Behringer XM8500

Dynamic vocal microphone

  • With cardioid polar pattern
  • Frequency range from 50 Hz up to 15 kHz
  • Impedance: 150 Ohm
  • XLR connector
  • Strong windscreen
  • Weight: 240 g
  • Incl. Clamp and storage box
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On/Off Switch No
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Color Black
Cable no

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Fantastic value

05.02.2016
It's not an sm58, but is it? It definitely looks the same besides the grill, and it doesn't feel much different either.
I actually carried out listening tests with random members of the public, with dry recordings of speech of 3 microphones. This, the T.Bone MB85, and the original Shure SM58. Rather surprisingly, a larger majority of the public preferred the sound of this one.
I personally find it a tad muddy, but that can easily be gotten rid of.
I also carried out a feedback rejection test between the three microphones. An SPL meter was set up in a static location, and a mic stand was securely set in front of a Martin Audio LE1200 monitor switched into passive mode, powered by a Martin Audio 4.8Q amplifier, and the microphones were all plugged into the same channel on a Midas Pro1. This means the only variable of the test was the microphone and the gain setting.
In short, the microphone which returned the highest SPL without feeding back Won. I'm not sure if it would behave the same in a live band situation, but in this scenario, at least, the XM8500 won!
Very Impressive!
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17.09.2014
Hi, Today I received My XM8500 mic from Thoman, it arrived superbly well packaged in a swift efficient manner, upon opening the packing box it was nicely presented in a plastic case with a descriptive slip cover.

I bought this after reading many reviews on this and other sites claiming it to be an affordable representation similar to a shure sm58.

I was currently using a no name dynamic mic and upon using this I immediately noticed a difference, The main thing i noticed was it seemed more powerful, it had a louder output than my previous mic and also it did not seem so prone to popping and sibilance type problems even when used up close.

The mic was also reassuringly heavy and solid to handle after the initial test I tried it with my digitech vocalist live 3 and it also performed very good with this unit.

the case it was supplied with is ideal for taking it to gigs or open mic/jam nights when you want the reassurance of using your own mic and it has a micophone holder/adapter included.

There is no -on and off- switch but i did not find this a problem as handling noise seems not to be apparent on first appearances and can be muted or turned down on the mixer anyway so is of no concern.

I like to play 80s hair metal and songs from bands like poison , def leppard and guns n roses seem to be well suited to the mic, I would have no qualms at all about using it at a gig or jam night as it seems pretty bomb proof.

If it were lost or stolen I would definitely buy another and I have already recomended it to friends,a student and other people I know in bands.

I would also buy it from Thoman who I hope to buy future equipment from when needed as overallit was a very pleasant experience
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