Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

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Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by Poop_Smear » Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:45 pm

Ok, getting real for a moment here...there seems to be a stigma with Behringer gear as "cheap crap", but I've honestly been Jonesing for one of those FCA202 Firewire audio interfaces for my notebook. I mean for 85 bills, how bad could it be?

What are your opinions about Behringer gear? Anyone use any of their stuff and have any comments? :)
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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by Digital_Damage » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:11 pm

Poop_Smear wrote:Ok, getting real for a moment here...there seems to be a stigma with Behringer gear as "cheap crap", but I've honestly been Jonesing for one of those FCA202 Firewire audio interfaces for my notebook. I mean for 85 bills, how bad could it be?

What are your opinions about Behringer gear? Anyone use any of their stuff and have any comments? :)
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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by crofter » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:14 pm

I have quite a few bits of Behringer stuff, never had a problem with any of it, my old MX26-4-2 mixer runs all day and has done for over 10 years.
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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by polyslax » Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:36 pm

Not a fan of their stuff myself. Lots of people use their kit and get on fine with it. If I was going to test those waters it would not be with my audio interface.
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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by abletoon » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:12 am

when you buy a Be*ringer product, there's a 50/50% chance of it:

working forever

or

breaking within the first month.

and if it does break you have to send it back to Germany, which from previous experience can take 6 months!

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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by flippo » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:16 am

I've got one of those behringer mini mixers, it sounds like a refrigerator.

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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by Rave » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:23 am

flippo wrote:I've got one of those behringer mini mixers, it sounds like a refrigerator.
You must get some cool mixes out of it then

:oops:

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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by Jarvisimon » Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:27 am

abletoon wrote:when you buy a Be*ringer product, there's a 50/50% chance of it:

working forever

or

breaking within the first month.

and if it does break you have to send it back to Germany, which from previous experience can take 6 months!
That's fairly true, however, i've only ever had the headphones (HPX2000) break on me and the deal is that they come with a 2 yr warranty and the shop you bought them from will offer you a brand new set if you show them the receipt and give them the broken pair....so it's not a bad experience at all.

I've also got a UMA25S controller/audio interface and whilst the keyboard is pretty crap, the rest of it is very useable.

Behringer were given a bad name because they copied products and sold them at a fraction of the price but that goes to show the inflated prices and subsequent greed of the major musical equipment manufacturers.

More power to Behringer says I.

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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by crofter » Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:35 am

flippo wrote:I've got one of those behringer mini mixers, it sounds like a refrigerator.
I've got two of the Xenyx ones and they're pretty good.
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Post by v0ins315 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:50 pm

Rave wrote:
flippo wrote:I've got one of those behringer mini mixers, it sounds like a refrigerator.
You must get some cool mixes out of it then

:oops:
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Post by aisling » Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:01 pm

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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by mikemc » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:18 pm

Seeing 'getting real' questions about gear in the Lounge is bad enough, but coming from an entity designated as "Poop_Smear"...?

This is beyond the pale.

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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by Poop_Smear » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:38 pm

mikemc wrote:Seeing 'getting real' questions about gear in the Lounge is bad enough, but coming from an entity designated as "Poop_Smear"...?

This is beyond the pale.
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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by abletoon » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:46 pm

if your looking for budget gear, i'd go for Tapco stuff rather than be*ringer any day.

although the Tapco stuff isn't amazing, it tends to be a lot more reliable in comparison

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Re: Behringer gear...whaddya think?....

Post by flippo » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:59 pm

Rave wrote:
flippo wrote:I've got one of those behringer mini mixers, it sounds like a refrigerator.
You must get some cool mixes out of it then

:oops:
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