Behringer U-Phoria UM2

USB Audio Interface

  • 16 Bit / 48 kHz
  • 2 Inputs and 2 outputs
  • 1 x combo plug XLR/6.3 mm jack and 1 x 6.3 mm jack
  • Xenyx microphone preamp including 48V phantom power
  • Guitar input
  • Signal and clip display
  • Direct monitoring
  • 6.3 mm jack headphone output
  • RCA output
  • USB bus powered
  • Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7-10, as well as Mac OS
  • Includes USB cable

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 2x2
Number of Mic Inputs 1
Number of Line Inputs 1
Number of Instrument Inputs 1
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface No
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 48 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 16 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 1.1
Width in mm 128 mm
Depth in mm 118 mm
Height in mm 46 mm
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Nice and very easy to use
YngveB, 29.01.2021
I use the UM2 for connecting to my iMac for recording and controlling both Guitar and Mic inputs.

It is basically just plug and play. In Logic Pro X you are presented with two Inputs (1 & 2), 1 goes for Mic/Line 1 and 2 for Instrument fx. Guitar). Both inputs gain can easily be adjusted by the two knobs on the UM2. Sound quality from inputs are really good. Using the UM2 as sound output on the iMac is quiet nice, as the iMac has no other output than headphones or Bluetooth, where BT has a delay, using the UM2 there basically isn't any delay. My speakers have analogue RCA input, which works well with the UM2. Output sound quality is good, which means that the UM2 has a good D/A converter build in. Monitoring is also nice, it can be used easily to monitor the inputs directly throug headphones. I'm using both acoustic Western Guitar and Electric Guitar with the UM2, and the result for clean sound is awesome.

Pros/Cons: Build quality is actually quiet good, though the knobs would have gotten a better "touch" if there were made en metal instead of plastic, but that is just a cosmetic feel. It is very easy to use and adjust. It's good it has signal LED's to show when it can register signal, and it also has a clip LED so you easy can adjust input gain to a normalized level.

I am new to using instruments through the computer, but this made it really easy to get started.
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Beginner
ckevar, 28.09.2020
Bought it because I read it's good for beginners, and this is my first audio interface.
It's compatible with ubuntu (plug-&-play) no need to install any driver. I use it with Jack2 and an electric guitar, the sound is clear but there's a bit of white noise in the background (acceptable).

[EDIT]: I start using as default interface for listening music in my regular days because the sound is way better than the build-in laptop audio. You can hear all the details of the music
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One of my best purchases
mavro, 18.01.2021
Took it with the idea to practice my bass through it. I was a little disappointed when I understood that when using the direct monitoring, only the left/right output is used. Later on I understood this is intentional so I found my way around it - Y-cable or using some virtual effects on the PC.

Since then this is my main tool to practice my guitar/bass.

The unit itself looks and feels really sturdy. My cat actually pushed it a couple of times from the desk but it still works :)
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I can't believe something that cheap actually works!
Edgar Blackdagger, 04.03.2021
I bought it for my secondary, non-studio pc for playback, web teaching and podcasts and it actually works plug-and-play on my Windows 10, it's got just enough gain (and quite linear!) for ribbon mics and the preamp is very surprisingly quiet even maxed out!
The playback is somewhat dull and boosted around 200Hz but for 35€ who cares?
The only thing I'd change is the direct monitoring, the button is cool but I'd prefer a volume pot because the fixed level is most of the times a tad quieter than I'd like.
I've been using it for a few months and I never had dropouts or connection issues, if you want a secondary interface or you're starting out, this will totally work for you, I'd easily record demos or do pre-production with this, I can't believe I can do all these with such a cheap interface!
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