get a decent sound. However I wouldn't be caught dead using this mic for a paying VO session, for me it's strictly a personal thing.

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                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Much better than any I've used before

                              By Luke, yet another GNU/Linux audiophile

                              from Chippewa Falls, WI

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                                The Behringer C-1 condenser microphone is what I would consider to be my first 'real' microphone; at least it's my first XLR mic. It's amazing, the difference it makes to my recordings. I'm just a novice when it comes to recording, but I've always loved audio. I bought a M-Audio Delta 1010LT some time ago for it's great multichannel capabilities and have only touched the surface of what I can accomplish with it. I am a GNU/Linux FLOSS (read Free/Libre/Open-Source Software) enthusiast and was looking to use Ardour2 as a quality recording system. The results are great! I hear no humming from the mic (or the power supply I also needed). In fact, my main annoyance is that of my computer's cooling fans (which I've set up too close to because I don't have a microphone cable yet), and even they are quite a bit quieter with the C-1's cardioid directional pattern, which does truly work. I always thought that a quality mic would cut out breathing noises, but I've been pleasantly surprised to discover that this is not a problem if sound is captured in perfect accuracy. It actually adds realism and not the annoying white-noise sounds I've come to expect with every other microphone I've played with. Of course, this mic requires phantom power, so it doesn't work directly off of the 1010LT; I also purchased a Behringer PS400 power supply with that in mind. In testing the Behringer C-1 mic with vocals it sounds great and input from my guitar amplifier works just as beautifully. I have yet to try recording an entire room's atmosphere by facing it at a wall (as another reviewer suggested), but am confident that that will be quite a bit of fun too.

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                                5.0

                                Good value

                                By Rawdul

                                from New York, NY

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Good sound
                                • Great value
                                • Sensitive

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio

                                  Comments about Behringer C-1 Studio Condenser Microphone:

                                  I bought the mic for voice recordings with a M-Audio MobilePre USB audio interface. Works and sounds great. Compared to the old dynamic mic, the recordings are now noise-free. While the mic is well made, the included holder (btw. a 3/8" adapter is included, too) is a little bit loose. Adding a small ring cut from cardboard fixes this problem[$]this mic is a steal!

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