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Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output

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Product Highlights
  • USB Output
  • Cardioid Pickup Pattern
  • Condenser Element

The Behringer C-1U is an affordable studio microphone that features a USB output for plug-and-play style recording with a laptop or desktop computer. Record using your favorite software without any interfaces or preamplifiers. The C-1U 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-1U is an affordable and ideal choice for vocals, piano, guitar, amp-cabinets and more.

USB Output
A USB output is featured for plug-and-play style recording with a laptop or desktop computer.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise and feedback.
Wide Frequency Response
The C-1U 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 - 20kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Maximum Input Sound Level 136dB
Power Requirements USB Bus Powered
Output Impedance Nominal: 100 ohms
Load: >1k ohms
Output Connectors USB
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions (LxDiameter) 6.65 x 2.12" (169 x 54mm)
Weight 15.87 oz (0.45 kg)
Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output
  • Swivel Mount
  • USB Cable
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BehringerC-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output
     
    4.1

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (12)
    • Good audio (10)
    • Compact (4)
    • Durable (4)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (11)
      • Home studio (11)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
      • Professional recording (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (9), Novice (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      great sound for acoustic dobro

      INSTALLATION. First several attempts to connect resulted in error message about overloading the USB port, but works fine since.

      CLARITY. I recorded several less common instruments and made my own...Read complete review

      INSTALLATION. First several attempts to connect resulted in error message about overloading the USB port, but works fine since.

      CLARITY. I recorded several less common instruments and made my own ring tones. Dobro, kalimba, jaw harp, and pan pipes sound especially good.

      LEARNING CURVE. USB mics do not monitor (hear yourself while recording) as analog mics do with "mic input." I can SEE the input level on the meters, records fine, and plays back well. I just can't hear myself while recording. (Still seeking the solution.)

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      dont buy

      the recording volume was super low...i turned every vol to max, i tried changing drivers, still no hope. I checked online, and so many ppl have the same problem, and...Read complete review

      the recording volume was super low...i turned every vol to max, i tried changing drivers, still no hope. I checked online, and so many ppl have the same problem, and there seems to be no solution so far. it may have something to do with the usb power supplying level fact. i will be returning this asap. ive tried samson c01u on my same pc before and it sounds much much much better.

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      4.0

      good

      By amatias

      from São Paulo, SP, Brazil

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

        very good condenser microphone

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        4.0

        High Quality Mic

        By Running Jim

        from NE Ohio

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

          We use this with Audacity to record voice/piano/trumpet - it does a fine job with just a bit of tweaking.

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          5.0

          Great

          By Quran Rasul

          from Portsmouth VA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

            This is a very good mic,, I Mostly use it for hip hop vocals,, and with much talking,, a pop filter is necessary , i really like it,, its clear, and kills background noise automatically

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            5.0

            Very Good Mic

            By Quran Rasul

            from Portsmouth VA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

              I expected the low volume from the many reviews i watched and read ,, but with audacity , i was able to bring up the volume,, i use this for hip hop vocals

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              5.0

              I would buy this article again

              By Katykra

              from Doral, Fl

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                EXCELLENT PRODUCT

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                3.0

                Hard cto install

                By Bought a mic

                from Ottawa CA

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                      INSTALLATION
                      I can't figure out how to install this microphone, i've been trying and trying, I can't even use it yet because I can't install it.

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                      4.0

                      great sound for acoustic dobro

                      By DUKEofWAIL

                      from Mesa, AZ

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Compact
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                        INSTALLATION. First several attempts to connect resulted in error message about overloading the USB port, but works fine since.

                        CLARITY. I recorded several less common instruments and made my own ring tones. Dobro, kalimba, jaw harp, and pan pipes sound especially good.

                        LEARNING CURVE. USB mics do not monitor (hear yourself while recording) as analog mics do with "mic input." I can SEE the input level on the meters, records fine, and plays back well. I just can't hear myself while recording. (Still seeking the solution.)

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                        4.0

                        Good cheap condenser

                        By Aku

                        from Black Rock City

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                          Was used as part of a Burning man project, it handled the dust and noise as needed.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          As Advertised

                          By VinnyBond

                          from Memphis, TN

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ

                            Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                            Great for podcasting and voice-overs. Clear sound,

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            As Advertised

                            By VinnyBond

                            from Memphis, TN

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Mobile DJ

                              Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                              I use this for podcasting and doing voice-overs and it works great.

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              dont buy

                              By hiro

                              from georgia

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Unreliable

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                                  the recording volume was super low...i turned every vol to max, i tried changing drivers, still no hope. I checked online, and so many ppl have the same problem, and there seems to be no solution so far. it may have something to do with the usb power supplying level fact. i will be returning this asap. ive tried samson c01u on my same pc before and it sounds much much much better.

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                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Son says it's a great mic.

                                  By Doc

                                  from Rochester, NY

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Compact
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good tone quality
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                    Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                                    Son says this mic was easy to install (usb) and sounds great. Mom is a singer and likes the quality too. Good deal!

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                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Good Product

                                    By Yung J [@]

                                    from Paterson, NJ

                                    About Me Novice

                                    Verified Reviewer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Cant catch sound too far

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Home Studio

                                    Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                                    this microphone is good. worth how much i spent on it, the sound is VERY clear. The only bad thing is that sometimes you have to be closer to catch a sound good, but then the quality decreases. But overall a really good USB microphone.

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                                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Awesome Mic!

                                    By JWM

                                    from Columbia, MO

                                    About Me Novice

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Machinima
                                      • Video blogs

                                      Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                                      I had read all of the reviews for the C-1 on quite a few different sites, but really just wanted a quick connect USB versus purchasing an additional power supply for the C-1. This was my first prosumer type mic, and the sound quality difference is amazing compared to the cheap $20 computer mics I had been using in the past. I purchased a Samson stand and shockmount, along with a pop-mic to complete the package. I can't believe I waited so long to purchase a good mic!

                                      The setup does take up some desktop space, so be prepared to make some room.

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                                      (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Great mic but no stand

                                      By Marc

                                      from Japan

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • High Quality

                                      Cons

                                      • Expensive

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                                        My son plays guitar and uses the microphone to record his music directly on the computer. The microphone provides excellent recording quality but has no stand included. If it had a stand it would have been a solid five stars!

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                                        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        behringer c-1u for home recording

                                        By Jay

                                        from CA

                                        Pros

                                        • Good Value

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Behringer C-1U Condenser Microphone with USB Output:

                                            it's too affordale and easy to use.

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